La Voz News

First Year Promise: A crucial step to college for all

Mehek Kapur, Staff Reporter

June 18, 2019

De Anza’s new First Year Promise program offers free tuition plus a $500 textbook stipend to students in their first year of college starting this fall. This would not only boost enrollment, but also help De Anza fulfill its stated goal of being more equitable, accessible and affordable. Funding from...

De Anza should allow high school freshmen, sophomores to enroll

Mehek Kapur, Staff Reporter

June 18, 2019

De Anza College should allow high school freshmen and sophomores to enroll to boost enrollment and allow these students to have more specialized educational experiences that prepare them for college careers. Last month, the De Anza academic senate discussed the possibility of allowing younger hig...

Biking to school: A greener, healthier way to save money

Aaron Mata, Staff Reporter

June 18, 2019

De Anza College students should strongly consider riding a bike to school instead of driving. Biking can help mitigate climate change, improve health and save money. The environment can benefit from all the help it can get from us right now, and biking is one way to help out. Transportation is a prim...

Editorial: DASB senator pay undeserved and irresponsible

Editorial board

May 17, 2019

The student government leader’s resolution to pay DASB senators for their work shows just how self-indulgent and out of touch they are with De Anza College’s financial reality. During their May 15 meeting, DASB senators voted unanimously to endorse a resolution requesting to provide a quarterly ...

Requiring Vaccinations: Yet another form of discrimination

Dylan Newman, Staff Reporter

May 16, 2019

Requiring vaccinations for admission to De Anza College would discriminate against financially disadvantaged students and those with adverse reactions to vaccines. According to a 2017 U.S. census estimate, 12.3% of American people live in poverty, totaling nearly 40 million individuals. In order to climb the ladder out of poverty, many s...

Immunizations necessary for student safety

Mehek Kapur, Staff Reporter

May 16, 2019

De Anza currently allows U.S. students to enroll without having completed vaccinations. However, with recent outbreaks of measles rapidly spreading across the country, the college should consider revising this policy and require all students to provide up-to-date immunization records. According to the Ce...

Large class sizes restrict student success

Stephanie Lam, Staff Reporter

May 16, 2019

Larger class sizes, regardless of the subject or grade level being taught, do not improve students’ achievement rates, despite education secretary Betsy DeVos’ claims. During her testimony in front of a House subcommittee on March 26, DeVos said, “Students may be better served by being in ...