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New ESL club holds first meeting

New ESL club holds first meeting

Michael Nijmeh, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2018

De Anza students and instructors packed the student council chambers A, waiting to hear about the first ESL club meeting on Oct. 26. Club officers and advisor were pleased to see the outcome. “We would like to continue this club as long, as long as possible,” said Angelica Matyssik, 19, nursing major. According to Maria Marin, ESL instructor, the club w...

Cross Cultural Partners program fosters connection between ESL, non-ESL students

Cross Cultural Partners program fosters connection between ESL, non-ESL students

Abhiram Rishi Prattipati, Staff Reporter

November 5, 2018

ESL instructor Webb Hamilton leads Cross Cultural Partners program to help International students speak English fluently and assimilate with American culture, while giving non-ESL students insight different cultures.  The program has currently about 200 students and they want an increase in it. Due to insufficient non...

DASB senate mulls replacing ‘The Don’

DASB senate mulls replacing ‘The Don’

Johanna Berntsson, Staff Reporter

November 5, 2018

Graphic by Stephanie Lam The DASB senate is looking into replacing the Don, according to DASB senator Allison Shevtsov. According to Shevtsov, ‘The Don’, which is the current mascot of De Anza, is a symbol that makes some people uncomfortable due to the history of the conquistadors. “It makes sen...

The balancing act of health and wellness toward your success

Mary Sullivan, Guest Columnist

November 2, 2018

Now that the rush of the first weeks of Fall Quarter have passed, let’s look at the balancing act of health and wellness toward being successful. Do you have what you need? Resources on campus and in the community might help. Basic needs such as food pantry (email outreach@deanza.edu to qualify), clothing...

EcoFund project opens to students, faculty

Stephanie Lam, Campus Beat Editor

November 2, 2018

The DASB Environmental Sustainability Committee will be accepting project proposals for EcoFund until Nov. 8. Selected projects will be given grants of up to $5000. In the past, EcoFund has paid for projects such as Monarch Butterfly Garden and sustainable clothing swap. According to chair of enviorn...

Luis Cortes Romero: Attorney and DREAMER

Luis Cortes Romero: Attorney and DREAMER

Stephanie Lam, Campus Beat Editor

October 28, 2018

Eight audience members attended the “Luis Cortes Romero: Attorney and DREAMer” speaker event at De Anza and were able to engage in an intimate Q&A session about the future of immigration laws with immigration attorney Luis Cortes Romero. “If De Anza students know someone who is a ‘Dreamer...

Jean Miller Resource room hosts “Womxn and Kava’NAH! … What now?” event

My Do, Staff Reporter

October 19, 2018

Students, faculty and staff, wore purple in solidarity with survivors of sexual assault at the “Womxn’s Rights and Kava’NAH!…What now?” event at the Jean Miller Resource Room on Monday, Oct. 15. Some were survivors themselves. The Office of Equity hosted this gathering offering a safe space...

Club Day recap

Club Day recap

Ruben Campos and Shaina Garcia

October 16, 2018

Monarch butterfly garden: breeding ground for insects and scientists

Monarch butterfly garden: breeding ground for insects and scientists

My Do, Staff Reporter

October 14, 2018

In summer 2018, De Anza’s Monarch Butterfly Garden released into the wild 14 adult monarch butterflies, after saving and nurturing over 100 eggs from the milkweed plants. Data collected by the project team shows that this year’s survival rate decreased significantly compared to the previous year’s of roughly 50 percent. Launched in 2016 to prov...

Students sing their hearts out during Club Karaoke

Students sing their hearts out during Club Karaoke

Ruben Campos, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2018