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Letter to the Editor – Jan. 27, 2014

Will Wang, De Anza Student
January 26, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

I am a student at De Dirty College. I mean De Anza College. Every day as I walk from the parking lot to my classes, the parking structure’s floor is covered with trash and filth! I can spot meal bags and wrappers from local fast food restaurants scatted all over the floor. It is filthy and disgusting...

Protect against sexual assault

December 2, 2013
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In wake of the recent alleged sexual assault on campus, many students are left feeling unsafe, and even a little on edge. In light of this situation, most people should be aware that unfortunate situations like this do occur, and it could even happen to you. The most valuable lesson, a person can take...

Tea Party positions defended by math prof

December 2, 2013
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To hear Carla Arango tell the story, the Tea Party members of Congress are extremist, close-minded (sic), antiquated, and uncompromising. Given the vitriol that permeated her editorial, you might imagine she also thinks they are evil, beat their children, and eat little puppies. What was most disturbing...

Transgender students’ safety important

Stacie Rowe
December 2, 2013
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I was disheartened this week upon reading the article Serena Scaglione wrote on AB 1266. As a member of the LGBTQ community, it was painful to see this paper play into heteronormativity and the inherently oppressive gender binary system. I found the claim that allowing gender-nonconforming students...

Black Friday ain’t all doom and gloom

December 2, 2013
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Reading Stephanie Chao’s opinion piece on how black Friday is essentially destroying the spirit and value of thanksgiving, I would like to give a different perspective on it. As a poor college student and coming from a pretty poor family, if I could get my mother that blender she always wanted but...

Letter to the Editor: Jeffrey Callison

Jeffrey Callison, Press Secretary, CDCR
November 12, 2013
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

There were several errors of fact in Jay Serrano’s recent piece about prison crowding and Realignment: 1. California does not “need to release 9,600 inmates by the end of the year.” The current deadline is actually the end of February 2014. Also, the difference between the current population...

Concerned for De Anza campus…

Concerned citizen
November 22, 2012
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Editor, I read with interest your articles in La Voz Nov. 19, regarding the custodial staffing and the students picking up the campus. I am a trash-a-holic. I walk my dog each morning and on Saturdays I pick trash on McClellan from Stelling to the high school, the Monta Vista parking lot and then o...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Scott Peterson
November 1, 2012
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Editor, As faculty members, we hope that our students start to demonstrate higher thinking skills when they get to college. We hope they learn to evaluate information independently, including statistical data, and the sources of such information. We hope they start to abandon simplistic reasoning, and...

A response to Palestine/Israel opinion of 10/31

JEWS, ISRAELIS AND FRIENDS CLUB
November 19, 2011
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Dear Editors, There were incorrect statements in an article recently published by La Voz regarding the release of Gilad Shalit. In response to the accusations, the Jews, Israelis and Friends club in De Anza has composed an informational response, in defense of the exchange of Gilad Shalit. On Oct. ...

Women are free to express their sexuality

November 3, 2011
Filed under Letters to the Editor

I am appalled at the implications of the recent La Voz article on sexualized Halloween costumes. Rather than criticizing costume manufacturers or the sexism in our culture, the article places the blame for the double standard on women. The article even claims a feminist perspective, but by judging wo...