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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...

Umoja promotes black excellence despite lack of visibility

Ruby Veloz, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2020

The word “Umoja” is a Kiswahili word meaning unity.  This is what Claudia Barbosa, counselor and coordinator of Umoja at De Anza said she is trying to build among the black student population on campus. As of the fall quarter of 2019, De Anza only had 4% of its students identify a Black or African America...

Up-and-coming artists perform at Fourth Annual “Rock the School Bells”

Adrian Bonilla Flores, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2019

Students clapped along to performances by up-and-coming artists Osunfemi and A-Dough at the fourth annual “Rock the School Bells” event hosted by the Men of Color Community on Nov. 19. The event, with a motto of  “So we the people,” aimed to teach students about hip hop’s activist root...

State considers covering full cost of community college

Jonathan Cabrera, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2019

SB 291 covers the true cost of community colleges, which is not only tuition and materials, but also food, transportation and housing costs for students. Senate Bill 291 is currently being reviewed by the Committee on Higher Education, said Lisa Mandy, director of financial aid. “The r...

‘Freshest Cargo’ food truck brings the freshest produce to De Anza’s campus

 Freshest Cargo sources all their fruits and vegetables from local farms that practice organic, sustainable methods.

My Do, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2018

Every Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m, a small white truck carries a full load of berries, apples, kale, mushroom and tomatoes fresh from nearby farms to the main quad at De Anza College. Freshest Cargo, a farmers’ market on wheels, is operated by Fresh Approach, a Concord-based non-profit that sources all of the food from local farmers who p...