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Banned books are the best books

Banned books are the best books

Bryan Vo, Staff Reporter

May 6, 2019

Banned books are some of the best books because they provide readers with controversial and complex themes while pushing conversations that society calls taboo. For decades, outraged parents attempted to ban books because of sensitive topics like racism, violence, offensive language or sex. However...

Overnight parking serves De Anza’s educational mission

Thomas Anthony, Staff Reporter

May 2, 2019

If De Anza College stands by its mission to provide the best possible education to its students, it needs to support its most vulnerable members by providing overnight parking for homeless and housing-insecure students. With a homeless student population of around 18 percent according to a 2018 D...

‘Captain Marvel’ criticism brings light to hate speech

Erin Curley, Staff Reporter

April 15, 2019

When trolls throw tomatoes, Captain Marvel makes spaghetti.  “Captain Marvel,” the latest installment in the Avengers, the long-standing Marvel franchise, opened in theaters on March 8. Before the movie’s release, a group besieged Rotten Tomatoes, an influential reviewing site, in a campaign to tank ticket sales and...

Lightsaber dueling more a sport than gaming

Ashley Gonzalez, Staff Reporter

April 8, 2019

A sport is defined as “an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment.” Despite us entering an era where gaming and esports continue to grow popular, sports should still carry the same definition. The American space ...

College admissions corrupted by wealth, legacy

Mehek Kapur, Staff Reporter

April 8, 2019

In light of the FBI’s Operation Varsity Blues, which revealed parents across the country bribing coaches, SAT test proctors, and other college admissions officials as well as staging scores and extracurricular activities at various top colleges, a large portion of the public outcry that resulted has...

Digital art, just as real as your piece of paper

Mehek Kapur, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2019

One of the greatest and most tragic misconceptions of the art world is those who believe that digital art isn’t real art. Digital art is not just a passing fad, it is a new form of art that makes it more accessible and creates endless new possibilities for the places art can go and the forms it can ...