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Foothill College will open Tuesday and Wednesday

Foothill College will open Tuesday and Wednesday

Sarah Hamidi, Staff Writer

November 19, 2018


Filed under Featured, Foothill Life, Local News

After three days of campus closures, Foothill College will resume classes on Tuesday and Wednesday. “Due to improved conditions for the rest of the week (and need to resume the teaching and learning process for students), Foothill College will open its campuses tomorrow (Tuesday) and Wednesday. Face ...

Foothill College campuses will remain closed Monday

Foothill College campuses will remain closed Monday

Sarah Hamidi and Liza Mamedov-Turchinsky

November 19, 2018


Filed under Featured, Foothill Life, Local News

A Foothill-De Anza District emergency notification sent to students at 4:27 p.m. stated that classes will be canceled on Monday, Nov. 19, due to poor air quality. Though air quality in the Bay Area has improved slightly, district leadership decided to close campus “in abundance of caution for heal...

Thousand Oaks vigil: Students and faculty stand in unity

Thousand Oaks vigil: Students and faculty stand in unity

Kathy Honcharuk and Liza Mamedov-Turchinsky

November 18, 2018


Filed under Featured, Foothill Life, Local News

On Nov. 13, a vigil in memory of the victims of the mass shooting in Thousand Oaks was held at the Foothill College library quad. Foothill College President Thuy Nguyen gave a speech expressing compassion and grief for those affected by the 307th mass shooting this year according to The Gun Violence Archive. “[It] is un...

The Story of Work-to-Contract

The Story of Work-to-Contract

Daniel Jacobson, Staff Writer

June 20, 2018


Filed under Featured, Foothill Life, Politics

“Fellow faculty, At the negotiations session this afternoon, FA and the District reached a tentative agreement for compensation for 2017-18 and 2018-19.  While all the details are not yet finalized, we are happy to announce that the work to contract is over.” The previous email was sent o...

New Food Pantry Enables Student Health and Wellness

New Food Pantry Enables Student Health and Wellness

Liza Turchinsky, Editor-in-Chief

May 10, 2018


Filed under Featured, Foothill Life

Whole Foods has officially partnered with the Foothill College food pantry. Students experiencing poverty or otherwise in need will now be able to enjoy fresh food from Whole Foods with the ownership of an Owl Card and student ID number. "The criteria is any student in need. It's an honors system,...

Letter from the Editor: On the Undue Defamation of President Nguyen

Letter from the Editor: On the Undue Defamation of President Nguyen

Liza Turchinsky, Editor-in-Chief

February 22, 2018


Filed under Featured, Foothill Life, Letter from the Editor

A three page email defaming college leadership was distributed anonymously last week. Editor-in-Chief Liza Turchinsky addresses its validity.

Black History Month Opening Ceremony Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.

Black History Month Opening Ceremony Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.

Zahra Muzaffar and Aisha Chabane

February 13, 2018


Filed under Foothill Life

Every seat and every inch of wall space of the dining room was filled as the Foothill College community awaited the Opening Ceremony of Black History Month this past Wednesday. The event honored the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, an iconic figure in the fight for civi...

Foothill College Accreditation Reaffirmed until 2024

Liza Turchinsky, Editor-in-Chief

February 11, 2018


Filed under Foothill Life, Local News

After extensive preparation, review, and consideration, Foothill College's accreditation was reaffirmed by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges on January 26th. In order to prepare for the review, the college conducted an intensive self-study, hosted a site-evaluation, and a publishe...

Meet the President: President Thuy and Laura Gamez on Being First-Gen

Meet the President: President Thuy and Laura Gamez on Being First-Gen

Aditi Pandey, Staff Writer

February 7, 2018


Filed under Foothill Life

On Friday, January 26th, College President Thuy Thi Nguyen hosted a First-Generation Gathering in the Foothill Dining Room. First generation college students met with the President to share their experiences at Foothill College and discuss resources available to students. First Year Experience, as well ...

DACA in the Foothill community: Student perspectives, fears, and dreams

DACA in the Foothill community: Student perspectives, fears, and dreams

Liza Turchinsky, Editor-in-Chief

October 4, 2017


Filed under Featured, Foothill Life, Local News, Politics

After Congressional plans to fund the Wall and debate DACA, the Foothill College community reflects and addresses immigrant perspectives.

Owlcast Episode 5: President Thuy Nguyen

Sean MacPherson and Ebrahim Feghhi

April 14, 2017


Filed under Featured, Owlcast

Owlcast was fortunate to have our very own Foothill College President Thuy Nguyen on for our fifth episode! President Thuy, a Yale and UCLA Graduate, is in her first year as Foothill College President. She is the seventh President of Foothill College and is presumed to be the very first Vietnamese Ameri...

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