The voice of De Anza College since 1967

LA VOZ NEWS

On the inevitable decline and death of Pokemon Go

Greg Schrader, Editor-in-Chief
October 6, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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...

The wait continues… Why the TSA must be fixed

The wait continues… Why the TSA must be fixed

Benedict Chua, Staff Writer
June 14, 2016
Filed under Opinions

What could $7.55 billion get you, aside from 7.9 million spec’d out iPhone 6s Plus’ (Make that 10.7 million for Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge fans)? How about a three-hour wait as you crawl your way through airport security? For travelers at terminals across the United States, that wait was very much the...

California smoking age now 21: Won’t stop kids from using tobacco

Paul Hang, Staff Writer
June 13, 2016
Filed under Opinions

The minimum age one will have to be to be able to purchase tobacco products in California will rise from 18 to 21 as of last thursday. As a move to reduce the percentage of smokers amongst the youth of California, it doesn’t really seem effective, as it would only drive students to smoke illegaly. Unfortunately,...

Benefits outweigh risk of legal weed

Benefits outweigh risk of legal weed

Kassie Amper, Staff Writer
June 13, 2016
Filed under Opinions

The smoke clears, the coughing subsides, your eyes readjust and there he is: a cop. But instead of giving you a hard time, he gives you a quick lecture, a “Stay out of trouble,” and for whatever reason, he lets you go. Maybe he saw the innocence in your eyes. Maybe he was a former marijuana user...

Gender fluidity: The meaning and more

Gender fluidity: The meaning and more

Anthony Deamant, Maria Thalia Stefana, Mayo Suzuki, Tomoka Narita, Antonia Goessmann
June 12, 2016
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

What does it mean to be gender fluid? To be gender fluid means that one's gender can vary over time. However being gender fluid has nothing to do with the genitalia one has, or their sexual orientation but rather deals with the psychological state of the person at any given moment. It can be classified...

Why you shouldn’t make the trip to the Rio Olympics

Greg Schrader, Opinions Editor
June 9, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Slideshows, Sports, Uncategorized

From infectious diseases and workers on strike to the mosquito infested swimming pools and consistent delays in construction of infrastructure, a disaster is slowly taking form at the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics. We must not support sporting events wherein livelihoods and lives are endangere...