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Letter to the editor: The terror of semester system

Joan Tessalonika
December 3, 2016
Filed under Letters to the Editor

My first thought after reading this was, yes, we should do semester system if we want to drive students away. Not all students who go to De Anza are over-achievers who want to graduate earlier. A part of the students population consists of part-time students who have to juggle between family life...

Letter to the editor: Election results on college students

Lucas Cook
December 3, 2016
Filed under Letters to the Editor

Dear La Voz, What did the election results mean to college students? Many friends of mine at different state universities report peaceful protest of Trump being elected for president. The reason why they did is might have to do the fact that they feel like their voice is not being heard and...

Letter to the editor: Thanks for the Black Mirror review

Boya Liu
December 3, 2016
Filed under Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I am writing to thank you for the recommendation of the recent TV series Black Mirror. It has become one of my favorite series. Black Mirror is just like a series of satirical yet alarming modern parables. I simply couldn’t get enough of its pungent sarcasm. Black Mirror is not...

Letter to the Editor: Quarter system makes De Anza unique

Qiying Wu
December 3, 2016
Filed under Letters to the Editor

I think quarter system is what made De Anza unique from other colleges. Quarter system gives students more choice about taking classes. Imagine we choose some classes in the spring quarter and we don't like them, it would be great if it is quarter system, it wouldn't be long and we can make new...

Letter to the editor: Wikipedia summarizes information

Yuqing Chen
December 3, 2016
Filed under Letters to the Editor

Lots of students are wondering know is Wikipedia a good resource for academic research. From my point of view, Wikipedia is good resource to get basic concepts and ideas about the phrases, but it is not good for academic research. Wikipedia summarize the information of phrases to the public, and...

Letter to the Editor: Wikipedia can help students

Yurika Sakamoto
December 3, 2016
Filed under Letters to the Editor

Hi Ms. Penrod, Thank you for covering the topic about Wikipedia. I do use it even though all professors at school insist not to use it as sources in academic research. It helps me a lot especially when I have no clue at all about the topic which I have to write a long essay about. I can get...

Commending your paper (La Voz)

Greg Druehl, Political Science Faculty
November 20, 2016
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Uncategorized

Editor: Just a note to commend you on your recent issue (Oct. 10) of La Voz. I am currently spending time in my U.S. Government and Politics class (Poli 1) discussing the importance of the press in a democracy. Your october 10 issue is certainly a fine example of the press helping to inform the reade...

Covering the Election

Byranna Corsby, Political Science Major
November 20, 2016
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Uncategorized

Editor: I appreciate La Voz’s coverage on the presidential election and how it is a major cause of stress. It indeed has become a huge factor in the lives of immigrants and people of color. I’d like to express how appreciative I am that La Voz took the time to address what we can do to create pos...

How white supremacy won the presidency

Cynthia Kaufman, Director Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action
November 20, 2016
Filed under Letters to the Editor

Editor: Ever since last Tuesday I, and most people I know, have felt shattered. It is a blow to our common humanity that someone who expressed such hatred toward so many of us could have won the presidency. What was the most striking to me was how overwhelmingly white voters, including white women, vot...

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...