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ASU to raise awareness through ‘branding’

By Brian Boyle, Spotlight Editor
September 9, 2014
Filed under Campus Beat, News

Another semester has begun at Contra Costa College and the Associated Students Union has already held several meetings. The ASU has hosted its meetings every Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. in AA-207. The board is headed by President Antone Agnitsch, who served as the board’s parliamentarian under former ASU preside...

Shifting ‘tenacity’ shown on field into academics

Shifting ‘tenacity’ shown on field into academics

By Lorenzo Morotti, Editor-in-Chief
September 9, 2014
Filed under Campus Beat, News

Political science adjunct professor Rome Mubarak stood behind the podium in the Three Seasons Restaurant Wednesday and uttered the word, “Tenacity.” He described it as a quality that many athletes have during big games, but not as often in their important academic endeavors. “The same tenac...

Two-story building receives external lift

Two-story building receives external lift

By Lorenzo Morotti, Editor-in-Chief
September 9, 2014
Filed under Campus Beat, News, Showcase

Access to the north entrance of the Gym Annex Building, adjacent to Comet Stadium, is closed off as construction crews prepare to complete the installation of an external lift by December. Buildings and Grounds Manager Bruce King said the project, which will help students with mobility issues who...

Seismic retrofitting upgrades buildings

Seismic retrofitting upgrades buildings

By Cody McFarland, Associate Editor
September 9, 2014
Filed under Campus Beat, News, Showcase

Since the campus rests atop an active fault line, two of the oldest classroom buildings were seismically retrofitted between the summer and fall semesters. The nearly 60-year-old Biological and Physical Science buildings, as well as the Football Press Box and maintenance warehouse, received necessary r...

Program allows students working full time to earn units

By Roxana Amparo, Staff Writer
September 9, 2014
Filed under Campus Beat, News

Working students with limited time for taking classes can earn transferable units through the Cooperative Education Program, a federal program that has been connecting community employers with students for more than 40 years. The units students earn count as electives and can be used to help students ...

FTES totals continue to dwindle, college set to receive $1.4 million

By Lorenzo Morotti, Editor-in-Chief
September 9, 2014
Filed under Campus Beat, News

The number of students enrolled at Contra Costa College for the 2014 fall semester has declined by 1 percent since last fall, bringing the current deficit to 3.2 percent since 2012. Enrollment district wide is less than it was during the fall 2013 semester by 0.8 percent. Dean of Students Vikki Ferguson said, “Whi...

Construction obstruction

Construction obstruction

By George Morin, Art Director
September 9, 2014
Filed under Campus Beat, News, Showcase

With construction ongoing in the middle of campus, students continue to find themselves adapting to the temporary footpaths to get around from class-to-class. Business major Daniel Lee said, “Parking is a high commodity around here. I had to drive around the campus two times just to find a spot clo...

Welcome/Transfer Center offers ‘helpful’ resource for students

Welcome/Transfer Center offers ‘helpful’ resource for students

By Jared Amdahl, Staff Writer
September 9, 2014
Filed under Campus Beat, News

In 2011, Contra Costa College eliminated its Transfer Center due to budgetary issues. But now, three years later, the newly installed Welcome/Transfer Center acts as an accessible source of information for students in need of help to become acquainted with college life and transferring. Doris Gray is ...

Chefs learn Italian cooking techniques

By Van Ly, Opinion Editor
September 5, 2014
Filed under Campus Beat, News, Scene, Uncategorized

Over the summer, 10 culinary arts students traveled to Italy for the department’s study abroad trip from June 5-18. “Students learned the difference between our cultures, and the technique of making authentic Italian food, not pseudo-Italian,” culinary arts department Chairperson Nader Sharkes...

Add a story to your site

Add a story to your site

By Sample Student, Staff Writer
December 30, 2013
Filed under News

Adding a story is a simple process with SNO FLEX.  To get started, click on New under the Stories tab on the left navigation bar in the WordPress dashboard. Enter the headline for the article. In the box to the right of the title, choose your title size for the Story Page, if you would like it to...

Completing the custom fields

Completing the custom fields

By Sample Student, Staff Writer
December 30, 2013
Filed under News

Each story has custom fields available for you to fill in as needed. Not all of these features will show up on the homepage, but they will show up on a story’s page. While the descriptions for each custom field make its purpose obvious, read below for more information. Writer: Be sure to add a...

Another headline goes here

Another headline goes here

By Sample Student, News Editor
December 27, 2013
Filed under News

This is sample body text.  To delete this and other sample content, click on Manage under the Stories tab in your WordPress dashboard and just trash the stories that you no longer want to see. It is probably in your best interest to wait to trash these stories until after you have added your own content...

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