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Vertical garden makes new life from the discarded

Vertical garden makes new life from the discarded

Stephanie Lam, Staff Reporter

April 28, 2019

Tucked away in the back garden of the De Anza College Kirsch Center stands a wooden box holding soil-filled plastic water bottles. These bottles compose a vertical garden, although only a few native wildflowers grow out of them. “We don't use any pesticides or chemicals or anything,” said ...

Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ defeats all modern horror films with its plot twist

Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ defeats all modern horror films with its plot twist

Ashley Gonzalez, Staff Reporter

April 6, 2019

Jordan Peele’s “Us” is a brilliant nerve-racking modern American nightmare with a plot twist that boggles the mind. The horror revolves around the story of Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong’o), who vacations in Santa Cruz with her husband Gabe (Winston Duke) and her two children. She grows paranoid from unforeseen coincidences make her reminisce a traumatic experience from her childhood. The Wilsons are left to fight for their lives when an unknown family o...

Films help combat mental health stigma

Films help combat mental health stigma

Abhiram Rishi Prattipati, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2019

De Anza students shared their personal stories and viewpoints at the Movies for Mental Health event on Tuesday, March 12. The small-group discussions followed the viewing of films portraying mental health disorders such as schizophrenia, personality disorder, depression and PTSD. “I want to emphasi...

Activist: Free speech needed on campuses

Shiri Marwaha, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2019

Free speech on campus matters now more than ever, a speaker sponsored by the Young Americans for Liberty said on Monday, March 4. Lauren Cooley, a free speech activist, spoke to students about the pressing need of free speech in campuses nationwide and encouraged new ideas from the youth. “When ...

The Backstreet Boys are back: DNA Album Review

Mehek Kapur, Staff Reporter

January 31, 2019

The Backstreet Boys released their hyped up new album, DNA - the group’s tenth studio album and their first full-length album since 2013. Overall, the album is smooth, modern and a perfect testament to how the group has evolved over time with throwbacks to their roots. The comeback itself has been mass...

Service based learning workshop teaches importance of similar classes

Service based learning workshop teaches importance of similar classes

Mehek Kapur, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2018

A service based learning workshop was hosted at De Anza College to educate students on why those courses are vital for community building and helping students graduate. The workshop, “The effects of student based learning on the academic success of first generation college students,” was hosted by Dr...

‘Freshest Cargo’ food truck brings the freshest produce to De Anza’s campus

‘Freshest Cargo’ food truck brings the freshest produce to De Anza’s campus

My Do, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2018

Every Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m, a small white truck carries a full load of berries, apples, kale, mushroom and tomatoes fresh from nearby farms to the main quad at De Anza College. Freshest Cargo, a farmers’ market on wheels, is operated by Fresh Approach, a Concord-based non-profit that sources all of the food from local farmers who p...

‘Origins’ album fails to solidify Imagine Dragons’ rock image

‘Origins’ album fails to solidify Imagine Dragons’ rock image

Nick Bauersfeld, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2018

Imagine Dragons', newest album “Origins,” released on Nov. 9, is an alternative rock album with a electro-pop sound that fails to deliver anything new from the band. Their fourth studio album in just six years, “Origins” further proved what was already known of the band. Imagine Dragons will give...

“Bohemian Rhapsody” is a moving recount of Freddie Mercury’s life

“Bohemian Rhapsody” is a moving recount of Freddie Mercury’s life

Miguel Cerda, Staff Reporter

November 18, 2018

“Bohemian Rhapsody”, released November 2, dives into the inner workings of legendary rock band "Queen," and the life of their lead singer, Freddie Mercury. Mercury, played by Rami Malek, is portrayed as a wildly innovative and passionate man of Zanzibar descent who discovers his sexuality during...