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Institute serves underrepresented population

By Karla Juarez, Advocate Staff
October 6, 2016
Filed under Campus Beat, News

The Hispanic Serving Institute STEM program provides support and opportunities for Hispanic and other underrepresented students who find education a difficult way to reach success. Through programs provided by HSI STEM, Hispanic students improve their academic skills by receiving the help they need. ...

Club highlights democratic rights

By Salvador Godoy, Advocate Staff
October 6, 2016
Filed under Campus Beat, News

After a year in the works, the Democratic Society Club launched this fall semester with the aim of influencing students to get involved in politics and to recognize the full extent of their democratic rights by registering to vote. “I want students to be aware of what bills and propositions are being intro...

Driveway increases delays, helps pedestrians

Driveway increases delays, helps pedestrians

By Efrain Valdez, Advocate Staff
October 6, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Driving into parking Lot 10 behind Buildings and Grounds  is a very tight fit during school hours, especially when navigating the morning rush before classes. “The entrance is really narrow and is hard to get through when people are driving in and out in between classes,” graphic design major Ed...

Healthy options ignored in campus vending machines

By Anthony Kinney, Advocate Staff
October 6, 2016
Filed under Campus Beat, News

The lack of healthy snacks offered in vending machines in the new General Education Building have raised concerns and a petition from the English department’s professors and administrative staff was even started. The petition was drafted after a number of English department faculty and administrat...

Council approves policy for online ‘transparency’

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor
September 28, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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)...

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