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Concerned citizen

November 22, 2012

Editor, I read with interest your articles in La Voz Nov. 19, regarding the custodial staffing and the students picking up the campus. I am a trash-a-holic. I walk my dog each morning and on Saturdays I pick trash on McClellan from Stelling to the high school, the Monta Vista parking lot and then o...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Scott Peterson

November 1, 2012

Editor, As faculty members, we hope that our students start to demonstrate higher thinking skills when they get to college. We hope they learn to evaluate information independently, including statistical data, and the sources of such information. We hope they start to abandon simplistic reasoning, and...

A response to Palestine/Israel opinion of 10/31

JEWS, ISRAELIS AND FRIENDS CLUB

November 19, 2011

Dear Editors, There were incorrect statements in an article recently published by La Voz regarding the release of Gilad Shalit. In response to the accusations, the Jews, Israelis and Friends club in De Anza has composed an informational response, in defense of the exchange of Gilad Shalit. On Oct. ...

Women are free to express their sexuality

November 3, 2011

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

  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

  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

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

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 #2 TO THE EDITOR (5/9)

May 8, 2011

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 (5/9)

May 8, 2011

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 ...