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Editorial: District must be transparent, practical

La Voz Editorial Board

June 18, 2018


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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


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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


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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...

Editorial: De Anza must engage in budget decisions

La Voz Editorial Board

June 4, 2018


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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


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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


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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...