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Assemblymember advocates for lowering voting age to 17

Shane Fender, Staff Reporter
April 24, 2017
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California Assemblymember Evan Low proposed a constitutional amendment (ACA 10) in March to lower the voting age to 17. Low represents District 58, covering most of Cupertino, Saratoga, and parts of San Jose. Assemblymember Low said many 18-year-olds are in a state of transition in their lives, and ...

Senators transition into DASB Senate

Senators transition into DASB Senate

Ana Acosta, Staff Reporter
April 24, 2017
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The new DASB senators transitioned into the senate, with advice from last year’s Senate President Matthew Zarate, over the first DASB Senate meeting of the quarter. The meeting took over three hours due to Senate still learning proper meeting procedure, on April 19. President Dylan Kim’ proposal to instal...

La Voz staff wins awards at journalism conference

La Voz staff wins awards at journalism conference

Cecilia Deck, Adviser to La Voz
April 24, 2017
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La Voz News, the student news media of De Anza College, won awards in reporting, photography, design, layout, copy editing, opinion writing and online presentation at the Journalism Association of Community Colleges state convention in Sacramento March 30-April 1. De Anza journalism students compet...

DASB Senate president commits to campaign vision of subsidized food

Ana Acosta, Staff Reporter
April 24, 2017
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DASB Senate President Dylan Kim unsuccessfully proposed creating an Operations Committee during last Wednesday’s DASB meeting. He ran on a platform of lowering food costs, and plans to do so by subsidizing some of campus food cost with DASB’s budget. The Senate will need to vote on a decision to f...

De Anza students defend womens’ right to choose in reaction to anti-abortion display

De Anza students defend womens’ right to choose in reaction to anti-abortion display

Kunal Mehta, News Editor
April 21, 2017
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Self-organized De Anza students counter-protested anti-abortion protesters in the quad this past week. The students held up signs promoting womens’ right to choose in front of the graphic anti-abortion signs. Ana Karen, 19, psychology major, held up a sign that said, “If it’s not your body, it...

Stevens Creek Boulevard fire causes power outage at De Anza College

Stevens Creek Boulevard fire causes power outage at De Anza College

Neil McClintick, Opinions Editor
March 28, 2017
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Hundreds of De Anza College students found their finals suddenly disrupted by a blaring smoke alarm Monday, March 27, forcing the evacuation of the L-quad area and the library — the result of a transformer fire originating off-campus on Stevens Creek Boulevard. At about 1:45 p.m., most of the campus e...

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, 2017
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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, 2017
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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, 2017
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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, 2017
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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...