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Five ways to celebrate Halloween at home

Halloween celebrations have to follow COVID-19 safety protocols, but they can still be fun.

Amanda Nguyen, Reporter

October 26, 2020

As COVID-19 protocols prevent people from normally celebrating Halloween through trick-or-treating or parties, here are some fun ways to celebrate at home and make new traditions.  1. Virtual watch party with friends Take Zoom in your advantage, host a watch party with your friends! One person in the ...

Transfer students face application difficulties because of pandemic

Athyna Palafox, Reporter

October 21, 2020

De Anza College students aiming to transfer next fall are facing new difficulties in the transfer process, as a result of COVID-19. This fall, as college application season begins, transfer students have said that the limited resources available during the pandemic has made the application process harder....

New De Anza College students adapt to online classes, miss traditional experience

Athyna Palafox, Reporter

October 21, 2020

New De Anza College students are being forced to quickly assimilate to online classes and missing the traditional college experience, as a result of COVID-19 restrictions. At the beginning of an in-person quarter, new students are usually able to familiarize themselves with the campus through an ...

What it’s like to be a professor in 2020

What it’s like to be a professor in 2020

Alex Ly and Mathew Bejarano

October 20, 2020

At the start of the pandemic and quarantine protocols, many professors made the immediate switch from in-person learning to online instruction and often face issues that students don’t see. Nick Chivers, communications professor, said it’s often difficult to differentiate his personal life from hi...

Students can expect online classes until March

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Mathew Bejarano, Reporter

October 19, 2020

On Sept. 25, De Anza College announced that the 2021 Winter quarter will be mostly taught online. In the email sent out to students and staff the college said, “This will ensure that we can continue to comply with any county and state health directives that may be in place.” Students respo...

Mentors@De Anza program aims to guide new students, connect them with experienced students

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Jordan Soto, Reporter

October 11, 2020

The Mentors@De Anza program came to life thanks to Karina Thiagarajan’s passion for peer mentorship. 

Virtual club fair connects students, despite remote challenges

Students gathered online to hear about De Anza College's clubs on Club Day.

Nitya Peumans, Reporter

October 9, 2020

On Oct. 1, the Inter Club Council held a Virtual Club Fair where clubs answered live questions, engaged with potential new members and promoted themselves. 

Virtual Project Fair offers students volunteer opportunities in housing insecurity, community

Students receive volunteer opportunities at VIDA's virtual project fair.

Cassandra Garcia, Reporter

October 9, 2020

Despite being restricted to Zoom, the VIDA project fair allowed students to find volunteer opportunities and saw a surprising virtual turnout.

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...