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Opinion: There’s a Better Way to Talk to Trump Supporters

Opinion: There’s a Better Way to Talk to Trump Supporters

Rick Holder, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Opinion + Politics, Politics

“When they go low, we go high.” -Former First Lady Michelle Obama I have long been a champion of progressive policies such as crafting a more equitable health care system, ending the assault on undocumented immigrants, and dramatically reforming the criminal justice system. I would be happy to discus...

CalExit: Discussing the Possibility of an Independent California

CalExit: Discussing the Possibility of an Independent California

Logan Keifling, Staff Writer

February 27, 2018


Filed under Local News, Opinion + Politics, Politics

“Irreparable and irreconcilable differences: California out of the U.S.A.!” That was the slogan that hundreds of supporters of the upstart “Yes California” campaign marched behind last Wednesday at a rally in Sacramento. “Yes California,” along with other political movements that fall under the u...

In Wake of Israeli – Palestinian conflict, Foothill students side with Peace

In Wake of Israeli – Palestinian conflict, Foothill students side with Peace

Devaki Dikshit, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018


Filed under Foothill Life, Opinion, Opinion + Politics, Politics

On December 6th, 2017, Trump shocked nations worldwide in a statement formally declaring Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “This is nothing, more or less, than a recognition of reality,” he went on, justifying the abrupt decision. “It is the right thing to do. It’s something that has to be done...

Government Shutdown: Who’s to Blame and How This Affects You

Government Shutdown: Who’s to Blame and How This Affects You

Ryan Sherod, Staff Writer

January 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion + Politics, Politics

What exactly does it mean when the government shuts down? At first glance, the phrase “government shutdown” seems to allude to an event of catastrophic proportions. In reality though, the government is just doing what it does best: disagreeing. Unlike many day-to-day disagreements, however, a gover...

Perspective: Oprah 2020 — a leader for our nation?

Perspective: Oprah 2020 — a leader for our nation?

Ryan Sherod, Staff Writer

January 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Opinion + Politics, Politics

At the 2017 Golden Globe Awards, Oprah Winfrey received the Cecil B. DeMille Award for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment. Oprah gave a televised speech that inspired a viral movement, #Oprah2020, urging the philanthropist to run for office in the next election. Oprah Winfrey...

World Perspectives: Foothill Professors Examine Trump’s First Year

World Perspectives: Foothill Professors Examine Trump’s First Year

Devaki Dikshit, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017


Filed under Foothill Life, Politics

A multinational panel of Foothill Professors examine the Trump campaign's promises after his first year.

In Review: President Trump’s First Year in Office

In Review: President Trump’s First Year in Office

Aditi Pandey, Staff Writer

November 13, 2017


Filed under Featured, Opinion + Politics, Politics, Reviews

Foothill students born in the late 1990s have already lived through the greater part of three presidencies. But, our current administration is the first one many of us are fully cognizant of and able to participate in from start to finish -- which is somewhat ironic, considering Trump has touted his own unorth...

Confessions of a realTwitterHero

Confessions of a realTwitterHero

Devaki Dikshit, Staff Writer

November 8, 2017


Filed under Reviews

I took in shaky breath. The clock had, undoubtedly, been ticking this whole time: but the sound had suddenly crescendoed. The end was approaching. I could've touched it. Beads of sweat formed at my neck first, then my forehead, my cheeks. I’d taken dangerous missions before, but this was by far the...

The Manhattan Attack: What We Should be Regulating

The Manhattan Attack: What We Should be Regulating

Devaki Dikshit, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017


Filed under Featured, Opinion, Opinion + Politics, Politics

President Trump leaped on on the opportunity to denounce the Manhattan attack by an Uzbek immigrant. If only he had done the same for the much deadlier Vegas shooting committed by a white man.

With Northern California Ablaze, President Trump Ignores Disaster

With Northern California Ablaze, President Trump Ignores Disaster

Stephen So, Staff Writer

October 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion + Politics, Politics

  Death, destruction, and despair. The chain of fires in Northern California have claimed 383 square miles of land, reduced 7,700 structures to rubble, and left ashes in its wake; since its fiery outburst on the 8th of October, 42 lives have been lost. The TUBBS fire alone is considered the most...

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.

Op-Ed: There’s Still Work to Do to Make Local Police Immigrant-Friendly

Op-Ed: There’s Still Work to Do to Make Local Police Immigrant-Friendly

Liza Turchinsky, Editor-in-Chief

June 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion + Politics, Politics

“I don’t want to leave. Where would I go? America is the only home I know.”  This sentiment, expressed by a friend and fellow Bay Area community college student, is shared by countless people of all cultures, backgrounds, and races with one thing in common -- fear of deportation. With 273,018 ch...

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