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De Anza students discuss state-wide political changes

David Byars

October 6, 2010

De Anza College hosted a summit on education and the November ballot measures on Oct. 2 in the Hinson Center. Local politicians, organizers, experts and students gathered to discuss community and statewide issues related to California government. The American Leadership Forum, California Forward, an...

New Public Transit Opportunities

Vince Cestone

October 6, 2010

    Red tape delays eco pass Last year the stand party called for the VTA to strike a deal with the De Anza district that would provide year long Eco Passes for each DA student. On top of that the VTA plans to create a new Bus Rapid Transit line that would make a trip from Eastridge mall, to ...

U.S. District Court finds Prop 8 unconstitutional

David Byars, William Ferguson

September 27, 2010

In a landmark ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker, California's ban on same-sex marriage, otherwise known as Proposition 8, has been found in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution. The trials leading to Walker's decision began in November 2008, as the or...

De Anza College Housing Service Offline

Vince Cestone

September 24, 2010

Many students at De Anza College live at home with their parents and commute to school. However, some students do not have that option and must find housing on their own. Until April, 2009, students seeking housing could use an online forum De Anza College website, the De Anza Housing Board. As of thi...

Financial aid goes plastic

Denny Jeon, 22, business major, at the Higher One automated teller machine outside Le Café in the Hinson Campus Center.

Vanessa Contreras

September 20, 2010

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is going green with a new method of handing out students financial aid refunds this quarter. They have teamed up with Higher One Bank to produce debit cards for students who receive financial aid.  Students who have filed the proper paperwork and have ...

De Anza Bookstore stocks up on texts for re-vamped rental program

Peter Maxwell

September 20, 2010

The De Anza College bookstore is expanding the textbook rental program this fall in an attempt to provide affordable access to more texts, and to lure students away from online and off-campus retailers. The bookstore is now renting out 86 used textbooks at about half off the retail price. These ren...

State of the district address

Linda Thor, Foothill-De Anza District Chancellor

Linda Thor, Foothill-De Anza District Chancellor

September 20, 2010

Like many of you, I am beginning my first fall quarter in the Foothill-De Anza Community College District. In the seven months since I joined the district, I've learned that De Anza College students have a long and proud history of engagement and activism, particularly when it...

District starts tax campaign

Foothill-De Anza Chancellor Linda Thor (left) and Vice Chancellor of Business Kevin McElroy (middle) converse at the parcel tax campaign headquarters in the Oaks Shopping Center on Sep. 15.

Vanessa Contreras

September 20, 2010

The Foothill-De Anza College District might not be completely saved, but greatly relieved if the Foothill-De Anza Community College District Parcel Tax is passed on Nov 2. If approved by a two-thirds supermajority vote, every home owner in the eighth city district would be taxed $69 a year for six y...

defacto mctestus


Nick Girard

August 13, 2010

Hello world! Great weather we're having today.

Free VTA bus token program in early stages, may come back in the Fall

Nadia Banchik

August 3, 2010

Aimed to encourage students to drive less, the De Anza Student Body Senate's Environmental Sustainability Committee is sponsoring a free bus token pilot program for the summer quarter students. The tokens, each of which can be used as a day pass on any VTA bus, were given to 30 De Anza College students wh...