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Building a life in social change event provides college and career success

Shiri Marwaha, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019


Filed under Campus Beat, Campus Beat

“It’s going to be worth it. Don’t give up,” said Itzel Sanchez, panel member at the Building a Life in Social Change talk organized to provide guidance to De Anza College students. Cynthia Kaufman, director of Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action, has organized talks for the past ...

Lydia Hearn wins Excellence Award for student success efforts

Mehek Kapur, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019


Filed under Campus Beat, Campus Beat

After helping pioneer the movement for affordable textbooks and establishing a new curricular management system at De Anza College, Lydia Hearn won the Excellence Award from the League of Innovation in the Community College. The curricular management system she worked to create will likely go into pl...

Former FBI director James Comey defines a leader

Ashley Gonzalez, Staff Reporter

April 8, 2019


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“It was never one of my career goals to become an unemployed celebrity,” said former FBI director of the United States, James Comey, to a full house at the Flint Center on March 22. Comey spoke humorously on the controversy of his dismissal without hesitating to speak his mind on Trump throughout ...

ADELA Scholarship winner reflects on achievement

Miles Voci, Staff Reporter

April 8, 2019


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The Amigos De Educación Las Americas Scholarship is awarded annually to provide aid to qualifying Latinx students at De Anza College. For one such student, ADELA is the "helpful tool for marginalized Latinx groups to pay for college." Claudia Garcia, 23, sociology major, was awarded the scholarship last year and now attends UC Berkeley. "For me personall...

Students urged to speak out against U.S. involvement in Yemeni civil war

Students urged to speak out against U.S. involvement in Yemeni civil war

Thomas Anthony, Staff Reporter

April 6, 2019


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Ali Almaznaei calls his family every day, just to hear their voices, to make sure they are still alive. They are stuck in Yemen while he is here, educating people on what is considered the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, and advocating for an end to the civil war in Yemen. Almaznaei was one...

Women’s rights workshop highlights stories of oppression

Women’s rights workshop highlights stories of oppression

Elsa Castro, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2019


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Emotions ran high as guests shared their personal stories of oppression during the Rise for Women’s Rights Workshop in the California History Center on March 7. In an effort to call attention women’s issues, in particular Filipino women, the De Anza Pilipino Unity Student Organization organized the event filled with presentations, educa...

Training provides tools to identify mental health issues

Yami Sun, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2019


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The Jean Miller Resource Room launched the Mental Health First Aid Training, a two-part series on understanding and responding to signs of mental illness on, March 8. Just as CPR training helps a person assist an individual following a heart attack, this course gives people the tools to identify wh...

Films help combat mental health stigma

Films help combat mental health stigma

Abhiram Rishi Prattipati, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2019


Filed under Campus Beat, Campus Beat, Features

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


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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 ...

Black History Month ends with sounds of love and liberation

Black History Month ends with sounds of love and liberation

Thomas Anthony, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2019


Filed under Campus Beat, Campus Beat

Spurred on by the beat of the drums, several students got up and started dancing. More joined, and soon the whole room was on their feet, moving to the music. The good vibrations were palpable in the Euphrat Museum on Feb. 28, where Janetta Coleman and the Monsoon provided the soundtrack for the month’s...