La Voz News

Single-stream sorts trash, recyclables

Elsa Castro, Staff Reporter

April 30, 2019

Implementing a single-stream recycling system in 2010 is one of the ways De Anza College maintains an environmentally friendly campus. Manny DaSilva, manager of custodial operations, said that De Anza has been certified as a Green Business by the City of Cupertino for three years in a row. The ide...

Student homelessness and food insecurity rates high in California community colleges

Student homelessness and food insecurity rates high in California community colleges

Yami Sun, Staff Reporter

April 30, 2019

Sarah Curcio, 22, biology major used to park and sleep in her car in front of her mother's house. Her financial aid can cover her tuition, but not parking permits and textbook fees. She is not currently enrolled in any classes at De Anza College because she needs to work three jobs to cover neces...

Scabies outbreak puts select VTA buses out of service

Scabies outbreak puts select VTA buses out of service

Melisa Lopez, Staff Reporter

April 30, 2019

An outbreak of the parasitic skin infection scabies among drivers in the Valley Transportation Authority put several buses out of service. After many VTA bus drivers refused to respond to questions from La Voz, one VTA driver, who remains anonymous, said that the buses contaminated with scabies w...

La Voz awarded at statewide journalism convention

Staff

April 23, 2019

La Voz News student journalists received various accolades at the Journalism Association of Community Colleges state convention in Sacramento from March 28-30. Four students attended the convention and participated in workshops and competitions. The JACC recognized the La Voz website with a Ge...

DASB senate debates keeping office public, private

Mehek Kapur, Staff Reporter

April 23, 2019

DASB senators debated whether the DASB office should stay open to the public or become a DASB-only space at their April 17 meeting. DASB President Carolyn Nguyen and the dissolved administration committee started a motion to implement a shame board to help keep the office clean. “If we see someone ...

Senate Bill 291 proposes advanced financial aid for community college students

Amy Gallagher, Staff Reporter

April 8, 2019

To combat the financial issues California community college students face, a new financial aid program, Senate Bill 291, was proposed by California legislatures to cover the full cost of attending community college. The bill is a “powerful statement about the actual needs, and the needs as a state to s...

Academic Senate supports student safety in overnight parking resolution

Abhiram Rishi Prattipati, Staff Reporter

April 6, 2019

De Anza College’s Academic Senate endorsed a resolution to allow overnight parking and other necessary services for students facing housing insecurity at the March 18 meeting. “We are more than ‘Here is a textbook and go read it,’” said Rob Clem, a counselor at De Anza. “To me, emergency ...

Votership for DASB Senate Election increases compared to 2018 results

John Bricker, Business Manager

April 3, 2019

More De Anza College students voted in the 2019-20 DASB senate election than in the 2018-19 election, although the percentage that voted this year is still small. Roughly 2 percent of enrolled De Anza students voted in the 2019-20 DASB presidential election, which had the highest total votes of all po...

Humans of De Anza – Carol Jones

April 3, 2019

Fitness Center Coordinator CJ Jones, who is resigning from her cheer, dance, and physical education positions at De Anza, said she will miss assisting the community.

Meet your new student trustee

Meet your new student trustee

Julia Kolman, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2019

De Anza College's newly elected 2019-2020 student trustee Genevieve Kolar, 20, math major, hopes to apply her experience of navigating her pathway to the De Anza Student Body. After going through household instability, economic hardships and trauma, Kolar said she worked to find herself at De Anza, a...