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DASB senate mulls replacing ‘The Don’

DASB senate mulls replacing ‘The Don’

Johanna Berntsson, Staff Reporter

November 5, 2018

Graphic by Stephanie Lam The DASB senate is looking into replacing the Don, according to DASB senator Allison Shevtsov. According to Shevtsov, ‘The Don’, which is the current mascot of De Anza, is a symbol that makes some people uncomfortable due to the history of the conquistadors. “It makes sen...

Sports, languages sent to viability

Sports, languages sent to viability

Ethan Maneja, Staff Reporter

May 25, 2018

On May 15, De Anza College's Instructional Planning and Budget Team selected four world language programs and teams from six athletic programs for an upcoming viability review. The athletic teams to be reviewed are baseball, badminton, football and men's and women’s tennis, water polo and basketball....

Opinion: Dishonest administration endangers baseball players

Matt Risko, Staff Reporter

April 23, 2018

De Anza College’s administration clearly demonstrated that student safety is not its top priority by placing Erich Raich, head coach of our baseball team, on administrative leave for trying to keep his team safe by fixing their mistake. When the team walked onto the field on February 24 for a game against Folsom Lake, they found that Robert Bothman’s construction company used clay for ceramic pots in the pitcher’s mound. This clay does not stay firm and sinks like mud, creating a serious injury risk.

De Anza College men’s, women’s basketball teams fall to Cabrillo

De Anza College men’s, women’s basketball teams fall to Cabrillo

Rebecca Arnone, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2018

De Anza women’s basketball fell to the Cabrillo Seahawks 80-43 in a conference game on Friday, Jan. 19 at De Anza, while the men’s team lost 84-72. In the women’s game, De Anza captain Jonai Stanfield led her team with six 3-pointers and 25 points. “The key was to keep my team motivated,” Stanfield s...

De Anza College head coach seeks to improve records of women’s, men’s swim teams

Jack Molmud, Video Editor

February 6, 2018

The 2018 De Anza swim team foresees hurdles as they seek to improve from an average 2017 season finish with just one coach taking on both men’s and women’s teams. De Anza men’s swim and dive finished second at the Coast Conference finals last season, while women’s swim and dive finished fift...

Dons fight off Gavilan College for first home win of season

Dons fight off Gavilan College for first home win of season

Sergio Valencia, Staff Writer

January 23, 2016

De Anza men’s basketball rallies after getting into early foul trouble to earn their first home win of the season with a 70-68 win over the Gavilan College Rams on Friday, Jan. 15. An unheralded hero carried the Dons to its first home victory on Friday night. Freshman guard Jeremy Ishimaru came off ...

De Anza men’s tennis team wins first match

De Anza men’s tennis team wins first match

Steven Hall, Staff Writer

March 5, 2015

Competitive spirits are prevalent in every type of competition and the De Anza College men’s tennis team showed that same voracious tenacity in their game against Mission College on Feb. 20. “There’s a certain energy when you have a lot of people who are really good at what they do.” said Michael...

De Anza baseball loses in the ninth inning

De Anza baseball loses in the ninth inning

March 5, 2015

The De Anza College baseball team encountered a nerve-racking ninth inning loss 5-4 against Monterey Peninsula College on Tuesday Feb. 17. Starting pitcher Alex Zarate kept the team afloat through the early innings. As the Dons took their turn to bat, second basemen Joey Shimono doubled and rounded...