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CA Primary: Who to vote for

CA Primary: Who to vote for

Laura Shkouratoff, Staff Reporter
June 9, 2016
Filed under Opinions

Bill Monning: State Senator District 17 Monning is the only Democrat running for this position, and a great candidate. He advocated for and helped write a California’s new End of Life Option Act, ensuring that the sick are able to choose to end their lives in the way that they want to. Monning also advocates for the ...

Obama’s next gig: Beermaster? Hairstylist?

Obama’s next gig: Beermaster? Hairstylist?

Benedict Chua, Staff Reporter
June 9, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

  President Barack Obama has eight and a half more months left in office. Two terms sure went by fast. But now there’s a new question to deal with. No, not “How high should this wall be?” or “Where’s the nearest one-way ticket to Canada?” (All valid questions at this point), but rather, a ...

Equal pay, fair opportunities for women in Silicon Valley

Yane An, Staff Reporter
June 9, 2016
Filed under Opinions

Collaboration of all women, regardless of social status, will help defeat gender inequality and build a better future for women, said an activist of women’s rights. Advocates for women’s rights discussed gender equity and strategies in achieving equal rights in a panel hosted by the Jea...

Students call for environmental justice

Elias Kamal, Staff Reporter
June 9, 2016
Filed under Features, Opinions

More than a hundred student leaders from across California gathered Friday, May 20t at De Anza College, the host site of a two-day Convergence with the California Student Sustainability Coalition. “Because of the significant position that California holds in climate policy globally, it is...

A call for open source textbooks

Benedict Chua, Staff Reporter
May 17, 2016
Filed under Opinions

Ninety dollars, sometimes over a hundred, even. Walking away from the bookstore with a full set of math textbooks for a calculus course can easily set a student back by over two hundred. Add in online components, and that number only grows. The College Board estimates that the average full-time student would have to spend $1,200 a...

Slactivism: Not just lazy activism

Slactivism: Not just lazy activism

Laura Shkouratoff, Staff Reporter
May 17, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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...