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Kanye Storms Grammys

Kanye Storms Grammys

Alejandra Cabrera

February 24, 2015

Everyone seems to still be talking about this year’s Grammys: best dressed, worst dressed, who received awards and who didn’t. The most important topic, however, was Kanye West. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, Kanye West has struck again. After being absent from the Grammys for the past six years, Kanye...

Jordan Executes Islamic State Militants

Jordan Executes Islamic State Militants

Naomi Fuhrmann, Staff Writer

February 24, 2015

The term terrorism has turned into a word that instills fear in people, and for good reason. It is scary when a group of people intentionally and brutally harms a different group of people for no apparent reason. It may be scary that revenge is the drive to stop the Islamic State group, but this brutal...

Better call all “Breaking Bad” fans: “Better Call Saul” is here

Better call all “Breaking Bad” fans: “Better Call Saul” is here

Yousif Kassab, Staff Writer

February 24, 2015

Cinnabon employees prepare food as a late 30’s jazz ballad plays. All the while, “Breaking Bad” nostalgia fills the scene. As most of “Breaking Bad” episodes did, “Better Call Saul”’s masterful debut starts with a scene that is seemingly unrelated to the rest of the show. But then the...

Candlelight vigil honors victims of Chapel Hill shooting

Candlelight vigil honors victims of Chapel Hill shooting

Adrian Discipulo, Features Co-Editor

February 24, 2015

Candles were passed around among students as they gathered in De Anza’s main quad on Thursday, Feb. 12 to honor three young Muslims. Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, 21, her husband Deah Barakat, 23, and her sister Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, were gunned down in their home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina two...

De Anza Baseball grabs win number two

De Anza Baseball grabs win number two

Talina Rocha, Staff Writer

February 18, 2015

The De Anza baseball team took their second win of the season against Contra Costa College in dramatic fashion this Tuesday Feb. 10. Starting pitcher Alex Zarate went six innings allowing no runs and only one hit with many opportunities coming throughout the entire game for the Dons and Comets. In...

Domestic abuse victims should be the focus of new NFL policy

Geena Gonzales, Staff Writer

February 18, 2015

The National Football League started and ended with controversy this past season. Last February former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice knocked his then fiancée unconscious in an Atlantic City casino elevator. The altercation was caught on video surveillance, and was released to the media in July. Just...

Measles outbreak causes outrage

Adam Del Rio, Staff Writer

February 18, 2015

Rumors and horror stories of vaccine side-effects spread faster than the illnesses themselves. The time to drop silly precautions is now, before it’s too late. Parents across the U.S. are blaming the 'anti-vaccination movement' for the avoidable illnesses thousands of people continue to face ev...

Proposition 13 outdated, requires change

Proposition 13 outdated, requires change

Jay Serrano, Freelance Writer

February 18, 2015

Proposition 13, a series of tax reforms passed in 1978, is the single worst thing to happen to the California education system, ever. Protections for homeowners are necessary and should stay, but the numerous corporate loopholes need to go. These corporate loopholes deprive the California educational...

A call for political action against Bill Cosby when he speaks at Flint

Gary Wesley, 62, La Voz Weekly Reader

February 18, 2015

Dear Editor, I see online that Bill Cosby is now scheduled to appear at the Flint Center on Sunday, June 7. Cosby has been accused of drugging and attacking girls and women for decades (1965-2008 so far). While it may be too late to criminally prosecute or civilly sue Cosby, why would community...

Music Buzz: Black musicians who influenced popular music

Music Buzz: Black musicians who influenced popular music

Yousif Kassab, Staff Writer

February 18, 2015

Aside from being the month of love due to Valentines Day, February is also well known for being Black History Month. With that in mind, we would be remiss not to look at the wealth of black history that is integral to music’s very DNA. Nearly every single genre  of music today was either pioneered...