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Chinese international students have mixed feelings about graduation, amid COVID-19 uncertainty

Students sitting in graduation attire

Caden Zhao, Reporter

June 23, 2020

International students, some back in their home countries, others still in the United States, have mixed emotions about graduating from De Anza College because of the uncertainty of their student status. “I have to go back to China to renew my I-20,” Victoria Duan, 23, computer science major said,...

Local South Bay food pantries close gap in services during pandemic

A map of the locations for various food pantries in the south bay.

Leticia Samame, Reporter

June 12, 2020

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County’s Disaster Recovery Self-Sufficiency Program has been providing free food to community members across San Jose in need. More community members are seeking help, with job losses skyrocketing because of the effects of the pandemic. According...

Student Success Center adjusts to online tutoring, aims to teach students despite pandemic

Student Success Center adjusts to online tutoring, aims to teach students despite pandemic

Roselle Lagmay, Reporter

June 5, 2020

The Student Success Center, as a result of the campus closure, is offering virtual tutoring sessions through Zoom video chats, in an effort to continue assistance for students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Diana Alves De Lima and Melissa Aguilar, co-directors of the Student Success Center, have been...

Foothill-De Anza Board of Trustees unanimously back sentiment against COVID-19 Asian xenophobia, supports DACA students

Protester in Los Angeles in 2017

Caden Zhao, Reporter

May 8, 2020

The Foothill-De Anza Board of Trustees unanimously voted to pass a resolution denouncing xenophobia targeted toward Asian-Americans in the COVID-19 pandemic. This resolution follows San Francisco State’s decision to launch an online report center for targeted attacks and harassment against Asia...

De Anza College will likely have no fully face-to-face classes for fall 2020

De Anza College will likely have no fully face-to-face classes for fall 2020

Kathleen Quinn, Editor-in-Chief

May 5, 2020

There will likely be no fully face-to-face classes for De Anza College students for the fall quarter 2020, reflecting a growing change in how administrators are adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. Brandon Bailey, writer and editor for the Office of Communications, sent a survey on Monday...

Deadline extended for pass or no pass to meet increasing pandemic complications

Joaquin De La Torre, Opinions Editor

April 24, 2020

De Anza College students are still able to request a grade change to pass or no pass for their classes taken in the winter 2020 quarter with a deadline extension of 180 days, the timeline began March 13. Typically, students have to request a grade change from a letter to a pass or no pass 4 weeks...

Students lose jobs during the pandemic, seek financial relief

Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay

Joaquin De La Torre, Staff Reporter

March 28, 2020

Since California implemented shelter-in-place orders, widespread closures of non-essential businesses have left many students around the Bay Area without a consistent source of income. From movie theater crews to restaurant servers, Bay Area students are struggling to come up with ends meet to pay...

Food pantry closure leaves families looking for aid

The food pantry located in Seminar 3 in the SEM Building

Taylor Park and Annalise Freimarck

March 28, 2020

De Anza College’s food pantry closed March 17, following the closure of campus due to COVID-19 concerns and state orders. The campus will remain closed throughout the spring quarter, which makes resources that some families rely on, including the food pantry, harder to access. Those who used...

Pandemic leaves international student community with worries over status, finances

Anthony Lucido, Staff Reporter

March 27, 2020

With the spread of COVID-19 and De Anza College’s closure and move to online classes, international students are concerned about their status in the U.S. In an email sent from the district, international students were informed that if they chose to leave for the spring quarter to go back to their...

Student employees will still be paid; DASB senators debate letter to Judy Miner

Kathleen Quinn, Campus Beat Editor

March 18, 2020

In a special meeting held by DASB Senators, it was announced that some student employees will still be paid, despite the complete closure of the campus. “We are going to be paying all student employees,” said Hyon Chu Yi-Baker, Faculty Director, College Life and Judicial Affairs Officer. “So...