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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
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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
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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
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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...

De Anza does not need U.S. Bank, to be frank

De Anza does not need U.S. Bank, to be frank

Andrew Shinjo, Staff Reporter
June 6, 2017
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Andrew Shinjo Located in the heart of the De Anza bookstore, U.S. Bank has had a monopoly on De Anza College’s campus as the only financial institution for the past few years. Last quarter, students protested the Dakota Access Pipeline by inviting credit unions to advertise their not-for-pro...

Cupertino youth spoonfed corporate propaganda and taught to not see economic class structure

Cupertino youth spoonfed corporate propaganda and taught to not see economic class structure

Neil McClintick, Opinions Editor
June 1, 2017
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Neil McClintick Just two years ago, I was a part of a cutthroat network of overly competitive, judgemental machines, the resultant culture of which forced me into a self-destructive mindset of inadequacy and depression. These institutions are what locals might refer to as Cupertino ‘Tino’ High,...

Smoking weed: Students severely misinformed over legality status

Smoking weed: Students severely misinformed over legality status

Trisha Reyes, Staff Reporter
May 25, 2017
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"Students should be fully informed on what is legal and nonlegal regarding Prop 64" Trisha Reyes Since Prop 64 passed last election, legalizing the recreational use of Marijuana, many students are under the impression that it is legal to smoke the herb anywhere and everywhere. More specifically, some De A...

GOP’s American Healthcare Act anti-health, anti-care, anti-American

GOP’s American Healthcare Act  anti-health, anti-care, anti-American

Shane Fender, Staff Reporter
May 25, 2017
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Shane Fender The American Health Care Act of 2017 (AHCA) passed the House of Representatives after a series of amendments allowed for the bill in its new form to gain a majority by the narrowest of margins. The AHCA will throw millions off of insurance and give billions of dollars in tax breaks to t...