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U.S. District Court finds Prop 8 unconstitutional

David Byars, William Ferguson
September 26, 2010
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In a landmark ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker, California's ban on same-sex marriage, otherwise known as Proposition 8, has been found in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution. The trials leading to Walker's decision began in November 2008, as the or...

De Anza College Housing Service Offline

Vince Cestone
September 23, 2010
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Many students at De Anza College live at home with their parents and commute to school. However, some students do not have that option and must find housing on their own. Until April, 2009, students seeking housing could use an online forum De Anza College website, the De Anza Housing Board. As of thi...

Financial aid goes plastic

Financial aid goes plastic

Vanessa Contreras
September 19, 2010
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The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is going green with a new method of handing out students financial aid refunds this quarter. They have teamed up with Higher One Bank to produce debit cards for students who receive financial aid.  Students who have filed the proper paperwork and have ...

De Anza Bookstore stocks up on texts for re-vamped rental program

Peter Maxwell
September 19, 2010
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The De Anza College bookstore is expanding the textbook rental program this fall in an attempt to provide affordable access to more texts, and to lure students away from online and off-campus retailers. The bookstore is now renting out 86 used textbooks at about half off the retail price. These ren...

State of the district address

State of the district address

Linda Thor, Foothill-De Anza District Chancellor
September 19, 2010
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Like many of you, I am beginning my first fall quarter in the Foothill-De Anza Community College District. In the seven months since I joined the district, I've learned that De Anza College students have a long and proud history of engagement and activism, particularly when it...

District starts tax campaign

District starts tax campaign

Vanessa Contreras
September 19, 2010
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The Foothill-De Anza College District might not be completely saved, but greatly relieved if the Foothill-De Anza Community College District Parcel Tax is passed on Nov 2. If approved by a two-thirds supermajority vote, every home owner in the eighth city district would be taxed $69 a year for six y...

defacto mctestus

defacto mctestus

Nick Girard
August 12, 2010
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Hello world! Great weather we're having today.

Free VTA bus token program in early stages, may come back in the Fall

Nadia Banchik
August 2, 2010
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Aimed to encourage students to drive less, the De Anza Student Body Senate's Environmental Sustainability Committee is sponsoring a free bus token pilot program for the summer quarter students. The tokens, each of which can be used as a day pass on any VTA bus, were given to 30 De Anza College students wh...

Auto incidents on the rise during 2009-2010 school year

Auto incidents on the rise during 2009-2010 school year

Jessie Bristow
August 1, 2010
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Automobile incidents at De Anza College have been on the rise during the 2009-2010 academic year, according to statistics gathered by the Foothill-De Anza College Police Department.Between a reported 12 hit and runs, six auto thefts, five crimes of auto part theft and nine counts of auto burglary, students ...

De Anza College tightens up smoking areas on campus

Erika Lotz
July 27, 2010
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 The Foothill-De Anza Board of Trustees unanimously approved creating smaller, more segregated cigarette smoking areas within existing locations at De Anza College in their July 12 meeting.Controversy surrounding De Anza's smoking areas prompted the school to reevaluate their placement on campus. D...