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SJPD officer who made anti-BLM remarks, won’t be back at De Anza College

Phillip White's twitter statements against the Black Lives Matter movement in December 2014

Annalise Freimarck and Kathleen Quinn

July 21, 2020

Phillip White, a San Jose police officer who got in trouble for sending antagonistic anti-Black Lives Matter tweets in 2014, has been back at De Anza College to help with the basketball team since that time, and was about to be approved to return for the 2020-2021 season. But Dean of Physical Education ...

The NFL apology for its handling of Kaepernick’s peaceful protests, far too little too late

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Keegan West, Reporter

June 23, 2020

It took nearly three and a half years, the highly publicized murder of George Floyd and a public plea from players for the National Football League to formally acknowledge that they were wrong, they should not be lauded for meeting the bare minimum.  Colin Kaepernick, former 49ers quarterback, first peacefully pro...

Athletic Department strikes five year deal with Nike, BSN Sports

Athletic Department strikes five year deal with Nike, BSN Sports

Cameron Oleary, Reporter

May 15, 2020

De Anza Athletics announced a five year partnership with Best Supply Network in sports and Nike via Twitter which will give all 17 sports teams new uniforms and also help provide equipment for the kinesiology department. Mendoza said that while the department and student athletes continue to monitor...

Esports are not breaking new ground, despite the hype

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Vanessa Nazareno, Reporter

May 9, 2020

It is true that esports showed an increase in viewers ever since the pandemic started, but I don't think that trend will continue to grow once major sports resume their currently paused seasons. With all the major sports getting suspended, many Americans felt the void of not having games to look forward...

Spring sports come to a halt in light of the Coronavirus

Spring sports come to a halt in light of the Coronavirus

Anthony Lucido, Staff Reporter

March 31, 2020

On Thursday, March 19, the California Community College Athletics Association (CCCAA) Board of Directors announced that the remainder of the 2020 spring sports season will be canceled due to the increased concern of the COVID-19. The decision came after a number of video conference calls and virtual...

All for the love of the game

Dominic Simpkins, 19, communications major

Lianna Martinez, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2020

De Anza College basketball player Dominic Simpkins, 19, communications major, fell in love with the game of basketball ever since laying his eyes on his own, first ever ball at age 5. “I never stopped playing the game since then and it has been a part of my whole life,” said Simpkins. As a...

Father credited for his son’s desire to excel in all aspects of life

John Vergara, 20, kinesiology major taking a three-point shot on Feb. 21 against Hartnell College.

Ruby Veloz, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2020

It was the last home game of the season and his last game playing for De Anza College when John Vergara, 20-year-old sophomore, stepped on the court and saw his mother and father sitting in the bleachers. “My dad has never really watched my games and when he does watch my games he’s really hard...

Student-athlete inspired by family role models

Tahlia Sherlock, 18, liberal arts major said her late grandfather was her role model and the main catalyst that inspired her to pursue her basketball career.

Lauren Locquiao, Staff Reporter

March 17, 2020

Tahlia Sherlock, 18, liberal arts major has paved her own way from her hometown of Riverside to De Anza women’s basketball team. Raised by her mother and grandfather, Sherlock said she attributed her hard work and being independent to her mother. “I would say my role models were definitely...

De Anza Suffers close loss against Monterey Peninsula

De Anza's baseball team gather around after a close game.

Anthony Lucido, Staff Reporter

March 16, 2020

The De Anza College baseball team suffered a close 3-2 loss against Monterey Peninsula College on March 12. Despite the final score, Kody Decker, 21, criminal law major was quite happy with the way things turned out. “There was a lot of improvement, everyone’s growing and we’re more of a...

Women’s basketball team takes first place 

(Left #11) Danielle Gezzi, 20, kinesiology major and (Right #10) Anisah Douglas, 19, kinesiology major blocking opponent.

Thomas Anthony, Staff Reporter

March 14, 2020

The De Anza women’s basketball team capped a remarkable turnaround season with a Coast-South Conference title. The team finished the season with a record of 18-11, a huge improvement over the 4-19 record it posted last year. With three consecutive losses to start the season, the team’s early...