La Voz News

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...

Umoja promotes black excellence despite lack of visibility

Ruby Veloz, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2020

The word “Umoja” is a Kiswahili word meaning unity.  This is what Claudia Barbosa, counselor and coordinator of Umoja at De Anza said she is trying to build among the black student population on campus. As of the fall quarter of 2019, De Anza only had 4% of its students identify a Black or African America...

De Anza offers environmental friendly bike program

De Anza offers environmental friendly bike program

Austin Tong, Staff Reporter

February 11, 2020

The De Anza Bicycle program aims to promote a greener and less expensive option for students by allowing them to rent bicycles during the quarter free of charge, but the program is not a new development on campus. Approximately 60 bicycles are housed on at the DASB bike rental corral on the side o...

De Anza offers first health screening fair for students

Aliya Nupbay, Staff Reporter

February 11, 2020

As the Flu Seasons reaches its peak, De Anza College's Student Health Services will hold its first-ever “Health Screening Fair” on Feb. 12. The fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in conference rooms A and B and will provide students with services like health screenings, blood pressure checks,...

DA Voices: Do you eat breakfast?

Kassandra Zeledon and Ann Doen

January 29, 2020

Volunteers honor MLK Jr. with clean-up

Volunteers honor MLK Jr. with clean-up

Taylor Park, Staff Reporter

January 28, 2020

On Jan. 20, the cities of San Jose and Campbell came together at Marijane Hamann Park, which straddles the two cities, to commit to a day of service and beautify the park in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. About 70 volunteers painted over graffiti, filled playgrounds with Fibar, raked l...

Cornel West kicks off MLK weekend with deep-dive into race and poverty

Cornel West kicks off MLK weekend with deep-dive into race and poverty

Kathleen Quinn, Campus Beat Editor

January 23, 2020

At an event hosted by the Foothill-De Anza foundation, Dr. Cornel West spoke to community members and students about race, reparations, poverty, protest, religion and rhythm and blues on Jan 17, Friday. The event allowed students to come upstage to ask questions to the famous author and scholar at F...

Mobile Farmers Market

Jenny Choi, Staff Reporter

December 10, 2019

Students can pick out fresh fruits and vegetables from the Mobile Farmers Market at affordable prices.