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COVID-19, a new national threat

COVID-19, a new national threat

Ruby Veloz, Staff Reporter

March 17, 2020

If you’re opening up any kind of social media or news apps you’ve no doubt run into various articles, memes and general hysteria surrounding COVID-19 better known as the coronavirus. The disease has become viral in more ways than one. While it’s easy to get swept away with all the fear circulating...

DASB Senate discusses budget cuts

DASB Senate discusses budget cuts

Taylor Park, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2020

The DASB Senate discussed justifications about budget cuts and raises within the proposed 2020-21 budget, including budget cuts in campus programs and student payroll and increases in wages for DASB Senate student payroll. DASB Chair of Finance, Halina Liang, discussed the proposed budgets for the...

Campus program student payrolls proposed to decrease in 2020-21

Campus program student payrolls proposed to decrease in 2020-21

Annalise Freimarck and Kathleen Quinn

February 18, 2020

The proposed DASB Senate 2020-21 budget for student payroll is $301,000, a $33,000 decrease from this fiscal year’s budget of $334,000 because funding for many positions is being cut altogether. For the fiscal year of 2018-19, the student payroll budget was $445,000. The proposed $301,000 is a $144,000...

Editorial: Flint should be student housing

Editorial: Flint should be student housing

La Voz Editorial board

January 27, 2020

Cupertino residents’ needs come before students to the Foothill-De Anza Board of Trustees. The plan to create a new events space instead of affordable student housing shows disregard for students facing housing insecurity at De Anza College and Foothill College. The Flint Center, currently being...

Hong Kong protest tensions high among De Anza students

Hong Kong protest tensions high among De Anza students

Kathleen Quinn, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2019

Armed campus police conducted bag checks at an event about the protests in Hong Kong presented by prominent Umbrella Movement member, Alex Chow Yong-kang. Alan Cheng, De Anza College alumnus who grew up in Hong Kong, believed the security was important. “It is necessary.” he said. “It is necessary.” ...

Foothill-De Anza Police offer safety escorts

Foothill-De Anza Police offer safety escorts

Nathalia Moran, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2019

From 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., De Anza College students can call campus police for a safety escort to their car or to a class if they feel unsafe to do so alone. The service runs Monday through Friday. Since requests for these services are low, Chief Danny Acosta said the police have little information in...

Undocumented students face employment barriers at California community colleges

Undocumented students face employment barriers at California community colleges

Kathleen Quinn and Ethan Bennett

November 14, 2019

Over a thousand students without Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival cannot get jobs on campus at De Anza College, due to state and federal regulations that prevent employers from hiring employees without documentation. U.S. Code 1324a, one of the regulations, prevents the hiring of persons who do no...

Trailblazers: The perfect De Anza mascot

Trailblazers: The perfect De Anza mascot

Andrew Jaramillo, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2019

Now is the time to make your opinion about De Anza’s mascot heard, and you don’t want to pass up the opportunity to be a part of our school’s history. The official De Anza College email sent out a brief survey to all students and faculty, asking for feedback on a list of preselected mascots...

Vaping: Dangerous, unhealthy trend among De Anza students

Vaping: Dangerous, unhealthy trend among De Anza students

Bhuvaneshwari Natarajan, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2019

Electronic cigarettes should be banned from the De Anza College campus. Students should start a petition to ban the use of any form of tobacco on campus for the betterment of students’ health. Nothing good happens to one’s body by inhaling a vapor created by an e-cigarette. It contains a vaporized form of...

De Anza College joins ‘It’s on Us’ consent initiative

De Anza College joins ‘It’s on Us’ consent initiative

Nathalia Moran, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2019

Students took pledges to be an active bystander in addressing consent, relationship violence and sexual harassment as a part of the new It’s On Us initiative booth at De Anza Club Day on Oct. 10. The It’s On Us initiative aims to engage students in a discussion surrounding consent education and...