La Voz News

The secret lives of single parent students

The secret lives of single parent students

Jessica Sun, Staff Writer

November 25, 2013

It is 9 p.m. and Rebecca Cohen is finally ready to start her homework after putting her three kids to bed. She is lucky if she gets to finish her homework by 2 a.m. and get a full four hours of sleep. "Being a parent is a 24/7 responsibility and balancing effective study time along with running...

Language class offerings reduced for winter quarter

Katie Phan, Staff Writer

November 25, 2013

Students who want to advance their world language skills at De Anza College next quarter may need to look elsewhere. Course offerings in Elementary Level 3 and Intermediate Levels 4, 5, and 6 for most world languages are not being offered for Winter Quarter ‘14 in light of district-wide budget...

De Anza College students weigh in on degree choices

Rika Kumar, Staff Writer

November 25, 2013

Many students choose between passion and money when it comes to picking their majors in college. Thanks to the wide availability of Internet data linking degree choice to average starting pay, students can easily discover if their chosen career path leads to a salary they can live with. Some...

Changes to the Eco Pass

Krystal Alvarado, Staff Writer

November 25, 2013

Starting in Winter Quarter ‘14, the De Anza College Eco Pass will be integrated with the Clipper Card, which can be used on public transit throughout the Bay Area. The Clipper Card is a reloadable card used for electronic fare payment. No additional value is needed on the Clipper Card...

Neck and neck ‘til the end

Neck and neck ‘til the end

Cole Yamamura, Staff Writer

November 25, 2013

The De Anza college men’s basketball team fell 61-53 to the Foothill Owls on Friday, Nov. 13, in its first home game of the season. The Dons started the game with more energy than their opponents. Every time the Dons scored, they went straight into a full court press where they pressured...

How To: Shop on Black Friday

Carl Nilvall, Staff Writer

November 25, 2013

Nov. 29 is approaching with rigorous shopping and personal bankruptcy. It can easily be overwhelming, but can be fun if you remember: A comprehensive shopping list can help avoid impulse purchases and insufficient funds. Dressing appropriately is essential to be prepared for the extensive...

Meet your DASB President: Stacie Rowe

Meet your DASB President: Stacie Rowe

Craig Morrison, Staff Writer

November 25, 2013

As a youth, Stacie Rowe found her passion for leadership after she was recruited into a program run by the Department of Homeland Security to develop leadership skills in children. “It was very military style discipline, similar to boot camp,” said Rowe, who was elected as president of...

Campus Profile: Philosophy instructor Toño Ramirez highly rated

Campus Profile: Philosophy instructor Toño Ramirez highly rated

November 25, 2013

Philosophy professor Toño Ramirez is rated as one of De Anza College’s best instructors ratemyprofessor.com, praised for his casual teaching style and his devotion to his students’ education. Ramirez said as a teacher, he needs to make students interested in what he is teaching. He gains student...

Movie Previews: Holiday openings a break from shopping, food, family obligations

Jay Serrano, Staff Writer

November 25, 2013

With the holiday season coming up, huddling with the family in one house can drive students insane. The movie theater can be the best escape, especially with all the new releases coming out. “Frozen” is the first movie of the holiday season to hit theatres with a thanksgiving release date. F...

Thanksgiving is the New Black

Stephanie Chao, Staff Writer

November 25, 2013

Thanksgiving is rapidly becoming Black Thursday, as more and more mega-retailers are opening their doors earlier in anticipation of holiday shoppers on a bargain-hunting spree. Big retail chains such as Target and Toys R Us are now opening doors as early as 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving for shoppers...