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Jordan Executes Islamic State Militants

Jordan Executes Islamic State Militants

Naomi Fuhrmann, Staff Writer

February 24, 2015

The term terrorism has turned into a word that instills fear in people, and for good reason. It is scary when a group of people intentionally and brutally harms a different group of people for no apparent reason. It may be scary that revenge is the drive to stop the Islamic State group, but this brutal...

De Anza Baseball grabs win number two

De Anza Baseball grabs win number two

Talina Rocha, Staff Writer

February 18, 2015

The De Anza baseball team took their second win of the season against Contra Costa College in dramatic fashion this Tuesday Feb. 10. Starting pitcher Alex Zarate went six innings allowing no runs and only one hit with many opportunities coming throughout the entire game for the Dons and Comets. In...

Domestic abuse victims should be the focus of new NFL policy

Geena Gonzales, Staff Writer

February 18, 2015

The National Football League started and ended with controversy this past season. Last February former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice knocked his then fiancée unconscious in an Atlantic City casino elevator. The altercation was caught on video surveillance, and was released to the media in July. Just...

Measles outbreak causes outrage

Adam Del Rio, Staff Writer

February 18, 2015

Rumors and horror stories of vaccine side-effects spread faster than the illnesses themselves. The time to drop silly precautions is now, before it’s too late. Parents across the U.S. are blaming the 'anti-vaccination movement' for the avoidable illnesses thousands of people continue to face ev...

Proposition 13 outdated, requires change

Proposition 13 outdated, requires change

Jay Serrano, Freelance Writer

February 18, 2015

Proposition 13, a series of tax reforms passed in 1978, is the single worst thing to happen to the California education system, ever. Protections for homeowners are necessary and should stay, but the numerous corporate loopholes need to go. These corporate loopholes deprive the California educational...

A call for political action against Bill Cosby when he speaks at Flint

Gary Wesley, 62, La Voz Weekly Reader

February 18, 2015

Dear Editor, I see online that Bill Cosby is now scheduled to appear at the Flint Center on Sunday, June 7. Cosby has been accused of drugging and attacking girls and women for decades (1965-2008 so far). While it may be too late to criminally prosecute or civilly sue Cosby, why would community...

Music Buzz: Black musicians who influenced popular music

Music Buzz: Black musicians who influenced popular music

Yousif Kassab, Staff Writer

February 18, 2015

Aside from being the month of love due to Valentines Day, February is also well known for being Black History Month. With that in mind, we would be remiss not to look at the wealth of black history that is integral to music’s very DNA. Nearly every single genre  of music today was either pioneered...

Oscars 2015 Predictions

Oscars 2015 Predictions

Bojana Cvijic, Staff Writer

February 18, 2015

The Oscars are right around the corner, so who’s going to go home a winner? Though there’s been a lot of outrage on who’s been nominated and who hasn’t, we still have to pick who’s going to win this season, so without further ado, here are my predictions for 2015 Academy Awards: Best picture...

App Review: Songza music app more annoyances than tunes?

App Review: Songza music app more annoyances than tunes?

Baolien Dang, Staff Writer

February 18, 2015

Songza is a free, ad-supported music streaming media device that plays all the right music specifically based on your mood. Google has recently purchased Songza and intends to bring its best features to Google Play Music on different devices such as Android, iOS, Roku, tunes on TV, Sonos audio system...

First Thursday kicks off Black History Month with a bang

First Thursday kicks off Black History Month with a bang

Lamberto Diaz, Staff Writer

February 8, 2015

The Four Elements and the Black Leadership Collective hosted the “Black History Month Kick-Off” in the Euphrat Museum of Art on Feb. 5. Donna Jones- Dulin, Associate Vice President of Operations at De Anza, honored and highlighted important historical figures and events which contributed to the...