The Inquirer

Letter to the editor: 16-week semester is not a good idea

Francisco Hinojosa, Student

March 23, 2015

Changing to a 16-week format is not a good idea. This is not about student success as it is a money issue. This is not the first time we have considered compressing the academic calendar before and what came out of it was not a compression of the 17-we...

Letter to the Editor: Students need larger desks

Soo Lim, Student

March 18, 2015

Dear Ms. Elmore and Mr. Louis It’s time to replace students’ desks at Diablo Valley College. Imagine you are in a tough class studying with a small desk and you want to take notes and read the textbook at the same time. U...

Letter to the Editor: Smoke-free campus

Karla Xochicale, Student

March 5, 2015

Cigarette smoking has been found as the biggest source of preventable morbidity and premature mortality worldwide. According to the California Department of Public Health, smoking kills more Americans each year than consuming...

Letter to the editor: Distracted walking is just as bad as driving

Robert Cardenas, Student

February 20, 2015

There exists a growing problem along our already busy walkways here at Diablo Valley College: Students have their eyes focused on their smartphones or other electronic devices, oblivious to their surroundings and the potential...

Letter to the editor: YIK YAK

Shulin Chen, DVC student

December 19, 2014

Dear Editor, I am a Diablo Valley College student. Besides that, I'm Chinese. I was lucky enough to read about your article "Yik Yak displays student ignorance" in the school. Thanks for taking the right side on this issue. I reall...

International health insurance pricey but beneficial

Jaeeun Seo, Student

November 4, 2014

Dear Editor, Diablo Valley College offers a mandatory insurance premium to international students, as medical care in the United States is very expensive. They are required to buy it within the first two weeks of the first...

Campus bookstore prices are too high

Brandon Ferguson, Student

November 4, 2014

Dear Editor, Attending Diablo Valley College, there are dozens of issues that come with a new semester, like parking and overcrowded classrooms. These are considered normal, and there’s not much we can do about it. However...

Letter to the Editor: San Ramon needs to add more classes

Shayda Hadjarasvadi, DVC student

November 3, 2014

Dear Editor, The San Ramon Campus is a beautiful college and clean environment that captures everyone’s attention to register for this campus. In the Diablo Valley College Pleasant Hill campus, the students have to spend $40...

Letter to the Editor: California Drought

Ashley Gonzalez, DVC student

October 30, 2014

Dear Editor, It is no celebration that California is experiencing one of the worst droughts known to date, and with the severity of this drought, it is a serious issue that needs to be taken into perspective. Water is a...

Letter to the editor: Student debt

Bryce Jones, DVC student

October 19, 2014

Dear Editor, On Sept. 19, Apple launched the latest revision of their popular iPhone. Even then, others still anticipate the next Samsung Galaxy. The cycle of consumerism is increasing especially amongst students – no lon...

Letter to the editor: Ugg boots

Celina Green, DVC student

October 19, 2014

Dear Editor, Now that fall is approaching and the cold weather is starting to set in, many of us will start buying wool products to keep us warmer this winter. However, we may not be aware about what we are contributing...

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