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Chinese international students have mixed feelings about graduation, amid COVID-19 uncertainty

Students sitting in graduation attire

Caden Zhao, Reporter

June 23, 2020

International students, some back in their home countries, others still in the United States, have mixed emotions about graduating from De Anza College because of the uncertainty of their student status. “I have to go back to China to renew my I-20,” Victoria Duan, 23, computer science major said,...

DASB Senate adjusts to remote learning, increases student outreach

DASB Senate adjusts to remote learning, increases student outreach

Gloria Delgado, Reporter

June 19, 2020

A new committee will be implemented next year by the DASB Senate to deal with student grievances and to inform students of the resources available to them remotely as they adjust to the new needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We formed a new committee that will specifically communicate with students,...

De Anza College students show support for Black Lives Matter movement, attend local protests

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Keegan West, Reporter

June 16, 2020

Despite the risk of contracting COVID-19, De Anza College students have masked up to join marches, protests and rallies in support of the Black Lives Matter Movement. Maya Burns, vice president of DASB Senate, said she has been attending protests with her parents ever since she was a little kid, and...

Local South Bay food pantries close gap in services during pandemic

A map of the locations for various food pantries in the south bay.

Leticia Samame, Reporter

June 12, 2020

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County’s Disaster Recovery Self-Sufficiency Program has been providing free food to community members across San Jose in need. More community members are seeking help, with job losses skyrocketing because of the effects of the pandemic. According...

Black Lives Matter protesters hold memorial for victims of police brutality in downtown San Jose

Black Lives Matter protesters raise their fists in solidarity with the movement June 9 in San Jose, and raise a poster with the faces of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and Armand Abhari.

Keegan West, Reporter

June 11, 2020

Black Lives Matter supporters gathered in downtown San Jose at the Plaza de César Chávez June 9 to honor those who have lost their lives from police brutality. The stage of the plaza was filled with local leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement, with hundreds of supporters surrounding them and...

Black leaders meet for virtual town hall to discuss systematic racism and police brutality, hosted by local NAACP

Black leaders meet for virtual town hall to discuss systematic racism and police brutality, hosted by local NAACP

Keegan West, Reporter

June 10, 2020

In light of the recent Black Lives Matter protests, the San Jose/Silicon Valley chapter of the NAACP hosted a virtual town hall meeting on June 4 to discuss police brutality against Black members of the community, as well as how to fight systemic racism. Malia Cohen, chair of the California State...

Protesters participate in peaceful Black Lives Matter ‘die-in’ protest hosted by local NAACP

The crowd at a Black Lives Matter protest in front of San Jose City Hall June 6.

Keegan West and Annalise Freimarck

June 6, 2020

In solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, thousands of peaceful protesters lay on the ground outside San Jose City Hall June 6 to honor the victims of police brutality, using signs painted with phrases such as “Defund the police” and “Justice for George Floyd” to shield themselves from...

Student Success Center adjusts to online tutoring, aims to teach students despite pandemic

Student Success Center adjusts to online tutoring, aims to teach students despite pandemic

Roselle Lagmay, Reporter

June 5, 2020

The Student Success Center, as a result of the campus closure, is offering virtual tutoring sessions through Zoom video chats, in an effort to continue assistance for students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Diana Alves De Lima and Melissa Aguilar, co-directors of the Student Success Center, have been...

De Anza College African American Studies Department issues statement in support of the Black Lives Matter Movement

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Kathleen Quinn, Editor-in-Chief

June 3, 2020

De Anza College African American Studies Department issues statement in support of the Black Lives Matter Movement A formal statement on behalf of the African American Studies Department at De Anza Community College about the Black Lives Matter Movements was posted on the De Anza Black leadership collec...

California Community College Chancellor holds webinar on racism, promotes discussions of personal experiences, call to action

California Community College Chancellor holds webinar on racism, promotes discussions of personal experiences, call to action

Annalise Freimarck and Kathleen Quinn

June 3, 2020

The Community College Chancellor’s Office hosted a call to action webinar against structural racism this morning, where 12 community college leaders spoke in turn about their experiences with racism and how they plan to commit themselves to make changes within the community college system. The webinar ...