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Clubs fight for Measure E

Amirah Farah
October 16, 2010
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  The statewide Day of Action in protest of education budget cuts took place on campus Oct. 7.  De Anza Restoring Education teamed up with the Black Student Union to host a night of performances from 5-8 p.m.  The event was a culmination of a week's worth of workshops, teach-ins, student foru...

DASB Senate passes first fee increase in 17 years during Wednesday meeting

Vivian Nguyen, Staff Writer
October 16, 2010
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In Wednesday's De Anza College Student Body Senate meeting ,a majority vote raised the DASB student body fee from $6 to $9 in the 2011-2012 school year. The DASB Finance Committee recently proposed to raise the student body fee for the first time in 17 years. The senate projects $240,000 in revenue...

Club Day brings crowds to main quad

Club Day brings crowds to main quad

William Ferguson
October 16, 2010
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Students were given the opportunity to join different clubs and activities at Club Day on Oct. 7 in the main quad. "We do this every quarter," ICC adviser La Donna Yumori-Kaku said.  "With about 60 clubs present, this is a great event." Different clubs attempted to recruit students,  from the Go and ...

De Anza in top community colleges list

De Anza in top community colleges list

Aliyah Mohammed
October 16, 2010
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De Anza College is ranked as one of the 50 top community colleges in the United States in 2010 and one of the top two in California and number one in northern California, according to a survey conducted by the Washington Monthly. Students at these institutions are more likely than their four-year college p...

Judge denounces ‘don’t ask don’t tell’

Vince Cestone
October 14, 2010
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  A federal judge issued an order to the military Oct. 12, to cease enforcement of the "don't ask, don't tell" law, which forbids gay and bisexual soldiers from serving in the military if they are openly gay. In his ruling that halted the 1993 law, holding the policy unconstitutional, Judge Virginia P...

Another staff position axed

April Seo
October 11, 2010
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Another De Anza College staff member will be laid off  as of Dec. 31 due to a lack of funding in the district budget. Adding to the list of  least 50 other positions terminated as of June 30.  At an Oct. 4 Board of Trustees meeting, members of the board decided to eliminate the posit...

Intensity in Tent City

Intensity in Tent City

Samuel Amador
October 7, 2010
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De Anza College students faced harsh elements and an array of wildlife last Sunday through Thursday, in their Main Quad campout, Tent City, to spread awareness about the coming elections. Since 2003, members of the De Anza student body have gotten together with students from across the state, fighting ...

Student senate pushes for Eco Pass

Sam Amador
October 7, 2010
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Last year the Striving Toward a New Direction coalition called for the Valley Transit Authority to strike a deal with the Foothill – De Anza District that would provide year-long Eco Passes for each De Anza student. According to the VTA website, it plans to create a new rapid transit bus line th...

Marijuana possession reduced to infraction

Vince Cestone
October 7, 2010
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Governor Schwarzenegger signed a Sept. 30 bill that will reduce the consequences of possessing less than an ounce of marijuana from a misdemeanor to a maximum $100 fine as of Jan. 1. According to Senate Bill 1449, Californians who carry less than an ounce of marijuana will face only an infraction equal to ...

Students ride for DREAM Act

Amira Farah
October 7, 2010
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The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act was filibustered on the Senate floor in a vote of 56-43, preventing the act from passing. If passed, the act would have allowed many undocumented workers to have a chance at citizenship, either by completing two years of college, or by entering th...