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Greatest threat to U.S. is government

Greatest threat to U.S. is government

Jay Serrano, Editor-in-Chief

November 22, 2014


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The federal government as the biggest threat to national security today, former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said. “The most significant challenge to national security can be found within the two square miles containing the White House and Congress.” He spoke as part of the Celebrity Forum...

CCSF, De Anza protesters want local trustees restored

CCSF, De Anza protesters want local trustees restored

Jay Serrano, Editor-in-Chief

November 22, 2014


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Students and instructors from City College of San Francisco and De Anza College protested outside the Hinson Campus Center before the California Community College Board of Governors met inside on Monday, Nov. 17. The protesters called for the reinstatement of the CCSF Board of Trustees, the removal...

DASB senate elects eight new senators

Alena Naiden, Staff Writer

November 22, 2014


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DASB senate elected eight new senators during a lengthy DASB meeting on Nov. 20. The newly elected senators are: Mina Aslan, Thy Doan, Naeema Kaleem, Hilary Trang, Druvangi Shan, Thao Le, Hiro Chika and Michelle Perdana. The day before the election, there were seven available senator positions....

OPINION: Separate designated vaping area

Donovan Rios, Staff Writer

November 22, 2014


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In recent years, smokers have found healthier alternatives to traditional cigarettes and nicotine. The most popular among them are e-cigarettes, also known as vaporizers. Vaporizers have gained their popularity because of the lack of smoke and odor they produce, making it less offensive than regular...

De Anza students take home awards from journalism conference

De Anza students take home awards from journalism conference

Susan Garcia, Staff Writer

November 22, 2014


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Adrian Discipulo and Rajvir Kaur, La Voz staffers won awards at this year’s Journalism Association Community Colleges NorCal Conference at Sacramento State University. La Voz editor in chief Jay Serrano also won an award for copy editing. Adrian Discipulo received two awards for photography....

OFF CAMPUS HANGOUT: Santana Row; great ambiance

Samantha Jill UyBico, Staff Writer

November 22, 2014


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Santana Row in San Jose is the ultimate upscale hangout spot of the South Bay with a variety of shops and restaurants and an overall well-kept outdoor ambiance. Located just across Stevens Creek Boulevard from Westfield Valley Fair Shopping Mall, Santana Row seems almost redundant, but the big difference...

Five alternative things to do on Thanksgiving Day

Five alternative things to do on Thanksgiving Day

Adam Del Rio, Staff Writer

November 22, 2014


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GO OUT TO EAT SOMEWHERE PRICEY One of the easiest Thanksgiving alternatives is going out to eat. Going out to eat is quicker, easier, and cheaper on Thanksgiving than any other day because most restaurants offer Thanksgiving deals. Also, pick a good place beforehand and you are almost guaranteed a goo...

“Unsung Holiday” poet laureate event at Euphrat

Alena Naiden, Staff Writer

November 22, 2014


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Artists and listeners gathered in the cool hall of the Euphrat Museum of Art on Nov. 13 for a poetry reading and open mic night. Jennifer Swanton Brown, Cupertino Poet Laureate, hosted the reading and opened it with a poem dedicated to her father, “Hold What He Made.” Two featured artists and...

APP REVIEW: “Ginger Page” a great new tool for students who need writing help

APP REVIEW: “Ginger Page” a great new tool for students who need writing help

Aitalina Indeeva, Staff Writer

November 22, 2014


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Everybody makes writing mistakes, even if English is your first language, and now there is an app to help with that. “Ginger page” is an app created to make writing a little easier for those who struggle with grammar. According to the iPhone app store, “Ginger Page” is the world’s No. 1...

TELEVISION REVIEW: “Gotham” puts new spin on Batman story, focuses on the criminals

TELEVISION REVIEW: “Gotham” puts new spin on Batman story, focuses on the criminals

Jay Serrano, Editor-in-Chief

November 22, 2014


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“Gotham,” Fox’s new sort of Batman prequel, is one of those shows that gets better with each episode. The show begins as all Batman stories do, with Thomas and Martha Wayne, Batman’s parents, being shot to death in what appears to be a mugging gone wrong. The case is assigned to idealistic...