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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...

Companies offer freebies as students hunker down at home

Companies offer freebies as students hunker down at home

Maël Lorach, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2020

As many residents shelter-in-place and schools shift to online, multiple companies have begun offering free services to bridge the access gap. COVID-19 has disrupted the lives of many regardless of income and internet providers, and tech companies have taken notice offering temporarily free access...

Be mindful of retail workers during COVID-19

Be mindful of retail workers during COVID-19

Ruby Veloz, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2020

If I had a dollar for each time I heard, “Oh thank god you’re open I just couldn’t live without my coffee,” the past week, I’d have enough money to safely isolate myself at home from this pandemic without worrying about bills. However, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it seems as though...

Food pantry closure leaves families looking for aid

Food pantry closure leaves families looking for aid

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...

Unnecessary stigma is dangerous

Unnecessary stigma is dangerous

Maël Lorach, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2020

The spread of COVID-19 entails much more than a public health emergency; one of the many symptoms of the coronavirus epidemic which we have observed thus far is xenophobia towards Asians and Asian Americans. COVID-19 originated in Wuhan, China sometime last year in December. Since then, it has spread...

COVID-19, a new national threat

COVID-19, a new national threat

Ruby Veloz, Staff Reporter

March 17, 2020

If you’re opening up any kind of social media or news apps you’ve no doubt run into various articles, memes and general hysteria surrounding COVID-19 better known as the coronavirus. The disease has become viral in more ways than one. While it’s easy to get swept away with all the fear circulating...

Campus closure following governer’s recommendation

Kathleen Quinn, Campus Beat Editor

March 15, 2020

Most offices will be completely closed and both instruction and services will be provided entirely online starting Monday, March 16. In an email sent to staff by Christina Espinosa-Pieb, Interim President of De Anza, the De Anza campus will be closed for instruction and services tomorrow. This updates a...

Face-to-face classes move online starting Monday

Annalise Freimarck, News Editor

March 11, 2020

De Anza College faculty were sent an email today at 4:39 p.m. from Chancellor Judy Miner, informing them that classes will move online beginning Monday, March 16 due to advice about COVID-19 from the California Community College's Chancellor's Office and the County of Santa Clara Department of Public...

District discuss possible closure of campus

Thomas Anthony, Staff Reporter

March 11, 2020

The Foothill-De Anza board of trustees sought to calm anxiety about the growing spread of the novel coronavirus in the area on March 9. Addressing fears of students worried about contracting COVID-19, Chancellor Judy Miner said that district staff worked over the weekend to plan for possible scena...