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Hands Across Lake Merritt gives perspective, solidarity

By Lorenzo Morotti and Cody Casares
November 18
Filed under Audio, Multimedia, News, Video

Oakland — Thousands of Bay Area residents gathered around Lake Merritt in downtown Oakland, California on Nov. 13, 2016 to peacefully protest against President-elect Donald Trump's divisive and targeted rhetoric on the campaign trail.  

Experience sounds, sights of anti-Trump Oakland protest

By Lorenzo Morotti and Denis Perez
November 18
Filed under Multimedia, News, Video

The Advocate compiled sounds, and photography of the Not My President protest in downtown Oakland, California on Nov. 9, 2016 into a video. Protests in cities nationwide erupted in the wake of Republican Party candidate Donald Trump winning the presidential election with Electoral College votes. President-elect...

East Bay communities fill streets to protest president-elect Donald Trump

East Bay communities fill streets to protest president-elect Donald Trump

By Cody Casares and Denis Perez
November 11
Filed under Multimedia, Showcase

President-elect Donald Trump's victory on Tuesday erupted protests in major cities throughout the United States. People throughout the Bay Area assembled to speak out against his divisive rhetoric of women, people with disabilities, immigrants and LGBTQ communities. There have been protests in...

Anti-Trump protesters express grievances in downtown Oakland

Anti-Trump protesters express grievances in downtown Oakland

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor
November 10
Filed under Multimedia, News

Thousands of people moved through the streets of Downtown Oakland yesterday to protest president-elect Donald Trump’s rhetoric that boosted his campaign to victory and divided the nation. Protester Pestinee Yarrow said she traveled from Davis, California to denounce the anti-LGBTQ, anti-immigration...

Chorus festival exhibits talents

By Roxana Amparo, Editor-in-Chief
November 9
Filed under Campus Beat, Multimedia, Video

Dressed in long black and red dresses, 22 young women from Albany High School performed three ensembles accompanied by piano during the Invitational Chorus Festival on Thursday, held in the Performing Hall inside the Music Building. “Today is about sharing music. I know that you have worked extremely hard. We r...

Comets hold onto winning streak

October 29
Filed under Multimedia, Sports, Video

Contra Costa College Comets soccer team defeated Merritt College Thunderbirds 2-1 on Oct. 28 at 4 p.m. Comets continue to hold winning streak since beginning of season.

Board member’s unexpected death leaves ‘family’ devastated

Board member’s unexpected death leaves ‘family’ devastated

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor
October 21
Filed under Campus Beat, Multimedia, News, Showcase, Video

MARTINEZ — With tears welling in their eyes, the four remaining Governing Board members sped through action items, discussions and reports. Uncharacteristically, the monthly meeting here at the District Office on Oct. 12 only lasted one hour. The weight pressing on everyone in the room resonated from an...

Transfer Day provides options, opportunities to promote student success

By Karla Juarez, Advocate Staff
October 10
Filed under Campus Beat, Multimedia, News, Video

Transfer representatives from schools across California visited the campus to provide information and answer questions about UCs, CSUs and private colleges during Transfer Day held Oct. 4 in the Campus Center Plaza. Students interested in transferring had the chance to ask representatives questions...

Walking backward

Walking backward

By The Advocate, Editorial Board
October 6
Filed under Multimedia, Opinion, Video

"The Black Panther Party and Its Legacy: A Seminar,” missed the chance to compare and contrast the racially charged political climate that created the revolutionary party 50 years ago to present-day social movements. The event was held on Saturday in the General Education Building as part of the W.E.B. ...

Workshop emphasizes meditation, stress managing techniques

By Tashi Wangchuk, Multimedia editor
September 24
Filed under Multimedia, Video

Students learned about the effect stress causes your body and how to avoid being stressed during the stress management workshop in GE-104 on Sept. 22 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Ribbon cutting honors president, Fireside Hall

Ribbon cutting honors president, Fireside Hall

By Reggie Santini, Advocate Staff
September 16
Filed under Multimedia, News, Showcase, Video

A treasured community member’s investiture brought nearly 200 people to campus for the official ribbon cutting ceremony for the Campus Center and Classroom Project. Contra Costa College President Mojdeh Mehdizadeh was honored by staff, students and community members during the ribbon cutting cerem...

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