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College should support students’ self-care needs

College should support students’ self-care needs

Casy Hsu, Staff Reporter

October 20, 2017


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You look at the clock. You would like another hour of sleep, but you have to go to work, then class, and then study for class. There’s too little time and too much to do. Exhaustion and stress consume you. It’s a way of life for most De Anza College students. But what if there was a way to alle...

Gun control reform needed to stop the violence

Gun control reform needed to stop the violence

Archie Singh, Staff Reporter

October 20, 2017


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Guns are weapons, invented and manufactured for the sole purpose of inflicting damage. Guns need to be strictly regulated, with enforced heavy mental health screenings and wait periods, especially for big guns such as semi-automatic rifles. In tragic recent news, we have witnessed just how dangerous...

Anti-birth control arguments do not add up

Aysha Rehman, Staff Reporter

October 20, 2017


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The Trump administration’s proposed ruling on rolling back birth control coverage is a slap on the face of American women. As reported by the New York Times, the government rolled back Affordable Care Act protections on birth control coverage on Oct. 6. This was done on the grounds of protecting em...

De Anza College provides sense of community, path to self-discovery

Kurt Catacutan, Staff Reporter

October 20, 2017


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De Anza College is exceptional at maintaining its sense of community among the students enrolled. Rated by edsmart.org as the number one community college in California, De Anza surpasses the expectations of being just a stepping stone into university life. In high school, I had not even considered atten...

Upstanding Citizens Take a Knee

Upstanding Citizens Take a Knee

Jeffrey Windham, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2017


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Kids idolize Stephen Curry as a basketball player and Colin Kaepernick almost won a Super Bowl, but now we should admire them in their new and more important walks away from sports. Fans should seek to follow in their footsteps for being unafraid to speak for a more important cause in the face of prejudice ...

Middle College a smart high school alternative

Megan Wong, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2017


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Since 1989, Middle College has been an active alternative educational program at De Anza College. Over the years, it has continued to change the lives of those who do not feel happy or satisfied at their home high schools. I recommend this program to your younger friends and family members. It is of...

Free Speech Week seeks to piss off college kids

Free Speech Week seeks to piss off college kids

Genevieve Kolar, Opinions Editor

September 27, 2017


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As De Anza students flock to campus this week to commence fall term, we should take a moment to appreciate the serenity of a quad that never sees police blockades, riot gear, or rubber bullets. Just across the bay, a band of ‘alt-right’ political pundits is set to descend upon UC Berkeley, seeking...

Extreme Weather: “The Point of No Return”

Andrew H. Shinjo, Editor-in-Chief

September 27, 2017


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Bill Roeder is a professor in De Anza’s Environmental Studies department and oversees the Energy Management and Building Science vocational program, which focuses on design of energy efficient structures. In light of extreme weather events locally and worldwide, La Voz met with Roeder to explore our role...

Editor’s farewell column: Karan Abrol

Editor’s farewell column: Karan Abrol

Karan Abrol, Features Editor

June 27, 2017


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Karan Abrol A week after I landed in the Bay Area, I went to an open mic night to stave off the loneliness and homesickness I was already starting to feel. Before starting, I told the crowd that it was my first week here, that my family was far away and that I'd lived all my life somewhere else. Almost immediately an o...

Manchester vs Kabul: the narrative which devalues non-Western lives

Manchester vs Kabul: the narrative which devalues non-Western lives

Jackie Contreras, Staff Reporter

June 25, 2017


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Jackie Contreras   Tragedy struck Manchester last month after a man detonated a bomb at an Ariana Grande concert. Four thousand miles away from England another bomb went off, this time in Kabul, Afghanistan. Support for the Manchester victims and their families have flooded in as people across social media have e...