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Bryan Reece, De Anza College presidential candidate, searching for a new start in unprecedented times

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Kathleen Quinn, Editor-in-Chief

May 18, 2020

Bryan Reece, a presidential candidate for De Anza College, who was a favorite of students at his previous Norco College, is looking to start over in the Bay Area after being let go without cause. Reece said his experience being a first-generation college graduate was what inspired him to get into...

Lloyd Holmes, De Anza College presidential candidate, hopes to share life message of acceptance through hardship, struggle

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Kathleen Quinn, Editor-in-Chief

May 17, 2020

A student came into the student center at Coastal Carolina University, where Lloyd Holmes was working at the time, with a tattoo on his wrist that said ‘life is beautiful.’ “He said to me, ‘I suffer from major depression and I’ve tried to take my own life five times,’ and so now every...

New DASB president plans to increase financial aid, inspired by own financial hardships

New DASB president plans to increase financial aid, inspired by own financial hardships

Gloria Delgado, Reporter

April 30, 2020

When Katelyn Pan’s father had surgery, medical bills began to pile up, she was forced to sacrifice her high school extracurriculars, now she is the incoming DASB Senate President. “That made me realize how precious those are and how much I have to be grateful for,” Pan said. Pan, 18, business...

Student Success Center coordinator to retire

Student Success Center coordinator to retire

Elsa Castro, Staff Reporter

January 31, 2019

After serving the Foothill-De Anza community for over 30 years, Stephanie Pham, Academic Skills Center program coordinator of the Student Success Center, will retire at the end of this year. Pham’s position consists of hiring student tutors for fellow students who are interested in a little extra support throughout the course of their studies. Pham said she was happy to be able to suppo...

De Anza Anime Club brings a sense of community for its members

Stephanie Lam, Staff Reporter

May 2, 2018

Council chamber A is filled with chatter as both new and old Anime club members arrive for the first meeting of the spring quarter. Extra tables are pulled out and pushed to the back of the room for those who want to use their electronics during the meeting. Food is opened in plastic containers a...

Brian Murphy speaks about future of De Anza

Brian Murphy speaks about future of De Anza

Andrew Shinjo, Staff Reporter

May 2, 2018

After 14 years as president of De Anza College, Brian Murphy leaves confident in the continuing success of De Anza. Murphy said when he first came to De Anza, the school was already well-established. “It had strong leadership; it had superb faculty; it had an excellent district; it had a good...

SJ Earthquakes Player Balances Ball and Books

SJ Earthquakes Player Balances Ball and Books

Elizabeth Rodriguez, Staff Writer

March 17, 2015

You think being a De Anza College student is difficult? Try playing professional soccer at the same time. That’s the life of Gustavo Silva, 22, and he’s loving it. Silva currently plays center back/leftback for the San Jose Earthquakes. Silva has been playing soccer for as long as he can remember....

Music Buzz: Dearly Divided punk band from Oakland moves on up

Music Buzz: Dearly Divided punk band from Oakland moves on up

Yousif Kassab, Staff Writer

March 17, 2015

Not all art is created equal: That’s the ugly truth. A perfect testament is Oakland melodic punk band Dearly Divided. The band, comprised of lead vocalist Jamie Cairns, bassist Brett Matthews, drummer Aaron Bruski and new lead guitarist Doug Young, has seen some trials and tribulations. When the...

Sports profile: #19 Connor Kurze

Sports profile: #19 Connor Kurze

Aitalina Indeeva, staff writer

October 27, 2014

The job of a captain is not easy, especially for an incoming freshman. Winning over the locker room and having the team firing on all cylinders from the start of the season all while focusing on individual performance can be a lot to juggle, but freshman forward Connor Kurze accomplishes all of these...

Student profile: A multi-talented ukulele player

Student profile: A multi-talented ukulele player

Jeff Facun

February 26, 2014

A ukulele is a miniaturized version of a guitar that contains four strings. Sound simple right? To De Anza College student Brandi Vargas, 19, kinesiology major, it is more than an instrument with four strings. It is a passion she enjoys every day. She plays the ukulele whenever she has free time. “I...