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Senate Bill 291 proposes advanced financial aid for community college students

Amy Gallagher, Staff Reporter

April 8, 2019


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To combat the financial issues California community college students face, a new financial aid program, Senate Bill 291, was proposed by California legislatures to cover the full cost of attending community college. The bill is a “powerful statement about the actual needs, and the needs as a state to s...

Academic Senate supports student safety in overnight parking resolution

Abhiram Rishi Prattipati, Staff Reporter

April 6, 2019


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De Anza College’s Academic Senate endorsed a resolution to allow overnight parking and other necessary services for students facing housing insecurity at the March 18 meeting. “We are more than ‘Here is a textbook and go read it,’” said Rob Clem, a counselor at De Anza. “To me, emergency ...

Votership for DASB Senate Election increases compared to 2018 results

John Bricker, Business Manager

April 3, 2019


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More De Anza College students voted in the 2019-20 DASB senate election than in the 2018-19 election, although the percentage that voted this year is still small. Roughly 2 percent of enrolled De Anza students voted in the 2019-20 DASB presidential election, which had the highest total votes of all po...

Humans of De Anza – Carol Jones

April 3, 2019


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Fitness Center Coordinator CJ Jones, who is resigning from her cheer, dance, and physical education positions at De Anza, said she will miss assisting the community.

Meet your new student trustee

Meet your new student trustee

Julia Kolman, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2019


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De Anza College's newly elected 2019-2020 student trustee Genevieve Kolar, 20, math major, hopes to apply her experience of navigating her pathway to the De Anza Student Body. After going through household instability, economic hardships and trauma, Kolar said she worked to find herself at De Anza, a...

Meet your new DASB President

Meet your new DASB President

Amy Gallagher, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2019


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While on the phone with a friend, then 10-year-old Shelly Michael, future 2019-2020 DASB president, heard the Israeli warning sirens ringing. She said goodbye to her friend, headed to a shelter and waited for the missiles to stop before resuming her conversation. Michael was born and raised until the...

Club adviser position funded, other programs face DASB cuts

Stephanie Lam, News Editor

March 20, 2019


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The De Anza College library, tutoring and athletics are just three of over 30 De Anza programs that will face a decrease in funding after senators approved the final DASB senate budget for the 2019-2020 school year on Feb. 20. The budget allocation will be presented and voted on for approval by Foothi...

Dyson Airblades to replace paper towels in all bathrooms

Dyson Airblades to replace paper towels in all bathrooms

Tyson Tsoi, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2019


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"Save Paper Towels" is a project De Anza College is considering to reduce its paper waste by replacing hand dryers with Dyson Airblade, according to chair of DASB senate environmental sustainability committee, Takuto Ueda. Currently some bathrooms at De Anza are equipped with paper towels and a heate...

Students advocate for Filipino ethnic studies class

Thomas Anthony, Staff Reporter

March 19, 2019


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In a rare move, De Anza students who advocate for a Filipino Studies class are taking steps to create the course curriculum themselves. The Filipino Class Committee hopes to get a Filipino ethnic class in the Intercultural Studies department running by Fall quarter, 2020. In order to do so, the committee nee...

Accommodating moms on campus

Accommodating moms on campus

Elsa Castro, Staff Reporter

March 19, 2019


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A storage room across from the Extended Opportunities Programs and Services office, will be converted into a private space for nursing mothers to use for pumping breast milk. “We will be cleaning out, repainting, refinishing and adding new floors starting March 11,” said Pam Grey, acting vice president of Administrative Services, “We’re hoping...