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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...

De Anza College Football saved

Christian Trujano, Editor-in-Chief

December 3, 2018


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After two weeks of strategic planning, the De Anza College football program is saved from elimination, for now. The Instructional Planning and Budget team voted Nov. 27 to award-winning coach Tony Santos and his championship winning team the opportunity to implement a two-phase plan to reduc...

IPBT kicks off program review process with questionnaire revision

My Do and Miguel Cerda

November 24, 2018


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The Instructional Planning and Budget Team started the program review process on Nov. 12 by breaking into four working groups to revise the questionnaire. IPBT co-chair Lorrie Ranck said the purpose of this exercise was to make sure the group would be getting the exact information they needed throu...

Record breaking amount of DASB applications, the pressure is on

Yami Sun, Staff Reporter

November 24, 2018


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Almost 30 candidates submitted an application for DASB senate’s midterm election, making it an all-time high, said the senate’s legislative affairs officer on Wednesday, Nov. 14. “If you want to be successful, you're going to make sure you're prepared. No excuses." said legislative affairs offi...

Smoking at De Anza might become a thing of the past

Smoking at De Anza might become a thing of the past

Yami Sun, Miguel Cerda, and Abhiram Prattipati

November 18, 2018


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A 100 percent smoke-free De Anza College campus might be a possibility for future students after a proposal by Chancellor Judy Miner at the Chancellor’s Advisory Council meeting on Oct. 5 and health and wellness director Mary Sullivan’s proposed policy to the Foothill-De Anza district on Monday Nov...

De Anza football gets another chance

Christian Trujano and Brenna White

November 12, 2018


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Football was given two weeks for the dean of athletics to come up with a plan to make more cuts in the program, said Lorrie Ranck, co-chair of the Instructional Planning and Budget Team. College Council decided at the Nov. 1 meeting to accept the IPBT plan to eliminate the football and water polo p...

De Anza faculty get one time raise, retirement plan

Jocelyn Hernandez, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2018


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The Foothill-De Anza Faculty Association ratified a deal with the district resulting in a temporary five percent pay raise for faculty on Thursday, Oct. 11. Three-hundred six faculty members voted in favor of ratifying the salary settlement and two opposed, according to an email from Faculty Associa...