La Voz News

Biking to school: A greener, healthier way to save money

Aaron Mata, Staff Reporter

June 18, 2019

De Anza College students should strongly consider riding a bike to school instead of driving. Biking can help mitigate climate change, improve health and save money. The environment can benefit from all the help it can get from us right now, and biking is one way to help out. Transportation is a prim...

Editorial: DASB senator pay undeserved and irresponsible

Editorial board

May 17, 2019

The student government leader’s resolution to pay DASB senators for their work shows just how self-indulgent and out of touch they are with De Anza College’s financial reality. During their May 15 meeting, DASB senators voted unanimously to endorse a resolution requesting to provide a quarterly ...

Requiring Vaccinations: Yet another form of discrimination

Dylan Newman, Staff Reporter

May 16, 2019

Requiring vaccinations for admission to De Anza College would discriminate against financially disadvantaged students and those with adverse reactions to vaccines. According to a 2017 U.S. census estimate, 12.3% of American people live in poverty, totaling nearly 40 million individuals. In order to climb the ladder out of poverty, many s...

Immunizations necessary for student safety

Mehek Kapur, Staff Reporter

May 16, 2019

De Anza currently allows U.S. students to enroll without having completed vaccinations. However, with recent outbreaks of measles rapidly spreading across the country, the college should consider revising this policy and require all students to provide up-to-date immunization records. According to the Ce...

Large class sizes restrict student success

Stephanie Lam, Staff Reporter

May 16, 2019

Larger class sizes, regardless of the subject or grade level being taught, do not improve students’ achievement rates, despite education secretary Betsy DeVos’ claims. During her testimony in front of a House subcommittee on March 26, DeVos said, “Students may be better served by being in ...

Free college will benefit the rich more than the poor

Thomas Anthony, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2019

Free college for all is an ambitious idea touted by some presidential candidates as a step towards racial and economic equality. However, it will ultimately best serve upper and middle-class students while directing resources and attention away from efforts that actually address inequity. In 2015-20...

Student Trustee: Student senators deserve pay

Genevieve Kolar, Student Trustee, Guest Columnist

May 8, 2019

DASB senate members should receive a stipend to compensate for their advocacy work. This would provide an incentive for participation and encourage more equitable representation. At the May 1 DASB senate meeting, I sought endorsement for a resolution to pursue possible compensation options for DASB sena...

Climate change: an emergency that demands immediate action

Thomas Anthony, Staff Reporter

May 7, 2019

In the summer of 2050, the Arctic Ocean will be ice-free. Seven hundred million people will lose their homes, according to top U.N scientists. Last year, wildfires in California took over 100 lives, cost the state more than $11.4 billion and burned almost 2 million acres. What was the most disastrous ...