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De Anza offers first year tuition free to qualifying new students

Lianna Martinez, Staff Reporter

May 22, 2019

De Anza College will implement a new First Year Promise program offering free tuition and $500 for textbooks to students in their first year of college starting this fall. “Eligibility is based on state guidelines and is not based on income,” said Rob Mieso, vice president of student services...

Utah researcher discusses project, students ask for mentorship at Academic Senate

Ella Shih, Staff Reporter

May 22, 2019

The De Anza College academic senate presented information on higher education organization and student governance success on May 13. Sean Crossland, director of the Thayne Center for Service and Learning at Salt Lake Community College, presented his research project, “On Becoming a People’s C...

De Anza student reports theft near Lot C

Don Le, Staff Reporter

May 22, 2019

An unidentified male stole a De Anza College student’s cell phone on campus, according to a Foothill-De Anza safety alert sent out on May 13. “The victim reported that (around 7 a.m.) a male took his cell phone from his hands and ran away from the smoking area in Lot C,” said Chief of Police ...

DASB senators vote to pay themselves top rate among local colleges

Ethan Bennett and Julia Kolman, Editors

May 17, 2019

 The DASB senate endorsed the student leader compensation resolution to request to pay senators $930 and executive officers $1,200 per quarter. The endorsed resolution will be presented to the Foothill-De Anza Board of Trustees. DASB President Lawrence Su and Student Trustee Genevieve Kol...

DASB senate endorses student leader compensation resolution

Mehek Kapur, Staff Reporter

May 16, 2019

DASB senate passed a resolution to request payments for student senators at their May 15 meeting. The May 8 resolution proposed payments of $720 for senators and $1,200 for executives quarterly. The endorsed resolution proposes maximum payments of $930 for senators and $1,200 for executives per qu...

DASB senate compensation resolution under revision

Ella Shih, Staff Reporter

May 15, 2019

The DASB senate presented a second draft of the student leader compensation resolution on May 8, following the initial proposal at the May 1 meeting. The draft states several reasons for senators to be paid but lacks a compensation code. The draft, presented by student trustee Genevieve Kolar, prop...

DASB proposes quarterly payments to student senators

Ella Shih, Staff Reporter

May 7, 2019

DASB senators debated whether they should be paid quarterly for their work at the May 1 meeting. The first draft proposed payments of $100 per quarter for student senators and $200 per quarter for executives. Through the Associated Student Organization, other schools in the Bay Area--Las Positas, Chabot, Foothi...

Stricter policies against student-teacher relationships

Christian Trujano, Assistant News Editor

May 7, 2019

Student senators in California Community Colleges are advocating for strict language policy changes in school legislation, including Foothill-De Anza, prohibiting relationships among students and faculty. Policies in Foothill-De Anza legislation state employees are expected to act in accordance wit...

No placement tests or prerequisites can risk higher failure rates at transfer level

Abhiram Rishi Prattipati, Staff Reporter

May 7, 2019

Students can now register in transfer level courses such as EWRT 1A, precalculus, and statistics without taking any prerequisites and placement tests with the AB705 bill. The bill requires community colleges to “maximize the probability that the student will enter and complete transfer-level co...

Run, hide, defend trains students in school safety

Run, hide, defend trains students in school safety

Dominique Evangelista, Staff Reporter

May 2, 2019

Jim Thurber, police officer and speaker, provided a safe dose of fear and a call for awareness to a De Anza College English class with a safety training about what to do in an “active assailant” event on April 17. Thurber addressed the recent school shootings and urged students to remember to be aware...