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The voice of De Anza since 1967.

La Voz News

The voice of De Anza since 1967.

La Voz News

Robert Cormia, professor in the Computer Information Systems department at Foothill College, giving a public comment at the board of trustees meeting on Oct. 3.

Optional masking announcement stirs controversy throughout the district

Rory Conlon and Andrea Saldana | October 9, 2022

A new Foothill-De Anza policy announcing optional masking indoors has sparked controversy among faculty, students and administration on both campuses. In an email sent out after 10 p.m. on Sept. 23, three...

Staff at De Anzas food pantry wears a mask while working as per district policy.

With more in-person events returning, Chancellor’s Advisory Council debates indoor masking policies

Ayah Ali-Ahmad, News Editor | June 6, 2022

On May 5, Chancellor Judy Miner proposed to make changes to Foothill-De Anza’s AP 3507 COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement by making indoor masking reflect that of Santa Clara County’s guidelines and...

De Anza College administrators hoped for a return to in-person by spring, but have opted to take an incremental approach instead.

De Anza College scales back plans to return in-person and announces new booster requirements

Maida Suta, Impulse and Opinions Editor | March 10, 2022

In December 2021, De Anza College announced that it aimed to be primarily in-person by spring. However, the omicron variant that surged at the beginning of the current quarter threw a wrench in those plans.  On...

De Anza College resident Lloyd Holmes addressing attendees of the Foothill-De Anza District-wide COVID town hall event on Dec. 3.

De Anza President Holmes commits to an on-campus Spring ’22

Kevin Nguyen, Features Editor | December 6, 2021

Cupertino - For the first time since sending students and faculty off-campus in March 2020, the Foothill-De Anza Community College District hosted an in-person “Emerging from the Pandemic” town hall...

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De Anza enforces vaccine requirement as campus partially reopens

Maida Suta, Reporter | September 27, 2021

Editor's Note: According to Marisa Spatafore, the final number of students who did not upload vaccination proof to the Pyramed app was 69 students. After a year and a half of campus being closed and...

Attendees of the Chancellors return-to-campus information session listen for answers to their questions.

Senior staff at De Anza answer questions about returning to campus

Lianna Vaughan, Reporter | June 14, 2021
After faculty raised concerns about returning to campus, Chancellor Judy Miner invited them to ask questions in her return-to-campus information session.
De Anza as it begins Phase II of its reopening plan.

Employees and students feel left in the dark about return-to-campus plan

Lianna Vaughan, Reporter | June 14, 2021
The Faculty Association and Academic Senate leadership outlined their concerns about returning to campus in an open letter to district and college leaders.
You should get your first dose of the vaccine before returning to campus, health staff say

You should get your first dose of the vaccine before returning to campus, health staff say

Teddy Ha, Reporter/ Digital freelancer | May 1, 2021
As De Anza College continues to consider safety concerns in their campus reopening plan, health faculty encouraged students to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Do students have a vaccine preference?

April 10, 2021
As vaccination for all adults opens up on April 15, De Anza College students are deciding which vaccine provider they prefer. 
Graphic of COVID-19 hospitalized patients in California by March 1

Students caution against high expectations as cases decrease

Jordan Soto, Reporter | March 1, 2021
As the pandemic nears its one-year anniversary, cases are decreasing but De Anza College students are not sure if it will stick.
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