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De Anza students succeed without class privilege

De Anza students succeed without class privilege

Anisa Chaudhry, Staff Reporter
June 19, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Anisa Chaudhry   About a month ago, a current San Jose City Councilman told a friend of mine that De Anza students are financially well off, even stating that our college is the “Harvard of community colleges.” While this epithet is flattering, the perception that De Anza students’ extraordinary...

De Anza does not need U.S. Bank, to be frank

De Anza does not need U.S. Bank, to be frank

Andrew Shinjo, Staff Reporter
June 6, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Andrew Shinjo Located in the heart of the De Anza bookstore, U.S. Bank has had a monopoly on De Anza College’s campus as the only financial institution for the past few years. Last quarter, students protested the Dakota Access Pipeline by inviting credit unions to advertise their not-for-pr...

De Anza College students claim victory in Eco-Pass battle

De Anza College students claim victory in Eco-Pass battle

Kunal Mehta, News Editor
June 2, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

The VTA board voted to raise the community college Eco-Pass fee to only $20 and keep it at that price for the next four years, following months of lobbying by De Anza College student activists. VTA’s original proposal was to raise the fee up to $40 in chunks of $5 per year. Over 30 students attended...

De Anza administration absent in Eco-Pass fight

De Anza administration absent in Eco-Pass fight

Kunal Mehta, News Editor
June 2, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

VTA board members questioned the lack of attendance and communication from De Anza College administration during Thursday’s board meeting. VTA Deputy Director Finance & Budget, Ali Hudda, said that they had emailed the De Anza Eco-Pass coordinator Dennis Shannakian twice, but never received...

De Anza College baseball team swings hot and cold in season with no home field

De Anza College baseball team swings hot and cold in season with no home field

Taylor Bicht and Jay Serrano
June 2, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

When the De Anza College baseball team got hot this season, it seemed that the team was capable of beating any team in the league. But the hot streaks ended eventually and the team became cold for just enough games to miss the playoffs. The Dons finished the season with a 22-17 record, falling a couple of games ...

Cupertino youth spoonfed corporate propaganda and taught to not see economic class structure

Cupertino youth spoonfed corporate propaganda and taught to not see economic class structure

Neil McClintick, Opinions Editor
June 1, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Neil McClintick Just two years ago, I was a part of a cutthroat network of overly competitive, judgemental machines, the resultant culture of which forced me into a self-destructive mindset of inadequacy and depression. These institutions are what locals might refer to as Cupertino ‘Tino’ High,...

Eco-Pass fee increase fight ramps up

Eco-Pass fee increase fight ramps up

Andrew Shinjo, Staff Reporter
May 31, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Students at De Anza College are ramping up the fight to oppose the proposed increase of the Eco-pass fee from $9 to $40. The VTA board will vote on the issue at their June 1 board meeting. Over this past week, organizers leading the opposition from De Anza have met with many VTA board members including...

De Anza’s Homeless Students

De Anza’s Homeless Students

Bibi Samiezade-Yazd, Staff Reporter
May 30, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

In the bustling streets of the Bay Area, hundreds of thousands of people push and pass strangers daily, ignoring those on the streets around them. The few people likely to salvage acknowledgment and compassion towards outsiders are the ones who have been outsiders themselves. I found this especially true after interview...

Smoking weed: Students severely misinformed over legality status

Smoking weed: Students severely misinformed over legality status

Trisha Reyes, Staff Reporter
May 25, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

"Students should be fully informed on what is legal and nonlegal regarding Prop 64" Trisha Reyes Since Prop 64 passed last election, legalizing the recreational use of Marijuana, many students are under the impression that it is legal to smoke the herb anywhere and everywhere. More specifically, some De A...

Woman claiming to be undercover police arrested in front of large crowd

Woman claiming to be undercover police arrested in front of large crowd

Neil McClintick, Opinions Editor
May 24, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyXSqWPgwN8 The Foothill-De Anza police arrested  a middle-aged, unidentified woman in the main quad in front of a large crowd of upward to 100 students on Thursday, May 18 at approximately 4 p.m. When surrounded by officers and pressed against a police vehicle, ...