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The Gift of Positivity

The Gift of Positivity

Mary Sullivan, GUEST COLUMNIST
December 9, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase, Student Life

Finals, holidays, family and friends can contribute to elevated levels of stress in the dark cold of winter. An end to a relationship or returning home can bring painful and confusing emotions to the forefront. Will we never get better or get ahead? Does it mean we failed? These are tough questions that...

The remarkable achievement of Ali Adhami’s student film

The remarkable achievement of Ali Adhami’s student film

Peter Preciado, Staff Reporter
December 7, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

War, racism, religious intolerance and all of the other ways human beings create barriers, weigh heavily on Ali Adhami.  Long before Adhami shot his award-winning short film, “Reinforced,”  a commentary on these divisions, for Aimee Gillette’s Intro to Film/Television Directing at De Anza, ...

Best Movies of 2016

Best Movies of 2016

Chuckie Snyder, Arts Editor
December 5, 2016
Filed under Arts, Features, Showcase

12. Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War and Doctor Strange “Civil War” successfully balanced a massive story with numerous characters and the perfectly executed action sequences. “Doctor Strange’s” breathtaking visuals and outstanding acting escaped the trappings of the typical Marvel o...

For working students, the holidays aren’t so jolly

For working students, the holidays aren’t so jolly

ALEX CARDENAS, STAFF REPORTER
December 5, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase, Student Life

During the school year, most students work part-time jobs while attending classes full-time or vice versa, but the busy holiday season often leads to sacrifices in work or school. “Sacrifices have to be made where school will suffer for work or work for school. Usually both will happen as I teeter on...

Ham 4 Ham: Student productions take the bacon

Ham 4 Ham: Student productions take the bacon

Amanda Penrod, STAFF REPORTER
December 5, 2016
Filed under Features, Student Life

Whispering students crowd Conference rooms A and B at De Anza College on Nov. 22, awaiting their “familia,” group of about six students, to be called up to perform. With the current controversy between Broadway’s “Hamilton” cast and Vice President-elect Mike Pence, De Anza English and writing...

Destroying the competition in ‘Super Smash Bros.’

Destroying the competition in ‘Super Smash Bros.’

Jamie Lamping, STAFF REPORTER
December 5, 2016
Filed under Features, Student Life

Having six giant CRT televisions in one room might seem a bit strange, and even more so when a Wii is connected to each one. In a Super Smash Bros. Melee tournament, however, this setup is the norm. On Nov. 30, the De Anza College Competitive Gamers club hosted its first Super Smash Bros. Melee tournament...

Don’t laugh off comics just yet

December 4, 2016
Filed under Features

Comics becoming obsolete? No. By some measures, they are flourishing as a medium. It is time for the stigma against comic books and their readers to be dispelled. Everything you think you know about the comic book world is wrong. Comic readers are only children or creepy old guys When prompted to imagine the a...

The timeless goal of pursuing education

The timeless goal of pursuing education

Daniella D'Ambly, Staff Reporter
December 1, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

De Anza Institutional Research’s “Spring 2016 End of Term Credit Headcount” survey reveals that students over 25 make up about 35 percent of the campus population. Larry Baron, 70, film major, retired from the high tech field. He said it was funny that he paid taxes and often saw ballot meas...

Euphrat faculty art show a success

Euphrat faculty art show a success

Adrian Discipulo, Design Editor
November 21, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

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Success on a worldwide scale at De Anza open house

Success on a worldwide scale at De Anza open house

Peter Preciado, STAFF REPORTER
November 21, 2016
Filed under Features, Student Life

International students celebrated how far they had traveled in distance as well as in their personal journeys amongst refreshments and photo opportunities at the De Anza College International Student Program, or ISP, Open House. Lorenzo Duarte Móre, 18, film major was a Brazilian high school senior...