La Voz News

New club to promote mental health

Jenny Choi, Staff Reporter

December 5, 2019

After losing her mother at 8 and losing her 15-year-old niece to suicide, Sinh Do, 26, psychology major, decided to start a mental health club at De Anza College called Active Minds. Do, who sought treatment for depression, said raising awareness about mental health is one of her main goals in life. ...

Hong Kong protest tensions high among De Anza students

Hong Kong protest tensions high among De Anza students

Kathleen Quinn, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2019

Armed campus police conducted bag checks at an event about the protests in Hong Kong presented by prominent Umbrella Movement member, Alex Chow Yong-kang. Alan Cheng, De Anza College alumnus who grew up in Hong Kong, believed the security was important. “It is necessary.” he said. “It is necessary.” ...

Faculty expresses concern over broken EV charging stations on campus

Faculty expresses concern over broken EV charging stations on campus

Bhuvaneshwari Natarajan, Staff Reporter

December 2, 2019

De Anza College faculty requested the replacement of 10 new electric vehicle charging stations for staff cars because all of the current charging stations are broken. Faculty are still waiting to get a clear timeline and see a concrete action on the EV charging station replacements on campus. This...

Immigration event links climate change to mass movements

Annalise Freimarck, Campus Beat Editor

November 25, 2019

Catherine Tactaquin, executive director of the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, spoke on the connection between global immigration and climate change on Nov. 12, in collaboration with Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action. “These are two of the most significant issues...

Climate Reality Project to urge student awareness, activism

Saman Mashayekhi, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2019

The environmental studies department is working with the Santa Clara chapter of the Climate Reality Project to host a climate presentation for De Anza College students and faculty, urging them to take action against climate change. William Roeder, the department chair of environmental studies and...

De Anza Students Prep for Earthquake Occurrences

Arvin Joshua Gatus, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2019

Recent earthquakes in California have raised concerns about safety in different styles of classrooms on De Anza College’s campus. De Anza has a multitude of different types of classrooms that vary from the standard row of desks, auditorium classrooms and science lab classrooms. Non-traditional...

Undocumented students face employment barriers at California community colleges

Undocumented students face employment barriers at California community colleges

Kathleen Quinn and Ethan Bennett

November 14, 2019

Over a thousand students without Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival cannot get jobs on campus at De Anza College, due to state and federal regulations that prevent employers from hiring employees without documentation. U.S. Code 1324a, one of the regulations, prevents the hiring of persons who do no...

De Anza professor honored for activism embraces her Asian-American culture

De Anza professor honored for activism embraces her Asian-American culture

Nathalia Moran, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2019

Being one of a handful of Asian students at her school, De Anza ethnic studies professor Mae Lee recalled other children coming up to her, pulling at their eyes to taunt her appearance, mocking the Chinese accent which she recognized in her parents’ speech. These were the elements of her l...

California History Centers 50th Anniversary

Alex Woolner, Staff Reporter

November 11, 2019

Traditional Japanese calligraphy was illuminated with augmented reality and displayed as the main art piece to celebrate the California History Center’s 50th anniversary at “Taste of History,” a joint benefit between the CHC and the Euphrat Art Museum on Oct. 26, Saturday. Internationally known...

New exhibit at Euphrat: Space and Place

New exhibit at Euphrat: Space and Place

Saman Mashayekhi, Staff Reporter

October 30, 2019

The Euphrat Art Museum is hosting a new exhibit called Space and Place, which will be open from Oct. 23 through Dec. 5. The exhibit is set to focus on space and the cultures surrounding it. “Space and Places explores multicultural interpretations of outer space, hidden layers of culture and history,...