La Voz News

Student wage increase, possible layoffs, Flint Center renamed to De Anza Event Center

Annalise Freimarck, News Editor

January 21, 2020

The Foothill-De Anza Board of Trustees plans to increase student wage to $15 an hour in January 2021, which may result in student employee lay-offs, a decrease in new hires and an increase in prices at the bookstore and cafeteria. De Anza College employs 802 students on campus. According to estimations...

Assemblyman Evan Low holds community event for members to hear out proposals and suggestions

Assemblyman Evan Low holds community event for members to hear out proposals and suggestions

Annalise Freimarck, News Editor

January 15, 2020

Assembly member and De Anza College alumnus Evan Low hosted “Pancakes and Proposals,” a free event where members of the community could come and eat pancakes, while suggesting bill proposals to Low and his legislative team, written on the back of construction paper pancakes. The event was held...

Phillip Plymale, champion of the almost 50-year old De Anza Flea Market comes to check in on his work and meet with current DASB Senators

Phillip Plymale, champion of the almost 50-year old De Anza Flea Market comes to check in on his work and meet with current DASB Senators

Kathleen Quinn, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2019

Phillip Plymale, previous President of the now-named De Anza Student Body Senate from 1976 to 1977, recalled his time championing and developing the now almost 50-year old De Anza Flea Market as he met with current DASB Senators to discuss its future and its past. Plymale attended De Anza from 1975...

La Voz awarded at regional convention

Editorial Board

December 5, 2019

La Voz student journalists received various accolades at the Journalism Association of Community Colleges state convention in San Jose on November 16, Saturday. Six De Anza students attended the convention with La Voz adviser and JACC president Cecilia Deck and participated in workshops and co...

Foothill-De Anza Board of Trustees approves bond measure, parcel tax for March 3 elections

Foothill-De Anza Board of Trustees approves bond measure, parcel tax for March 3 elections

Kathleen Quinn, Staff Reporter

December 5, 2019

The Foothill-DeAnza Board of Trustees unanimously supported a bond measure and parcel tax after students and faculty showed strong support for housing. Several students brought signs with statements such as “Housing is a basic human right” and “parcel and bond and justice, yes, yes, yes,” urgi...

Foothill-De Anza class cancellation dates vary

Foothill-De Anza class cancellation dates vary

Bella Chiu, Staff Reporter

December 5, 2019

Foothill College and De Anza College have different class cancellation dates because of how class sizes are determined. Lorrie Ranck, Vice President of Instruction, said the faculty associations for both colleges determine how the average class sizes. “In determining class sizes, several things are t...

Diversity needed in De Anza hiring process

Saman Mashayekhi, Staff Reporter

December 3, 2019

Social sciences and humanities division faculty members selected volunteers to create a dean’s hiring committee for reviewing the application and statements of the applicants that are applying to be a faculty member at De Anza.  The senate reviewed and confirmed three volunteers from the list to be par...

DASB Senator stipends likely to be paid through financial scholarships

Alex Woolner, Staff Reporter

December 3, 2019

The DASB Senate will continue to pursue a proposal to pay their senators, now in the form of scholarships. De Anza student trustee Genevieve Kolar said a realistic form of payment would provide scholarships to student senators, a method the Associated Students of Foothill College currently follows. ASFC...

Bookstore to undergo changes due to falling sales

Bookstore to undergo changes due to falling sales

Dylan Newman, Staff Reporter

December 3, 2019

Academic Senate President Karen Chow announced the De Anza College bookstore faced a net loss of $230,000 with an overall $800,000 down in sales at the Academic Senate meeting on Nov. 18. Chow said one issue causing the loss is that with an influx in courses being available online, students do not...

DASB looks over updated Flint Center Master Plan

DASB looks over updated Flint Center Master Plan

Lianna Martinez, Staff Reporter

December 3, 2019

The De Anza Student Body Senate discussed the updated 2020 Facilities Master Plan, which now includes student housing at the Nov. 20 meeting. “In 2015 we started the plan. It’s typically a 5-year plan and what the plan is, it’s a guiding plan,” Vice President of College Operations Pam Grey...