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Politics and the Super Bowl – chewing a pill too big to swallow

Politics and the Super Bowl – chewing a pill too big to swallow

Kunal Mehta, Staff Reporter
February 15
Filed under Opinions

Super Bowl commercials have become the latest victim of extreme politicization. Two commercials stood out from the rest by featuring pro-immigrant advertisements in the midst of a political climate deeply divided over immigration law. Specifically, Budweiser aired a mostly fictional story of their founder... Read more »

The age of ‘fuck’ is here

The age of ‘fuck’ is here

Karan Abrol, Staff Reporter
February 8
Filed under Opinions

Madonna was among the many celebrity presences at the Women’s March in Washington, but her face disappeared from news stations after her use of an expletive in her speech: the word “fuck.” To this day the FCC collects a fine for “obscene” language broadcasted on television, but doesn’t have... Read more »

A bite out of Apple: It’s not worth it

A bite out of Apple: It’s not worth it

Alex Rodriguez, Staff Reporter
February 8
Filed under Opinions

It’s not hard to see students on campus with their noses in their phones, or the plethora of corporate casual workers around town their faces buried behind the glow of a phone screen. Nine times out of 10, if you take a look at whatever device holds their utmost attention, you may notice a familiar... Read more »

Trump protests: Keeping it real

Omar Hashem, Staff Reporter
February 8
Filed under Opinions

Since Trump won the presidential elections in November, hundreds of thousands have hit the streets nationwide protesting him as a president, his rhetoric and the policies he is trying to enforce. Various mainstream media outlets have covered the protests. However, many political pundits have criticized... Read more »

Fight Nazis with peaceful condemnation, not punches

Fight Nazis with peaceful condemnation, not punches

Kunal Mehta, Staff Reporter
February 7
Filed under Opinions, Uncategorized

We’ve all seen the movies – Captain America and his shield bashing Nazis left and right. If one of the most iconic symbols of American Freedom does it, are we supposed to follow his example? After the inauguration of President Trump, white supremacist and Nazi Richard Spencer was punched in the... Read more »

What we need from VTA’s biggest expansion in 10 years

What we need from VTA’s biggest expansion in 10 years

Vincente, Aguilar
February 7
Filed under Opinions, Uncategorized

Making my way downtown, walking fast, faces pass and I'm De Anza bound. The regular routine that students coming on and off of De Anza College campus are used to is going to change this Fall 2017. The changes to the routes, times and destinations are vast. Valley Transit Authority planned a new overhaul... Read more »

Upcoming student elections are not truly democratic

Upcoming student elections are not truly democratic

Neil Mcclintick and Sarah Helwig
February 7
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

In recent years, there has been a surge in studies which have either demonstrated that the U.S. is a partial democracy or a full blown oligarchy, and thus it seems unreasonable to claim that De Anza College’s late-February DASB elections are even less democratic. Unlike the current dynamic of American... Read more »

Criticisms from the clubless

Sarah Helwig, Staff Reporter
January 25
Filed under Opinions, Uncategorized

  De Anza clubs aim to remedy the effects of commuter school isolation, but club multiplicity is detrimental to productivity and outreach. As a student who has been here for more than three years, I have never felt the need to join a club. At a community college, where students stay an average of two years, club life is inherently not suited to thr... Read more »

Dem enter, not #demexit: The young left must infiltrate, not reject, the Democratic Party

Dem enter, not #demexit: The young left must infiltrate, not reject, the Democratic Party

Neil Mcclintick, Opinions Editor
January 25
Filed under Editorial, Opinions, Showcase

The Democratic Party’s donkey is a beyond senile, one-legged donkey with several incurable, fatal diseases. Yet, the pro-Sanders left, after being overruled by the party elite, loses little sleep as the blue continuously dims. While much of the youth now collectively rejects party politics, the collapse... Read more »

DA Voices: Are you going to watch the inauguration?

By Mustafa Anass and Omar Hashem
January 23
Filed under Features, Opinions, Showcase

Are De Anza College students tuning in to watch the inauguration of President Donald Trump?