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Slactivism: Not just lazy activism

Slactivism: Not just lazy activism

Laura Shkouratoff, Staff Reporter
May 17
Filed under Opinions

We’ve all seen it online – the purple-tinted profile pictures aimed at promoting cancer awareness, the graphic YouTube videos that document extreme poverty in developing nations before asking viewers to share the information with their friends. “Slacktivism,” as many call these online...

In the driver’s seat with Uber

Harold Banks, Staff Reporter
May 17
Filed under Opinions

The rise of ridesharing companies, such as Uber and Lyft, represents an opportunity for students to balance school and work in ways never before possible. Whether you’ve procrastinated signing up for optimally timed classes or simply took on too many units, balancing school with work can be ...

Beware the Cult of the Vegan

Beware the Cult of the Vegan

Taylor Bicht, Co-Sports Editor
May 17
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

The world of food and dieting is a confusing place filled with gobs of options waiting for you to make the wrong decision. To limit confusion and avoid sharing the eating habits of a rabbit, refrain from joining the radical Cult of the Vegan. Veganism is an lifestyle that doesn’t allow ...

Food justice: De Anza needs accessible food services

Food justice: De Anza needs accessible food services

Elias Kamal, Staff Reporter
May 3
Filed under Opinions

Students sit in the back of their classroom munching on apples and granola bars. A young girl’s hand is red from snacking on hot cheetos on the way to class. Some friends furtively attempt to hide their various lunch items as the librarian walks by. There is no denying that college students get...

UC Davis: The need for institutional transparancy

UC Davis: The need for institutional transparancy

Laura Shkouratoff, Staff Reporter
May 3
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

In 2011, students assembled at UC Davis for a peaceful protest. Frustrated with the demonstration, the school’s administration brought police officers clad in riot gear, who used pepper spray to disperse the protesters. Later, according to a report by the Sacramento Bee, the school paid image consultants...

Legal rape and the lack of action: A call for basic reason in Oklahoma courts

Gregory Nicholas Schrader, Opinions Editor
May 3
Filed under Opinions

An Oklahoma court recently ruled that oral sexual assault of an unconscious victim is not rape. As advocates of victims go up in arms over the ruling, a potentially greater issue becomes apparent: How can such a great gap exist between archaic laws and societal attitudes? The ruling is, of course,...

Defying the stigma of community college

Defying the stigma of community college

Elias Kamal, Staff Reporter
May 3
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

  When 18-year-old political science major Dara Streit first told her high school classmates that she would be attending a community college, she was met with looks of pity. “Most of my friends were attending four year universities and I felt judged for choosing the transfer route,”...

We get it: You vape (but you shouldn’t)

We get it: You vape (but you shouldn’t)

Andrew Pouliot, Staff Writer
April 19
Filed under Opinions

Cigarettes and e-cigarettes, or vapes, have been banned on campus at De Anza College for some time, outside of four designated smoking areas near parking lots around campus. However, this measure to separate smokers and the rest of the student body is not enough; De Anza should ban smoking and vaping, and...

Scams on campus: students may get ripped off, administration needs to act

Scams on campus: students may get ripped off, administration needs to act

Alex Jain, Staff Reporter
April 19
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Bulletin boards are a fixture at De Anza college, and can be found throughout campus, loudly advertising anything from local events to job offers. However, many of these bulletin boards also host oddly capitalized, ambiguous papers offering jobs that seem too good to be true. De Anza has seen a ri...

Let the people use the pool

Let the people use the pool

Andrew Pouliot, Staff Writer
April 19
Filed under Opinions

Despite the olympic sized racing pool and the approach of summer, De Anza’s pool is only available to the swim team and to PE classes that involve swimming; the pool is closed to the public and to other students at all times. The college should, however, open the pool up to the public. According to the sch...