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Music ensembles gather for ‘Songs’

Music ensembles gather for ‘Songs’

By Christian Urrutia, Web Editor
December 17, 2016
Filed under Multimedia, Showcase

The vocal and piano programs of Contra Costa College's music department hosted "Songs of the Season" featuring Schola, JazzaNova, JAZZ-ology, College Chorus, Contra Costa Singers, classical and jazz soloists during its annual fall showcase in the Knox Center on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016.

Community celebrates sun, indigenous pride

Community celebrates sun, indigenous pride

By Denis Perez, Cody Casares, and Christian Urrutia
December 9, 2016
Filed under Multimedia, Showcase, Spotlight, Video

SAN FRANCISCO- Alcatraz Island has been an ideal home for commemoration for 33 years every Thanksgiving Day morning for the Indigenous People's Sunrise Ceremony. This year's gathering brought close to 5,000 people to partake in the event and honor those in solidarity with Standing Rock.

Oakland’s Ghost Ship vigil, mourning

Oakland’s Ghost Ship vigil, mourning

By Denis Perez, Assistant Photo Editor
December 7, 2016
Filed under Multimedia, Video

Mourners of the Ghost Ship warehouse fire honored victims by speaking to the crowd. Speakers recounted memories with victims, shared ideas of the victims and encourage the attendants to keep living for a better future.

The Advocate’s weekly news update for 11-16

By Sean Austin and Naylea Hernandez
November 29, 2016
Filed under Audio, Multimedia

Advocate staffers Sean Austin and Naylea Hernandez discuss the featured content in the 11-16-16 issue of The Advocate. Details include protests in Oakland against President-elect Donald Trump, undocumented student perspective toward deportation promises and a student-planned demonstration that involved...

Partnership promotes higher degree

By Tashi Wangchuk, Multimedia Editor
November 29, 2016
Filed under Multimedia, Video

The Nursing Program has a concurrent enrollment program with the University of Phoenix that awards a bachelor of science to Contra Costa College's nursing students. "This is an unusual opportunity where the nursing students are able to take their BSN course work here at the CCC campus, for a similar...

Hands Across Lake Merritt gives perspective, solidarity

By Lorenzo Morotti and Cody Casares
November 18, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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...

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