La Voz News

Tuition breaks intact

J. Duncan Cook

November 28, 2010


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I love how the California Supreme Court upholding a measure that was passed in 2001 has all these so-called patriots outraged. After Assembly Bill 540 was preserved, I heard so much talk about how illegal immigrants were robbing Americans blind, and I was surprised how ignorant these concerned citizens we...

Bogus bonus controversy?

Laura Wenus

November 28, 2010


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In a time of financial need all around, when positions have been cut, new hires' benefits reduced and class sections decreased, it sounds pretty selfish of the Foothill-De Anza Board of Trustees to retain a program of monthly bonuses for the administrators. But how outrageous is it, really? The Profit Sh...

Senate needs committee

La Voz Weekly Editorial Board

November 28, 2010


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Every year, the De Anza College Associated Student Body Senate is in charge of disbursing about $1 million to De Anza programs and activities. De Anza groups and departments compete for the funds, collected from student body fees and flea market proceeds.  Realizing this awesome responsibility, the 2008-...

Cell phone addicts

Vince Cestone

November 28, 2010


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As 2010 comes to a close, a new drug has hit high schools and colleges across the country. No, it is not marijuana or cocaine. In fact, 85 percent of high school students possess this drug, according to Harvard Education Letter. What is this taboo substance? It is the nation's new epidemic among yo...

Withdrawing may have consequences

Vince Cestone

November 21, 2010


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College is a struggle for many students. Not only do they have to prepare for exams, read hundreds of pages per week and sit through hours of lectures taking careful notes, but many must work for an income as well. At times, these pressures can catch up to a student, forcing him or her to withdraw fr...

Should cell phones use be penalized at De Anza?

Vince Cestone

November 21, 2010


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As the decade comes to a close, a new drug has hit high schools and colleges across the country. No, it is not marijuana or cocaine. In fact, 85 percent of high school students possess this drug, according to Harvard Education Letter. What is this taboo substance? It is the nation's new epidemic, cell pho...

Smoking zones: a drag

Laura Wenus

November 21, 2010


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De Anza is not a smoke-free campus. Every student who knows there is a no smoking policy on campus is also aware that few, if any, smoking students abide by it.  But now a crackdown is impending. Staff and faculty members have been attempting to reduce smoking violations since summer, and the e...

Early registration system lacks transparency

Yeina Yi

November 14, 2010


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De Anza College needs to clarify its course registration system regarding programs and groups eligible for early registration. Students attending De Anza for a while notice they can't just add whatever classes they want to take. With the college averaging 22,000 students per quarter, some classes, ...

Bored with haranguing the board

Laura Wenus

November 14, 2010


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Protest! Get up from your brand new Measure-C funded desks and march the streets! Call the Board members! The colleges YOU want to transfer to are raising their fees yet again! Normally, I would be all over this prospect. But protesting a fee increase for the simple reason that it is a fee increase ...

Cheating students become cheating professionals

J. Duncan Cook

November 14, 2010


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College students who cheat to pass their courses contribute to a poor ethical climate in society. A vicious cycle begins when a student does not prepare for exams or fails to write an essay, and then goes on to get a passing grade using deceptive measures. Copies of the answers to an upcoming test, pre...