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Series of Self Care activities show just how important self care is

Series of Self Care activities show just how important self care is

Elsa Castro, Staff Reporter

February 24, 2019

Face masks, trips to the spa and bubble baths are all ways to practice self-care. But self-care comes in many other forms and Higher Education for AB 540 Students (HEFAS) created a space just for that at the Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action (VIDA) Offices on Feb. 14. “I wanted to have an event where people could come in and have the creative space to paint a se...

‘Ancestral Journeys’ showcases immigration stories

‘Ancestral Journeys’ showcases immigration stories

Yami Sun, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2019

Artists gathered for a reception for the new exhibit “Ancestral Journeys” which spotlights self-identity, family history, immigration, and diasporas at the Euphrat Museum of Art on Feb 13. “I thought last night we went really well, especially considering how  the weather was,” said museum d...

De Anza celebrates African American History Month

De Anza celebrates African American History Month

Thomas Anthony, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2019

Inventors, artists, activists, leaders. Ordinary citizens. These are the some of the African Americans who have inspired and empowered attendees of the Black History Month celebration held on Feb. 12 at the Media and Learning Center. The event was not only for celebration, but for reflection and discussion...

California History Center director Tom Izu retiring

California History Center director Tom Izu retiring

Jonathan Cabrera, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2019

After 17 years working for the California History Center, executive director Tom Izu is retiring in June 2019. Despite retiring, Izu will still be involved in the center's activities. His goal, Izu said, is was to emphasize the idea that history has important lessons every generation needs to know. “What...

Award-winning author inspires audience with personal immigration experiences

Award-winning author inspires audience with personal immigration experiences

Shiri Marwaha, Staff Reporter

February 7, 2019

Visiting speaker Reyna Grande, award-winning author of books like “The Distance Between Us” and “A Dream Called Home,” inspired a jam-packed room of De Anza College students with her stories about her challenging journey through life at the Hinson Center Jan. 29. She answered the questions...

‘Matangi / Maya / M.I.A.’ Film event shows students the power of music

‘Matangi / Maya / M.I.A.’ Film event shows students the power of music

Julia Kolman, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2019

The De Anza Office of Equity sponsored the featuring of the documentary “Matangi / Maya / M.I.A.” on Jan. 31, where students and staff watched the story of a refugee who turned into a pop star. Directed by Steve Loveridge, the documentary tells the story of Sri Lankan born Matangi Arulpragasam, kn...

De Anza Professor part of acclaimed film guild

De Anza Professor part of acclaimed film guild

Abhiram Rishi Prattipati, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2019

Part-time screenwriting professor Joshua Losben was selected in the 2019 FilmHouse Residency with his screenplay “The Unbabymoon”. The residency program is part of a non-profit Bay Area parent organization called the San Francisco International Film Festival. “I’m excited to collaborate with o...

Political scientist brings humor to Flint Center

Political scientist brings humor to Flint Center

Ashley Gonzalez, Staff Reporter

January 31, 2019

“How the hell did our country get to the point where we could elect that guy?” American political scientist, Ian Bremmer asked an audience at the Flint Center on Thursday, Jan. 17. Bremmer hit the nail right on the head, when he informed the audience on global issues and how these issues drive cont...