La Voz News

Conference sheds light on obstacles of a student athlete

U.C. Berkeley athletic educator Derek Van Rheenen talks about exploitation and athletic issues.

Kate Wilson, Staff Writer

June 14, 2013

“The Student Athlete: Powerful Beyond Measure” welcomed De Anza College students to engage with educators and peer athletes in a conference based on inclusion and empowerment. A crowd of scholar athletes showed up in Conference Rooms A and B to listen, learn and discuss the important dynamics...

Best Beaches of Northern California

Picnickers prepare their spot and settle down to enjoy the sunset at Baker Beach with a view of the Golden Gate Bridge in the background, Sunday, June 2.

Patricia Nguyen, Staff Writer

June 14, 2013

  With summer right around the corner, the urge to dig your toes in the sand,  feel the ocean breeze on your face and the icy cold water splash on your legs becomes stronger each day. And while some of us cannot afford to travel to beaches in exotic places like Cancun and Australia, there...

Student Life: 1st Annual Math & Science Fair

<p><b>FOR SCIENCE!</p></b>
Hasti Dehnashi’s and her
model is supported by a painted backdrop of a sunlit pier, Thursday, June 6.

Genie Lu, Staff Writer

June 14, 2013

Tents shaded the finished products of scientific and mathematical research at De Anza College’s first Math & Science Fair, Thursday June 6. Some experiments were poster-only, with research results in the form of formulas and diagrams, such as 18-year-old physics major Shukei Ohyanagi’s Statistical...


<p><b>ART ALL AROUND</p></b> 
Impromptu artists add to the street chalk art at The Annual Sub Zero Festival in San Jose, Friday, June 7.

Harold Banks, Staff Reporter

June 14, 2013

For anyone interested in getting a taste of  the best entertainment and culture San Jose has to offer, South First Fridays in downtown’s SoFA district is a can’t miss prospect. Held on the first Friday of every month, South First Fridays is a free unguided tour through several of the area’s...

Self-taught photographer presents pictures of Cuba

Lydia Tuan, The Beat Editor

June 14, 2013

De Anza College hosted the last of its photography lecture series featuring Bay Area-based photographer Germán Herrera on Thursday, June 5. Herrera presented photographs he had taken in Cuba and cited his influences as coming from music and psychology. He said psychology became “the life of [his]...

Arts and crafts celebrate Pride Month

Maggie Li, Staff Writer

June 14, 2013

Students used rainbow color cords to make multiple styles of rainbow bracelets on Wednesday, June 5, in Building Up the Rainbow Arts and Crafts,the first event of LGBTOQI Heritage Events. Julie Lewis, intercultural/international studies division department, chair of African American studies and instructor...

But seriously, Bob Dickerson … English professor retires after 25 years at De Anza

Nadia Banchik, Freelancer

June 14, 2013

During faculty meetings , he might jump up on a table and quote poetry. His curricula not only included traditional authors, but also those of counter-culture. These are the customs of Bob Dickerson. He is retiring after his long career as an English professor at De Anza College. “I’ve been...

Physical education professor to retire: Coach, teacher, hall of famer to retire June 2014

Rajvir Kaur, Sports Co-Editor

June 14, 2013

  Debi Schafer-Braun, who has been at De Anza College for 39 years, said she will retire in June 2014. Shafer-Braun joined the De Anza College faculty in 1974, after she graduated from Cal State Hayward with a master’s degree in Physical Education. In addition to being a physical education...

Physical fitness and wellness, the importance of exercise

Kate Wilson, Staff Writer

June 14, 2013

Exercise is praised for physical fitness and recommended by medical professionals for its benefits on mental health and helping maintain a positive outlook on life. The De Anza College Physical Education department supports students making time for fitness. Courses focus on aerobic conditioning of...