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De Anza is the home to one of the state’s best distance runners

Leslee Patino, 20, psychology major, has won four of her nine races this season and finished off the podium once.

Thomas Anthony, Staff Reporter

March 10, 2020

Leslee Patino, 20, psychology major, is putting the competition on notice. The sophomore distance runner has won half of her individual races this outdoor track season and has finished off the podium just once. The season got off to a hot start for Patino, who started racing in the ninth grade at...

De Anza men’s cross country team finishes season as coastal champions, ranks third in regional meet

Dylan Newman, Staff Reporter

December 5, 2019

The De Anza College cross country season has come to a close. Both the women and men’s teams performed prepare to move into the offseason to get ready for next season. The men’s team had a history changing season. They became Coastal Conference Champions and finished third in the Northern Californi...

Track and field team optimistic going into final meets

Mid-distance runner and javelin thrower Emilio Zertuche, 19, film and television production major practices the javelin at the De Anza track on April 22.

Thomas Anthony, Staff Reporter

May 6, 2019

Poor weather, sickness and injury could not keep the De Anza College men’s and women’s track and field teams down this season, as both teams said they are looking forward to competing in the Coast Conference Championships. Head coach Nick Mattis said the season has been progressing well, d...

Class Profile: Fencing for the mind and body

Two masked students face off in a friendly spar during fencing class on March 11.

Mehek Kapur, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2019

Students dart back and forth across the wooden floor, dodging their opponents and weaving between the boundary lines while trying to land blows of their own with slim silver foils, keeping perfect etiquette in a surprisingly elegant sport. This is De Anza College fencing. Coach Nick Mattis has been teaching...

Hardworking warriors of De Anza College sports: Coaches

Hardworking warriors of De Anza College sports: Coaches

Gabriel Barrenechea, Miles Voci, Elsa Castro, and Jaclyn Lim

March 26, 2019

Women's basketball coach, Mike Allen Coming from a humble background, raised in a single parent home, De Anza College's women’s basketball head coach Michael Allen is no stranger to adversity. His passion for basketball and his commitment to make his mother proud, pushed him to work hard and lead him to success, winning national championships in high school and in col...

Track & Field secure top spot in home meet

Melissa Favorite, 19, political science major competes in the pole vault at the De Anza Open on Feb. 23.

Jaclyn Lim, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2019

De Anza College’s track and field team came out on top in their first home meet since 2017, competing against six other community colleges last Saturday, Feb. 23.                         “I was pretty pleased with it, I thought we did even better than I was expecting so early in...

A Look into Track and Field

February 26, 2019

De Anza College's track and field head coach Nick Mattis says he has high hopes for this years team to qualify for state and win numerous awards.

Track and Field gunning for top spot

Long-distance runner Jillian O’Brian sprints a 400-meter trial run during practice on Feb. 11.

Thomas Anthony, Staff Reporter

February 24, 2019

The De Anza Track and Field team hopes that an increase in roster numbers will boost their chances this season. After finishing second in both the men’s and women’s conference championships last year, head coach Nick Mattis made it clear that his goal is to get both teams back on top. “Our goal...

De Anza athletics budget clipped by DASB senate

Athletic director Kulwat Singh, mens and womens water polo coach Danielle Altman and assistant athletic director Nick Mattis present a comment to the DASB senate about their thoughts on the budget cuts at the Feb. 6 meeting.

Tyson Tsoi and Thomas Anthony

February 21, 2019

All De Anza athletics teams will experience cuts in their conference and travel expenses during the 2019- 2020 school year, after the DASB senate voted to allocate only $55,000 for the athletic department. The amount is about a $24,300 decrease from last year’s budget. The athletic department requested ...

Softball season over before it even starts

Softball season over before it even starts

Elsa Castro, Staff Reporter

January 30, 2019

Graphic by Emily Liu De Anza College women’s softball has come to a halt due to a shortage of players. The team was unable to recruit new players for the upcoming season after the departure of their former coach, who left last fall, causing some players to leave too. “By the time we hired a new coach, it was too late to recruit new athletes as the schoo...