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Companies offer freebies as students hunker down at home

Companies offer freebies as students hunker down at home

Maël Lorach, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2020

As many residents shelter-in-place and schools shift to online, multiple companies have begun offering free services to bridge the access gap. COVID-19 has disrupted the lives of many regardless of income and internet providers, and tech companies have taken notice offering temporarily free access...

Attention Students: Be Counted in the 2020 Census!

Attention Students: Be Counted in the 2020 Census!

Paul Feist and Paige Marlatt Dorr

March 18, 2020

Your response impacts funding for student financial aid, healthcare, housing, transportation and other important services. California community college students have a chance to make real change in their communities and on their campuses this spring by participating in the 2020 Census. Every 10 years,...

Filipino Solidarity Week introduce new perspective

Filipino Solidarity Week introduce new perspective

Anthony Lucido, Staff Reporter

March 10, 2020

De Anza celebrates Philippine Solidarity Week and teaches students about Filipino history. Guest speakers from Bayan U.S.A. and the Malaya Movement came to speak about the ongoing movements from the Filipino people for genuine independence and national liberation on Feb. 11 and Feb. 12. “Often...

Global Issues Conference tackles forced migration

Rodrigo Gutierrez, Staff Reporter

March 10, 2020

During the Trump administration, migrants who seek a better opportunity in the U.S. have received an unwelcoming treatment by the United States government according to a presentation given at the Global Issues conference on forced migration which was held on Feb. 25 on the De Anza campus Policies...

Career Workshop helps students plan

Anthony Lucido, Staff Reporter

March 10, 2020

Many students struggle with deciding on their majors and career paths and the career services at De Anza can help with that. The career services at De Anza held a workshop on Feb. 11 to help educate students majors and career paths. The workshop also helped students explore potential majors and careers...

Soak up the Spring sun by De Anza’s fabulous fountain

Soak up the Spring sun by De Anza’s fabulous fountain

Joaquin De La Torre, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2020

A 19-year-old woman is laying out in the midday sun, with her hair in a top knot bun and her Apple air pods in, she is listening to an audiobook. Across the way, two other women are having a conversation, their bodies are facing each other and their eyes are locked. What do these three people all...

Bringing West African drumming styles to De Anza students

Bringing West African drumming styles to De Anza students

Joaquin De La Torre, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2020

There is only one more chance to join in on Music Instructor Ron Dunn’s free West African drumming workshop. The workshop, which is held in A-31, provides a summary of Dunn’s now-canceled beginning to intermediate African percussion course. Dunn said the course used to be offered at De Anza...

A campus vaping community

A campus vaping community

Maël Lorach, Staff Reporter

February 25, 2020

Several students laugh and hang out over a game of cards while they blow thick clouds from their electronic cigarettes and watch as a group of children pass by. It’s a typical sight at De Anza College’s Lot C smoking area. “You got kids passing around here all the time, it’s so weird. They...

Free tax preparation for students

Oscar Frias-Rivera, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2020

Students and visitors gathered at the Fireside room in the Hinson Campus Center to receive handson assistance filing their 2019 tax returns. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program runs from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Wednesday and Thursday until March 26, with the exception of March, 20, and...

Amid staffing shortages, bathrooms suffer

Amid staffing shortages, bathrooms suffer

Joaquin De La Torre, Lauren Locquiao, and Kathleen Quinn

February 19, 2020

Standards are slipping as De Anza struggles to maintain its restrooms throughout the campus. “Due to personnel reductions, the custodial staff are only able to maintain service at Level 5 of the APPA Custodial Staffing Guidelines for Educational Facilities,” according to custodial services on...