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Letter to the editor: Proud of De Anza’s divestment

Letter to the editor: Proud of De Anza’s divestment

Rich Wood
April 9, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

La Voz, I am writing as a former Instructor of Sociology at De Anza from 1993 through 2009 and a faculty adviser to Students for Justice and the Muslim Students Association. I have just learned of the DASB Senate's decision to divest from four corporations involved in the Israeli occupation of Palestine. I...

Letter to Editor: Apalled at DASB Senate

Letter to Editor: Apalled at DASB Senate

Lida Kurth, English Professor
March 20, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Editor’s note: The DASB senate later renewed the $180,000 portion of the budget for classified staff after learning that the administration would not pick up the funds. Dear Editor: I was disheartened — actually, I was appalled — at the DASB Senate’s decision to defund classified staff (who pr...

Letter to the editor: Students are ready for organic snacks and drinks in vending machines

Halia Djait
December 4, 2016
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At De Anza College, the Director of Dining Campus Center, Patrick Gannon, conducted a survey to find out if students are interested in organic drinks and snacks in vending machines. The Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action (VIDA) students who believe in becoming agents of change at De Anza...

Letter to the editor: Critique of coverage

Shirley Gardner
December 3, 2016
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The article about Brian Murphy's "anti-Trump rally" is inaccurate. It was just a T-shirt making event, and Brian, who did not lead the event, merely spoke a few words. The scraps of information that were put together do not make for a comprehensive read since some are given without context. I hope that...

Letter to the editor: People’s political power

James Naung
December 3, 2016
Filed under Letters to the Editor

Thank you for the coverage of the news on the presidential election. Even though the election is now over, there is still the sense of chaos in the atmosphere. People are still protesting in cities across the United States and the case of electing Donald Trump as president has not been settled. The...

Letter to the editor: Bias plagues Wikipedia

Kentaro Sugita
December 3, 2016
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Dear Ms. Penrod, I'm a Japanese international student at De Anza College. I read your article which is about the use of Wikipedia for academic research. As three interviewees insisted in the article, I disagree with using Wikipedia for an academic purpose because Wikipedia is not written by...

Letter to the editor: Kudos on coverage of DASB Senate meetings

Priscilla Suyanto
December 3, 2016
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Thank you for covering the news on "DASB Senate meeting erupts into chaos". It gives information to students in De Anza on how the Senate works and where the money we are giving are actually being used. It had intrigued me that the committee is not using its full potential to make student's lives...

Letter to the editor: The terror of semester system

Joan Tessalonika
December 3, 2016
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My first thought after reading this was, yes, we should do semester system if we want to drive students away. Not all students who go to De Anza are over-achievers who want to graduate earlier. A part of the students population consists of part-time students who have to juggle between family life...

Letter to the editor: Election results on college students

Lucas Cook
December 3, 2016
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Dear La Voz, What did the election results mean to college students? Many friends of mine at different state universities report peaceful protest of Trump being elected for president. The reason why they did is might have to do the fact that they feel like their voice is not being heard and...

Letter to the editor: Thanks for the Black Mirror review

Boya Liu
December 3, 2016
Filed under Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I am writing to thank you for the recommendation of the recent TV series Black Mirror. It has become one of my favorite series. Black Mirror is just like a series of satirical yet alarming modern parables. I simply couldn’t get enough of its pungent sarcasm. Black Mirror is not...