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Women are free to express their sexuality

November 3, 2011


Filed under Letters to the Editor

I am appalled at the implications of the recent La Voz article on sexualized Halloween costumes. Rather than criticizing costume manufacturers or the sexism in our culture, the article places the blame for the double standard on women. The article even claims a feminist perspective, but by judging wo...

“We bent over backward to be tolerant of the Islamic religion”

November 3, 2011


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  One of our jobs as faculty members is to help our students learn critical thinking skills. Judging from the Oct. 24 editorial from Leila Forouhi, we have a very long way to go. First, the "Woe is me, I am Muslim" routine is wearing very thin. Muslims in this country are treated orders of magn...

Communication during crises is paramount

November 3, 2011


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  I want to make an important clarification regarding your article of Oct. 31. College senior leadership was not informed until the afternoon of Oct. 27 of the assault reported on campus that morning. This is not acceptable. I have made it clear that never again is there to be such a time lag ...

Who are your candidates?

June 1, 2011


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Who buys a car at sticker price without haggling with the salesman? Who purchases a home without first touring the model or having the foundation checked? Who votes for officials without first hearing their platform and having them debate the issues? The latter, as absurd as it may sound, is happen...

Democracy commitment?

May 22, 2011


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Your article regarding the Democracy Commitment initiative was disheartening, because one of the fundamental tenets behind any true such concept on a college campus involves students being able to get all sides of a political argument presented in a fair and complete manner. At De Anza, like so many ot...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR (5/9)

May 8, 2011


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The school doesn't do enough to teach students how to categorize the trash. What ever happened to recycling? In other schools like UCSF, recycle bins are placed right next to regular trash bins. In this way, people are more likely to categorize the trashes. Starting next year, De Anza College is going ...

LETTER #2 TO THE EDITOR (5/9)

May 8, 2011


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In response to last week's Page 4 story, "Deficit to cause cuts," I could not help but wonder how the future will unfold for current and incoming students. Due to the unlikelihood of a tax increase, the state is focusing their strategy on taking more money out of the school budgets. School is not ju...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR (5/2)

May 2, 2011


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 "Education is the silver bullet. Education is everything ... Schools should be palaces. Competition for the best teachers should be fierce. They should be getting six-figure salaries. Schools should be incredibly expensive for government and absolutely free of charge for its citizens, just li...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR (2/28)

J. Duncan Cook

March 1, 2011


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Dear Editors, I suspect that I am not the only one who gets extremely frustrated with jumping through the hoops required to succeed and get things done through official channels in life. I expect it at the Department of Motor Vehicles, but not at school.  Ultimately, I acquiesce because it is mostly ...

Measure E benefits the campus in so many ways

October 15, 2010


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Dear Editor, Our school is suffering. Not enough money has been allocated to ensure our education. The way we apportion funds for education now, determines our futures, the future of our state and our nation. We all need to help. Measure E promises to give De Anza and Foothill Community Colleges nearly ...