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Student employees will still be paid; DASB senators debate letter to Judy Miner

Kathleen Quinn, Campus Beat Editor

March 18, 2020

In a special meeting held by DASB Senators, it was announced that some student employees will still be paid, despite the complete closure of the campus. “We are going to be paying all student employees,” said Hyon Chu Yi-Baker, Faculty Director, College Life and Judicial Affairs Officer. “So...

DASB senators concerned about district dismissal of petition

DASB senators concerned about district dismissal of petition

Kathleen Quinn and Annalise Freimarck

March 10, 2020

A new student-led petition is available to sign with corrected language intended to close De Anza campus amid increasing COVID-19 concerns.  Paige Wallace, DASB senate student rights and services chair created the new petition in response to concerns that the previous petition, now with over 1,900...

DASB cuts bike program, ICC funding, increases HEFAS, special allocations funding

Kathleen Quinn and Aliya Nupbay

March 10, 2020

Over $6,500 was cut from DASB Senate’s finance committee’s proposed budget, but it did not result in many redistributions for programs in Fund 41 that had been cut considerably in the proposed budget. Halina Liang, DASB finance chair, said there was a 17% decrease from the current budget to the...

DASB priority enrollment approved by Academic Senate

DASB priority enrollment approved by Academic Senate

Kassandra Zeledon, Staff Reporter

March 10, 2020

Priority enrollment for DASB senators has been approved by Academic Senate, following a request from De Anza Student Body senate representatives for senators to be placed in priority registration group two. Members of the DASB Senate said receiving priority enrollment would help senators manage their...

Lack of DASB Senate candidates could lead to internal elections

Maël Lorach, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2020

Less candidates are running for the DASB Senate this year compared to years past. This poses a potential issue for making sure that next year’s De Anza Student Body Senate is adequately representing De Anza College’s students, said Shelly Michael, DASB president. “I’d like to have more...

DASB Senate discusses budget cuts

DASB Senate discusses budget cuts

Taylor Park, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2020

The DASB Senate discussed justifications about budget cuts and raises within the proposed 2020-21 budget, including budget cuts in campus programs and student payroll and increases in wages for DASB Senate student payroll. DASB Chair of Finance, Halina Liang, discussed the proposed budgets for the...

DASB Senate donated $12,000 to the measure G and H campaign

Joaquin De La Torre, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2020

DASB Senate approved to donate $12,000 of the intended $19,000 in support of measure G and H on Wednesday, Feb. 5th. 16 senators voted for the donation, and 5 voted against. If passed on the March 3rd ballot, measure G and H will allocate $898 million to the bond and $48 million to the parcel tax,...

Editorial: Flint should be student housing

Editorial: Flint should be student housing

La Voz Editorial board

January 27, 2020

Cupertino residents’ needs come before students to the Foothill-De Anza Board of Trustees. The plan to create a new events space instead of affordable student housing shows disregard for students facing housing insecurity at De Anza College and Foothill College. The Flint Center, currently being...

DASB Senate unanimously endorses measure G and H

Aliya Nupbay, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2020

DASB Senate unanimously passed the endorsement of the campaign for measure G and H, a Foothill-De Anza bond and parcel tax that seeks to improve the students’ and faculty's experience at the college district. If the measure is passed, $898 million will be allocated to the bond and $48 million will...

Phillip Plymale, champion of the almost 50-year old De Anza Flea Market comes to check in on his work and meet with current DASB Senators

Phillip Plymale, champion of the almost 50-year old De Anza Flea Market comes to check in on his work and meet with current DASB Senators

Kathleen Quinn, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2019

Phillip Plymale, previous President of the now-named De Anza Student Body Senate from 1976 to 1977, recalled his time championing and developing the now almost 50-year old De Anza Flea Market as he met with current DASB Senators to discuss its future and its past. Plymale attended De Anza from 1975...