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Cupertino Cherry Blossom Festival a successful display of Japanese culture

Cupertino Cherry Blossom Festival a successful display of Japanese culture

Jamie Lamping, Web Editor

May 15, 2019

Hundreds of people flocked to the amphitheater, guided by the thunderous sounds of Emeryville Taiko’s drummers echoing throughout Cupertino Memorial Park. The smells of freshly cut grass and kettle corn mingled as the audience lounged on the grassy hill and cement seats. Many members of the au...

Dan Buettner shares secrets to longevity

Ella Shih, Staff Reporter

May 6, 2019

Celebrity forum guest speaker Dan Buettner said 75% of how long you live depends on your environment and lifestyle at the Flint Center on April 18. Buettner, a best-selling author, award-winning journalist and world record-holder, worked with National Geographic Magazine to discover “blue zones,”...

Vertical garden makes new life from the discarded

Vertical garden makes new life from the discarded

Stephanie Lam, Staff Reporter

April 28, 2019

Tucked away in the back garden of the De Anza College Kirsch Center stands a wooden box holding soil-filled plastic water bottles. These bottles compose a vertical garden, although only a few native wildflowers grow out of them. “We don't use any pesticides or chemicals or anything,” said ...

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

Shiri Marwaha, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019

“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

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

“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

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

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

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...