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Walking in undocumented students’ shoes

Walking in undocumented students’ shoes

Kunal Mehta, Staff Reporter
February 21, 2017
Filed under Features

Andrea Torres’s family fled Peru, a country riddled with human rights violations and terrorists against America, when she was 2 years old. They quickly overstayed their temporary visas and settled down permanently. Growing up in a predominantly white community, Torres, 18, psychiatry and political...

Students exchange language and culture

Kunal Mehta, Staff Reporter
February 21, 2017
Filed under Features

De Anza College offers “The Language Exchange,” a program that gives students the opportunity to learn a new language by sharing their own native language, in the Listening and Speaking Center. For example, students seeking to learn English as native Korean speakers will be matched with English speakers...

Marijuana: What we know

Mary Sullivan, GUEST COLUMNIST
February 21, 2017
Filed under Features

28 states have legalized marijuana for medical uses, and eight - including California, have legalized it for recreational use. Due to bureaucratic restrictions, there is limited research about marijuana and its chemical cousins, cannabinoids. While the lack of scientific research can pose a public health...

Euphrat provides an inclusive platform. Singing, rapping, poetry among art-covered walls.

Euphrat provides an inclusive platform. Singing, rapping, poetry among art-covered walls.

Shaun Chatrath, Staff Reporter
February 21, 2017
Filed under Arts, Features, Student Life

Poetry, hip-hop and acappella echoed among the “Justice for All?” art exhibits in the Euphrat for the first Thursday Open Mic Night on Feb. 2. “Everyone has their own story,” said co-host Tyrone “emcee Black Jesus” Powell. “Here we don’t tell anyone that they cannot share their story,”...

De Anza Muslim Student Association celebrate World Hijab Day by sharing the hijab

De Anza Muslim Student Association celebrate World Hijab Day by sharing the hijab

Natalie Valencia, Staff Reporter
February 8, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Equality written on almost every poster fluttering in wind, hijabs displayed neatly on an adorned table and rows of henna, uncapped and ready —  a white pop-up tent set up in the quad stands strong and proud against the bustling wind, much like Muslim Student Association on World Hijab Day. MSA...

De Anza stands in solidarity by voicing support at Muslim Student Association meeting

De Anza stands in solidarity by voicing support at Muslim Student Association meeting

Yane An, Editor-in-Chief
February 7, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Seventy students, faculty, administration and leaders of De Anza College social justice groups joined the Muslim Student Association at its Jan. 30 meeting to show support following President Donald Trump’s order temporarily banning refugees and most citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries. De...

De Anza students protest inauguration of President Donald Trump

De Anza students protest inauguration of President Donald Trump

February 2, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

The sun set over dark rainclouds that abated as drum beats held strong. A traditional Mesoamerican dance group blessed the four directions and had protestors at Frank Ogawa Plaza take a knee to bless the protest.  Trump had just been inaugurated in the morning. Member of the De Anza Political Revolution club, a victim of student homele...

Education through exploration: Studying abroad in Vietnam with De Anza College

Education through exploration: Studying abroad in Vietnam with De Anza College

Emily Lew, Staff Reporter
January 31, 2017
Filed under Features

In the three weeks of Study Abroad Vietnam 2016, the cities of Hanoi, Lao Cai, Sa Pa, Danang, and Saigon broadened students’ perspectives by exposing them to different ways of life. From experiencing nightlife and night markets to visiting small villages and ricefields, studying abroad provided an...

Small changes, big payoff

Mary Sullivan, GUEST COLUMNIST
January 26, 2017
Filed under Features

It’s been three weeks since the start of 2017. Did you make New Year’s resolutions? Often we set unrealistic goals: try to lose 30 lbs in 30 days, run a 10K race by next month and organize everything! If you’ve fallen off the wagon of good intentions or feel apathetic about your goals, it’s never ...

De Anza preps for Trump protest

Yane An, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
January 26, 2017
Filed under Features

De Anza College groups protested the inauguration of President Donald Trump by mobilizing to make signs and attend local marches in San Jose and Oakland. President of De Anza’s Political Revolution Eddie Cisneros, 23, public health major, organized a carpool to the San Jose protest, as well as to...