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Pepsi and Jenner: Corporations are now using social justice to make a quick buck

Pepsi and Jenner: Corporations are now using social justice to make a quick buck

Vaibhav Vijaykar, Staff Reporter
April 24, 2017
Filed under Opinions

Vaibhav Vijaykar  At the center of Pepsi’s latest commercial, Kendall Jenner, model and television personality, is seen handing a can of Pepsi to an officer, allowing her to successfully defuse all tension amid a protest. The continued use of politicized issues by companies today reveals a deeper underlying probl...

Dear faculty: Stop assigning required books we’ll never use

Dear faculty: Stop assigning required books we’ll never use

Jarra Gojolo, Staff Reporter
April 23, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Showcase, Uncategorized

Jarra Gojolo Students are sick of wasting hundreds of dollars on materials they evidently won’t use. Students live busy and stressful lives, and wasted expenses are the last thing that they want to deal with. As professors, you should look through your curriculum for the quarter and let your students know how much...

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 the Editor: Students brainwashed into disliking Israel

Letter to the Editor: Students brainwashed into disliking Israel

Pablo Nankin, Surgeon
March 28, 2017
Filed under Opinions

Editor’s note: This letter is a response to De Anza Students for Justice's Israeli-occupation divestment project (Read more): http://lavozdeanza.com/news/2017/03/21/dasb-senate-passes-israel-divestment-resolution/.  Dear Editor: I am so surprised that a college which functions in part thanks to the donations of the Jews has the gall to want to divest from Israel. I am even mo...

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...

New Muslim ban just as anti-American as the last

New Muslim ban just as anti-American as the last

Anas Mustafa, Staff Reporter
March 20, 2017
Filed under Opinions

Anas Mustafa On March 6, at the Oval Office, President Donald Trump signed a new executive order dropping Iraq from the list of countries originally a part of the Muslim travel ban because of  its cooperation with the US government. The new mandate took effect on March 16 and prohibits entry from six...

De Anza should proudly embrace its mascot, the ‘Don’

De Anza should proudly embrace its mascot, the ‘Don’

Trisha Reyes, Staff Reporter
March 20, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Uncategorized

Trisha Reyes Surprisingly, De Anza actually has a mascot, and it’s not that iconic arch that is plastered all over the website and commonly associated with the school’s logo. We are actually the De Anza Dons. That’s right. You’re a Don; I’m a don.  We are all De Anza Dons. A “Don” has been know...

The new California budget shows little concern for the needs of community colleges

The new California budget shows little concern for the needs of community colleges

Nick Girard, Staff Reporter
March 20, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Showcase, Uncategorized

Nick Girard It’s California’s legal obligation under prop 98. With the governor’s current proposed budget, California community Colleges (CCCs) will be sapped of funding which should already be guaranteed. 45 million dollars, derived from the state’s income-tax-funded general fund, should be...

Write, talk to La Voz if you want to better our coverage and the De Anza community

Write, talk to La Voz if you want to better our coverage and the De Anza community

Yane An, Editor-in-Chief
March 6, 2017
Filed under Editorial, Opinions, Showcase

Nine weeks into the quarter,  and we’ve received one letter to the editor, a correction of our photo spread of the Euphrat’s “Justice for All?” exhibit. With this unfortunate fact, I can only assume that La Voz has done zero things worth criticizing or commending. We’re not a faceless co...

How ICC bureaucracy squashed the De Anza LGBT community

How ICC bureaucracy squashed the De Anza LGBT community

Jon Dupin, Staff Reporter
March 6, 2017
Filed under Opinions

Once upon a time at De Anza, there was a club on campus known as the Rainbow Club, a relatively non-institutionalized space where LGBT students could safely identify while developing community. Sound like a nifty idea? It was, but it was lost in the abyss of community college turnover rates. At a ti...