La Voz News

Editorial: De Anza must engage in budget decisions

La Voz Editorial Board

June 4, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinions

De Anza students, staff and faculty: Be engaged and informed in the college and Foothill-De Anza District’s decisions on upcoming budget cuts. If you are not involved, the powers that be will not act in your best interest. At De Anza, programs under review for cuts are wildlife science tech, dan...

Opinion: Judge Persky needs to be recalled

Opinion: Judge Persky needs to be recalled

John Bricker, Opinions Editor

June 4, 2018


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Judge Aaron Persky should be recalled immediately because of lenient rulings in favor of men accused of assault. In the 2011 civil case against De Anza College baseball players who had been accused and not convicted in a 2007 gang rape, Persky was criticized by the victim’s lawyers for allowing sug...

Opinion: Let Kanye be Kanye, no matter how offensive

Jack Molmud, Video Editor

May 21, 2018


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Kanye West, along with other celebrities, should not be censored based on the controversy of their statements online. Whether or not we think one man should have all that power, West has held a grip on not only his community, but the social world, for over a decade. From interrupting Taylor Swif...

Letter to the editor: Vote no on Measure A

Lawrence Su and Alexander Mabanta, Guest Contributors

May 21, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Editor: Measure A is a proposal to amend the Santa Clara City charter to allow a two multi-member district election system with rank-choice voting by single-transferable vote. The plan is to split the city into two districts, straight along El Camino; the heart of the Korean-American community. This...

Opinion: Faculty undervalued in budget crisis

Tim Shively, Guest Contributor

May 21, 2018


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The Foothill-De Anza District’s budget reduction plans endanger an unacceptable number of faculty jobs. No one is denying that we are in a budget crisis. At last Monday’s Foothill-De Anza Board meeting, a revised plan was approved to address the now $17 million deficit, 50 percent of which will be De...

Editorial: District must openly address sexual harassment

Editorial: District must openly address sexual harassment

La Voz Editorial Board

May 21, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinions

The Foothill - De Anza district must openly address and combat sexual harassment with more resources allocated toward Title IX services. Both De Anza and Foothill have failed to emphasize zero tolerance policies. There is no attempt at advertising Title IX services or identifying other victims of sexual misconduct, nor are resources made avai...

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...

Opinion: Hip hop’s influence can inspire and divide

Simone Clay, Social Media Editor

May 7, 2018


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Hip hop and rap artists should be using their influence to better our culture by making bold political statements and openly displaying their feelings. These genres have rocked our ears for countless decades, and 2018 is the year that influential artists are coming out of their creative hiatus’ an...

Opinion: Conversion therapy should not be banned

Jack Molmud, Video Editor

May 7, 2018


Filed under Opinions

The California Assembly bill banning gay conversion therapy and its advertising is a violation of the First Amendment, and should not be passed into law by the state senate, despite the dangers of the practice. The law proposed by Evan Low, California Assemblyman and De Anza alumni, would ban “a...