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U.S Supreme Court ruling affects several immigrants, undocumented

U.S Supreme Court ruling affects several immigrants, undocumented

Aliya Nupbay, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2020

In the midst of the president's impeachment, the U.S Supreme Court authorized the Trump Administration to advance with the public charge rule, also known as the 'wealth check', that will implement greater restrictions on the immigration laws on Monday, Jan. 27. These prohibitive rules will negatively affe...

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...

Faculty expresses concern over broken EV charging stations on campus

Faculty expresses concern over broken EV charging stations on campus

Bhuvaneshwari Natarajan, Staff Reporter

December 2, 2019

De Anza College faculty requested the replacement of 10 new electric vehicle charging stations for staff cars because all of the current charging stations are broken. Faculty are still waiting to get a clear timeline and see a concrete action on the EV charging station replacements on campus. This...

Immigration event links climate change to mass movements

Annalise Freimarck, Campus Beat Editor

November 25, 2019

Catherine Tactaquin, executive director of the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, spoke on the connection between global immigration and climate change on Nov. 12, in collaboration with Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action. “These are two of the most significant issues...

Dreamer liason to be appointed

Bhuvaneshwari Natarajan, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2019

Assembly bill 1645 signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom will require all California community colleges to designate a “DREAMer Resource Liaison” for undocumented students on campus. De Anza College already has existing services for undocumented students on campus, namely the Higher Education for AB 540 Stu...

Undocumented students face employment barriers at California community colleges

Undocumented students face employment barriers at California community colleges

Kathleen Quinn and Ethan Bennett

November 14, 2019

Over a thousand students without Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival cannot get jobs on campus at De Anza College, due to state and federal regulations that prevent employers from hiring employees without documentation. U.S. Code 1324a, one of the regulations, prevents the hiring of persons who do no...

‘UndocuWelcome’ orientation holds workshops, outreach

Nathalia Moran, Staff Reporter

September 23, 2019

Undocumented students chanted, “We’re here and we’ve got this” at the De Anza College second annual “UndocuWelcome Orientation” on Sept. 12 and 13, in an indigenous blessing ceremony to respect the native land being stood on. Undocumented students and families were invited to participate i...

Lit Lunch empowers students to create change

Lit Lunch empowers students to create change

Thomas Anthony, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2019

Ideas for equity, big and small, presented students an opportunity for reflection and motivation during Lit Lunch, held on Feb. 26 in the Office of Equity, Social Justice and Multicultural Education. Speakers Angelica Esquivel, program coordinator for the Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action...

Series of Self Care activities show just how important self care is

Series of Self Care activities show just how important self care is

Elsa Castro, Staff Reporter

February 24, 2019

Face masks, trips to the spa and bubble baths are all ways to practice self-care. But self-care comes in many other forms and Higher Education for AB 540 Students (HEFAS) created a space just for that at the Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action (VIDA) Offices on Feb. 14. “I wanted to have an event where people could come in and have the creative space to paint a se...

VIDA: Civic Engagement for the De Anza Student

Yami Sun and Francisco Alvarez

January 17, 2019

The Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action is an on-campus organization provided for De Anza College students in the hope to empower and enrich campus life through community organization, immigration and various facets of civic engagement.