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De Anza College offers free flu vaccines

Bhuvaneshwari Natarajan, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2019

De Anza Health Services hosted a free flu vaccine clinic for students and faculty, with around 300 students receiving the vaccine. The clinic was organized over a span of four days on Oct. 16 and 17 and Oct. 23 and 24, with an aim of preventing students from getting the virus this flu season. According...

De Anza College joins ‘It’s on Us’ consent initiative

De Anza College joins ‘It’s on Us’ consent initiative

Nathalia Moran, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2019

Students took pledges to be an active bystander in addressing consent, relationship violence and sexual harassment as a part of the new It’s On Us initiative booth at De Anza Club Day on Oct. 10. The It’s On Us initiative aims to engage students in a discussion surrounding consent education and...

Utah researcher discusses project, students ask for mentorship at Academic Senate

Ella Shih, Staff Reporter

May 22, 2019

The De Anza College academic senate presented information on higher education organization and student governance success on May 13. Sean Crossland, director of the Thayne Center for Service and Learning at Salt Lake Community College, presented his research project, “On Becoming a People’s C...

Scabies outbreak puts select VTA buses out of service

Scabies outbreak puts select VTA buses out of service

Melisa Lopez, Staff Reporter

April 30, 2019

An outbreak of the parasitic skin infection scabies among drivers in the Valley Transportation Authority put several buses out of service. After many VTA bus drivers refused to respond to questions from La Voz, one VTA driver, who remains anonymous, said that the buses contaminated with scabies w...

‘Chill City’ event focuses on de-stressing students

‘Chill City’ event focuses on de-stressing students

Abby Hou, Staff Reporter

December 10, 2018

In an effort to help minimize De Anza College students’ finals-week stress, De Anza Student Health Center hosted ‘Chill City’ on Thurs. Nov. 6. Students were able to meet therapy dogs from the organization, ‘’Furry Friends,’’ while Health Services provided free energy bars, lollipops and bubble canisters, helping reduce the stress of...

Smoking at De Anza might become a thing of the past

Smoking at De Anza might become a thing of the past

Yami Sun, Miguel Cerda, and Abhiram Rishi Prattipati

November 18, 2018

A 100 percent smoke-free De Anza College campus might be a possibility for future students after a proposal by Chancellor Judy Miner at the Chancellor’s Advisory Council meeting on Oct. 5 and health and wellness director Mary Sullivan’s proposed policy to the Foothill-De Anza district on Monday Nov...

The balancing act of health and wellness toward your success

Mary Sullivan, Guest Columnist

November 2, 2018

Now that the rush of the first weeks of Fall Quarter have passed, let’s look at the balancing act of health and wellness toward being successful. Do you have what you need? Resources on campus and in the community might help. Basic needs such as food pantry (email outreach@deanza.edu to qualify), clothing...

A Day in the Life of Recovery advocates for student self care

A Day in the Life of Recovery advocates for student self care

Yami Sun, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2018

The exhibit “A Day in the Life of Recovery” hosted at the De Anza library until the end of November, tells stories of real people who went through difficult time and overcame it. Momentum, the organizer of the exhibit, is the largest private nonprofit provider of adult mental health services in...

De Anza holds first Welcome Day event

De Anza holds first Welcome Day event

Brenna White and Mayer Adelberg

October 2, 2018

On Friday Sept. 21, De Anza College kicked off the coming Fall Quarter with its first ever Welcome Day,  according to the school’s official website. With an estimated 1,000  students attending, the inaugural event had a very successful turn out according to Marisa Spatafore, Associate Vice Pres...