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Transgender students’ safety important

Stacie Rowe
December 2
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

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
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

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
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
Filed under Letters to the Editor

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
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
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

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
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...

“We bent over backward to be tolerant of the Islamic religion”

November 3
Filed under Letters to the Editor

  One of our jobs as faculty members is to help our students learn critical thinking skills. Judging from the Oct. 24 editorial from Leila Forouhi, we have a very long way to go. First, the "Woe is me, I am Muslim" routine is wearing very thin. Muslims in this country are treated orders of magn...

Communication during crises is paramount

November 3
Filed under Letters to the Editor

  I want to make an important clarification regarding your article of Oct. 31. College senior leadership was not informed until the afternoon of Oct. 27 of the assault reported on campus that morning. This is not acceptable. I have made it clear that never again is there to be such a time lag ...

Who are your candidates?

June 1
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Who buys a car at sticker price without haggling with the salesman? Who purchases a home without first touring the model or having the foundation checked? Who votes for officials without first hearing their platform and having them debate the issues? The latter, as absurd as it may sound, is happen...