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Council approves policy for online ‘transparency’

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor
September 28
Filed under Campus Beat, News

To improve transparency, the online file storage to which Contra Costa College committees upload their minutes and agendas will be standardized. While the Brown Act, California’s open meetings law,  does not require that committee minutes be posted online, music department Chairperson Wayne Organ presented...

Eclectic works reveal artistry

Eclectic works reveal artistry

By Michael Santone, Advocate Staff
September 28
Filed under News, Showcase

An intimate reception filled with family, friends, students and art enthusiasts showed their support for two local artists from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday in the Eddie Rhodes Gallery. The exhibit features the works of Contra Costa College alumni Allen Perlof and C.E. Small, made in various mediums incl...

Website links transfer resources

By Salvador Godoy, Advocate Staff
September 28
Filed under Campus Beat, News

Assist.org is an online resource meant to help students learn which community college courses are transferable to any UC or CSU campus in California. The Assist.org workshop held in LLRC-107 on Sept. 16 was an occasion for students  to voice concerns or make inquiries about intersegmental general education ...

Alumna discusses empirical research

Alumna discusses empirical research

By Benjamin Bassham, News Editor
September 28
Filed under Campus Beat, News

A chemical engineer spoke on the need for determination, flexibility and social support when studying the hard sciences Thursday at one of Adelante STEM Academy’s STEM cafés. The cafés allow professionals in STEM fields to come talk with STEM majors at Contra Costa College. In AA-109 at 1 p.m.,...

Financial aid filing window opens earlier

By Jessica Suico, Advocate Staff
September 28
Filed under Campus Beat, News

Financial aid is a cause of confusion for many students at Contra Costa College. Financial Aid Assistant Patricia Herrera said her team is working to ensure that all students are well informed about changes to grants, scholarships and loans so they can achieve their goals. Herrera said the 2017-18 app...

Undocumented students lack support, resources

Undocumented students lack support, resources

By Roxana Amparo, Editor-in-Chief
September 28
Filed under News, Showcase

Limited financial resources and support for undocumented students raise the question of whether this invisible population is served fairly at Contra Costa College. An undocumented student is a person who does not have full citizenship, despite living in the United States. To help ease undocumented CCC stud...

Platform improves digital exchange

By Reggie Santini, Advocate Staff
September 28
Filed under Campus Beat, News

Online classes are providing students with advanced study options. Contra Costa College currently offers 68 online and hybrid courses to help students achieve their educational goals as quickly as possible. “I advocate for online courses because they are a necessity. They are convenient for students who are...

Pregnant teen’s death leaves void, community mourns

Pregnant teen’s death leaves void, community mourns

By Roxana Amparo, Editor-in-Chief
September 21
Filed under News, Showcase

Family and friends were getting ready for 18-year-old Nicole Hazel McCoy’s baby shower, but instead found themselves preparing for a funeral after she died in the middle of the street after being shot in the upper chest. “When officers got there she was transported to Highland Hospital (in Oakland)...

District prepares for online course exchange

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor
September 21
Filed under Campus Beat, News

A statewide network of online courses for students is being developed by the California Community College Chancellor’s Office for the 2018 spring semester. The Online Education Initiative Program Director Steve Klein said the course exchange program is still in the 24-college pilot phase and the S...

Film sparks political talk

Film sparks political talk

By Robert Clinton, Opinion Editor
September 21
Filed under News, Showcase

The rough and tumble world of politics and the depths some candidates sink to hoping to ensure victory were the topic of the COPA (Community Organizing and Political Activism) club’s second annual film and panel discussion, held Friday in GE-225. The Film “Street Fight” details the failed 2002 mayoral c...

Temperatures spike, plummet due to failing air conditioning

By Michael Santone, Advocate Staff
September 21
Filed under Campus Beat, News

As students and staff begin to settle into the new General Education Building, the temperatures in different areas are too hot, or too cold because of a malfunction in its air conditioning system. Since the start of the 2016 fall semester and the opening of the GE Building, Building and Grounds Manage...

ASU moves to modern facilities, redefines outreach potential

By Roxana Amparo, Editor-in-Chief
September 21
Filed under Campus Beat, News

With a change in leadership, the Associated Student Union moves forward with plans to make Contra Costa College students aware of their existing student governance body. “Visibility for ASU is a big deal. There was a lot of hit and miss last semester because we were tucked away (in the Applied Arts ...

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