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#MovingtoCanada, eh?

#MovingtoCanada, eh?

Cecilia Deck, LA VOZ FACULTY ADVISOR
November 7, 2016
Filed under Opinions

If you’re planning a day-after- Election Day move, here are some suggestions for blending in. First, learn the metric system. The freezing point is 0 degrees Celsius. A yardstick is about 100 centimeters. Then there’s everything else you can weigh or measure: height, width, depth, weight, distance,...

Mainstream coverage of Dakota Access Pipeline – middle finger to journalistic standards

Mainstream coverage of Dakota Access Pipeline – middle finger to journalistic standards

Jon Dupin, Staff Reporter
November 7, 2016
Filed under Opinions

North Dakota – where once there was only dirt, sunflower seeds and barley – has become the hottest destination in the country with millions checking-in on Facebook to Standing Rock, North Dakota, while simultaneously sitting in comfortable armchairs, with more than a thousand miles separating them...

Save lives, ban football

Save lives, ban football

Jamie Lamping, Staff Reporter
October 23, 2016
Filed under Football, Opinions, Sports

College football is a pastime culturally embedded into the social fabric of American society, a ritual of entertainment and pride. But college is first and foremost an environment dedicated to education; there is no inherent reason beyond tradition for football to remain in the academic setting. In...

Students deserve ‘.edu’ email

Daniella d'Ambly, Staff Reporter
October 23, 2016
Filed under Opinions

Students shouldn’t have to demand technology in the Bay Area, but those at De Anza find themselves lacking a ubiquitous piece of technology: student email addresses. “In order to obtain “.edu” email addresses for all students, we would expect to see a significant demonstration of broad support...

People, not Skittles, nor terrorists: The U.S. has an obligation to accept more refugees

People, not Skittles, nor terrorists: The U.S. has an obligation to accept more refugees

Aysha Rehman, Staff Reporter
October 23, 2016
Filed under Opinions

Extreme conflicts and terrorism in the Middle East, especially Syria, have long been treated as an enigma. Dating back to the first major CIA-sponsored coup in 1949, Syria has undergone multiple regime changes and conflicts since the ‘40s. As a result of numerous global complexities, including sanctions...

Student trustee: DASB Senate issue is equity

Elias Kamal, Student Trustee
October 23, 2016
Filed under Opinions

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District’s mission states: “We are driven by equity…” In my few months of serving on the Foothill-De Anza Board of Trustees I have come to see these values in action with the enduring spirit of our students fighting against systems of oppression and...

Honda, Khanna respond to La Voz opinion story

Guest Opinion
October 23, 2016
Filed under Opinions

Original Article: http://lavozdeanza.com/opinions/2016/10/09/in-cutthroat-rematch-mike-honda-and-ro-khanna-compete-for-most-untrustworthy/ My priority has always been and will always be defending and fighting for the progressive values that so many within this district share. I am proud of my track record of delivering for middle class fam...

College President Brian Murphy should not politicize campus

College President Brian Murphy should not politicize campus

October 9, 2016
Filed under Opinions

Educating and advocating are two entirely different things, and De Anza College President Brian Murphy does not appear to understand that. From politically charged statements during De Anza’s Opening Day ceremony, to his op-ed to the San Jose Mercury News, Murphy has taken the initial steps toward...

DA Voices: Should Edward Snowden receive a presidential pardon?

Taylor Ross, Staff Writer
October 9, 2016
Filed under Opinions

“I absolutely think he should get the presidential pardon because he did a huge public service for this country. He took an incredible personal risk ... to expose something that was really wrong and was illegal and now that we know it, we are a better country for it, and actually they’ve sca...

In Cutthroat Rematch, Mike Honda and Ro Khanna Compete for Most Untrustworthy

In Cutthroat Rematch, Mike Honda and Ro Khanna Compete for Most Untrustworthy

Jonathan Dupin, Staff Reporter
October 9, 2016
Filed under Opinions

In hot-button Congressional District 17 rematch between Rep. Mike Honda, D-San Jose, and challenger Ro Khanna, wherein ageism, scandal and logical fallacies take front and center stage, policy rarely makes the books or arises as a serious contention between the candidates. Their 2014 faceoff was chock-full...