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Tea Party positions defended by math prof

December 2, 2013

To hear Carla Arango tell the story, the Tea Party members of Congress are extremist, close-minded (sic), antiquated, and uncompromising. Given the vitriol that permeated her editorial, you might imagine she also thinks they are evil, beat their children, and eat little puppies. What was most disturbing...

Transgender students’ safety important

Stacie Rowe

December 2, 2013

I was disheartened this week upon reading the article Serena Scaglione wrote on AB 1266. As a member of the LGBTQ community, it was painful to see this paper play into heteronormativity and the inherently oppressive gender binary system. I found the claim that allowing gender-nonconforming students...

Black Friday ain’t all doom and gloom

December 2, 2013

Reading Stephanie Chao’s opinion piece on how black Friday is essentially destroying the spirit and value of thanksgiving, I would like to give a different perspective on it. As a poor college student and coming from a pretty poor family, if I could get my mother that blender she always wanted but...

DASB President speaks out

Stacie Rowe

December 2, 2013

The following is a recreation of  DASB Senate President Stacie Rowe’s opening statement at the sexual assault forum held by the DASB Senate on Tuesday Nov. 19.  The recreation was provided by Rowe via email.  I’d like to speak with you very openly today, which is rare for me because for most of m...

Books vs. movies

Juwairiya Syed, Staff Writer

December 2, 2013

Once again, the box office has been dominated by a movie adaptation. Set in a dystopian world, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire had fans lining up at midnight on opening day. The craze brings back memories of British wizards and pale vampires falling in love. Let’s not get swept up in the fandom...

Celebrating Pride through Transgender Day of Rememberance

Samuel Reeves, Staff writer

December 2, 2013

Celebrating pride, accepting different perspectives, and establishing a open dialogue were the key points De Anza College’s Rainbow Club emphasized during an organized gathering in honor of Transgender Remembrance day, held Nov. 20 at the Campus Center in conference room B. Transgender Day of Remembrance...

Tips for staying fit during winter break

Carla Arango, Staff Writer

December 2, 2013

The average person gains about one pound between Halloween and New Year’s Eve, but people who are already overweight tend to gain a lot more. According to a study by the U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, overweight people gained five pounds or more during the holidays. There...

NYT columnist denounces me generation

Jessica Sun, staff Writer

December 2, 2013

American culture has shifted from one that focused on cultivating character and moral foundation to one that emphasizes the development of external display, David Brooks told a packed crowd on Friday Nov. 22 at the Flint Center. “The rise of egotism has had some effect in this shift,” said Brooks,...

Seven campus Christian clubs divided by ethnicity, language differences

Lance Petit, Staff Writer

December 2, 2013

De Anza hosts seven different yet like-minded Christian clubs on its campus, all of which service different aspects within Christianity. While many different ethnic groups and church denominations are within the Christian religion, the descriptions the clubs post sound mostly the same. Furthering...

Women’s Soccer Player Profile: #7 Victoria Ramirez

Marion Hohlfeld, Staff Writer

December 2, 2013

Victoria Ramirez: small girl with a big heart Age: 18 Height: 4’11 Weight: 120 Major: Undecided (maybe Elementary Teaching) Position: Center Forward/Center Midfield Women’s Soccer freshman Victoria Ramirez might look tiny on the outside, but has a big heart inside, and quick feet on to...