La Voz News

La Voz staff wins awards

Mariah Bravo, Editor in chief

April 21, 2013

A how-to survival guide for Z-day, coverage of a World War II veteran receiving his long-awaited medal of commendation and a cartoon to save PBS and Big Bird earned awards for La Voz Weekly at the Journalism Association of Community Colleges state convention April 13. The staff of La Voz Weekly won a ...

DONS DEFEAT CCSF RAMS: Fourth rematch April 24

Freshman Roberto Cuneo (6) hits a single.

Janay Scott, Staff Writer

April 21, 2013

Instantly, the De Anza College Dons baseball team began to show the City College of San Francisco Rams what they are made of with their high energy and confidence. Freshman pitcher Lucas Yovanovich (No. 26) pitched all nine innings and left the Rams scoreless till the end. The Dons first scored...

Veteran’s backlog

Carla Arango, Staff Writer

April 21, 2013

Under President Barack Obama’s administration, the Department of Veteran’s Affairs has decreased its productivity in providing veterans with their benefits, resulting in an average wait time of 318 days for more than 800,000 veterans. As more and more veterans are coming home from Iraq and Af...


Ma and 19-year-old Aaron Reyes, aka DJ Kodon, strike an attitude for a quick shot before getting back to playing music.

Jannelle Garcia & Ruben Valles, Features Editor and Staff Writer

April 21, 2013

The electronic stylings of De Anza students Aaron Reyes and Victor Ma reverberated through the main quad April 10, part of the De Anza’s Spring 2013 Welcome Week entertainment. Both artists played electronic dance music on the campus center patio stage for any nearby students to listen and enjoy. Ma,...

Web tool tracks colleges’ performance

Data from students tracked over six years through 2011-2012. Source:

Kate Wilson, Staff Writer

April 21, 2013

The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office announced April 9 a new online accountability tool that shows a clear picture of student academic progress in each of the state’s 112 colleges. The Student Success Scorecard is intended to aid colleges in assessing their own programs by char...

Elite colleges fail to attract promising poor

Russell Green, Staff Writer

April 21, 2013

The nation’s most prestigious universities proudly boast deep pools of diversity, yet according to a recent study, tens of thousands of financially-challenged prospective students will not attend these schools simply because they never dreamt of applying. The study suggests that, had they applied,...

Authors at Silicon Valley Reads 2013 closing event

Kelsey Purpura, Staff Writer

April 21, 2013

Authors Brian Castner and Sue Diaz were featured at the closing event of the Silicon Valley Reads, hosted at Cupertino Community Hall April 13. The event was the last of about 140 activities on the theme of “Invisible Wounds of War,” Focusing on two books for adults and five books for children...

Neck and shoulder pain? Join massage therapy study

Maggie Li, Staff writer

April 21, 2013

Office workers with neck and shoulder pain can enroll in a study that will test treatment methods this quarter. The study, led by Dr. Jeff Forman of De Anza College’s massage therapy program, will compare three treatments to no intervention. One third of the participants will follow an exercise...

Campus corner: A place to relax in nature

A greener resting spot near the fresh water marsh and pond, Thursday April 11.

Deeanne Luna, Staff Writer

April 21, 2013

With the sun hanging overhead, the Cheeseman environmental study area located at the back of the school by the Kirsch Center appeared quiet and serene. The only sounds that could be heard were the squawking ducks and the rustling of leaves as lizards rush across the dirt to find a new hiding spot. For...