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Pandemic leaves international student community with worries over status, finances

Anthony Lucido, Staff Reporter

March 27, 2020

With the spread of COVID-19 and De Anza College’s closure and move to online classes, international students are concerned about their status in the U.S. In an email sent from the district, international students were informed that if they chose to leave for the spring quarter to go back to their...

Student employees will still be paid; DASB senators debate letter to Judy Miner

Kathleen Quinn, Campus Beat Editor

March 18, 2020

In a special meeting held by DASB Senators, it was announced that some student employees will still be paid, despite the complete closure of the campus. “We are going to be paying all student employees,” said Hyon Chu Yi-Baker, Faculty Director, College Life and Judicial Affairs Officer. “So...

Campus closure following governer’s recommendation

Kathleen Quinn, Campus Beat Editor

March 15, 2020

Most offices will be completely closed and both instruction and services will be provided entirely online starting Monday, March 16. In an email sent to staff by Christina Espinosa-Pieb, Interim President of De Anza, the De Anza campus will be closed for instruction and services tomorrow. This updates a...

Santa Clara County bans gatherings, closes all public schools

Kathleen Quinn

March 13, 2020

All public schools in Santa Clara County are closed for three weeks starting Monday, March 16, based off of a mandate from the Santa Clara County Health Department. Gatherings of 100 or more both public and private are banned.  Gatherings of 35 or more are banned unless specific criteria are met, including: ...

Student remembered as bubbly, hardworking

Student remembered as bubbly, hardworking

Annalise Freimarck, News Editor

March 13, 2020

A popular math major at De Anza College and international student from Jakarta, Indonesia, automatically stood out to those around her as someone who they could trust like family. Silvia Chalista, 18 was killed in a car crash on Highway 101 in Daly City on Feb. 24. Nicole Lee, 18, communications maj...

ISP informs international students about maintaining status

Kathleen Quinn, Campus Beat Editor

March 12, 2020

International Student Programs has updated information for F-1 students regarding recent changes to the campus which include guidance for leaving the U.S. and requirements for maintaining F-1 status. To maintain active F-1 status: Minimum requirements for enrollment remain 12 units for the spring quar...

Face-to-face classes move online starting Monday

Annalise Freimarck, News Editor

March 11, 2020

De Anza College faculty were sent an email today at 4:39 p.m. from Chancellor Judy Miner, informing them that classes will move online beginning Monday, March 16 due to advice about COVID-19 from the California Community College's Chancellor's Office and the County of Santa Clara Department of Public...

District discuss possible closure of campus

Thomas Anthony, Staff Reporter

March 11, 2020

The Foothill-De Anza board of trustees sought to calm anxiety about the growing spread of the novel coronavirus in the area on March 9. Addressing fears of students worried about contracting COVID-19, Chancellor Judy Miner said that district staff worked over the weekend to plan for possible scena...

DASB senators concerned about district dismissal of petition

DASB senators concerned about district dismissal of petition

Kathleen Quinn and Annalise Freimarck

March 10, 2020

A new student-led petition is available to sign with corrected language intended to close De Anza campus amid increasing COVID-19 concerns.  Paige Wallace, DASB senate student rights and services chair created the new petition in response to concerns that the previous petition, now with over 1,900...

DASB cuts bike program, ICC funding, increases HEFAS, special allocations funding

Kathleen Quinn and Aliya Nupbay

March 10, 2020

Over $6,500 was cut from DASB Senate’s finance committee’s proposed budget, but it did not result in many redistributions for programs in Fund 41 that had been cut considerably in the proposed budget. Halina Liang, DASB finance chair, said there was a 17% decrease from the current budget to the...