La Voz News

Revenue games unethical, unjust

Saman Mashayekhi, Opinions Editor

January 29, 2020

To keep your dignity or to get a huge chunk of money, that is the question. Revenue games or as others call it “mismatch” or “paycheck” games are set up between a powerhouse college team and a lower level team. They are far from dignified and painful to watch. Is it fair you ask? Well, the answ...

Football Player Spotlight: Javon Sturns, RB

Kathleen Quinn and Dylan Newman

December 9, 2019

Javon Sturns, 20, business major, balances his academics with his athletic life playing as a running back for De Anza Football.  

Colin Kaepernick deserves another shot in the NFL

Daniel Arriaga, Staff Reporter

December 5, 2019

Colin Kaepernick is one of the most notorious names in the NFL due to his stand against the NFL that cost him his career as a quarterback in the league. I believe if the league were to give Colin Kaepernick another chance it would be very beneficial and bring in more fans and views. Upon watching ...

Star quarterback praises family and football

Starting quarterback Oliver Svrsky, 22, credits his family for his success.

Nathalia Moran, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2019

His parents put him on the soccer team as a child, but another parent suggested to his mom that football seemed more suited to his energetic and rough playing style. So began the football career of De Anza College’s quarterback, Oliver Svirsky. Svirsky, 22, social behavioral science major...

Assistant football coach Nate Garnica dies at 34 years old

Thomas Anthony, Staff Reporter

April 8, 2019

De Anza College students and staff mourn the loss and remember the life of assistant football coach Nate Garnica, who died on March 17. He succumbed to heart failure at his grandmother’s house and was unable to be revived, head football coach Tony Santos said. He was 34 years old. He coached at ...

De Anza College Football saved

Christian Trujano, Editor-in-Chief

December 3, 2018

After two weeks of strategic planning, the De Anza College football program has been saved from elimination, for now. The Instructional Planning and Budget team voted Nov. 27 to give award-winning coach Tony Santos and his championship winning team the opportunity to implement a two-pha...

Playoff bound De Anza football team may be doomed

Defensive back, Aaron	Couch delivering a heartfelt speech on how football molded him into the man he is today at the Oct. 30 IPBT meeting.

Christian Trujano, My Do, and Tyson Tsoi

October 31, 2018

Two weeks after impassioned pleas to keep De Anza’s football program because of the diverse students it serves, the committee charged with making cuts voted against the team. The football team is heading to the playoffs but will likely be their last. “We have to look at success rates and dispr...

Opinion: NFL kneeling ban unfair

Jeffrey Windham, Staff Reporter

June 18, 2018

The National Football League’s attempt to stop its players from kneeling during the national anthem is nothing less than unfair bullying meant to appease its predominantly white fanbase. Starting in 2016, NFL players peacefully protested social injustice and police brutality in the United States b...

Former De Anza football player shot and killed

Former De Anza football player shot and killed

Taylor Bicht and Jacob Sisneros

February 18, 2015

A 23-year-old man named Phillip Watkins was shot and killed by San Jose police Wednesday evening Feb. 11, according to the San Jose Mercury News. Watkins played football for De Anza College in 2012. “We were all shocked when we heard,” said Dan Atencio, head coach of De Anza football. “[Phillip]...