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Eco-Pass fee increase fight ramps up

Eco-Pass fee increase fight ramps up

Andrew Shinjo, Staff Reporter
May 31, 2017
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Students at De Anza College are ramping up the fight to oppose the proposed increase of the Eco-pass fee from $9 to $40. The VTA board will vote on the issue at their June 1 board meeting. Over this past week, organizers leading the opposition from De Anza have met with many VTA board members including...

Woman claiming to be undercover police arrested in front of large crowd

Woman claiming to be undercover police arrested in front of large crowd

Neil McClintick, Opinions Editor
May 24, 2017
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyXSqWPgwN8 The Foothill-De Anza police arrested  a middle-aged, unidentified woman in the main quad in front of a large crowd of upward to 100 students on Thursday, May 18 at approximately 4 p.m. When surrounded by officers and pressed against a police vehicle, ...

Students lobby VTA board members to oppose Eco-Pass fee increase

Students lobby VTA board members to oppose Eco-Pass fee increase

Andrew Shinjo, Staff Reporter
May 22, 2017
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De Anza College students met with key VTA board members to convince them to oppose the VTA’s proposal to increase the cost of the Eco-Pass from $9 to $40. The De Anza Political Revolution Club additionally organized call-ins to contact VTA board members. The VTA’s proposal would raise the price...

DASB Senate debates food committees, President leads meeting with storytime

DASB Senate debates food committees, President leads meeting with storytime

Audrey Marques and Eddie Cisneros
May 22, 2017
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The DASB Senate abandoned their previous plan to form an ad-hoc, or temporary, committee to research and address Senate president Dylan Kim’s “food crisis,” and resolved that those responsibilities should be given to the Students Rights and Services (SRS) Committee on May 17. Kim started the...

Two undocumented students receive scholarships to pursue higher education

Anisa Chaudhry, Staff Reporter
May 22, 2017
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Two De Anza College students received the national $25,000 TheDream.US scholarship. The scholarship is for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) eligible undocumented students working towards getting their degrees. Brenda Pantoja, 24, business major, and Itzel Sanchez, 20, sociology and political...

Panel discusses housing problems

Panel discusses housing problems

Andrew Shinjo, Staff Reporter
May 22, 2017
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At the Renter’s Rights Panel, a De Anza College student advocated for California’s Section 8 Housing Program, and shared her experience that many low-income community college students face: the struggle of finding a home. When Viana Roland, 23, political science major, first attended De Anza College,...

Students learn about dangers of marijuana

Students learn about dangers of marijuana

Kunal Mehta, News Editor
May 22, 2017
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Judicial Affairs Officer John Cognetta and Foothill-De Anza Police Assistant Chief Danny Acosta on Monday, May 15, warned students about the consequences of smoking marijuana on campus. Possessing or smoking marijuana within 1,000 feet of campus is illegal, Cognetta said. Dr. Mallory Loflin, a guest...

Students call VTA board members ahead of potential quadrupling of eco-pass fee

Students call VTA board members ahead of potential quadrupling of eco-pass fee

Andrew Shinjo, Staff Reporter
May 14, 2017
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De Anza’s Political Revolution (DAPR) club organized May 11 to call and e-mail VTA board members ahead of a key June 1 board meeting where a final decision will be made on the pending increase of the ecopass. Members sought to lobby key VTA Board members to oppose the fee increase. Recently, the ...

De Anza student arrested and taken to hospital

De Anza student arrested and taken to hospital

Kunal Mehta, News Editor
May 8, 2017
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A De Anza student was arrested in the L Quad and then taken to a Valley Medical Center Thursday, May 3 around 4 p.m. Foothill-De Anza Police received a call about an unresponsive student and responded, Police Sgt. Jeff Ricketts said. When being taken away to an ambulance, he asked bystanders, “Can you...

New VTA plan increases Eco Pass fee to $40

New VTA plan increases Eco Pass fee to $40

Jarra Gojolo, Staff Reporter
May 8, 2017
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VTA has proposed to gradually raise the annual price of the De Anza Eco Pass from $9 to $40 in order to combat projected losses. The proposal would raise VTA’s Eco Pass fee by $5 each year until it reaches $40 per student. In addition to the fee, VTA would start charging De Anza $3 for each physical Cl...