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A Victim’s Perspective on Sexual Assault

A Victim’s Perspective on Sexual Assault

Mayer Adelberg, Staff Reporter

October 6, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

When I was fifteen, I was sexually assaulted. I do not blame myself. I do not blame the youth group organization in which it took place. I blame the assaulter. He was someone in a position of power and someone I trusted as a friend. Inevitably, he turned out to be someone whose memory still sickens m...

Foothill-De Anza must act on hope, not fear

Genevieve Kolar, Managing Editor

October 4, 2018


Filed under Opinions

In the July 9 meeting of the FHDA board of trustees, Chancellor Judy Miner announced the board’s decision to remove a $800 million facilities bond from the November ballot, postponing the vote to 2020. This decision is a culmination of the lack of communication and unity that has permeated the district...

De Anza app is a must-download

De Anza app is a must-download

Ethan Bennett, Opinions Editor

October 2, 2018


Filed under Opinions

De Anza College students: If you want to manage important aspects of your academic career without struggling with confusing websites, the new De Anza app is just for you. Created by the De Anza-Foothill district’s Educational Technology Services, the app is an efficient hub for all of the De Anza web...

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: Kanye’s short albums are the future

Mike Nijmeh, Staff Reporter

June 23, 2018


Filed under Opinions

Short albums like Kanye West’s 2018 releases are the future of the music industry. With technology ever evolving, music has become more accessible and instantaneous than ever. The growth of apps such as Spotify, Apple Music, Soundcloud and others make it easy to listen to any song instead of bu...

Opinion: NFL kneeling ban unfair

Jeffrey Windham, Staff Reporter

June 18, 2018


Filed under Opinions

The National Football League’s attempt to stop its players from kneeling during the national anthem is nothing less than unfair bullying meant to appease its predominantly white fanbase. Starting in 2016, NFL players peacefully protested social injustice and police brutality in the United States b...

Editorial: District must be transparent, practical

La Voz Editorial Board

June 18, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinions

De Anza College should emerge from its budget crisis with many programs and options for students, interim President Christina Espinoza-Peib said during a De Anza Instructional Planning and Budget Team meeting on May 22. So that “we don’t become a STEM college,” she said. Why not? Why d...

Letter to the editor: ‘Work to contract’ issue, De Anza needs stronger leadership

Meredith Heiser-Duron, Guest Contributor

June 4, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Dear Board, Chancellor, and College Presidents,   I am here in my office on Tuesday grading the last 20 papers in Poli 1, which I could not finish over the holiday weekend. However, I find my mind drifting to the “work to contract issue” and what it means in terms of respect for/collabo...

Opinion: Defend music at De Anza

Tremaurice Johnson, Staff Reporter

June 4, 2018


Filed under Opinions

De Anza College should not cut the budget for its music program and complicate students’ mission to attain an associate’s degree in art, risking that students switch to other community colleges. If the De Anza music program’s budget is reduced or even worse–completely cut, it could spell big t...