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Parking Lot C smoking area a haven for De Anza’s counterculture

Parking Lot C smoking area a haven for De Anza’s counterculture

Coree Hogan, Staff Writer
October 13, 2013
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Counterculture is alive and well at De Anza College’s Parking Lot C smoking area. De Anza became a smoke free campus in 2005, but designated smoking areas were not sanctioned until 2008. Attracting a concentration of smokers, the C lot has become a hub for characters on the De Anza campus. On...

De Anza flea market variety attracts thousands

Andrew Boyce, Staff Writer
October 13, 2013
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On the first Saturday of each month, hundreds of vendors gather to sell to thousands of people looking for a good deal at the De Anza College parking lot between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. For over 30 years, the De Anza flea market has been bringing people from all around the Bay Area to come and look for...

Campus preview: Euphrat’s ‘Making Space’

Katie Phan, Staff Writer
October 13, 2013
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The first thing your eyes focus on as you enter the Euphrat Museum of Art is what you would least expect to find inside: basketballs. Hundreds of neon orange balls invade the corner of a white expanse in  “Basketball Pyramid” by artist David Huffman. But the sight doesn’t faze Diana Argabrite,...

How to use the new campus printing stations

Cole Yamamura, Staff Writer
October 11, 2013
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A new printing system on the De Anza campus includes new features and a new set of instructions for students to get accustomed to. Some new features include an upgraded touch screen monitor and an attached card swiper, where users can pay for their printouts with their DASB card or charge money to...

First astronomy show of the fall sells out

First astronomy show of the fall sells out

LiWei Shih, Staff Writer
October 7, 2013
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De Anza College’s Fujitsu Planetarium hosted a sold-out astronomy “Magic Tree” show on Saturday, Sept. 28. Families with kids waited in line to see the first showing of Magic Tree. The audience absorbed knowledge about the solar system through an animated film and participated in every activity. The...

Fair trade takes stand at De Anza bookstore

Fair trade takes stand at De Anza bookstore

Jescelane Valencia, Staff Writer
October 7, 2013
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The De Anza College bookstore is teaming up with a fair trade organization to set a new clothing policy eliminating connections to sweatshops. Latina/o Empowerment at De Anza Community (LEAD) first discussed the importance of fair trade on campus after attending the LEAD Global Issues Conference last...

How to pick your bank: Five things to watch out for

Rachel Schemel, Features/Managing Editor
October 4, 2013
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•Mobile Banking: Many banks now have additional features for mobile banking like mobile deposit and bill pay. •Fees: Banks often have student accounts options to help reduce additional fees associated with having an account. Opening a savings account or using your debit card multiple times a month...

DASB card offers little-known discounts

Leticia Castro, Staff Writer
October 4, 2013
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You may have a DASB card, but what can you use it for? Beyond checking out books in the library, De Anza college students can get discounts with the DASB card. Discounts range from food to bowling. Most participating venues are local, found just across the street, but a few are located in San...

Students prefer Amazon to local bookstores for textbooks

Students prefer Amazon to local bookstores for textbooks

Rika Kumar, Staff Writer
October 4, 2013
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At the beginning of the quarter, students are shocked at how much college textbooks cost. So where are students going to get the best priced books? The top choice of De Anza students is not De Anza or Premiere bookstores, but Amazon. Students prefer Amazon Prime to the campus bookstore because...