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DASB Senate passes resolution to divest from Israeli occupations

DASB Senate passes resolution to divest from Israeli occupations

Kunal Mehta, Staff Reporter
March 21, 2017
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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, 2017
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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, 2017
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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, 2017
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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, 2017
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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...

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

Nick Girard, Staff Reporter
March 6, 2017
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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, 2017
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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, 2017
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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, 2017
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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...