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Editor’s farewell column: Jay Serrano

Editor’s farewell column: Jay Serrano

Jay Serrano, Sports Editor

June 22, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Sports

Jay Serrano After four years and nearly 90 issues at La Voz, it feels strange to be leaving. I never planned on being here for this long, but, having reached the end, I don’t regret a single moment. You typically don’t spend five years at community college because things went right, and, for me,...

Editor’s farewell column: Kunal Mehta

Editor’s farewell column: Kunal Mehta

Kunal Mehta, News Editor

June 22, 2017


Filed under Opinions

Kunal Mehta I don’t like writing...or at least I didn’t a year ago. I had heard so much about how “good journalism is more important now than ever” and decided to try it myself. I’ve been on the La Voz team for two quarters now, and can tell you that statement is patently false: we alwa...

Editor’s farewell column: Neil McClintick

Editor’s farewell column: Neil McClintick

Neil McClintick, Opinions Editor

June 22, 2017


Filed under Opinions

Neil McClintick   When I first set foot on De Anza’s campus, I was unbelievably ashamed. After my non-stop array of classes, I would immediately rush to take the bus home, after which point I would walk home dejectedly, covering my face to ensure that no one from my high school would recog...

Editor’s farewell column: Chuckie Snyder

Editor’s farewell column: Chuckie Snyder

Chuckie Snyder, POP! EDITOR

June 22, 2017


Filed under Opinions

Chuckie Snyder   I first joined La Voz in spring quarter of 2016 as a freelancer. I was hired as the film reviewer and given my own column entitled “Film School Dropout.” At the time, I didn’t realize that I was embarking on the most rewarding experience at De Anza College. Working side by side ...

Mandatory ‘civic engagement’ volunteer hours detrimental to students’ already busy lives

Mandatory ‘civic engagement’ volunteer hours detrimental to students’ already busy lives

Conner Klum, Guest Writer

June 21, 2017


Filed under Opinions

For me personally, the week goes by fast and furiously. Working 35 hours a week leads you to begin counting the free hours you have between waking up and going to sleep, with the majority of those hours residing after midnight. But despite this struggle, it is doable with some degree of mental strain. L...

De Anza weight training room should be open for public use

De Anza weight training room should be open for public use

Leo Chan, Guest Writer

June 21, 2017


Filed under Opinions

On my first day at De Anza, I excitedly rushed to the Lifetime Wellness and Fitness Center, aka De Anza’s more accessible gym, but was quickly disappointed as the facility was full of muscle isolation and cardio machines, which are ineffective compared to classic barbell lifting.  Unfortunately, while...

Letter to Editor: FHDA Chief of Police responds to editorial opinion

Letter to Editor: FHDA Chief of Police responds to editorial opinion

Ronald Levine, Chief of Police

June 19, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

This letter is a response to the following: http://wp.me/p4eLNV-4gwx The editorial opinion article in the June 19, 2017 edition of La Voz, contains a number inaccuracies and misconceptions. I will address each of these individually, as they are found in the article. Community Oriented Policing ...

De Anza students succeed without class privilege

De Anza students succeed without class privilege

Anisa Chaudhry, Staff Reporter

June 19, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Anisa Chaudhry   About a month ago, a current San Jose City Councilman told a friend of mine that De Anza students are financially well off, even stating that our college is the “Harvard of community colleges.” While this epithet is flattering, the perception that De Anza students’ extraordinary...

De Anza police should be more transparent

De Anza police should be more transparent

Editorial Board

June 19, 2017


Filed under Opinions

Editors Note: Foothill-De Anza Chief of Police Ronald Levine has responded since in a letter criticizing this editorial. (click to view) Back in 2004, when now Foothill-De Anza Chief of Police Ronald Levine was sworn into office, he pledged to implement a strong community-oriented policing program, ...

Los Gatos High: Just because it’s ‘funny,’ doesn’t mean it’s not racist

Los Gatos High: Just because it’s ‘funny,’ doesn’t mean it’s not racist

Vaibhav Vijaykar, Staff Reporter

June 10, 2017


Filed under Opinions

Vaibhav Vijaykar At Los Gatos High School, two controversial prom proposals centered around “blackface” and lynching, stirred up concern after being universally condemned as racist. In the former, a white student decided to imitate his online bitmoji persona — black-skinned with a blue mohawk — thro...