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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...

Phillip Plymale, champion of the almost 50-year old De Anza Flea Market comes to check in on his work and meet with current DASB Senators

Phillip Plymale brings documents from the Senate's history to show current Senators as he recalls the De Anza Student Body's history.

Kathleen Quinn, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2019

Phillip Plymale, previous President of the now-named De Anza Student Body Senate from 1976 to 1977, recalled his time championing and developing the now almost 50-year old De Anza Flea Market as he met with current DASB Senators to discuss its future and its past. Plymale attended De Anza from 1975...

DASB Senator stipends likely to be paid through financial scholarships

Alex Woolner, Staff Reporter

December 3, 2019

The DASB Senate will continue to pursue a proposal to pay their senators, now in the form of scholarships. De Anza student trustee Genevieve Kolar said a realistic form of payment would provide scholarships to student senators, a method the Associated Students of Foothill College currently follows. ASFC...

DASB looks over updated Flint Center Master Plan

Flint Center

Lianna Martinez, Staff Reporter

December 3, 2019

The De Anza Student Body Senate discussed the updated 2020 Facilities Master Plan, which now includes student housing at the Nov. 20 meeting. “In 2015 we started the plan. It’s typically a 5-year plan and what the plan is, it’s a guiding plan,” Vice President of College Operations Pam Grey...

Students continue fight for housing

Flint Center

Andrew Jaramillo, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2019

Foothill-De Anza Board of Trustees President Pearl Cheng welcomed students and faculty who spoke about the ongoing issues of student homelessness and the future of the Flint Center at the Nov. 4 meeting. Cheng said that the Board of Trustees is on students’ sides in advocating for student...

College offers more online classes, degree programs

Chris Hoeft, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2019

De Anza Student Body Senate discussed new programs to enroll in classes online and finish degrees faster at the DASB Senate meeting on Nov. 6. The Exchange Cross Enrollment Link program offered by the California Virtual Campus allows students to enroll in online classes at other community colleg...