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Parking lot cameras would set wrong precedent

Parking lot cameras would set wrong precedent

Kunal Mehta, News Editor
June 22, 2017
Filed under Opinions

Kunal Mehta The City of San Jose recently approved a proposal to put surveillance cameras on street lights. The proposal is extremely vague, and concerning for those fighting to defend our civil liberties. Similarly, there has been much recent discussion about adding surveillance cameras to De Anz...

June letters to the editor

June letters to the editor

June 22, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

De Anza's poor quality of food Umer Sheikh, devilishlyhandsome96@gmail.com Dear La Voz, I am writing to inform you about the bad quality of food in De Anza College. Many students spend most of their time in the college studying, and at least the college management can do is provide them with hea...

Editor-in-chief’s farewell column: Yane An

Editor-in-chief’s farewell column: Yane An

Yane An, Editor-in-Chief
June 22, 2017
Filed under Opinions

Yane An I transferred out from Ithaca College, a journalism school in New York, jaded and swearing that I would never pursue journalism as a career after watching Nightcrawler, House of Cards and seeing in person the bullshit I thought journalism was. I’m honored to have my mind changed as I ser...

Editor’s farewell column: Jay Serrano

Editor’s farewell column: Jay Serrano

Jay Serrano, Sports Editor
June 22, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Sports

Jay Serrano After four years and nearly 90 issues at La Voz, it feels strange to be leaving. I never planned on being here for this long, but, having reached the end, I don’t regret a single moment. You typically don’t spend five years at community college because things went right, and, for me,...

Editor’s farewell column: Karan Abrol

Editor’s farewell column: Karan Abrol

Karan Abrol, Features Editor
June 22, 2017
Filed under Features, Opinions

Karan Abrol A week after I landed in the Bay Area, I went to an open mic night to stave off the loneliness and homesickness I was already starting to feel. Before starting, I told the crowd that it was my first week here, that my family was far away and that I'd lived all my life somewhere else. Almost ...

Editor’s farewell column: Kunal Mehta

Editor’s farewell column: Kunal Mehta

Kunal Mehta, News Editor
June 22, 2017
Filed under News, Opinions

Kunal Mehta I don’t like writing...or at least I didn’t a year ago. I had heard so much about how “good journalism is more important now than ever” and decided to try it myself. I’ve been on the La Voz team for two quarters now, and can tell you that statement is patently false: we alwa...

Editor’s farewell column: Neil McClintick

Editor’s farewell column: Neil McClintick

Neil McClintick, Opinions Editor
June 22, 2017
Filed under Opinions

Neil McClintick   When I first set foot on De Anza’s campus, I was unbelievably ashamed. After my non-stop array of classes, I would immediately rush to take the bus home, after which point I would walk home dejectedly, covering my face to ensure that no one from my high school would recog...

Editor’s farewell column: Chuckie Snyder

Editor’s farewell column: Chuckie Snyder

Chuckie Snyder, POP! EDITOR
June 22, 2017
Filed under Features, Opinions

Chuckie Snyder   I first joined La Voz in spring quarter of 2016 as a freelancer. I was hired as the film reviewer and given my own column entitled “Film School Dropout.” At the time, I didn’t realize that I was embarking on the most rewarding experience at De Anza College. Working side by side ...

Mandatory ‘civic engagement’ volunteer hours detrimental to students’ already busy lives

Mandatory ‘civic engagement’ volunteer hours detrimental to students’ already busy lives

Conner Klum, Guest Writer
June 21, 2017
Filed under Opinions

For me personally, the week goes by fast and furiously. Working 35 hours a week leads you to begin counting the free hours you have between waking up and going to sleep, with the majority of those hours residing after midnight. But despite this struggle, it is doable with some degree of mental strain. L...

De Anza weight training room should be open for public use

De Anza weight training room should be open for public use

Leo Chan, Guest Writer
June 21, 2017
Filed under Opinions

On my first day at De Anza, I excitedly rushed to the Lifetime Wellness and Fitness Center, aka De Anza’s more accessible gym, but was quickly disappointed as the facility was full of muscle isolation and cardio machines, which are ineffective compared to classic barbell lifting.  Unfortunately, while...