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De Anza dean of P.E. and kinesiology hopes for student success

De Anza dean of P.E. and kinesiology hopes for student success

Don Le, Staff Reporter

May 23, 2019

Eric Mendoza was named the new dean of physical education and kinesiology at De Anza College in February following an extensive career in athletic academics. “(De Anza) was a great opportunity to join a California community college with a great reputation in academics and athletics,” said Mend...

Track and field team optimistic going into final meets

Track and field team optimistic going into final meets

Thomas Anthony, Staff Reporter

May 6, 2019

Poor weather, sickness and injury could not keep the De Anza College men’s and women’s track and field teams down this season, as both teams said they are looking forward to competing in the Coast Conference Championships. Head coach Nick Mattis said the season has been progressing well, d...

De Anza men’s baseball seizes a heartfelt win in their final home game of the season

De Anza men’s baseball seizes a heartfelt win in their final home game of the season

Yoorim Cho, Staff Reporter

May 2, 2019

De Anza College baseball team turned the tide and defeated Chabot 7-5 after a massive home run on April 23. De Anza led with three runs in the bottom of the first inning, before Chabot scored three runs in the third inning and two more at the top of the fourth. De Anza stopped Chabot’s momen...

De Anza blows four run lead against Mission

De Anza blows four run lead against Mission

Thomas Anthony, Staff Reporter

April 28, 2019

The De Anza College men’s baseball team suffered a come-from-behind loss to Mission College on April 18, losing 9-7. De Anza lead 5-1 after five innings but Mission outperformed them in the last four. De Anza took the lead right away, scoring a run in the first inning. A solo home run by Mission in...

Lightsaber dueling more a sport than gaming

Ashley Gonzalez, Staff Reporter

April 8, 2019

A sport is defined as “an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment.” Despite us entering an era where gaming and esports continue to grow popular, sports should still carry the same definition. The American space ...

Assistant football coach Nate Garnica dies at 34 years old

Thomas Anthony, Staff Reporter

April 8, 2019

De Anza College students and staff mourn the loss and remember the life of assistant football coach Nate Garnica, who died on March 17. He succumbed to heart failure at his grandmother’s house and was unable to be revived, head football coach Tony Santos said. He was 34 years old. He coached at ...

Class Profile: Fencing for the mind and body

Class Profile: Fencing for the mind and body

Mehek Kapur, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2019

Students dart back and forth across the wooden floor, dodging their opponents and weaving between the boundary lines while trying to land blows of their own with slim silver foils, keeping perfect etiquette in a surprisingly elegant sport. This is De Anza College fencing. Coach Nick Mattis has been teaching...

Class Profile: Flow Yoga for the soul

Class Profile: Flow Yoga for the soul

Thomas Anthony, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2019

The room is dark. Soft music plays from wall speakers. A calming voice guides students through a series of poses. The atmosphere of Flow Yoga, KNES 22D, is relaxed and soothing, and might be the perfect antidote to the stress of student life. But students don’t just take the course to lay back and...

Hardworking warriors of De Anza College sports: Coaches

Hardworking warriors of De Anza College sports: Coaches

Gabriel Barrenechea, Miles Voci, Elsa Castro, and Jaclyn Lim

March 26, 2019

Women's basketball coach, Mike Allen Coming from a humble background, raised in a single parent home, De Anza College's women’s basketball head coach Michael Allen is no stranger to adversity. His passion for basketball and his commitment to make his mother proud, pushed him to work hard and lead him to success, winning national championships in high school and in col...