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Pride Month celebrations move online during pandemic

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Vanessa Nazareno, Reporter

June 17, 2020

De Anza College students and faculty have had to adjust their pride month celebrations because of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to safety mandates, pride parades, including San Francisco, have been canceled, and as a result, students and faculty have been unsure how to celebrate their...

Free Little Libraries foster community book exchanges during pandemic

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Roselle Lagmay, Reporter

June 10, 2020

With many local libraries forced to close in ordinance with COVID-19 mandates, Little Free Libraries have replaced the experience of a normal library. Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization that has built a community of fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world. The process is...

HEFAS ‘6th Annual Summit’ honors immigrant workers and communities

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Andrea Infante, Reporter

June 10, 2020

Students and local organizations united for Higher Education For AB 540 Students two-day sixth annual summit held on June 5 and 7 via Zoom. Discussions included themes of social solidarity through workshops and sharing resources for students to advocate and support immigrant workers’ rights. Keynote...

Student Success Center adjusts to online tutoring, aims to teach students despite pandemic

Student Success Center adjusts to online tutoring, aims to teach students despite pandemic

Roselle Lagmay, Reporter

June 5, 2020

The Student Success Center, as a result of the campus closure, is offering virtual tutoring sessions through Zoom video chats, in an effort to continue assistance for students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Diana Alves De Lima and Melissa Aguilar, co-directors of the Student Success Center, have been...

DACA student experiences include working on the frontlines, worries about finances, school, safety

Abby Pavon, DACA recipent and frontline healthcare worker, is the sole financial provider for her family of four.

Annalise Freimarck, News/Features Editor

June 1, 2020

After coming home from working on the frontlines as a medical assistant in a psychiatric clinic, Abby Pavon, 21, psychology/sociology major, HEFAS intern and a DACA recipient, sanitizes her work clothes and hops into the shower, anxious about how she is going to provide for her family of four. Pavon...

My experience navigating De Anza’s free mental health care

My experience navigating De Anza’s free mental health care

Annalise Freimarck, News/Features Editor

May 29, 2020

Some of my first memories of anxiety as a kid were trying to fall asleep at night and worrying that my aging grandparents were going to die that night and I could do nothing about it. I would lay in my full size bed surrounded by Disney princess stickers and pastel pink walls, wide awake, worried...

Mental health panel bonds students through shared experiences

Mental health panel bonds students through shared experiences

Leticia Samame, Reporter

May 24, 2020

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Week, Foothill Psychiatric Services and De Anza Student Health Services held a mental health panel on May 18 discussing students’ personal experiences with mental health, co-hosted by two of Foothill’s counselors, Clifton Der Bing and Lisa Slede. The panel...

Local companies looking to hire De Anza College students as job market takes a hit due to pandemic

Student checking out booth at De Anza Job Fair.

Keegan West, Reporter

May 21, 2020

Even while operating under the shelter-in-place mandate due to the COVID-19 pandemic, local companies and institutions are continuing to hire students as employees and interns. With business and campus closures as a result of the shelter-in-place ordinances, around 40% of students are unemployed,...

Ramadan hits home during COVID-19 shelter-in-place

Professor Dada and her loved ones eating together for eftar.

Roselle Lagmay, Reporter

May 8, 2020

When the ninth month of the Islamic calendar began in April, Muslims who observe Ramadan knew their observance would be different this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. Ramadan, which began April 23 and extends through May 23, is a sacred month for observant Muslims who spend 30 days of fasting from...

Music students find alternative ways to perform during the pandemic

Members of the Chamber Orchestra meets every Thursday through the Zoom video meeting site.

Vanessa Nazareno, Reporter

May 3, 2020

De Anza College music students are now meeting and practicing together through virtual band sessions as a result of sheltering in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. Anna Somber, 56, music major, said that she and other music students were unsure of how online classes will work for them. “At first,...