La Voz News

Communication, teamwork leads Dons to win

Serena Scaglione, Staff Writer

November 4, 2013

The De Anza volleyball team won 3-0 against San Jose City College in a brisk match Wednesday, Oct. 23. Communication among players played a major role in the Don’s quick victory. “They were talking and they were calling their hits, which made a huge impact,” said assistant coach Jila Maleksale...

LEAD hosts Dia de los Muertos

Rachel Schemel, Features Editor

November 4, 2013

Latina/o Empowerment at De Anza held the fifth annual Dia de los Muertos celebration Oct. 31 in the Main Quad at De Anza College. Dia de los Muertos is a traditional Mexican holiday for friends and family to gather and remember deceased loved ones. Activities included facepainting, the...

Washington Redskins owner’s refusal to change team name more stubborn than wise

Cole Yamamura, Staff Writer

November 4, 2013

Think of all the racial slurs that you have ever heard. Does “Redskins” come to mind? Redskins is a name that has evolved over time from being a racial slur against Native Americans, to a term more closely identified with Washington, D.C.’s NFL franchise. Every time we say Redskins, whether...

Interns need to look at the big picture

Carla Arango, Staff Writer

November 4, 2013

Students need to gain experience in order to secure a job upon graduation, especially with the increased competition for well paying jobs in today’s job market. Unpaid internships have long served as a tool to meet this need. These internships are beneficial to both the intern and the employer. According to policymic.com, a political website aimed at young adu...

California prisons in crisis: Gov. Brown’s solutions are ill-conceived

Jay Serrano, Staff Writer

November 4, 2013

After endless court decisions, legislation and lawsuits, it appears California’s penal system has failed. The most public failure of the state prison system is its inability to provide adequate living space for its inmates. Overcrowding has long been serious issue. In 2009, a federal court ordered...

Men’s water polo outplays Cabrillo

Men’s water polo outplays Cabrillo

Jescelane Valencia, Staff Writer

November 4, 2013

Almost neck and neck throughout the entire match, De Anza College men’s water polo team dominated the pool with the win of 15-13 against Cabrillo College on Wednesday, Oct. 23. The match began with a swimoff. Both teams raced to the middle of the pool after the ball drop and whistle blow. Driver...

Close game ends in tie as De Anza take on Cañada

Cole Yamamura, Staff Writer

November 4, 2013

The De Anza men’s soccer team drew a 2-2 tie with Cañada College on Friday Oct. 25. To start the game, De Anza controlled the tempo by dominating the ball offensively and defensively. Sophomore mid-fielder Cory Rodas scored the first goal at 9:45. Rodas headed the ball into the net after sophomore...

Library changes group study room policy

Katie Phan, Staff Writer

November 4, 2013

The De Anza College library has instated a new occupancy policy for its private study rooms this year, requiring a minimum of three students. The previous policy allowed two students to check out a study room. The primary motivation behind the policy change was to use the limited number of study...

FHDA Foundation To Drop Fossil Fuel Investments

Carla Arango, Staff Writer

November 4, 2013

On Wednesday Oct. 23, the Foothill-De Anza Foundation voted unanimously to stop investing in fossil fuel companies, making it the first community college foundation in the nation to commit to divestment. A student-led campaign to divest from fossil fuels originated as a student project in one of Nicky...

Fall bounty of Pumpkin-flavored foods

Rika Kumar, Staff Writer

November 4, 2013

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, many stores are selling foods and drinks with pumpkin flavors. Starbucks in particular has many pumpkin flavored drinks and baked goods. They also have pumpkin spice syrup that you can add to whatever drinks you order. The Starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte...