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The disease vs. the stigma

The disease vs. the stigma

Ruby Veloz, Staff Reporter

March 9, 2020

If you’re opening up any kind of social media or news apps you’ve no doubt run into various articles, memes and general hysteria surrounding COVID-19 better known as the coronavirus.  The disease has become viral in more ways than one.  While it’s easy to get swept away with all the fear circulating...

Final Revolution

Final Revolution

Ruby Veloz, Staff Reporter

March 9, 2020

If you’ve been at De Anza long enough, chances are you’ve sat in a class while a professor asked who’d like to have a take-home final instead of an in-person one, and I’ll be the first to admit I’m that person putting both of their hands in the air. In true Silicon Valley fashion, aren’...

Opinion: Judge Persky needs to be recalled

Opinion: Judge Persky needs to be recalled

John Bricker, Opinions Editor

June 4, 2018

Judge Aaron Persky should be recalled immediately because of lenient rulings in favor of men accused of assault. In the 2011 civil case against De Anza College baseball players who had been accused and not convicted in a 2007 gang rape, Persky was criticized by the victim’s lawyers for allowing sug...

Opinion: Conversion therapy should not be banned

Jack Molmud, Video Editor

May 7, 2018

The California Assembly bill banning gay conversion therapy and its advertising is a violation of the First Amendment, and should not be passed into law by the state senate, despite the dangers of the practice. The law proposed by Evan Low, California Assemblyman and De Anza alumni, would ban “a...

Opinion: De-police: Do not call 911

Opinion: De-police: Do not call 911

Ryan Chen, Photo Editor

May 7, 2018

Police presence is not necessary, and the police should not be called in non life-threatening situations. According to a story in the Mercury News, the First Congregational Church of Oakland is vowing not to call the police during resolvable confrontations with homeless or mentally handicapped indivi...

Superhero films still going strong

Ethan Bennett, Staff Reporter

May 1, 2018

Some can’t stand superhero movies anymore, but they still belong at the top of the box office, and I can’t wait see more. Recently, acclaimed director James Cameron openly criticized Marvel’s latest film, “Avengers: Infinity War,” and addressed what he calls “Avengers fatigue.” According ...

Opinion: Dishonest administration endangers baseball players

Matt Risko, Staff Reporter

April 23, 2018

De Anza College’s administration clearly demonstrated that student safety is not its top priority by placing Erich Raich, head coach of our baseball team, on administrative leave for trying to keep his team safe by fixing their mistake. When the team walked onto the field on February 24 for a game against Folsom Lake, they found that Robert Bothman’s construction company used clay for ceramic pots in the pitcher’s mound. This clay does not stay firm and sinks like mud, creating a serious injury risk.

Attention petitioners: Go away

Simone Clay, Staff Reporter

April 18, 2018

Petitioners at De Anza College should leave our campus and never come back. Students at De Anza are constantly bombarded with petitions. Despite the mostly optimistic spirits on campus, some students just want to get to class without the distraction of intolerable petitioners. They don’t need your time or attention, nor do you owe them anything. They’re smart for coming on to campuses because they can easily pry on the naive, more approachable students and get signatures or a simple response.

Movie review: American sniper action-packed but sentimental war film

Movie review: American sniper action-packed but sentimental war film

Taylor Bicht, Sports Editor

January 23, 2015

Clint Eastwood brings to the big screen his best movie since “Grand Torino” (2008) in this action-packed but sentimental war film. The film focuses on the life of Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) a true patriot and the deadliest sniper in U.S. military history. Growing up, Kyle’s father would...