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De Anza students host renter rights’ panel, dialogue with San Jose City Council member

Nick Girard, Staff Reporter
March 6
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De Anza College held a panel on rent control, featuring San Jose City Council member Lan Diep, on Feb. 23. Salma Bizcaia, 19, criminal justice major, organized the panel. She opened the event with a story: “Back in 2010, I was in eighth grade, when my family was displaced from our apartment for no reaso...

Hundreds turned away at first town hall with U.S. Rep. Ro Khanna

Shaun Chatrath, Staff Reporter
March 6
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Hundreds were turned away at Ohlone Community College during U.S. Rep. Ro Khanna’s town hall forum on Feb. 22 and those who made it in the building weren’t guaranteed an audience. Car horns and the yelling of traffic directors encompassed Mission Street along the roadside of the school as Ohlone had...

DASB presidential candidates’ votes not counted in election

DASB presidential candidates’ votes not counted in election

Neil McClintick, Opinions Editor
March 3
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A Friday morning email sent out to several hundred students revealed alarming news: throughout the course of the Feb. 27 to March 3 election week, votes cast for DASB presidential candidates Rhozhen Panahi and Cialysiah, “Cici,” Washington were never counted because of “technical issues.” The e...

DASB presidential candidates debate issues

DASB presidential candidates debate issues

Omar Hashem
March 3
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Candidates agreed on the vast majority of issues in a DASB presidential debate Feb. 23, emphasizing the importance of outreach to students, open dialogue between senate members, and resolving the disconnect between DASB and the administration. “It was two and a half hours of disappointment,” Joseph L...

DASB senate candidates’ coalition ‘United’ finds posters vandalized; ‘Trump supporter’ scratched over candidate’s face

DASB senate candidates’ coalition ‘United’ finds posters vandalized; ‘Trump supporter’ scratched over candidate’s face

Omar Hashem, Staff Reporter
March 1
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*Editors Note - Clarified that presidential candidate Duran does not believe Kamal is responsible for the vandalism   “Trump supporter” was found scratched over a DASB senate vice president candidate’s face on Feb. 20. The candidate’s coalition, named “United,” also discovered their ba...

De Anza comes together against anti-semitic posters

De Anza comes together against anti-semitic posters

Natalie Valencia and Yane An
February 27
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Watch the full video of the forum here. De Anza College refused to stay passive in response to the anti-Semitic posters, rebuking them in the “De Anza Stands Against Anti-Semitism” forum, hosted by College President Brian Murphy Feb. 23. Murphy said that although De Anza is considered “a...

DASB Presidental Election Candidates: Cialysiah Washington

DASB Presidental Election Candidates: Cialysiah Washington

Nick Girard, Staff Reporter
February 21
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Growing up as a black woman, and losing three high school friends, Cialysiah ‘Cici’ Washington, 19, science major, said she has learned to love herself in a society that continues to put down and marginalize people like her. She’s never had a student government role, but she has built a coalition half ...

DASB Presidental Election Candidates: Dylan Kim

DASB Presidental Election Candidates: Dylan Kim

Anas Mustafa, Staff Reporter
February 21
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The platform of Dylan Kim, 21, business major, is based on the issues of improving De Anza’s dining services and signing up for classes. Kim said being a student makes it a tough to afford meals at the De Anza Campus Center cafeteria. Many students work two jobs, attend school full time, pay college e...

DASB Presidental Election Candidates: Rhozhen Panahi

DASB Presidental Election Candidates: Rhozhen Panahi

Emily Lew, Staff Reporter
February 21
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Rhozhen Panahi, 18, biology major, is determined to bring out the potential in every student at De Anza and help students overcome any economic, social, emotional or other hurdles. “I don’t want any student to have to feel like education is not an option. I want them to be able to continue and ...

DASB Presidental Election Candidates: Carlos Duran

DASB Presidental Election Candidates: Carlos Duran

Rachel Shin, Staff Reporter
February 21
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As a former foster youth who lived in three states, moved to six different cities, and attended nine different schools prior to college, Carlos Duran, 19, science nursing major, is one of the 3 percent of foster children who will receive a bachelor’s degree, according to the Stuart Foundation. He is deter...