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DASB votes to oppose Eco Pass fee increase

Andrew Shinjo, Staff Reporter
May 8, 2017
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The DASB Senate unanimously voted to officially endorse the De Anza Political Revolution Club, ES Committee, and TRANsition in opposing VTA in the Eco Pass fee increase. VTA proposed to gradually increase the cost of the Eco Pass from $9 - $13 up to $40 over the course of several years because they c...

VTA rejects direct FHDA bus line

Kunal Mehta, News Editor
May 8, 2017
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VTA has rejected a proposal to create a direct bus line between De Anza and Foothill Colleges due to a lack of evidence of enough ridership. DASB, Associated Students of Foothill College, and the Foothill-De Anza Board of Trustees had all endorsed the proposal earlier this year. Instead, VTA suggest...

De Anza student enrollment drops 6 percent

De Anza student enrollment drops 6 percent

Kunal Mehta, News Editor
May 8, 2017
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De Anza College reported a 6 percent enrollment drop in the Spring quarter compared to last year. Online enrollment on the other hand rose 22 percent. “Many colleges statewide - and nationwide - are experiencing lower enrollment”, Marisa Spatafore, Associate Vice President, Communications and E...

FHDA Board unanimously approves DASB budget, Bike Program students ask for improved bike safety

FHDA Board unanimously approves DASB budget, Bike Program students ask for improved bike safety

Kunal Mehta, News Editor
May 8, 2017
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The Foothill-De Anza Board of Trustees unanimously approved the 2017-2018 DASB budget on Monday, May 1. The approval was the final step in the budget process that began in January. Chair of Finance Amanda Le, and former Chair of Finance Jennifer Tanko presented the budget to the board, highlighting area...

Grant helps USF transfer students

Jackie Contreras, Staff Reporter
May 8, 2017
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A transfer program funded by a grant is underway in an effort to help Foothill and De Anza College students transfer to the University of San Francisco. The Andrew W. Mellon foundation awarded both the Foothill-De Anza Community College District and USF a grant of $2.15 million. The Humanities Mellon...

Third Annual HEFAS Summit on Friday, May 5

Jackie Contreras, Staff Reporter
May 3, 2017
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HEFAS (Higher Education For AB 540 Students) will be hosting their third annual summit, themed “Bridges Not Walls,” on Friday, May 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Euphrat Museum Of Art. The theme was chosen as a response to the country’s current administration. The HEFAS summit will focus...

New VTA plan would increase Eco Pass fee for De Anza students

New VTA plan would increase Eco Pass fee for De Anza students

Jarra Gojolo, Staff Reporter
May 3, 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...

De Anza students claim victory in major win for San Jose renters

De Anza students claim victory in major win for San Jose renters

Neil McClintick, Opinions Editor
April 25, 2017
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“We are living in this valley that’s so rich, yet we still have people who are homeless or hungry, let alone the fact that we aren’t being paid a living wage.” That’s what De Anza student and renters’ rights campaign organizer Suleima Ochoa, 21, Chicano Studies told San Jose City Cou...

Drop & Go dropped like it’s hot

Drop & Go dropped like it’s hot

Chuckie Snyder, Staff Reporter
April 24, 2017
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On Monday, the Drop and Go valet parking will no longer be available to students and faculty as all Drop and Go parking will be converted into self parking. Students and faculty will no longer be required to hand over their keys to valet attendants. Teachers and faculty will have to share parking...

Assemblymember advocates for lowering voting age to 17

Shane Fender, Staff Reporter
April 24, 2017
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California Assemblymember Evan Low proposed a constitutional amendment (ACA 10) in March to lower the voting age to 17. Low represents District 58, covering most of Cupertino, Saratoga, and parts of San Jose. Assemblymember Low said many 18-year-olds are in a state of transition in their lives, and ...