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Media coverage trends help desensitize us to violent crimes

Jocelyn Hernandez, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2018

School shooting have become a reoccurring horror film for us and due to news stories and media covering them all in the same way, school shootings are beginning to feel normalized. When Butler High School in Mathews, North Carolina experienced an on campus shooting on Oct. 29, resulting in the death...

Pittsburgh shooting an attack on entire Jewish community

Pittsburgh shooting an attack on entire Jewish community

Mayer Adelberg, Staff Reporter

November 5, 2018

The disturbing hate crime that occurred at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday, Oct. 27 was due to one thing: anti-semitism. As we break down that word into ‘against’ and ‘Jewish,’ we can see that this shooting was not just an assault on one synagogue, but an attack on the entire ...

Movies based on real life brutal tragedies bring new point of understanding

Abhiram Rishi Prattipati, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2018

Movies based on aggressors behind real-life brutal tragedies should be encouraged by media and distributors as they not only show the aggressors perspective, but also shed light on mental health, abuse, weaponry and other issues that aren’t given enough attention. Films with the lead character as th...

Stressing the importance of voting

Johanna Berntsson, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2018

With the current political climate in this country, we are in desperate need of something to change and if you don’t like how this country is run, you need to get out and vote. A recent CNN poll showed that 75 percent of U.S. citizens disapprove of Congress, many feel change needs to happen soon....

Is Hollywood running out of original ideas?

Hwan Lee, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2018

It’s OK when Hollywood decides to take an old movie franchise and wrap a new layer around it, but that does not mean they’re out of new ideas. What rebooting and remaking does for the industry is primarily raking in the big bucks or appealing to a new generation such as "Star Wars VII: The Force ...

Celebrities are entitled to voice politics opinions

Shiri Marwaha, Staff Reporter

October 20, 2018

Celebrities are just regular citizens and are entitled to voice their political opinions, albeit with responsibility. Political speeches by celebrities and involving themselves in social causes has escalated in the past few years, and now Taylor Swift jumping on this band wagon has brought up the...

Microtransactions take play and turn it into pay

Hwan Lee, Staff Reporter

October 18, 2018

I remember the days where I'd play to have fun and nothing but that and I prefer to keep it that way. But pesky microtransactions do nothing but ruin the fun and make "play" into "pay-to-play" and often times, "pay-to-win." Gaming microtransactions throughout multi platform businesses are known...

Quarter system puts students in an unnecessary rush

My Do, Staff Reporter

October 18, 2018

This article is one of a two-part debate. The opposing argument can be found here. From an administrative viewpoint, the quarter system may help keep costs down, but for students, the savings may not be worth it. When I first started at De Anza, the quarter system looked like a big plus. Having a...

Quarter system helps students transfer faster, prepare for UCs

Abhiram Rishi Prattipati, Staff Reporter

October 18, 2018

This article is one of a two-part debate. The opposing argument can be found here. De Anza is the only community college in California with the highest transfer rates and the quarter system is one of the reasons for it. In the De Anza transfer report for spring 2017, seven of the top ten transfer un...