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The Gift of Positivity

The Gift of Positivity

Mary Sullivan, GUEST COLUMNIST
December 9, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase, Student Life

Finals, holidays, family and friends can contribute to elevated levels of stress in the dark cold of winter. An end to a relationship or returning home can bring painful and confusing emotions to the forefront. Will we never get better or get ahead? Does it mean we failed? These are tough questions that...

The remarkable achievement of Ali Adhami’s student film

The remarkable achievement of Ali Adhami’s student film

Peter Preciado, Staff Reporter
December 7, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

War, racism, religious intolerance and all of the other ways human beings create barriers, weigh heavily on Ali Adhami.  Long before Adhami shot his award-winning short film, “Reinforced,”  a commentary on these divisions, for Aimee Gillette’s Intro to Film/Television Directing at De Anza, ...

Best Movies of 2016

Best Movies of 2016

Chuckie Snyder, Arts Editor
December 5, 2016
Filed under Arts, Features, Showcase

12. Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War and Doctor Strange “Civil War” successfully balanced a massive story with numerous characters and the perfectly executed action sequences. “Doctor Strange’s” breathtaking visuals and outstanding acting escaped the trappings of the typical Marvel o...

For working students, the holidays aren’t so jolly

For working students, the holidays aren’t so jolly

ALEX CARDENAS, STAFF REPORTER
December 5, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase, Student Life

During the school year, most students work part-time jobs while attending classes full-time or vice versa, but the busy holiday season often leads to sacrifices in work or school. “Sacrifices have to be made where school will suffer for work or work for school. Usually both will happen as I teeter on...

Student government peer evaluation evokes controversy

Student government peer evaluation evokes controversy

Neil McClintick, OPINIONS EDITOR
December 5, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

The DASB Senate stumbled into  disagreement at its Nov. 30 meeting over a proposal to conduct peer evaluations. Senator Holly Iong proposed a system through which all senators would be able to rate each other’s effectiveness on a scale of one to five. The score averages would then be made available...

TOUGH SOCCER LOSSES

TOUGH SOCCER LOSSES

Aysha Rehman, STAFF REPORTER
December 5, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The De Anza College men’s soccer team finished the season with a strong record, but lost its goalie in an assault Nov. 11, and subsequently lost the semifinals Nov. 22. The team, led by Albert Munante with 15 goals, and Jose Varon with six assists, had a 13-3-6 record and finished second in the So...

Breaking stereotypes as a male cheerleader

Breaking stereotypes as a male cheerleader

Maria Ortiz, Staff Reporter
December 4, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Not everyone can handle being the focal point of a team, but Julio Alfaro can. A 20-year-old music major, Alfaro is the co-captain of the cheer team and the only male cheerleader at De Anza College. With more than a year as a cheerleader, he’s shown his capacity to lead. According to a 2015...

The timeless goal of pursuing education

The timeless goal of pursuing education

Daniella D'Ambly, Staff Reporter
December 1, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

De Anza Institutional Research’s “Spring 2016 End of Term Credit Headcount” survey reveals that students over 25 make up about 35 percent of the campus population. Larry Baron, 70, film major, retired from the high tech field. He said it was funny that he paid taxes and often saw ballot meas...

Euphrat faculty art show a success

Euphrat faculty art show a success

Adrian Discipulo, Design Editor
November 21, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

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Neon Dance: Good vibes only

Neon Dance: Good vibes only

Yane An, Matthew Fernandez, STUDENT LIFE EDITOR, PHOTO EDITOR
November 21, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase, Student Life

Over 100 students danced under the blacklights and balloons at the Neon Dance on Nov. 10, hosted by the DASB Senate at De Anza College. The ticket sales doubled as a fundraiser for clubs that sold 10 or more, as $4 of each ticket went to their 44 accounts. The event started off timidly, but once the...