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Dominic Caserta Resigns Hours Before Santa Clara City Council Censure, More Victims Come Forward

Santa Clara City Council members begin Tuesday's meeting without Dominic Caserta.

Liza Mamedov-Turchinsky and Devaki Dikshit

May 17, 2018

Dominic Caserta was censured by Santa Clara City Council on Tuesday as more victims came forward.

Foothill Instructor Dominic Caserta Resigns From Public Office Amist Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Foothill Instructor Dominic Caserta Resigns From Public Office Amist Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Liza Turchinsky and Devaki Dikshit

May 15, 2018

Amidst allegations of sexual misconduct, Council Member and County Supervisor candidate Dominic Caserta has resigned.

Foothill College President Issues Statement Concerning Dominic Caserta Sexual Harassment Allegations

Empty chairs in front of KJ's Cafe at Foothill College and a stack of newspapers.

Liza Turchinsky and Devaki Dikshit

May 12, 2018

Multiple allegations of sexual harassment against a Foothill instructor and 2018 election candidate surfaced last week. The administration responded in a brief email.

Instructor and Council Member Dominic Caserta Accused of Sexual Harassment

Caserta is pictured inside his campaign headquarters, his personal living room, with student volunteers.

Liza Turchinsky and Devaki Dikshit

May 10, 2018

Foothill instructor, Santa Clara City Council Member, and 2018 County Supervisor candidate has been accused of sexual harassment by multiple sources.

Police Ask Victims to Step Forward in Rape Arrest

Juan Ramirez Ruiz was placed under arrest for forcible rape and oral
copulation by the San Mateo Sheriff's Office who are encouraging anyone who
has similar reports with Juan Ramirez Ruiz, or any unsolved sexual assaults
with his description, to please contact Detective Sergeant Cang at 650-363-
4881/jcang@smcgov.org or contact Detective Sergeant Berberian at 650-363-
4051/sberberian@smcgov.org.

Liza Turchinsky, Editor-in-Chief

April 10, 2018

On April 4, Foothill College student Juan Ramirez Ruiz was arrested on suspicion of forcible rape and oral copulation. Ruiz was reported to be in custody following a press release by the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday stating that detectives have concluded an investigation. The Redwood City r...

#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...

Dr. Tom Chatfield on Fake News, Critical Thinking, and the Internet

Dr. Tom Chatfield on Fake News, Critical Thinking, and the Internet

Ben Klein, Editorials Editor

February 16, 2018

Dr. Tom Chatfield, a philosopher of technology and bestselling author, visited Foothill on February 5th to discuss fake news, disinformation, and critical thinking in public discourse -- a subject that Dr. Chatfield recently wrote a book on. I spoke with Dr. Chatfield extensively after the event about...

What Constitutes Sexual Harassment?

What Constitutes Sexual Harassment?

Devaki Dikshit, Staff Writer

December 10, 2017

I hated physics. Not the subject, not the work, but the class I had to sit through every morning in high school. I wasn’t bored. I was uncomfortable, and so were many of my friends. On one occasion I saw my teacher tease a classmate on her form-fitting dress: “You’re looking to attract the boys, ar...

How and Where Do We Draw the Line on Sexual Assault?

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Ryan Sherod, Staff Writer

November 27, 2017

We, as American citizens, need to have a nonpartisan discussion about how we respond to allegations of sexual assault against both politicians and popular culture influencers.

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