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DASB elections Q&A: President

Amy Gallagher, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2019

Shelly Michael, Jeffery Chang and Dave Wardojo are the three candidates running to be the 2019-2020 DASB President. Students can vote through MyPortal from March 4 - 8. All interviews were conducted individually Q: Why do you think you’re fit to be president? Shelly: I want to have a lot of indi...

New DASB committee promotes Flea Market activities

Julia Kolman, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2019

In order to support the expansion and improvement of the De Anza Flea Market, the DASB senate voted at the Feb. 27 meeting to make an internal Flea Market Committee. Yali Zhu, Flea Market coordinator, said the committee will benefit the expansion of the market. “The goal is to enhance the flea m...

Students work toward environmental sustainability

February 27, 2019

The Environmental Sustainability Committee at De Anza College offers students the opportunity to contribute to efforts to make the ecosystem at De Anza more Eco-friendly. Through projects such as the Eco Fund, students can voice their ideas and take action to help make De Anza more sustainable. Students...

Computers repaired, donated to students in need

Mehek Kapur, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2019

For the past 12 years, 48 De Anza College student interns looking to gain practical experience in the Information Technology Industry, have helped refurbish and redistribute over 2,000 laptops for students in need at De Anza’s Occupational Training Institute Program. The program began when someone in...

De Anza athletics budget clipped by DASB senate

De Anza athletics budget clipped by DASB senate

Tyson Tsoi and Thomas Anthony

February 21, 2019

All De Anza athletics teams will experience cuts in their conference and travel expenses during the 2019- 2020 school year, after the DASB senate voted to allocate only $55,000 for the athletic department. The amount is about a $24,300 decrease from last year’s budget. The athletic department requested ...

New W grades for students who withdraw

Abhiram Rishi Prattipati and Maryam Golkar

February 21, 2019

If you are planning to drop a class because of an emergency or any other circumstance, a W grade can potentially help you out. The California Board of Governors passed the EW, or “Excused Withdrawal,” in January 2018 to help students withdraw from courses for reasons beyond their control. “One...

DASB meets to approve budgets, forms new committee

Ashley Gonzalez, Staff Reporter

February 21, 2019

The 2019-20 DASB budget was approved at the Feb. 13 senate meeting and a previous proposal to form an ad-hoc shared governance committee was resolved “Finance committee has spent over 16 hours over the weekend to figure out a solid plan in terms of cuts and allocations,” said Rex Zhang ICC chairperso...

Flint Center to close temporarily

Elsa Castro and Ashley Gonzalez

February 20, 2019

Structural safety concerns in the Flint Center will result in a year long closure of the building, suspending all programing from June 2019 until June 2020. “The year-long suspension of scheduling is regrettable and our board truly struggled with one of the most difficult decisions in our district’s...

‘Coffee with a Cop and Chancellor’ provides opportunity for conversation

‘Coffee with a Cop and Chancellor’  provides opportunity for conversation

Amy Gallagher, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2019

Students and staff gathered in De Anza College main dinning hall to grab a cup of coffee and have a casual conversation with Chancellor Judy Miner, Chief of Police Danny Acosta and other police officers who attended the “Coffee With A Cop and the Chancellor” event on Feb. 5. Acosta said that the event was created to “break the conversation bar...

Severe budget cut recommendations for various De Anza College programs

Julia Kolman, Staff Writer

February 6, 2019

Student senators announced the 2019-2020 budget recommendations during the Jan. 30 DASB meeting. Carolyn Nguyen, president, and Ian Robertsson, chair of finance, reported the finance committee’s funding recommendations for De Anza programs. Robertsson said at the meeting that the finance committee based ...