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De Anza’s Office of Equity’s ‘Study Sessions’ event creates space for students to stay connected

Graphics by Andrea Infante

Andrea Infante, Reporter

May 9, 2020

De Anza’s Office of Equity “Study Sessions” event discussed issues from TV shows on Netflix, favorite movies, and the downside of online classes on April 29. Hosted by the Office of Equity interns, Loan-Anh Pham and Gabrielle Acuna, the event aimed to provide a space for social interactions, community...

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...

DASB Senator stipends likely to be paid through financial scholarships

Alex Woolner, Staff Reporter

December 3, 2019

The DASB Senate will continue to pursue a proposal to pay their senators, now in the form of scholarships. De Anza student trustee Genevieve Kolar said a realistic form of payment would provide scholarships to student senators, a method the Associated Students of Foothill College currently follows. ASFC...

Students, faculty share stories of loved ones around Dia De Los Muertos altar

Alicia Cortez, Division Dean of Equity and Engagement talks about her father's love of his hat as she celebrates his life with students.

Kathleen Quinn, Staff Reporter

October 27, 2019

Students and faculty members shared stories of their deceased loved ones and placed photos on an altar adorned with candles, keepsakes and flowers at the Arrival of our Ancestors event on Oct. 22 in the Office of Equity. The event resembled ceremonies that occur as part of the Mexican tradition “Día...

Black History Month ends with sounds of love and liberation

Fountainetta Coleman and Andre Meggerson play the drums at Sounds of Love and Liberation in the Euphrat Museum on Feb. 28.

Thomas Anthony, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2019

Spurred on by the beat of the drums, several students got up and started dancing. More joined, and soon the whole room was on their feet, moving to the music. The good vibrations were palpable in the Euphrat Museum on Feb. 28, where Janetta Coleman and the Monsoon provided the soundtrack for the month’s...

‘Matangi / Maya / M.I.A.’ Film event shows students the power of music

'Matangi / Maya / M.I.A.' Film event shows students the power of music

Julia Kolman, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2019

The De Anza Office of Equity sponsored the featuring of the documentary “Matangi / Maya / M.I.A.” on Jan. 31, where students and staff watched the story of a refugee who turned into a pop star. Directed by Steve Loveridge, the documentary tells the story of Sri Lankan born Matangi Arulpragasam, kn...

Jean Miller Resource room hosts “Womxn and Kava’NAH! … What now?” event

My Do, Staff Reporter

October 19, 2018

Students, faculty and staff, wore purple in solidarity with survivors of sexual assault at the “Womxn’s Rights and Kava’NAH!…What now?” event at the Jean Miller Resource Room on Monday, Oct. 15. Some were survivors themselves. The Office of Equity hosted this gathering offering a safe space...

SAGA: De Anza’s new LGBTQ club

SAGA: De Anza's new LGBTQ club

Kevin Coleto, Staff Reporter

May 8, 2018

The Sexuality and Gender Alliance has been established on campus as De Anza’s only formal LGBTQ club, aiming to unite a community that has been historically underrepresented. Carrie Chang, 23, sociology major, had envisioned the foundation of SAGA in the fall of this academic year. At first, Chang...