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Dylan Kim and Kalani Hettige win the DASB Senate election

Dylan Kim and Kalani Hettige win the DASB Senate election

Trisha Reyes, Staff Reporter
March 23
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After an overly extended and controversial election process, Dylan Kim stands as De Anza College’s newly elected DASB president, with vice president Kalani Hettige. Kim won 290 votes, with a margin of 82 votes from the second highest voted candidate, Cialysiah “Cici” Washington. Carlos Du...

Bag of urine shows need for plumbers

Nick Girard, Staff Reporter
March 21
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On March 8, 2017 De Anza students who walked into the A quad men’s bathroom saw a plastic bag filled with pee affixed around a urinal. The bag was dubbed the “De Anza Piss Bag” on social media. De Anza student Julian Laplaca posted a photo on Facebook, captioning the bag with: “What a beautif...

San Jose flood destroys professor’s house

San Jose flood destroys professor’s house

Karan Abrol, Staff Reporter
March 21
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Severe flooding in Coyote Creek three weeks ago displaced 14,000 San Jose residents within hours, devastating and dismantling the life of De Anza nursing professor, Peter Miskin. De Anza students and employees have rallied around the professor to help him get back on his feet and deal with the situ...

Despite rumors, De Anza Foundation divestment from fossil fuels confirmed

Yane An and Shaun Chatrath
March 21
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The issue of whether or not the De Anza Foundation has followed through with its 2013 commitment has been in question since the March 8 DASB Senate meeting, where Student Trustee Elias Kamal said there are many projects still in need of completion, like full divestment of fossil fuels. De Anza Foundation h...

DASB Senate passes resolution to divest from Israeli occupations

DASB Senate passes resolution to divest from Israeli occupations

Kunal Mehta, Staff Reporter
March 21
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The DASB Senate passed a resolution advocating the Foothill-De Anza Foundation’s divestment from companies profiting from illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank on Wednesday, March 15. The proposal, prepared by the De Anza Students for Justice club was presented a week after Israel passed a law ...

Students protest CSU tuition increases with ‘Walking Debt’ zombie lie-in

Students protest CSU tuition increases with ‘Walking Debt’ zombie lie-in

Emily Lew, Staff Reporter
March 16
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Students lay down in the main quad as part of the “Walking Debt” lie-in protesting the 5 percent CSU tuition increase on Thursday, March 16. Around fifteen students participated in the flashmob, lying on the ground while holding signs relevant to the CSU tuition increase such as, “71% graduated s...

After election fiasco, new DASB presidential election to be held

After election fiasco, new DASB presidential election to be held

Kunal Mehta, Staff Reporter
March 8
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The original election will be scrapped and a new DASB presidential election will be held from March 13 to 17, after unanimous approval from the DASB Election Committee and the full DASB Senate. Students will be be allowed to cast votes starting Monday 12:01 a.m. until Friday 4 p.m for just the four ...

DASB Senate takes final vote on budget and endorses .edu emails

Kunal Mehta, Staff Reporter
March 6
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The DASB Senate took a final vote on its 2017-2018 budget and endorsed a proposal to give students universal access to .edu email addresses March 1. There was one dissenter in the final budget vote: vice president Stephanie Rigsby, who expressed her gratitude for the senators who worked on finalizi...

DASB Senate votes to cover deficit with reserve fund

Kunal Mehta, Staff Reporter
March 6
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The DASB Senate voted Feb. 22 to use $55,000 from its reserve fund to cover the the 2017-18 budget deficit. The reserve fund has $400,000 left. The budget allocates nearly $1.3 million for DASB programs and activities, and an additional $38,000 for advocacy activities through the Student Represent...