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Updates : Vote of no confidence, Work-to-contract, early class cancellation

Updates : Vote of no confidence, Work-to-contract, early class cancellation

Genevieve Kolar and Christian Trujano

June 20, 2018

Vote of no confidence: De Anza College’s Academic Senate endorsed a vote of no confidence in California Community College Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley on June 4. The resolution would join those of approximately fifteen other community colleges in expressing lack of support for Oakley’s actions. Reas...

Tennis, paralegal studies, massage therapy face ax

Graphic by: Benjamin Estrada

Ethan Maneja, Staff Reporter

June 20, 2018

The De Anza College administrative Viability Advisory Team recommended elimination for men’s and women’s tennis teams, paralegal studies and massage therapy during the June 5 Instruction Planning and Budget Team meeting. The music department’s associate of arts degree was also recommended for elimination. Programs...

Inspiration on art, life during the Ceramic Potluck

Inspiration on art, life during the Ceramic Potluck

Stacy Ardoin, Staff Reporter

June 13, 2018

The ceramics demonstration and potluck this year brought the artist Kevin Snipes, a fine art potter, painter and drawer. Even if there wasn’t food, students showed up to the to get the most of the guest. Snipes shared some of his work on Thursday, May 17 at the De Anza Arts Department, hosted...

DASB: senators criticized for unprofessional messages; vote ‘no confidence’ in state chancellor

Andrew Shinjo, Staff Reporter

June 11, 2018

*Editor's note: La Voz has removed the names of the three senators implicated by Brandi Madison. A DASB senator on Wednesday, June 6 denounced the senate president and three other senators for sending unprofessional material and profanity through a DASB senate business group chat. The senate also ...

Students advocate for language programs in De Anza budget deliberations

Students advocate for language programs in De Anza budget deliberations

Christian Trujano, News Editor

May 29, 2018

De Anza College students gathered to voice their concern for the future of language programs on May 23, hanging several posters outside of the first Viability Advisory Team meeting held to discuss select programs and departments. The Instructional Planning and Budget Team voted to send the Spanish,...

Softball team finishes season on a low note

Softball team finishes season on a low note

Kevin Coleto, Staff Reporter

April 30, 2018

Even in the face of defeat, the Dons of De Anza’s softball team hold their heads up high. De Anza lost 6-1 against Foothill College (1-6) on April 24, marking the ending of the Dons’ 2017–2018 softball season.   The team finished last in the Coast Conference standings (0-12), however th...

Senator Kevin de Leon on protecting undocumented immigrants, making college free

Andrew Shinjo, Stephanie Lam, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2018

California State Senator Kevin de Leon introduced himself to the DASB Senate on Wednesday, April 18. He formerly served as President pro tempore of the California State Senate, and is running to unseat incumbent U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein in the 2018 election. De Leon expressed his support for...

Disheartened Dons fall to Fresno, secure no. 2 spot in conference

Ethan Bennett, Staff Reporter

April 16, 2018

De Anza College’s women’s badminton team fell at home to Fresno City College 15-6 on April 12. Despite close matches in both singles and doubles sets, the team struggled to keep their momentum going against the reigning state champions.   Head coach Mark Landefeld said the team performed...

Dancers’ energy belies trouble ahead for De Anza department

The workshop class finalizes the DA Dance Demonstration with a bang on March 22 at the Visual & Performing Arts Center at De Anza College.

William Roman, Staff Reporter

March 27, 2018

“Take a dance class and save your life,” dance instructor Warren Lucas implored the audience at the DA Dance Demonstration held on Thursday, March 22 at De Anza Collge. What started off gently with a ballet performance soon turned into a highly energetic show. Contemporary, salsa, freestyle an...

From Kirsch to kitchen, students sow sustainable crops

Front: A raised bed containing spring onions for the cafeteria. Back: Two raised beds containing a variety of foods such as kale, butter lettuce, strawberries, tomato, peas, mint, snow peas, etc.

Ana Acosta, Staff Reporter

March 21, 2018

If you ate at the pho, flatbread or salad bars at the cafeteria this fall quarter, there is a chance that your food was topped with fresh spring onions and basil grown on campus by students. Hidden behind the baseball fields of De Anza lies the Kirsch Community Garden, where students experiment wi...