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Pride Month celebrations move online during pandemic

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Vanessa Nazareno, Reporter

June 17, 2020

De Anza College students and faculty have had to adjust their pride month celebrations because of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to safety mandates, pride parades, including San Francisco, have been canceled, and as a result, students and faculty have been unsure how to celebrate their...

Bad Bunny is creating leaps of progression in a machismo run field

Bad Bunny for Paper magazine via Bad Bunny's Instagram, @badbunnypr. Photographed by Robert John Kley.

Leticia Samame, Reporter

June 3, 2020

Bad Bunny's catchy Grammy award-winning music is not all there is to him, he’s also been using his ever-growing platform to advocate for women's rights and LGBTQIA+ communities. Benito Antonio Martinez Ocasio, 26, or better known to the world as ‘Bad Bunny’, is truly an innovator in the Latinx...

Two steps forward and one step back: FDA changes blood donation policy

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Keegan West, Reporter

May 14, 2020

On April 2, the FDA changed its policy of required sexual inactivity before blood donation for gay and bisexual men decreasing the period by 9 months in response to shortages caused by COVID-19. The changes made by the FDA are not progressive, but rather are representative of a discriminatory process ...

Comedy: Take a joke or take it seriously

Michelle Memoly, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2019

In Medieval times, the court jester was said to be the only one that could place over the king and queen. The jester was able to tell the king and queen what they were doing wrong or what they did that was wrong in a humorous form. To sentence the jester to death was a sign that dark times were to ...

Training provides tools to identify mental health issues

Yami Sun, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2019

The Jean Miller Resource Room launched the Mental Health First Aid Training, a two-part series on understanding and responding to signs of mental illness on, March 8. Just as CPR training helps a person assist an individual following a heart attack, this course gives people the tools to identify wh...