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De Anza Chamber Orchestra and Band hosts spring concert

Ella Shih, Staff Reporter

June 15, 2019

De Anza Orchestra and Band showcased a diverse program from Renaissance pieces to the latest works in film at the Visual and Performing Arts Center, June 9. The De Anza Chamber Orchestra and Band featured guest conductor Leah Liu, student pianist Grace Yi in Piano Concerto No.23 in A major by Mo...

De Anza College hosts first communication night

Ritika Diddi, Staff Reporter

June 15, 2019

Stephanie Anderson, speech communication department faculty, organized the first De Anza College Communication Night on June 4. Anderson said she wanted to empower her audience and channel the idea that students “have the power through communication to create various realities,” and voice their opinions ...

Trauma awareness essential to careers

Trauma awareness essential to careers

Lianna Martinez, Staff Reporter

June 15, 2019

Special guest Julie Kurtz, co-director of Trauma-Informed Practices, held a conference at  De Anza College discussing the correlation of traumatic events and the effects they have, not only on a person's everyday life but also on children in early education. “Trauma is defined by the individual’s s...

HEFAS workshop helps students make their resume stand out

Elsa Castro, Staff Reporter

June 15, 2019

The De Anza Higher Education for AB540 Students hosted a resume building workshop at the Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action office on May 29. “Employees will only spend 30 seconds reading your resume,” said Helen Pang, career counselor at De Anza. “You have to make sure it stands ...

Photographic installation: Photographer captures ordinary objects

Mehek Kapur, Staff Reporter

June 5, 2019

Student photographer Matthew Fernandez, 23, professional photography major, won a Juror’s Choice Award for a photographic installation in a student exhibition in the Euphrat Museum last week. “Trash Business” is a reflection of close observations most choose to ignore. Fernandez’s creation wa...

Photography: De Anza artist seeks meaningful works

Photography: De Anza artist seeks meaningful works

Lianna Martinez, Staff Reporter

June 5, 2019

As a child he wanted nothing but to feel free in his own creativity. Matt Crick, 28, photography and digital media major, was a child who needed a  way to express himself. Growing up in a rough Milpitas home and being diagnosed with ADHD and bipolar disorder, it  wasn’t easy for Crick as ...

Painting: Artist inspired by adventure, childhood in France

Painting: Artist inspired by adventure, childhood in France

Dominique Evangelista, Staff Reporter

June 5, 2019

Moving to the United States, she lived throughout Europe where she taught art to children and once at a retirement home. Today, you could find her painting on the back of her pickup truck. She teaches her students to discover themselves and “find their own balance.” Young Marie Serda enjoyed gettin...

Sculpture: Student captures diversity in artwork

Sculpture: Student captures diversity in artwork

Bryan Vo, Staff Reporter

June 5, 2019

Growing up in a Chinese Peruvian household, this De Anza student’s multicultural upbringing led her to create an award-winning sculpture. Jennifer Lay, 30, sculpture major, said an in-class assignment made from papier-mache inspired her to create something culturally interesting and meaningful. The...

Graphic design: Designer displays message of consent

Graphic design: Designer displays message of consent

Yoorim Cho, Staff Reporter

June 5, 2019

Gisell Mello, graphic design major, developed an interest in art by teaching herself. Mello learned the basics of drawing by watching YouTube videos. “Before I came to De Anza, I took many outside art classes at the community center,” said Mello. “But YouTube played a major role in improv...

Ceramics: Award-winning artist finds element

Ceramics: Award-winning artist finds element

Jamie Lamping, Web Editor

June 5, 2019

A young Veronica Felix was not going to let the loud, chanting crowds of a political demonstration stop her from going to school. She would find another way, or ask someone to guide her. Nor was she going to let frequent power outages stop her from doing her homework. If she had no flashlight, sh...