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DASB Student Trustee: Elias Kamal

DASB Student Trustee: Elias Kamal

Nick Girard, Staff Reporter
February 21, 2017
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Current student trustee Elias Sayed Kamal, 19, political science major, is the only candidate running for student trustee for the 2017-18 year. Kamal said the role of student trustee is to work with the Senate as well as collaborate with the administration and the board. “While students work on these...

District deliberates on enrollment drop

Sarah Helwig, Staff Reporter
February 8, 2017
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De Anza enrollment dropped four percent, while online enrollment doubled with an 11 percent increase according to the Census Enrollment Comparisons Report Winter 2016 to Winter 2017 released last week. District wide meetings are planned to talk about declining enrollment. In an email sent out by Chancellor...

DASB Senate slashes staff funds in stunning move

DASB Senate slashes staff funds in stunning move

Karan Abrol and Kunal Mehta, Staff Reporters
February 8, 2017
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The DASB Senate voted on Feb. 1 to defund staff positions in the offices of College Life and Student Accounts, freeing up more money to fund programs that benefit De Anza students. The Senate’s budget committee had recommended a budget based on the presumed revenue drop of $91,000, to $1.3 million...

DASB Senate supports De Anza/Foothill bus line, meeting ends with FB ‘drama’

Kunal Mehta, Staff Reporter
January 24, 2017
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The De Anza Senate unanimously approved a resolution endorsing a proposal to create a direct Valley Transit Authority bus line between the Foothill and De Anza college campuses, and discussed resolutions passed by the Foothill-De Anza Board of Trustees about undocumented students and other minority groups. The...

Remembering lives lost at Aleppo

Rachel Shin, Staff Reporter
January 24, 2017
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The Muslim Student Association and the Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action hosted a candlelight vigil to remember the victims of the Syrian Civil War living in the city of Aleppo on Thursday,  Jan. 12. Candles were passed out to De Anza College students and lit for a moment of silence...

College president pledges support to DACA and ‘fundamental commitments’ ahead of inauguration

Yane An, Editor-in-Chief
January 24, 2017
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De Anza College President Brian Murphy began an initiative to support and protect undocumented students, by way of two resolutions passed unanimously by the Foothill-De Anza Board of Trustees. Those measures support the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program and refuse to create a registry...

DASB Senate debates election code change

Jonathan Dupin, STAFF REPORTER
December 5, 2016
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The DASB Senate met on Wednesday with the student board of Foothill College to share ideas and open doors. The Foothill students were able to get a firsthand look of how a DASB meeting is conducted. The two parties were visibly excited to have the opportunity to meet. “I want to express extreme...

Student government peer evaluation evokes controversy

Student government peer evaluation evokes controversy

Neil McClintick, OPINIONS EDITOR
December 5, 2016
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The DASB Senate stumbled into  disagreement at its Nov. 30 meeting over a proposal to conduct peer evaluations. Senator Holly Iong proposed a system through which all senators would be able to rate each other’s effectiveness on a scale of one to five. The score averages would then be made available...

DASB Senate expels senator, dissolves Tech Committee

Jonathan Dupin, STAFF REPORTER
November 21, 2016
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The DASB Senate voted 19-0 in favor of expelling Senator Mohammad Tabrizi, the chair of the Technology Committee during their Nov. 9 meeting. DASB President Matthew Zarate said Tabrizi had “no record of basic tasks as a student senator, such as office hours, field hours, external committee membership, that ...

Veterans Day and Hefas events held concurrently in main quad

Andrew Pouliot, Jonathan Dupin, NEWS EDITOR, STAFF REPORTER
November 21, 2016
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Some faculty and staff were concerned about conflict over the National Anthem being played when both the Veteran’s Day event and the Hefas community event “Keep our Dreams Alive” occupied the main quad Nov 11. “Some of the staff people were talking about how awkward it might be,” said Cynthia...