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Hong Kong protest tensions high among De Anza students

Alex Chow Yong-kang, vice president of the Hong Kong University Students’ Union, explains the Hong Kong protesters’ five demands on Nov. 21 at De Anza College

Kathleen Quinn, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2019

Armed campus police conducted bag checks at an event about the protests in Hong Kong presented by prominent Umbrella Movement member, Alex Chow Yong-kang. Alan Cheng, De Anza College alumnus who grew up in Hong Kong, believed the security was important. “It is necessary.” he said. “It is necessary.” ...

Foothill-De Anza Police offer safety escorts

Foothill-De Anza Police offer safety escorts

Nathalia Moran, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2019

From 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., De Anza College students can call campus police for a safety escort to their car or to a class if they feel unsafe to do so alone. The service runs Monday through Friday. Since requests for these services are low, Chief Danny Acosta said the police have little information in...

Undocumented students face employment barriers at California community colleges

Source: Palo Alto Online, U.S. Department of Education

Graphic Credits: Julia Kolman and Cindy Yu

Kathleen Quinn and Ethan Bennett

November 14, 2019

Over a thousand students without Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival cannot get jobs on campus at De Anza College, due to state and federal regulations that prevent employers from hiring employees without documentation. U.S. Code 1324a, one of the regulations, prevents the hiring of persons who do no...

Trailblazers: The perfect De Anza mascot

Trailblazers: The perfect De Anza mascot

Andrew Jaramillo, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2019

Now is the time to make your opinion about De Anza’s mascot heard, and you don’t want to pass up the opportunity to be a part of our school’s history. The official De Anza College email sent out a brief survey to all students and faculty, asking for feedback on a list of preselected mascots...

Vaping: Dangerous, unhealthy trend among De Anza students

Sources: DrugAbuse.gov, TruthInitiative.org

Bhuvaneshwari Natarajan, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2019

Electronic cigarettes should be banned from the De Anza College campus. Students should start a petition to ban the use of any form of tobacco on campus for the betterment of students’ health. Nothing good happens to one’s body by inhaling a vapor created by an e-cigarette. It contains a vaporized form of...

De Anza College joins ‘It’s on Us’ consent initiative

Sexual assault statistics in the U.S. 

Red represents women Blue represents men

Source:  The CDC and Rainn

Nathalia Moran, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2019

Students took pledges to be an active bystander in addressing consent, relationship violence and sexual harassment as a part of the new It’s On Us initiative booth at De Anza Club Day on Oct. 10. The It’s On Us initiative aims to engage students in a discussion surrounding consent education and...

Open Mic Night

Francisco Medina and Aaron Mata

July 1, 2019

Local artists perform at De Anza College's Open Mic Night, hosted by McTate Stroman.

Humans of De Anza: Brenda Carillo

Jordan Thomas, Staff Reporter

July 1, 2019

Equity Champion Award winner Brenda Carillo was recognized for her work in De Anza College's Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action.

Humans of De Anza: Jennifer Lay

Bryan Vo and Don Le

July 1, 2019

Jennifer Lay, 30, sculpture major, creates art in a local studio. Her Juror's Choice award-winning piece "Family Dinner" was on display at the Euphrat Museum of Art.

Rang Holi 2019

Lianna Martinez, Staff Reporter

June 4, 2019

De Anza students celebrated the spring Holi festival with vibrant colors and music on April 19.