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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...

DASB cuts bike program, ICC funding, increases HEFAS, special allocations funding

Kathleen Quinn and Aliya Nupbay

March 10, 2020

Over $6,500 was cut from DASB Senate’s finance committee’s proposed budget, but it did not result in many redistributions for programs in Fund 41 that had been cut considerably in the proposed budget. Halina Liang, DASB finance chair, said there was a 17% decrease from the current budget to the...

DASB priority enrollment approved by Academic Senate

Inside Registration and Student Services Building

Kassandra Zeledon, Staff Reporter

March 10, 2020

Priority enrollment for DASB senators has been approved by Academic Senate, following a request from De Anza Student Body senate representatives for senators to be placed in priority registration group two. Members of the DASB Senate said receiving priority enrollment would help senators manage their...

DASB Candidates run as coalitions, get more campaign funding

Joaquin De La Torre, Staff Reporter

March 9, 2020

With just a total of two weeks to campaign, prospective DASB senate candidates are allotted $100 for campaign supplies, if they choose to run as a coalition, they receive $50 for each candidate involved, with a maximum of $500. De Anza Student Body Senate candidates are not allowed to pay out of pocke...

Lack of DASB Senate candidates could lead to internal elections

Maël Lorach, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2020

Less candidates are running for the DASB Senate this year compared to years past. This poses a potential issue for making sure that next year’s De Anza Student Body Senate is adequately representing De Anza College’s students, said Shelly Michael, DASB president. “I’d like to have more...

DASB Senate discusses budget cuts

DASB Senate discusses budget cuts

Taylor Park, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2020

The DASB Senate discussed justifications about budget cuts and raises within the proposed 2020-21 budget, including budget cuts in campus programs and student payroll and increases in wages for DASB Senate student payroll. DASB Chair of Finance, Halina Liang, discussed the proposed budgets for the...

Campus program student payrolls proposed to decrease in 2020-21

Campus program student payrolls proposed to decrease in 2020-21

Annalise Freimarck and Kathleen Quinn

February 18, 2020

The proposed DASB Senate 2020-21 budget for student payroll is $301,000, a $33,000 decrease from this fiscal year’s budget of $334,000 because funding for many positions is being cut altogether. For the fiscal year of 2018-19, the student payroll budget was $445,000. The proposed $301,000 is a $144,000...

DASB Senate donated $12,000 to the measure G and H campaign

Joaquin De La Torre, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2020

DASB Senate approved to donate $12,000 of the intended $19,000 in support of measure G and H on Wednesday, Feb. 5th. 16 senators voted for the donation, and 5 voted against. If passed on the March 3rd ballot, measure G and H will allocate $898 million to the bond and $48 million to the parcel tax,...

DASB asked to donate $19,000 to measure G and H

Annalise Freimarck, News Editor

February 4, 2020

The DASB Senate Financial Committee have decided to ask the DASB Senate for a donation of $12,000 to the measure G and H campaign. This decision comes after the De Anza Student Body Senate was asked to consider donating $19,000 to the campaign by board member Patrick Ahrens. Several questions were...

Editorial: Flint Center should be student housing

La Voz Editorial board

January 27, 2020

To the Foothill-De Anza Board of Trustees, Cupertino residents’ needs come before students'. The plan to create a new events space instead of affordable student housing shows disregard for students facing housing insecurity at De Anza College and Foothill College. The Flint Center, currently...