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Foothill College’s First Ever “Foothill’s Got Talent”

Emily Aung opens the Enactus club's first ever Foothill's Got Talent.

Daniel Jacobson, Staff Writer

March 16, 2018

On Friday, March 9th, Foothill College’s social entrepreneurship club Enactus hosted its first ever talent show, Foothill’s Got Talent. The event served as a fundraiser for sending Enactus members to Mindoro -- an island in the Philippines -- over the summer, where they hope to complete several serv...

National School Walkout Event at Foothill College

The Foothill College community listens to speeches from students and educators during the 17 minute National School Walkout.

Brendan Swing, Staff Writer

March 15, 2018

Last month’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is yet another case of America’s periodic gun violence. The ramifications of this shooting, though, were unique. They sparked a surge in activism, with people of all generations rallying behind the hashtag #NeverAgain. Yesterday was National Walkout Day, duri...

Opinion: Connecting Communities With Foothill’s Physics Show

Ronnie Miller, Contributor

March 11, 2018

Fifteen feet above the ground, Foothill College physics professor David Marasco mounted a unicycle. The crowd gasped in suspense as he began to pedal slowly across a thin pipe, three hundred pounds of bricks swaying gently beneath him. Despite his dislike for heights, he turned confidently toward th...

#MeToo: Foothill and Worldwide

Jocelyn Lombera discusses the #MeToo Movement.

Devaki Dikshit, Editor

March 10, 2018

On March 8th, International Women’s Day, Foothill College’s We For She club put together a presentation as a part of Women’s History Month showcasing the MeToo movement and its history, impact, and worldwide prevalence. The title slide of the event showcased well known American hashtags li...

Foothill College’s First Research & Service Leadership Symposium

Foothill College's First Research & Service Leadership Symposium

Daniel Jacobson, Staff Writer

March 9, 2018

On May 17th, 2018, Foothill College will proudly present its first ever Research & Service Leadership Symposium. Inspired by a love of research and student engagement, coordinator Ben Stefonik decided to introduce the event at Foothill to give students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to present the...

Women’s History Month: Assertiveness 101

Women's History Month: Assertiveness 101

Aditi Pandey, Staff Writer

March 8, 2018

"We are culturally learned to be less assertive than men. You need to learn over time to not feel guilty about it,” said Foothill College Psychological Services and Personal Counseling counselor Lisa Slede, who along with counselor Alexis Donato presented “Assertiveness 101: How To Get What You Need...

How do You Step? Black History Month Closing Event

How do You Step? Black History Month Closing Event

Daniel Jacobson, Staff Writer

March 3, 2018

“How do you step?” was the question Jason Nious, founder of MOLODI, asked an unwitting student as he walked into the Foothill cafeteria on Wednesday February 28th. Unsure of what to do, the student slowly shuffled away -- demonstrating to everyone in the room how he stepped. Nious and MOLODI perform...

STEM Center presents Machine Learning workshop

George Chen, a Rice University PhD student, has his heart and respiratory rates measured by a prototype IBM Multi-Purpose Eldercare Robot Assistant (IBM MERA), as IBM Research Staff Member Jinho Lee, left, observes during a demonstration at the IBM

Aditi Pandey, Staff Writer

February 22, 2018

“Python and R are the number one and number two languages being used for machine learning. We try to simplify what we find on the web and apply it to our work here at Foothill College. Which ones do we use for what? That’s what we’re going to focus on our projects here.” On Wednesday, Febr...

Foothill Men’s Basketball Playoffs: Four Things to Watch in Round One

Brian So, Staff Writer

February 22, 2018

There are four key things to keep an eye on as the Foothill Owls face the Butte Roadrunners in the first round of the CCCAA playoffs on this Friday, February 23rd at 7:00 pm. 1) Repeat Matchup This matchup is the second matchup between these two teams. The first being on December 2nd, where the F...

Review: “Indelible India” Photography at Foothill’s KCI


Aditi Pandey, Staff Writer

February 8, 2018

What defines a nation? A quick Google search presents all the biggest ways in which America and India differ: by population, industry, and government. Though helpful to some, such knowledge may paradoxically misinform those curious, and cause them to project what they know of other countries that si...

Critical Thinking: An Antidote to Fake News

Liza Turchinsky, Editor in Chief

February 4, 2018

In an era of fake news, information overload, and disputed facts, how can we develop skills to think critically, confront our biases, and evaluate fact from opinion? In this presentation, Dr. Tom Chatfield, a philosopher of technology, best-selling author, and a fixture on the BBC, will discuss the nuances...

Students Emphasize Peer Support at Winter Quarter Club Days

Students Emphasize Peer Support at Winter Quarter Club Days

Stephen So, Staff Writer

January 19, 2018

Like migrating birds, hundreds of Foothill Owls flocked to the center of campus on Wednesday and to the cafeteria on Thursday for Winter Quarter’s set of Club Days to discover more about themselves and each other. As usual, dozens of clubs showed up. Many clubs are oriented around peer support, such as...

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