La Voz News

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, Managing Editor

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, Guest Contributor

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, Social Media Editor

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...



Brenda Romero, Staff Writer

October 27, 2014

It’s that time of the year again, when people draw on the most controversial headlines of the year seeking inspiration for their new Halloween getup. It’s the only holiday that makes people laugh, cry, scream, and cringe. With the array of unethical costumes such as, Chris Brown and Rihanna’s...

Drone bill veto unsuprising violation of rights

Drone bill veto unsuprising violation of rights

Pati Shojaee, Staff Writer

October 10, 2014

On Sept. 28, California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a bill stating that police officers need a warrant to use unmanned aircraft systems (drones) to spy on California residents. This decision is unsuprising since the U.S. government has already been spying on its citizens for years. The Fourth Amendment...