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Workshop offers database tutorials

Workshop offers database tutorials

By Christian Urrutia, Photo Editor
September 24, 2014
Filed under Campus Beat, News

Databases are meant to provide academic resources and list ample information for students writing research papers or any type of informative essays. The “Searching Online Databases” workshop held in LLRC-107 on Sept. 17 did just that for everyone who showed up, also granting them extra credit...

Fall festival, budget among talks at meeting

By Brian Boyle, Spotlight Editor
September 24, 2014
Filed under Campus Beat, News

The Fall Festival was the primary topic at the Associated Students Union meeting on Sept. 17 in AA-207. ASU President Antone Agnitsch said, “Really there is no budget (for Fall Festival).” Agnitsch presented the board with an estimate from the company Astrojump for multiple inflatable activities...

Professors fight to save landmarks

By Mickalea Manuel, Staff Writer
September 24, 2014
Filed under Campus Beat, News

History professors Manu Ampim and Carolyn Hodge will be speaking about a cause they have been passionate about for many years: The Save Nubia Project. Supporters can attend an informative lecture by Ampim in the Knox Center from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, which will feature a four-minute video on the Nubian...

Themes of human struggle exhibited

Themes of human struggle exhibited

By Marlene Rivas, Staff Writer
September 24, 2014
Filed under News, Scene

A reception for an exhibition of artistic variety was held at the Eddie Rhodes Gallery this past Thursday in the Art Building at Contra Costa College. Gallery coordinator, Dana Davis, talked about the importance of art and expressing one’s self with it. “It’s about the human struggle and...

ASU continues discussion of Fall Festival

By Brian Boyle, Spotlight Editor
September 17, 2014
Filed under Campus Beat, News

Fall Festival dominated the conversation at the weekly Associated Students Union meeting today in AA-207. ASU President Antone Agnitsch said, “Really there is no budget (for Fall Festival).” Agnitsch presented the board with an estimate from the company Astrojump for multiple inflatable activities...

Man dies in crosswalk just off campus

Man dies in crosswalk just off campus

By Lorenzo Morotti, Editor-In-Chief
September 17, 2014
Filed under Campus Beat, News, Showcase

The victim of a suspected suicide at a crosswalk on El Portal Drive on the morning of Sept. 10 has been identified as Justin Liu, a 27-year-old transient male, Contra Costa County Sheriff Coroner’s Department Deputy Scott Anderson said. Sgt. Brian Bubar, of the San Pablo Police Department, was the...

Students award Tarp with Golden Apple

Students award Tarp with Golden Apple

By Cody McFarland, Associate Editor
September 17, 2014
Filed under Campus Beat, News, Showcase

It is always a boon to students when a professor makes fundamentals tangible through lectures that are interesting and enjoyable. In the case of biological sciences department chairperson and professor Chris Tarp, these qualities are what students recognized when they nominated him for the annual...

City of San Pablo achieves national honor

By Lorenzo Morotti, Editor-In-Chief
September 17, 2014
Filed under Campus Beat, News

SAN PABLO — The National Civic League awarded the City of San Pablo the 2014 All-American City Award because of advancements in economic development, the addressing of health issues, and a substantial drop in murder rates over the past two years. San Pablo City Manager Matt Rodriguez said that city...

Twenty infected trees replaced in parking lot

By Cody Casares, Assistant Photo Editor
September 17, 2014
Filed under Campus Beat, News

Trees infested by a tree killing insect have been cut down and removed from campus in Lot 2 next to the Gymnasium. The Buildings and Grounds Department contracted an outside group to remove 20 trees which had been infested with the insects. Following the removal of trees, an irrigation system...

El Portal crosswalk victim still unidentified

El Portal crosswalk victim still unidentified

By Lorenzo Morotti, Editor-in-Chief
September 11, 2014
Filed under Campus Beat, News

The name of the victim and the circumstances surrounding a suspected suicide in a crosswalk on El Portal Drive early Wednesday morning will not be released until the Contra Costa County Sherriff Coroner’s Department makes contact with the victim’s next of kin, Deputy Chad Pryor said this afternoo...

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...

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