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Student Senate vies for Pepsi money

Student Senate vies for Pepsi money

Yeina Yi, Helen Koh
October 28, 2010
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The De Anza Associated Student Body Senate has proposed a plan to win the Pepsi Refresh Program's $250,000 grant to fund services for students.                When Senator Pamela Jara-Arancibia saw an online ad for the Pepsi Refresh Project, she envisioned it helpin...

Leno lampoons former campus president

Leno lampoons former campus president

Peter Maxwell
October 28, 2010
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United States Under Secretary of Education, former De Anza College  President and District Chancellor Martha Kanter was on the receiving end of a short joke by Jay Leno aired on his program "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," Oct. 21.  In a segment titled "Anybody Got a Stepstool?" Leno play...

Athletics vans switch to ethanol

Nadia Banchik
October 23, 2010
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  De Anza athletes will soon be traveling to games in three new vans fueled by ethanol. The vans currently in use are fueled by biodiesel. The fuel switch is another initiative funded by bond Measure C, approved by voters in 2006. It is a program aimed at replacing aged and fuel inefficien...

Assemblyman Jim Beall opens discussion on SB 1440, other propositions with students

Michael Maninna
October 23, 2010
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Local assemblyman Jim Beall, husband of a former De Anza employee, visited De Anza College to discuss propositions on the Nov. 2 ballot, bills affecting community college students and state budget logistics Oct. 22. Beall led a discussion about isses directly impacting De Anza students during his talk ...

Gay straight alliance enlists allies

Gay straight alliance enlists allies

April Seo
October 23, 2010
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"Are you an ally?" That was the theme of Ally Week, a week-long event hosted by the Gay-Straight Alliance Oct. 18 through Oct. 21 to encourage students to become allies in the effort to address lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual harassment, and support safe environments for all students regardle...

Website getting redesigned

October 23, 2010
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A new De Anza College website redesign will make navigation easier for students, said Marisa Spatafore, director of Marketing, Communication and Development at De Anza. The college website (http://www.deanza.edu) will undergo changes, keeping the same information available to students, but presentin...

Students globe-trot

Nadia Banchik
October 23, 2010
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De Anza College has the second largest population of international students among community colleges in the United States. The Foothill-De Anza Board of Trustees discussed an International Students Program report stating the education of international students is one of the most important issues on...

Vote 2010 Rally comes to San Jose State

David Byars
October 23, 2010
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The California Democratic Party held a get out the vote rally with former President Bill Clinton, Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown, and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom. The event was in the San Jose State University Event center on Oct. 17. As Newsom started the rally, he was gr...

District budget almost done, ledger no longer in the red

William Ferguson
October 23, 2010
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The Foothill-De Anza Community College District's 2010-2011 budget is nearing finalization. Each year, representatives from De Anza and Foothill Colleges coordinate efforts to balance the yearly budget, manage revenues and allocate them among departments. Last year's budget included cuts in state fu...

Bill eases student transfer troubles

William Ferguson, Staff Writer
October 17, 2010
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  On Oct. 4, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed Senate Bill 1440, which enables students to earn a transfer degree and making them eligibile for automatic transfer to a California State University.  Under the bill, students will be able to view a specified set of requirements for their desired...