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Paying fee increase for 2011-2012 academic year optional

April Seo
October 23, 2010
Filed under Opinions

I am not a big fan of math, but let's start off with some numbers. Six: the dollar amount of the student body fee per quarter. Ninety: the percentage of students who currently pay the student body fee. And three: the dollar amount that the student body fee will be raised by fall of next year. Doesn't sound lik...

Campus crime on the rise from last year

Supriya Verma
October 23, 2010
Filed under Opinions

As one of the best community colleges in the country, De Anza College attracts over 20,000 students annually. With this number of students on campus, an opportunity for crime exists. "Preliminary statistics for 2010 show an increase in overall crime at De Anza," according to Foothill-De Anza Police Ch...

Embrace those who don’t have a voice

J. Duncan Cook
October 23, 2010
Filed under Opinions

I am tempted to say I don't know any closeted homosexuals. I'd like to be sure all the places I frequent and people I associate myself with have the same intolerance for bigotry that I do. I'd love to know those confused as to whether their lesbian, gay, bisexual or transsexual lifestyle was valid wo...

Editorial

La Voz Editorial Board
October 23, 2010
Filed under Opinions

Vote! Vote vote vote vote vote. Say it or read it enough times (go ahead) and you get a case of the semantic satiations. This is the phenomenon that occurs when a word is repeated so often it loses all meaning. The user has trouble figuring out what makes it special or how that arbitrary alignment of...

Stuff you didn’t know you cared about

Laura Wenus
October 23, 2010
Filed under Opinions

One of last year's most fashionable words was solidarity, and though it isn't showing up on as many posters and event invitations as it once did, it's still a principle that organizers use to attempt to mobilize large numbers of students.We love the idea of engaging in "something bigger than ourselves," th...

Reality 110

Coree J. Hogan
October 23, 2010
Filed under Opinions

For the longest time I believed my inner child was dead. I thought the unfortunate onslaught of character-defining experiences had effectively reduced my inner child to a cynical, disillusioned misanthrope, horrendously resentful that being an adult was nothing like I thought it'd be. I came to realize th...

De Anza makes the cut

La Voz Editorial Board
October 17, 2010
Filed under Opinions

We already know how outstanding De Anza  College is when it comes to academics and services afforded to students, as well as the turnaround graduation rate of almost 2,000 students transferring to four-year institutions. A recent study by the Washington Monthly named De Anza College as one of th...

Journalists adapt to changing landscape

Helen Koh
October 16, 2010
Filed under Opinions

On Sept. 16, Luis Carlos Santiago, a staff photographer for El Diario, a newspaper based in Juarez, was gunned down and murdered at a mall in broad daylight.  His partner was able to escape with his life, but was severely injured. Two days following Santiago's death, the paper published a front p...

I Don’t Like Meg

I Don’t Like Meg

Laura Wenus, Staff Writer
October 16, 2010
Filed under Opinions

It's gubernatorial debate season. For those of us lucky or prudent enough to vote, this means we have an opportunity not to screw up our futures. So what should we do? So far this college has been particularly vocal and active concerning three things: restoring our budget, diversity (including promoting...

Distractions, Distractions

Coree J. Hogan
October 17, 2010
Filed under Features, Opinions

With so many distractions around us, it's a miracle that any one can get anything done. Anything can be a distraction. With the now permanent integration and dependence on technology, distractions are more prevalent than ever. I know that computers can be used for research, media production and netwo...