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Community mourns murder of musician, demands justice

Community mourns murder of musician, demands justice

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor
December 7, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

An exhaustive search is continuing for two suspects following the robbery and murder of former Contra Costa College student and Jazz-ology member William Sims Nov. 12 in El Sobrante. One suspect, Daniel Porter-Kelly, 31, of Richmond, is already in custody and has been charged with robbery and murder, with...

Petition urges sanctuary decision

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor
December 7, 2016
Filed under Campus Beat, News

In lieu of President-elect Donald Trump’s promise to eliminate Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and his pledge to deport three million undocumented people, administrators have been urged to create sanctuary campuses to protect undocumented students. The initial push to have the Contra Costa ...

Former student trustee replaces Nejedly

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor
December 7, 2016
Filed under Campus Beat, News

Former district student trustee Gary Walker-Roberts was appointed to represent Ward IV until 2018 in lieu of former trustee John Nejedly’s unexpected death on Oct. 12, district Communications and Relations Director Tim Leong said. The Governing Board unanimously voted for Walker-Roberts, 40, to replace Nej...

Group tracks school board

Group tracks school board

By Roxana Amparo, Editor-in-Chief
December 7, 2016
Filed under Campus Beat, News

By voicing their educational concerns to public officials and holding them accountable, they plan to improve the opportunities for students in generations to come. Students For Education Reform (SFER) is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization with over 100 chapters on college campuses throughout the...

Aged buildings, foliage eclipse modern facilities

By Benjamin Bassham, News Editor
December 7, 2016
Filed under Campus Beat, News

A large campus, rich with trees and foliage demands a substantial budget for maintenance or it will tend to decay over the years. A stroll around Contra Costa College reveals grass growing out the top of rose bushes that have grown into rose hedges, and deeply cracked asphalt pathways. CCC has been und...

Assailants rob student at gunpoint, avoid custody

Assailants rob student at gunpoint, avoid custody

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor
December 6, 2016
Filed under Campus Beat, News, Showcase

Two unknown male assailants robbed a Contra Costa College student at gunpoint in Lot 10 at about 6:50 p.m. today, Police Services Lt. Tom Holt said. Holt said even though the victim’s orange backpack and iPhone were stolen by the suspects, who are still at large, the male student was not injured. He...

Community unites to celebrate accomplishments, inspiration

Community unites to celebrate accomplishments, inspiration

By Roxana Amparo, Editor-in-Chief
December 1, 2016
Filed under Campus Beat, News, Showcase

Faculty and staff offered warm goodbyes to Contra Costa Community College District Chancellor Helen Benjamin in the Fireside Hall on Wednesday. After 26 years at the district, serving CCC, Los Medanos College and Diablo Valley College, Dr. Benjamin is set to retire on Dec. 31. “We all know wh...

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...

Resource center opens to assist vets on campus

Resource center opens to assist vets on campus

By Marci Suela, Social Media Editor
November 17, 2016
Filed under Campus Beat, News

As a veteran, Contra Costa Community College District Trustee John Márquez is thrilled to see the Veterans Resource Center (VRC) open on campus. “A group of us veterans would sit in the (old) cafeteria talking about things we went through and console each other,” Márquez said. “We didn’t ha...

Young protesters demonstrate organization, leadership, resolve

Young protesters demonstrate organization, leadership, resolve

By Efrain Valdez, Advocate Staff
November 17, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase, Spotlight

About 2,000 students throughout the West Contra Costa Unified School District marched  through the streets of Richmond and San Pablo on Thursday to show their unity against President-elect Donald Trump’s rhetoric against minorities. This was the second protest involving local high schoolers. During the first protest on...

Police halt protesters, Black Bloc starts chaos

Police halt protesters, Black Bloc starts chaos

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor
November 17, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase, Spotlight

OAKLAND — About an hour into the march, tear gas, burning garbage, sage and incense smoke wafted through a hundred protesters bottlenecked at Washington Street and 8th Street at about 8 p.m. in downtown Oakland on Wednesday. Most people in the intersection were disoriented and fled to safety, just lik...

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