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DASB senate candidates’ coalition ‘United’ finds posters vandalized; ‘Trump supporter’ scratched over candidate’s face

DASB senate candidates’ coalition ‘United’ finds posters vandalized; ‘Trump supporter’ scratched over candidate’s face

Omar Hashem, Staff Reporter
March 1
Filed under News, Showcase

*Editors Note - Clarified that presidential candidate Duran does not believe Kamal is responsible for the vandalism   “Trump supporter” was found scratched over a DASB senate vice president candidate’s face on Feb. 20. The candidate’s coalition, named “United,” also discovered their ba...

De Anza comes together against anti-semitic posters

De Anza comes together against anti-semitic posters

Natalie Valencia and Yane An
February 27
Filed under News, Showcase

Watch the full video of the forum here. De Anza College refused to stay passive in response to the anti-Semitic posters, rebuking them in the “De Anza Stands Against Anti-Semitism” forum, hosted by College President Brian Murphy Feb. 23. Murphy said that although De Anza is considered “a...

Editorial: DASB Senate presidential candidates currently lack strategy necessary to best serve student body

Editorial: DASB Senate presidential candidates currently lack strategy necessary to best serve student body

Yane An and Neil McClintick
February 26
Filed under Editorial, Opinions, Showcase, Staff

The purpose of this editorial is not to discourage students from voting; La Voz strongly believes in the necessity of engaging students on campus and boosting turnout. **** The Feb. 23 DASB Senate presidential debate hosted by De Anza’s Political Revolution club was a success in terms of revealing h...

Students should stop snubbing conservativism

Students should stop snubbing conservativism

Andrew Pouliot, News Editor
February 21
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Andrew Pouliot Conservatives do not have much of a voice on campus because it seems like no one is even willing to listen. As someone who holds beliefs linked to conservative thought, I know that voicing any opinions espousing conservative values is usually met with a sneer, or outright emotional anger which leads...

Brian Murphy reprimands DASB Senate for not consulting with admin before cutting budget

Brian Murphy reprimands DASB Senate for  not consulting with admin before cutting budget

Karan Abrol, Staff Reporter
February 21
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De Anza College President Brian Murphy explained to DASB Senate on Feb. 8 he would not support the decision to cut over $200,000 from the Office of College Life and asked that senators come to him to negotiate a solution instead. The senate’s Feb. 15 meeting was cancelled for lack of quorum. “Y...

DASB Senate slashes staff funds in stunning move

DASB Senate slashes staff funds in stunning move

Karan Abrol and Kunal Mehta, Staff Reporters
February 8
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The DASB Senate voted on Feb. 1 to defund staff positions in the offices of College Life and Student Accounts, freeing up more money to fund programs that benefit De Anza students. The Senate’s budget committee had recommended a budget based on the presumed revenue drop of $91,000, to $1.3 million...

De Anza Muslim Student Association celebrate World Hijab Day by sharing the hijab

De Anza Muslim Student Association celebrate World Hijab Day by sharing the hijab

Natalie Valencia, Staff Reporter
February 8
Filed under Features, Showcase

Equality written on almost every poster fluttering in wind, hijabs displayed neatly on an adorned table and rows of henna, uncapped and ready —  a white pop-up tent set up in the quad stands strong and proud against the bustling wind, much like Muslim Student Association on World Hijab Day. MSA...

De Anza stands in solidarity by voicing support at Muslim Student Association meeting

De Anza stands in solidarity by voicing support at Muslim Student Association meeting

Yane An, Editor-in-Chief
February 7
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Seventy students, faculty, administration and leaders of De Anza College social justice groups joined the Muslim Student Association at its Jan. 30 meeting to show support following President Donald Trump’s order temporarily banning refugees and most citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries. De...

Upcoming student elections are not truly democratic

Upcoming student elections are not truly democratic

Neil Mcclintick and Sarah Helwig
February 7
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

In recent years, there has been a surge in studies which have either demonstrated that the U.S. is a partial democracy or a full blown oligarchy, and thus it seems unreasonable to claim that De Anza College’s late-February DASB elections are even less democratic. Unlike the current dynamic of American...