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“It kind of sucks:” a response to divorce

“It kind of sucks:” a response to divorce

Marin Valerio

April 13, 2018

Divorce. It's a seemingly routine response to marriage, one that appears to be more common in today’s families than not. Coming from a family with a history of divorce, I don’t have clear memories of what it’s like to live with both of my parents in a conventional sense. It has always been ...

Benefits of becoming bilingual

Benefits of becoming bilingual

Amanda Perez

April 3, 2018

Entering into high school means entering into reality: no more coddling, beating around the bush or pretending that the future is a long time away. Now there are constantly questions, goals and decisions orbiting your mind. For the next four years, one question in particular stays in close proximity:...

Students’ perspectives on social media

Students’ perspectives on social media

Amanda Perez

March 27, 2018

Social media can change how students view the world, themselves and others. No longer do only your close friends, teachers and parents influence you, the whole world does. Just by clicking a button, students are able to view anything they want: personal information, what their friends are up to, news, et...

Michael Bowen the New Campus Supervisor

Michael Bowen the New Campus Supervisor

Amanda Perez

March 20, 2018

Michael Bowen, the new campus supervisor, found his way to Foothill after experiencing what it was like to be a coach, lifelong athlete and student. His love for sports and education bore his path to Foothill. Snowboarding, surfing, basketball, football, water polo and baseball led Bowen to being a...

Student voice: Arming teachers

Student voice: Arming teachers

Lauren Shields

March 17, 2018

While the March for our Lives movement protests for gun control, lawmakers in Florida have passed legislation that provides gun control, but also allows staff members in Florida schools to possess guns on campus. Is giving faculty the access to guns on campus the solution for the safety of students and gu...

Hannah Yale’s response to America’s “epidemic of gun violence”

Hannah Yale’s response to America’s “epidemic of gun violence”

Marin Valerio

March 13, 2018

While gun violence grows more common by the hour, students nationwide are taking a stance and fighting back. Sparked by the devastating Parkland, Fla. shooting, a group of students from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have started a revolution. These students have created guidelines that Hannah Yale ‘20 is using to organiz...

Political situation

Political situation

Becka Shuere

March 10, 2018

The Chinese government is often a source of confusion because its ideology and its political state tend to defy attempts to delineate it. In 1911, after the Qing Dynasty was overthrown and China’s last emperor Puyi adopted humble work as a gardener in the Forbidden Palace, the Nationalist Party a...

Confucian Philosophy

Confucian Philosophy

Sam Bova

March 10, 2018

This article will mostly be read by American eyes, and because American culture is extremely pragmatic and primarily interested in “what will put a dollar in my pocket,” the topic of it, Eastern philosophy, may be perceived as “lacking value” to some readers. Americans often joke, even, abou...

Aly Sheehy of Marjory Stoneman Douglas is using her voice because 17 of her friends cannot

Aly Sheehy of Marjory Stoneman Douglas is using her voice because 17 of her friends cannot

Sam Bova

March 1, 2018

In the United States alone, there have been 1,607 mass shootings since the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre in Newtown, Conn.—none of which have been met with successful gun control legislation by the U.S. Congress. For much of the country, this is just a statistic, just a number. But for the students of Marjo...

Dana Eaton remembered as the “rock” of Foothill

Dana Eaton remembered as the “rock” of Foothill

Lauren Shields

February 26, 2018

If Foothill were a night sky, Dana Eaton, Foothill's long-time campus supervisor, would be the North Star. Since the establishment of Foothill in 2000, and up until his retirement in Dec. 2017, Eaton has been brightening students’ days with his charisma, humor and presence on campus.  On Thursd...

Foothill alumna uses makeup to do good, be bold

Foothill alumna uses makeup to do good, be bold

Jocelyn Brossia

February 16, 2018

On the night of President Trump’s election in 2016, alumna Katie Sones ‘14 decided to create Lipslut: a makeup company with the intention to resist and persist. Graduating from Foothill in 2014, Sones is currently enrolled at California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo. Sones, her friend Ken Grodi...

Practical self care in a world of bath bombs and face masks

Practical self care in a world of bath bombs and face masks

Marin Valerio

January 24, 2018

Amidst a sea of homework, friends and extracurriculars, self-care is often put on the backburner in order to stay afloat. Students’ perception of “self-care” tends to be skewed to a monthly ritual where one lights a candle and puts on a face mask—and then back to normal life until the next time. While...

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