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De Anza President Murphy, DASB Senate President Zarate welcome staff

De Anza President Murphy, DASB Senate President Zarate welcome staff

Andrew Pouliot, News Writer
October 11, 2016
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Every year, De Anza College leadership holds an Opening Day ceremony to honor the staff and faculty and usher in the new school year. This year was no different, with College President Brian Murphy laying out new plans and policies for De Anza. “We have 22,000 returning students this year,” Murphy...

Plaza for Foothill College veterans a go

Mattew Granger, Staff Reporter
October 6, 2016
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Foothill College is getting a new veterans plaza named in honor of Marine Capt. Matthew Manoukian, a Los Altos native who was killed in action in Afghanistan and was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for putting himself in harm’s way to ensure other Marines under his command made it to safety. The...

Former student trustee a candidate for Foothill-De Anza Board of Trustees

Former student trustee a candidate for Foothill-De Anza Board of Trustees

Andrew Pouliot, News Editor
October 5, 2016
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Eight years after serving as a student representative on the Foothill-De Anza Community College District Board of Trustees, De Anza alum Patrick Ahrens, 27, is vying for a full-fledged trustee position. He is running for one of three open seats on the board, which oversees De Anza and Foothill ...

De Anza anthropology students excavate 16.5 million-year-old fossils in Kenya

De Anza anthropology students excavate 16.5 million-year-old fossils in Kenya

Adrian Discipulo, Staff Writer
September 29, 2016
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A team of four De Anza students undertook a rigorous learning experience hunting for fossils in Kenya over the summer. The students, Michelle Bounkousohn, Vincent Gomez, Chris Mayes, and Viana Roland took part in the expedition with anthropology professor Isaiah Nengo, conducting eight weeks of field...

Flint Garage closing for repairs at end of quarter: Year-long closure will impact student, staff, faculty parking

Jay Serrano, Managing Editor
June 14, 2016
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The Flint Parking Garage at De Anza College will close for a $21 million renovation at the end of spring quarter and remain closed until June of 2017.   The garage will undergo seismic renovations that will define and address safety considerations and correct code compliance issues, according...

Check fraud suspect charged with grand theft, forgery

Check fraud suspect charged with grand theft, forgery

Andrew Pouliot, Staff Writer
June 13, 2016
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A former De Anza College student with prior felony convictions has been charged with grand theft and forgery in connection with the $14,000 missing from DASB Senate accounts, according to Foothill-De Anza Police. Mariam Ahmadi, 41, of San Jose, posted a $50,000 bail bond and is to return to Santa...

Motion to remove DASB president fails

Motion to remove  DASB president fails

Alena Naiden, Staff Writer
June 12, 2016
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The student senate failed to garner enough votes in an attempt to remove DASB President Matthew Zarate during a heated, nearly five-hour-long meeting on Wednesday, June 8.   Even though the majority of senators (13 out of 21) voted for Zarate’s unseating, the motion failed as it did not reach...

DASB Senate moves to prevent further check fraud

Frank Bellido, Staff Reporter
June 2, 2016
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The DASB Senate discussed transfering their accounts from Bank of America to Wells Fargo to prevent further check fraud losses at their meeting on May 25. “The fraud took place in August and in September it was discovered” said DASB Senate President Matthew Zarate. DASB sena...

De Anza enrollment continues to decline

Neil McClintick, Staff Reporter
June 2, 2016
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Enrollment at De Anza College for the spring quarter was 19,587, a rate not only lower than the school’s average fall head count, but also lower than last year’s spring report, which recorded nearly 20,300 students, according to Foothill-De Anza Institutional Research and Planning’s enroll...

Comedians entertain, offend, ridicule politics at Flint Center

Comedians entertain, offend, ridicule politics at Flint Center

Laura Shkouratoff, Staff Reporter
May 31, 2016
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“It’s a religion of peace,” Bill Maher said about Islam during a speech at De Anza College. “A piece of you over here...a piece of you over there..." This remark was not the only one of its kind during his speech, and jokes like this earned him bouts of laughter from viewers. Ma...