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The voice of De Anza since 1967.

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Passing the time between classes

With most of our day occupied by class and work, the time in between classes is usually when we try to cram in as much ‘me’ time as possible. Here are five ways to do just that.

 Catch up with friends

Some of us rarely get to see friends who have class at the same time as us. Take this shared break to hang out together.


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For those of you who have long gaps between classes, a little retail therapy can help pass the time.

If you’re forgetful about school supplies or in the mood for a wardrobe change, many stores around campus can provide what you need.

For textbooks and school supplies, try Premier Off Campus Textbooks, located across campus in the Oaks Shopping Center. Of course, a closer option would be the De Anza College bookstore.

T.J. Maxx, located on Stevens Creek in the Crossroads Shopping Center, is a great place for discounted buys.

If you’re willing to walk some distance, the Vallco Mall has an array of stores for you to peruse.

You can also catch a movie at AMC or stop by Bowlmor Lanes for a bowling session with your friends if you have hours to kill.


Forgot to eat before your commute today? No worries. Relieve the emptiness of your stomach after sitting through that two-hour class by heading out for some gourmet grub.

The cafeteria always has great selections if you don’t want to travel that far, but if you’re looking for some variety, try Panda Express, Ike’s Lair, Togo’s, Jamba Juice or Whole Foods.

All of these restaurants and stores are within a block or two from De Anza’s North Entrance.


Head over to the library and hit the books because if you  skipped out on homework last night, now is the time to do it.

If the library’s full or if you fail to secure a study rooms in the library, try going to the computer lab under Learning Center West or the Cheeseman Environmental Study Area in the Kirsch Center.

Not only are these places aesthetically pleasing, the peace and quiet will help you write that essay or cram for that midterm with ease.


Sleep is a major priority in a college student’s life because without it, we find ourselves feeling grumpy or looking like the walking dead.

We need as much sleep as possible; no one can deny this because we’ve either napped in the privacy of our cars or during class with the lights dimmed. Or on.

If you have no problem sleeping in public, The Sunken Garden right by the cafeteria and the large steps by the swimming pool are great places to catch some well-deserved Z’s.

If you do have a problem snoozing in public, you can always nap in your car. Park your car in the Stelling parking structure or the Flint Center parking structure, close your eyes and enjoy the shade before your next class.

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