La Voz News

DASB senate makes announcement reinforcing flexible parking

Hwan Lee, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2018


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The DASB senate made a public announcement reinforcing the policy of carpool spaces for De Anza College, assuring that more compact parking spaces would be removed to substitute for more carpool spaces on Wednesday, Oct. 24. The addition of carpool spaces have already been in set in stone, but the...

Former student trustee to serve on board almost a decade later

Former student trustee to serve on board almost a decade later

Shiri Marwaha, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2018


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After an over 30 percent increase in tuition at De Anza College during the Great Recession, former De Anza student Patrick Ahrens felt a call to get politically involved. As a student, Ahrens served as student trustee on the Foothill-De Anza Board of Trustees for one year and centered his activism tow...

Playoff bound De Anza football team may be doomed

Playoff bound De Anza football team may be doomed

Christian Trujano, My Do, and Tyson Tsoi

October 31, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Ticker Box

Two weeks after impassioned pleas to keep De Anza’s football program because of the diverse students it serves, the committee charged with making cuts voted against the team. The football team is heading to the playoffs but will likely be their last. “We have to look at success rates and dispr...

The pressure is on for IPBT to meet their large deficit in less than a week

Christian Trujano, Editor-in-Chief

October 27, 2018


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The Instructional Planning and Budget Team need to finalize recommend cuts for an estimated $2.35 million budget deficit to college council by Nov. 1. With little time remaining to deal with such a large deficit, interim president Christina Espinoza-Pieb emphasized the deadline, which is approaching ...

Run, Hide, Defend training session sees poor turnout

Run, Hide, Defend training session sees poor turnout

Mayer Adelberg, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2018


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The second of two run, hide, defend safety training courses had an underwhelming turnout on Wednesday, Oct.24, despite the importance of the education being provided. The seminar, led by De Anza assistant police chief Danny Acosta and officer James Thurber, was an instructional course on what options were available for students if they encounter an assailan...

Christian preacher visits campus, upsets students

Christian preacher visits campus, upsets students

Brenna White, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2018


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A large crowd of De Anza College students gathered in the main quad to condemn the dogmatic words preached by a non-denominational group of Christians on Wednesday, Oct. 24. Heated exchanges occurred between the two groups while the Foothill-De Anza police department monitored the situation. Backed with a...

Women’s water polo, wildlife science technician recommended for elimination

Women’s water polo, wildlife science technician recommended for elimination

Christian Trujano, Editor-in-Chief

October 22, 2018


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The women’s water polo team and wildlife science technician program at De Anza have been approved for elimination by the Instructional Planning and Budget team during last week's meeting on Oct. 16 after a report from the viability committee. These recommendations were sent to IPBT from the viability committe...

Counselor positions affected due to budget cuts

Jonathan Cabrera, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2018


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The Student Services Planning and Budget team will amend their recommendation to eliminate the Dean of Counseling and Associate Vice President of Student Services, said the Co-Chair Vice President of Student Services, Rob Mieso. “To reach their desired target, the leading amount of eliminated positions...

Police Chief Ron Levine to retire

Police Chief Ron Levine to retire

Abhiram Rishi Prattipati, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2018


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Foothill-De Anza Police Chief Ronald Levine will retire on Dec. 20, after serving since 1972. “I am very proud of my career and my achievements; both personally and organizationally, that I have been able to accomplish,” Levine wrote in an email to La Voz. Levine started as a cadet at the San Mateo Cou...

Power outage cancels evening classes

Power outage cancels evening classes

Andrew Shinjo and Christian Trujano

October 11, 2018


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De Anza College and the surrounding area faced a power outage on Thursday, Oct. 11 around 3:30 p.m.. A PG&E transformer was damaged and according to the PG&E website, they are assessing the cause and do not expect to restore power until 7 p.m.. Power in the elevator shut down, leaving students...