La Voz News

De Anza to search for new mascot

Annalise Freimarck, Campus Beat Editor

October 15, 2019

After 10 years of debate, the DASB Senate, working alongside administration, will officially change De Anza College’s mascot from the controversial Don. The idea to change the mascot was first proposed by DASB Senate in 2009, after some controversy arose surrounding the origins of the mascot, ac...

Foothill-De Anza students advocate for affordable housing in Flint Center

Foothill-De Anza students advocate for affordable housing in Flint Center

Jonathan Cabrera, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2019

Foothill and De Anza College students spoke in favor of offering affordable student housing in the Flint Center at the Foothill-De Anza Board of Trustees meeting on Oct. 7. Though the Flint Center was not on the meeting agenda, students from both colleges spoke during the public comments section r...

Shared governance meetings require DASB senator participation, guidance

Ella Shih, Staff Reporter

June 12, 2019

Acting DASB Vice President and president-elect Shelly Michael said DASB senators have a responsibility to attend shared governance meetings. At the May 13 academic senate meeting, Foothill-De Anza Student Trustee Genevieve Kolar and Inter Club Council Chairperson Rex Zhang presented a document titl...

Building a life in social change event provides college and career success

Shiri Marwaha, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019

“It’s going to be worth it. Don’t give up,” said Itzel Sanchez, panel member at the Building a Life in Social Change talk organized to provide guidance to De Anza College students. Cynthia Kaufman, director of Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action, has organized talks for the past ...

Senate Bill 291 proposes advanced financial aid for community college students

Amy Gallagher, Staff Reporter

April 8, 2019

To combat the financial issues California community college students face, a new financial aid program, Senate Bill 291, was proposed by California legislatures to cover the full cost of attending community college. The bill is a “powerful statement about the actual needs, and the needs as a state to s...

Meet your new DASB President

Meet your new DASB President

Amy Gallagher, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2019

While on the phone with a friend, then 10-year-old Shelly Michael, future 2019-2020 DASB president, heard the Israeli warning sirens ringing. She said goodbye to her friend, headed to a shelter and waited for the missiles to stop before resuming her conversation. Michael was born and raised until the...

Meet your Candidates event presents 2019-2020 candidates

Meet your Candidates event presents 2019-2020 candidates

Abhiram Rishi Prattipati, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2019

For the first time, every candidate running for the 2019-2020 DASB general elections was given a chance to speak during the Feb. 27 “Meet your Candidates Day” event hosted by the DASB. Candidates spoke in Conference Room A and B on solutions and ideas regarding various issues around campus. “I w...

DASB elections Q&A: President

Amy Gallagher, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2019

Shelly Michael, Jeffery Chang and Dave Wardojo are the three candidates running to be the 2019-2020 DASB President. Students can vote through MyPortal from March 4 - 8. All interviews were conducted individually Q: Why do you think you’re fit to be president? Shelly: I want to have a lot of indi...