La Voz News

Fires, floods demand climate change action

Christian Babcock, Sports Editor

December 4, 2017


Filed under Opinions

Climate change is real. 97 percent of peer-reviewed scientific essays conclude that the increase in the Earth’s mean temperature is due to human activity. The forecasted consequences are drastic, including sea level rise and widespread coastline transformation and increased drought. Yet the seri...

La Voz Guest Column: Foothill-De Anza Police Chief Ron Levine

Foothill-De Anza Police Chief Ron Levine, Guest Column

November 27, 2017


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In this installment of my guest column, I want to share some tips with you on how to respond if you are pulled over by a police officer while driving a vehicle. Five easy steps to follow if you are stopped: Pull your vehicle to the right as far out of the lane of traffic as possible. Make su...

Amazon HQ promises innovation, growth, job creation

Vaibhav Vijaykar, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2017


Filed under Debate, Opinions

This article is one of a two-part debate. The opposing argument can be found here. When Amazon announced in early September that it would be looking to create a home outside of Seattle, plenty of cities lined up to make their case. Among competitors is San Jose, whose interest in welcoming a new ...

Amazon HQ: disaster waiting to happen

Ryan Chen, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2017


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This article is one of a two-part debate. The opposing argument can be found here. With an influential presence as the largest electronic retailer in the world, Amazon is a growing and unstable power, threatening to monopolize the market. As the corporation continues a high-profile search for a home for...

Assessing cultural shift around sexual misconduct

Benjamin Pacho, Guest Contributor

November 11, 2017


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The recent firing of “Today” co-host Matt Lauer by NBC offers yet another vantage point from which to see the ascendant tip of a very large iceberg—that for far too long—had been on the periphery of American society. As prevailing industries continue to cleave off men facing allegations of...

Parking lot security cameras: Why not?

John Bricker, Opinions Editor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Despite student support for security cameras in De Anza College’s parking lots, President Brian Murphy confirmed that camera installation is impossible without a change in budget. Chief of Campus Police Ron Levine said, “A system capable of monitoring all of the De Anza parking lots would cos...

Group projects offer shared workload, friendship

Ryan Chen, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2017


Filed under Debate, Opinions

This article is one of a two-part debate. The opposing argument can be found here. Group projects are the saving grace of a student seeking the support and camaraderie of a shared workload. When I entered my first quarter of college, I was overwhelmed by the many classes that were given as options ...

Group projects: free ride for lazy students

Danny Zhang, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2017


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This article is one of a two-part debate. The opposing argument can be found here.  When we think of group projects, we always imagine a group of students gathering in the library or a coffee shop to discuss whom is doing what. But in my years of being a student, group projects always start out as ...

Reclaiming the power of paying attention

Simone Clay, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2017


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We live in an age where we are very aware of the world and its offsets. Social media has become an outlet for not only entertainment news, but for more dense topics like politics or economics on a comprehensive level. The  downside of this  newfound role is the increasingly apparent divide between the tw...

Eco Pass Election: Vote YES, support affordable transportation for all students

Eco Pass Election: Vote YES, support affordable transportation for all students

Editorial Board

November 6, 2017


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During last spring quarter, De Anza College students were informed about an incremental Eco Pass fare increase proposal from $9 to $40 over the course of several years by the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA). In response to the news, student activists quickly mobilized by circulating petitio...