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‘Coffee with a Cop and Chancellor’ provides opportunity for conversation

‘Coffee with a Cop and Chancellor’  provides opportunity for conversation

Amy Gallagher, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2019


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Students and staff gathered in De Anza College main dinning hall to grab a cup of coffee and have a casual conversation with Chancellor Judy Miner, Chief of Police Danny Acosta and other police officers who attended the “Coffee With A Cop and the Chancellor” event on Feb. 5. Acosta said that the event was created to “break the conversation bar...

Severe budget cut recommendations for various De Anza College programs

Julia Kolman, Staff Writer

February 6, 2019


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Student senators announced the 2019-2020 budget recommendations during the Jan. 30 DASB meeting. Carolyn Nguyen, president, and Ian Robertsson, chair of finance, reported the finance committee’s funding recommendations for De Anza programs. Robertsson said at the meeting that the finance committee based ...

Student Success Center coordinator to retire

Student Success Center coordinator to retire

Elsa Castro, Staff Reporter

January 31, 2019


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After serving the Foothill-De Anza community for over 30 years, Stephanie Pham, Academic Skills Center program coordinator of the Student Success Center, will retire at the end of this year. Pham’s position consists of hiring student tutors for fellow students who are interested in a little extra support throughout the course of their studies. Pham said she was happy to be able to suppo...

DASB votes to support paper towel removal plan

DASB votes to support paper towel removal plan

Yami Sun, Staff Reporter

January 28, 2019


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A resolution that would eliminate paper towels from De Anza bathrooms was approved at the Jan. 23 DASB meeting. Environmental sustainability committee’s “Save Paper Towels” project aims to reduce De Anza’s carbon footprint and paper waste by implementing Dyson air dryers, according to Takuto U...

Fewer resources available for future De Anza students

Stephanie Lam and Shiri Marwaha

January 13, 2019


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Students will see an absence of classified staff in the Student Success Center after a consensus vote was passed, eliminating six classified positions during a joint College Council, Administrative Services, Instructional Services and Student Services meeting on Jan 10. Other positions include Assessment ...

Danny Acosta appointed new Chief of Police

Danny Acosta appointed new Chief of Police

Jocelyn Hernandez, Staff Reporter

December 17, 2018


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Son of immigrant parents, Daniel Acosta, newly appointed Chief of Police at Foothill-De Anza Community, hopes to build a better relationship between the police department and the community it serves. Born in the Sacramento area in a town called Colusa, Acosta was raised in San Jose as the middle child...

Academic senate votes to support smoke ban

Michael Nijmeh, Staff reporter

December 5, 2018


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De Anza College’s academic senate approved a proposal to support a 100 percent smoke-free campus policy, voting 14-0 with two abstentions on Monday, Nov 26. Currently De Anza College’s smoking policy allows for smoking in a few designated areas, but completely prohibits it elsewhere. Smoke, whether i...

Students engage in outreach campaign for midterm elections

Damon Ong, Staff reporter

December 5, 2018


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To increase political involvement in school for the recent midterm elections, outreach campaigns by the political science department and the VIDA office engaged students’ involvement to spread voter awareness. Ultimately, they were a success, with over 800 new registrations based off of a single “vote...

Not so wealthy, De Anza international students’ financial struggle

Not so wealthy, De Anza international students’ financial struggle

Damon Ong, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2018


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Often seen as affluent and nonchalant by local students, international students face their own set of financial and adjustment problems in De Anza College which often flies under the radar. An informal poll of 20 local students revealed that the general consensus in the De Anza community is that international students are well-off and hence have little pro...

Community members raise concerns about police misconduct, accountability

Hwan Lee, Staff Reporter

December 3, 2018


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De Anza College community members brought up concerns about police misconduct and accountability at the chief of police open forum on Wednesday, Nov. 28. The three candidates, Danny Acosta, Kenneth Laird and Daniel Hect, provided their thoughts about better accessibility between community members and t...