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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,...

How people are celebrating Pride Month during the pandemic through art

Roselle Lagmay, Reporter

June 23, 2020

The month of June will be different for the LGBTQ+ communities as cities across the nation have canceled their pride parades and celebrations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This month commemorates the LGBTQ+ community, the pandemic is no reason for anyone to stop celebrating who they are and what they...

DASB Senate adjusts to remote learning, increases student outreach

DASB Senate adjusts to remote learning, increases student outreach

Gloria Delgado, Reporter

June 19, 2020

A new committee will be implemented next year by the DASB Senate to deal with student grievances and to inform students of the resources available to them remotely as they adjust to the new needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We formed a new committee that will specifically communicate with students,...

Pride Month celebrations move online during pandemic

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Vanessa Nazareno, Reporter

June 17, 2020

De Anza College students and faculty have had to adjust their pride month celebrations because of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to safety mandates, pride parades, including San Francisco, have been canceled, and as a result, students and faculty have been unsure how to celebrate their...

De Anza College students show support for Black Lives Matter movement, attend local protests

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Keegan West, Reporter

June 16, 2020

Despite the risk of contracting COVID-19, De Anza College students have masked up to join marches, protests and rallies in support of the Black Lives Matter Movement. Maya Burns, vice president of DASB Senate, said she has been attending protests with her parents ever since she was a little kid, and...

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...

With no support students cannot continue to pay the same price for tuition

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Keegan West, Reporter

June 12, 2020

For colleges nationwide, face-to-face learning has halted until further notice, but colleges continue to charge the same tuition price. Students have been forced to accept a lower quality of education without access to campus resources and facilities, hands-on learning, tutoring and limited faculty...

Free Little Libraries foster community book exchanges during pandemic

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Roselle Lagmay, Reporter

June 10, 2020

With many local libraries forced to close in ordinance with COVID-19 mandates, Little Free Libraries have replaced the experience of a normal library. Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization that has built a community of fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world. The process is...

Protesters participate in peaceful Black Lives Matter ‘die-in’ protest hosted by local NAACP

The crowd at a Black Lives Matter protest in front of San Jose City Hall June 6.

Keegan West and Annalise Freimarck

June 6, 2020

In solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, thousands of peaceful protesters lay on the ground outside San Jose City Hall June 6 to honor the victims of police brutality, using signs painted with phrases such as “Defund the police” and “Justice for George Floyd” to shield themselves from...

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...