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Outrage over Gervais’ hosting of Golden Globes unnecessary

Bryan Hickman

January 20, 2011

For the first time ever, the Golden Globes was controversial. Ricky Gervais, creator of the British show "The Office" that inspired numerous American shows including the sitcom of the same name, has come under fire for some of the jokes that he made hosting the event on January 16. Gervais was hired by the Hollywood Foreign Press, the organization that is responsible for the award...

Vegetarians scavenge for food at school

Taylor Kennepohl

January 20, 2011

Everyday it’s the same thing for a vegetarian Foothill Tech student: you zip up your backpack in a hurry and bolt out of the classroom at record speeds, almost breaking your neck several times on the treacherous racetrack to the sparse spread of meatless foods in the cafeteria - and that doesn’t even fa...

The latest digital smackdown: print books vs. eBooks

Katie Elvin

January 11, 2011

“Each torpid turn of the world has such disinherited children to whom neither what’s been nor what is to come, belongs, for what comes next is too large and remote for humankind.” - Rainer Maria Rilke   Rilke, in his musings on the effects of change , could probably not have imagined that...

Christmas meaning has been bought out

Christmas meaning has been bought out

Celeste Lopez

December 18, 2010

Children frantically anticipate the presents that are sure to arrive the coming morning. They marvel at the thought of Santa Claus as if it were to be their savior and the beaming tree as it if were their only source of light. Our capitalist system creates this scene of commercialized godliness. W...

Being bad with spending is the new black

Danielle Draper

December 16, 2010

Not only is it fiscally irresponsible, it’s downright stupid. The deal that the White House is trying to work out with Congress extends not only the Bush Era Tax Cuts that are due to expire at the end of January, but also to unemployment benefits which have recently been running out. This is a bad ...

Senior Wishes: A Fun Reward

Charlotte Warren

December 16, 2010

In early December, seniors were informed of a program called “Senior Wishes." Through the Senior Wishes, seniors can make one “wish," and ASB and the senior teachers will do what they can to make said wishes come true. The senior class is allotted, total, $1,000 to spend on se...

Combating piracy on the high web

Bryn Gallagher

December 6, 2010

It is so easy now, one click and you have it; stolen property now yours, you pirate. This thieving bliss may not last too long now with the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act, or COICA, being approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee and being considered by the senate. COICA is a c...

Standing out isn’t always easy

Danielle Draper

December 6, 2010

Glee, a show that once encouraged individualism, has succumbed to peer pressure.  I will admit I am a Gleek; it’s a good show that seemed to encourage being yourself and unique, that is until Kurt transferred to Dalton. In that particular episode he embraced conformity, becoming like eve...

Death to canned laughter

Death to canned laughter

Bryan Hickman

December 6, 2010

Most people casually dismiss it, with a simple "Yeah, it's stupid but whatever." It is something that people do not think about, because it is simply the way things are. The TV is not just telling me a joke, it is telling me how I should receive that joke. A helpful reminder for the politely benev...

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