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Student trustee: DASB Senate issue is equity

Elias Kamal, Student Trustee
October 23
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
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
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
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
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...

On the inevitable decline and death of Pokemon Go

Greg Schrader, Editor-in-Chief
October 6
Filed under Opinions, Uncategorized

Nothing is more frustrating than seeing a missed opportunity, either one’s own, or someone else’s. This statement encapsulates Niantic’s “Pokemon Go” with unfortunate acuteness. For a game that became – if only for a few weeks – the biggest thing since sliced bread, and made over 500 million...

Life at De Anza under President Trump

Life at De Anza under President Trump

October 6
Filed under Opinions

A year into President Donald Trump’s term, and life on campus has changed drastically. The volunteer minutemen militia form up outside the library daily, rocket launchers aloft like any proud American, ready to keep the peace and make sure the wall we built around it keeps people out. “Don’t trust...

Bernie or Bust, Not an Excuse to Not Vote

Neil McClintick, Staff Writer
June 16
Filed under Opinions

  With the Democratic primary coming to a close, it has become established that Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton is the presumptive nominee, leading by both pledged delegates and unpledged so-called “superdelegates.” While progressive populist Bernie Sanders has said that he will d...

Class of ’16: Go forth and never stop learning!

Anna Callahan, Former student
June 14
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

On June 5, 2016, I was surrounded by a pile of glossy campaign brochures, a voter’s guide, my laptop (for fact checking) and my absentee ballot. As I painstakingly determined the candidates I was selecting and the measures I was supporting or opposing, I considered what made me the dedicated voter...

Five reasons clickbait sucks

Laura Shkouratoff, Staff Writer
June 14
Filed under Opinions

My life still hasn’t been changed: I can’t tell you how many videos I’ve watched promising me that, by clicking on the video, I’d be in for a life change. Let me tell you a secret: I’m the same exact person now as I was the first time I fell for a sappy Upworthy video about some kid rai...