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CivicsWatch arms students against fake news

Vaibhav Vijaykar, Staff Reporter

October 20, 2017


Filed under News

In response to the volatile political climate of the current administration and the rapid spread of disinformation, De Anza College’s Office of Communications recently developed the De Anza CivicsWatch website. Writer and editor Brandon Bailey and senior web coordinator Alex Harrell were cited by Mari...

Incoming freshman at UCLA screened for depression

October 20, 2017


Filed under News

Students going to college are susceptible to depression and anxiety because of pressures to succeed, especially those incoming freshmen who are immersed in the throes of a completely new academic environment. The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), has sought to address this issue by taking...

Murphy: De Anza accreditation ‘great success’

Andrew Shinjo, Editor-in-Chief

October 20, 2017


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De Anza College’s accreditation visit ended with a positive exit report, with De Anza receiving multiple commendations, on Thursday, Oct. 12. According to the De Anza website, accreditation is the process in which a, “college conducts a thorough self-evaluation of its activities and compliance w...

Foothill-De Anza police teach students to ‘Run, hide, defend’

Aysha Rehman, Staff Reporter

October 20, 2017


Filed under News, Uncategorized

Run, hide, defend. This was the message Foothill-De Anza police officer James Thurber taught students at an active assailant class held on Tuesday, Oct. 17 in conference rooms A and B. Thurber presented key skills and tips for dealing with threats on campus and other crowded places. His presentati...

Community policing taskforce aspires to improve student, faculty, police relationship

Christian Trujano, Staff Reporter

October 20, 2017


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The Community Policing “task-force” at De Anza College sets out to bridge the communication gap between students and on-campus police to better understand and improve relationships. The advisory board’s first official meeting was on Thursday, Oct. 12. Mayra Cruz, and Jim Nguyen of the academic senate creat...

DA Voices: How do you feel about attending concerts after the Las Vegas mass shooting?

Audrey Marques, Design Editor

October 16, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Lawrence Su, 18, business administration "We have many concerts around the country, thousands of concerts in America, the probability of this kind of tragedy happen is very low. I know the Las Vegas shooting is recent, but we should wait for more information about that. But just because one inciden...

HEFAS takes to De Anza’s main quad to show solidarity

HEFAS takes to De Anza’s main quad to show solidarity

Ana Gonzalvez, Staff reporter

October 12, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Volunteers and interns of the Higher Education for AB 540 Students (HEFAS) program took to the Main Quad on Thursday, Sept. 28 to make sure undocumented students feel welcome on the De Anza College campus this school year. “I remember being in high school, I was really shy to say that I was undo...

De Anza College smoking policy enforced with a fine

Stacy Ardoin, Staff reporter

September 29, 2017


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Although there have not been any changes made to the smoking policy this school year, it is still in full effect. Officer Ron Levine, chief police of De Anza-Foothill College, said there’s been a smoking policy enforced with a fine at De Anza-Foothill College since 2012. The policy only all...

Foothill College students revive campus newspaper, The Script

John Bricker, Staff reporter

September 29, 2017


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Despite the lack of early support, Brian Lewis, English professor at Foothill College and the students at Foothill’s Journalism Club now have the opportunity to produce the first printed issue of their online newspaper, The Script. The newspaper was available the first day of classes on Monday, ...

Low enrollment at De Anza College leads to $1 million budget cut

Ana Acosta, News editor

September 29, 2017


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Because of a drop in student enrollment at De Anza College, there will be a $1 million dollar budget cut for the 2017-18 school year. De Anza President Brian Murphy said enrollment has dropped in part because of lower high school graduation rates, along with commuting and housing costs putting press...