La Voz News

HEFAS takes to De Anza’s main quad to show solidarity

HEFAS takes to De Anza’s main quad to show solidarity

Ana Gonzalvez, Staff reporter
October 12, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Volunteers and interns of the Higher Education for AB 540 Students (HEFAS) program took to the Main Quad on Thursday, Sept. 28 to make sure undocumented students feel welcome on the De Anza College campus this school year. “I remember being in high school, I was really shy to say that I was undo...

Third Annual HEFAS Summit on Friday, May 5

Jackie Contreras, Staff Reporter
May 3, 2017
Filed under News

HEFAS (Higher Education For AB 540 Students) will be hosting their third annual summit, themed “Bridges Not Walls,” on Friday, May 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Euphrat Museum Of Art. The theme was chosen as a response to the country’s current administration. The HEFAS summit will focus...

HEFAS and MSA hosts symbolic, supportive Wall of Solidarity before Trump inauguration

HEFAS and MSA hosts symbolic, supportive Wall of Solidarity before Trump inauguration

Natalie Valencia, Staff Reporter
January 21, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Higher Educations For AB 520 Students (HEFAS) and Muslim Student Association (MSA) reminded students of the unconditional support at De Anza College with a “Wall of Solidarity” on Jan. 19, a day before the inauguration of Donald Trump as President of the United States. The Wall of Solidarity hung in front of the ...

Veterans Day and Hefas events held concurrently in main quad

Andrew Pouliot, Jonathan Dupin, NEWS EDITOR, STAFF REPORTER
November 21, 2016
Filed under News

Some faculty and staff were concerned about conflict over the National Anthem being played when both the Veteran’s Day event and the Hefas community event “Keep our Dreams Alive” occupied the main quad Nov 11. “Some of the staff people were talking about how awkward it might be,” said Cynthia...

Series of Self Care activities show just how important self care is

Series of Self Care activities show just how important self care is

Elsa Castro, Staff Reporter
February 24, 2019
Filed under Campus Beat, Campus Beat

Face masks, trips to the spa and bubble baths are all ways to practice self-care. But self-care comes in many other forms and Higher Education for AB 540 Students (HEFAS) created a space just for that at the Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action (VIDA) Offices on Feb. 14. “I wanted to have an event where people could come in and have the creative space to paint a se...

Jean Miller Resource Room announces new staff member

Andrew Shinjo, News Editor
March 16, 2018
Filed under News

The Jean Miller Resource Room announced a new program coordinator on Friday, March 16. Shaila Ramos graduated from De Anza in 2013, and transferred to University of California Santa Cruz, where she studied community studies and Latin American Latinx studies, according to an email from Dean of Equity...

DASB presidential candidate debate Q&A

DASB presidential candidate debate Q&A

Jeffrey Windham and Andrew Shinjo
March 5, 2018
Filed under News

Khaled Haq and Lawrence Su are two of three DASB presidential candidates of 2018. The third candidate Jesus Pacheco was not present. Why do you think you’re fit to be the president? Khaled: “I have experience and leadership, I have experience within my own coalition, there’s equity that I’m fi...

Jean Miller Resource Room asks for more funding following hate crime

Ana Acosta, Staff Reporter
March 4, 2018
Filed under News

Due to the decrease in enrollment, budget cuts were made at last week’s six hour DASB Senate meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 21. De Anza College programs and organizations such as the Puente Project, Umoja Program, Euphrat Museum of Art, Student Success Center, Equity Office, CalWORKS, ICC, Math Performance...

Student Services and Helpful Resources at De Anza College

Student Services and Helpful Resources at De Anza College

Audrey Marques, Design Editor
September 28, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Starting the school new year, many new students arrive and want to get into what is around the Campus.  De Anza College has many resources that can help students during their time here, just as an example, the Health Service, Financial Aid and Scholarship, VIDA, and so many other things that can help...

De Anza college supports undocumented students after Trump ends DACA

Ana Gonzalvez, Staff reporter
September 27, 2017
Filed under News

The safety of immigrants in this country once again came under fire--however, this time, the targeted group can usually be found sitting in classrooms and getting a college education. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, DACA, provides a two year long renewable amnesty to individua...