About The Advocate
The Advocate is a student news organization published at Contra Costa College, a community college in San Pablo, California. The print newspaper is published weekly during the school year and has a circulation of approximately 2,500. Since 1990, The Advocate has won 15 National Pacemaker Awards and was inducted into the Associated Collegiate Press Hall of Fame in 1996. The Advocate’s current editor-in-chief is Roxana Amparo.
Advocate reporters and photographers cover the campus, which rests halfway in San Pablo and halfway in Richmond in the East Bay Area. The students cover topics ranging from crime on campus, to student profiles, sports and local entertainment. The tradition of The Advocate has always been to chase news stories and focus on the hard news.