La Voz News

Quarter system puts students in an unnecessary rush

My Do, Staff Reporter

October 18, 2018


Filed under Debate, Opinions

This article is one of a two-part debate. The opposing argument can be found here. From an administrative viewpoint, the quarter system may help keep costs down, but for students, the savings may not be worth it. When I first started at De Anza, the quarter system looked like a big plus. Having a...

Quarter system helps students transfer faster, prepare for UCs

Abhiram Rishi Prattipati, Staff Reporter

October 18, 2018


Filed under Debate, Opinions

This article is one of a two-part debate. The opposing argument can be found here. De Anza is the only community college in California with the highest transfer rates and the quarter system is one of the reasons for it. In the De Anza transfer report for spring 2017, seven of the top ten transfer un...

Hard copy books improve focus, study time

Audrey Marques, Sports Editor

October 13, 2018


Filed under Debate, Opinions

This article is one of a two-part debate. The opposing argument can be found here. Hard copy books are the best option when studying and learning. E-books might be better for the environment or cheaper, but not worth it. As a student, having the actual copy in front of me makes me get more involved ...

E-books save money, space, environment

Jocelyn Hernandez, Staff Reporter

October 13, 2018


Filed under Debate, Opinions

This article is one of a two-part debate. The opposing argument can be found here. Hard copy textbooks have proven to be an inconvenience in space and money and if you want to avoid such issues, e-books are for you. In most cases, e-books will be the cheapest option for students especially when...

Opinion: Lowering the legal drinking age encourages drunk driving

June 23, 2018


Filed under Debate, Opinions

This article is from a two part debate on the legal drinking age.   The legal drinking age should not be lowered from 21 to 18 because students or young adults would be more prone to drive drunk. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about 10,497 people di...

Opinion: Give 18-year-olds the right to drink

Jeffrey Windham, Staff Reporter

June 23, 2018


Filed under Debate, Opinions

This article is from a two part debate on the legal drinking age.   Since the United States government already grants 18-year-olds so many rights as adults, the federal legal drinking age at 21 is an unnecessary restriction, and should be lowered to 18. The federal government already tr...

Opinion: Memes spread false information

Ryan Chen, Photo Editor

May 21, 2018


Filed under Debate, Opinions

This article is from a two part debate on how memes affect modern culture.   Memes spread misinformation, escalate racial tensions, and create false expectations that lead to disappointment. They do not grant the full picture and are not a valid substitute for truth. The recent memes about Ma...

Opinion: Memes raise awareness, add humor to media

Dan Nguyen, Staff Reporter

May 21, 2018


Filed under Debate, Opinions

This article is from a two part debate on how memes affect modern culture.   Memes are good because of the awareness they raise for important issues and events, despite the controversy surrounding them. For example, when Mark Zuckerberg was on trial for allowing a Cambridge Analytica t...

Attention petitioners: Go away

Simone Clay, Staff Reporter

April 18, 2018


Filed under Debate, Opinions

Petitioners at De Anza College should leave our campus and never come back. Students at De Anza are constantly bombarded with petitions. Despite the mostly optimistic spirits on campus, some students just want to get to class without the distraction of intolerable petitioners. They don’t need your time or attention, nor do you owe them anything. They’re smart for coming on to campuses because they can easily pry on the naive, more approachable students and get signatures or a simple response.

Campus petitions essential to De Anza awareness

Ethan Maneja, Staff Reporter

April 16, 2018


Filed under Debate, Opinions

You are walking on campus to the cafeteria or an upcoming class when you see someone approach you and hear the words that you really don’t want to hear: “Would you like to sign a petition in support of this legislation?” Petitioners, donation collectors and the occasional inflammatory fire-and-brimstone preacher are common sights at De Anza College, yet among these visitors, petitioners play a particularly vital role in our local and federal governments’ political processes. They are an essential part of our campus, whether we like their presence or not.