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De Anza students lead workshops to raise awareness of racial profiling

De Anza students lead workshops to raise awareness of racial profiling

Alejandra Cabrera, Staff Writer

March 17, 2015

De Anza College students lead a series of workshops, a project of Civil Liberties Education Initiative by the California History Center at De Anza on March 5. Nine workshops discussing racial profiling, mass incarceration and civil liberties were held in the Campus Center conference rooms. A workshop...

Black Lives Matter sheds light on issues faced by African-American communities

Black Lives Matter sheds light on issues faced by African-American communities

Adam Del Rio, Staff Writer

March 11, 2015

Students, faculty, and guest speakers graced the stage with calls to action for the audience of over 200 students at the Black Lives Matter conference on Tuesday March 3 at the Visual and Performing Arts Center at De Anza College. The conference was more than just an extra credit opportunity that so...

Mitasu: Ramen and other Japanese cuisine

Mitasu: Ramen and other Japanese cuisine

Jirla Jem Salvador, Staff Writer

March 11, 2015

Tired of the typical pastas served at the cafeteria, the sandwiches from Ike’s, the barbeque from J&J’s and itching to try something new? Let your taste buds explore some fine Japanese cuisine from Mitasu. The Japanese restaurant just opened on Feb. 25 at 21265 Steven’s Creek Blvd, right across...

Con: Don’t make killing legal

Con: Don’t make killing legal

Adam Del Rio, Staff Writer

March 10, 2015

Search voluntary euthanasia videos on YouTube. Your heart will break as you witness the distressing scenes of people around the world giving up on their lives. Physician- assisted suicide may relieve families of the emotional or financial burdens of sick family members, but that does not mean it should...

Pro: Improve quality of life

Pro: Improve quality of life

Bala Gunaseelan, Staff Writer

March 10, 2015

Early on in American history, the general population in the U.S. was against assisting any patient to commit suicide under any circumstances, or in other words, euthanasia. However, the majority began to support freedom of choice in the early 70s, and in 2014, almost 70 percent of Americans supported...

De Anza professor sculpts his way to success

De Anza professor sculpts his way to success

Imran Najam, Staff Writer

March 10, 2015

Moto Ohtake teaches furniture design, three-dimensional design and sculpture  at De Anza College. With 20 years of full-time professional experience, his teaching experiences extend as far back as 1992 in campuses such as Cabrillo College, Monterey Peninsula College and UCSC. “Art-making is my passion....

Approved $25,500 budget for LEAD mentor program less than needed

Approved $25,500 budget for LEAD mentor program less than needed

Naomi Fuhrmann, Staff Writer

March 10, 2015

The LEAD mentor program at De Anza College requires long hours from mentors, students, and faculty members to be successful, but mentors in the program do not get course credits and don’t get paid for the full hours they work. LEAD which stands for Latino Empowerment At De Anza, is a student learning...

March in March rally

March in March rally

Talia Alvarez, staff writer

March 9, 2015

De Anza College students, student senators, and political science instructors traveled to Sacramento on Monday March 2 to speak to South Bay Assemblyman Evan Low and State Sen. Jim Beall as part of the March in March rally. Students and political science instructors Nicky Gonzalez Yuen, Jim Nguyen,...

Lincoln High School jazz band plays at De Anza

Lincoln High School jazz band plays at De Anza

Elizabeth Rodriguez, Staff Writer

March 5, 2015

Abraham Lincoln High School students proved that the future of jazz music is in good hands while performing at the De Anza college’s, Visual and Performing Arts Center on Friday, Feb 27. Lincoln’s Jazz Band impressed audiences under the direction of Craig McKenzie, as young students demonstrated...

2015 Tennis Preview

2015 Tennis Preview

Naomi Fuhrmann, Staff Writer

March 5, 2015

Both De Anza College tennis teams are starting the season with hopes and a lot of motivation. Head coach Ron Ward said  he is excited about both the men’s and women’s tennis teams this year. Regarding men’s tennis, Ward said, “We’ll finish probably second in the conference and go to playoffs.” Though...