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Assistant football coach Nate Garnica dies at 34 years old

Thomas Anthony, Staff Reporter

April 8, 2019

De Anza College students and staff mourn the loss and remember the life of assistant football coach Nate Garnica, who died on March 17. He succumbed to heart failure at his grandmother’s house and was unable to be revived, head football coach Tony Santos said. He was 34 years old. He coached at ...

De Anza College Football saved

Christian Trujano, Editor-in-Chief

December 3, 2018

After two weeks of strategic planning, the De Anza College football program has been saved from elimination, for now. The Instructional Planning and Budget team voted Nov. 27 to give award-winning coach Tony Santos and his championship winning team the opportunity to implement a two-pha...

Playoff bound De Anza football team may be doomed

Playoff bound De Anza football team may be doomed

Christian Trujano, My Do, and Tyson Tsoi

October 31, 2018

Two weeks after impassioned pleas to keep De Anza’s football program because of the diverse students it serves, the committee charged with making cuts voted against the team. The football team is heading to the playoffs but will likely be their last. “We have to look at success rates and dispr...

Opinion: NFL kneeling ban unfair

Jeffrey Windham, Staff Reporter

June 18, 2018

The National Football League’s attempt to stop its players from kneeling during the national anthem is nothing less than unfair bullying meant to appease its predominantly white fanbase. Starting in 2016, NFL players peacefully protested social injustice and police brutality in the United States b...

Former De Anza football player shot and killed

Former De Anza football player shot and killed

Taylor Bicht and Jacob Sisneros

February 18, 2015

A 23-year-old man named Phillip Watkins was shot and killed by San Jose police Wednesday evening Feb. 11, according to the San Jose Mercury News. Watkins played football for De Anza College in 2012. “We were all shocked when we heard,” said Dan Atencio, head coach of De Anza football. “[Phillip]...

Not time to hit the panic button on 49ers season

Not time to hit the panic button on 49ers season

Jacob Sisneros, Managing Editor

November 11, 2014

To say the first half of the season has been turbulent for the San Francisco 49ers would be a vast understatement. With Ray Mcdonald’s arrest on suspicion of domestic violence, the suspension of defensive tackle Aldon Smith, and various reports of locker room unrest, the Niners have already equaled...

De Anza fumbles away home opener

De Anza fumbles away home opener

Jacob Sisneros, Managing Editor

September 22, 2014

In a game that had nine turnovers, two costly mistakes spelled defeat for the De Anza College Dons as they lost their home opener 49-28 against the American River College Beavers on Saturday Sept. 13. A 35-yard fumble return for a touchdown and a 35-yard interception return for a touchdown by American...

Bryan Fobbs pushes hard to succeed: Wide receiver leads in NorCal conference, No. 2 in the state

Patricia Nguyen, Sports Editor

October 28, 2013

The No. 1 wide receiver in the NorCal conference of community colleges, sophomore Bryan Fobbs, started his football career by trying out his freshmen year of high school. The twist? “I wasn’t even that good,” Fobbs said. He went to summer camps after his first season to hone his skills. He...