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Who are they?

Who are they?

By Robert Clinton, Staff Writer
September 24, 2014
Filed under Opinion

The declaration of war should only be considered after all peaceful negotiations have been completely exhausted. We have been a country at war since the Bush administration chose to retaliate against Iraq and Afghanistan after the terror attacks on Sept. 11. Potential Al Qaeda training camps in...

Secondhand treasure evoke fond memories

Secondhand treasure evoke fond memories

By Roxana Amparo, Staff Writer
September 24, 2014
Filed under Opinion

They say that one man’s trash is another man’s come up. My first time visiting a thrift shop was with my mom when I was about 5 years old. She told me she would buy me anything that I wanted, and I was thrilled. Now, this was long before I even knew that shopping malls existed, but I would...

Mexico needs to change

Mexico needs to change

By Florinda Hershey, Staff Writer
September 24, 2014
Filed under Opinion

A country needs brave people to change, and people really need to have a clear idea of what they want their country to be like. I have heard many people complaining about their government or about their country, specifically in Mexico. People complain about the low salaries and new reforms and...

Coaches evaluate new quarterbacks

Coaches evaluate new quarterbacks

By Robert Clinton, Staff Writer
September 17, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Sports

Striking first meant nothing as the Comets  had no answer for the offensive onslaught West Hills College-Coalinga inflicted during its 50-21 route of Contra Costa College in Comet Stadium Saturday. The contest was, for all intents and purposes, decided before the first half ended. But, the preseason...

Retaliate through knowledge

Retaliate through knowledge

By Janae Harris, Assistant Photo Editor
September 17, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Mike Brown’s body laid helplessly in the middle of the street in Ferguson, Mo. Social media were the first to report what happened that day. My heart was broken, and so many emotions ran through me as I saw several video clips and live images on social media of many witnesses documenting this horrifying...

Not just another name

Not just another name

By The Advocate Editorial Board
September 17, 2014
Filed under Opinion

A man died mere feet from the Knox Center on Sept. 10 in what the San Pablo Police Department is calling a suicide. Justin Liu, a 27-year-old man the police have labeled a transient, or in other words homeless, had his life come to a sudden and abrupt end at 5:30 a.m. that morning. His death has widely...

Support should not come from hashtags

Support should not come from hashtags

By Marlene Rivas, Staff Writer
September 17, 2014
Filed under Opinion

The little bit of time in a day that is not consumed by matters revolving around ourselves is spent checking up on others and other ongoing events. Scrolling through social media sites and applications, we can become much more aware of current issues or trending topics. There is currently the ice...

Police state

Police state

By Rodney Woodson, Associate Editor
September 17, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Demilitarizing the police is a topic that raises a lot of discussion, especially in the wake of the murder of Ferguson, Mo. teen Michael Brown on Aug. 9. Video footage of local law enforcement agencies (LEA) riding through civilian neighborhoods across the country in tanks, riot gear, and with assault...

Wholesome food offers nutritional value, finer health

Wholesome food offers nutritional value, finer health

By Mayra Garcia, Staff Illustrator
September 17, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Eating wholesome foods can benefit the busy life of students by building a stronger mind and body. As an athletic college student I want to get the most out of what I consume. Because of this, I decided to become aware of the foods that I eat. Although I was under the impression that all I needed...

Battling obesity an everyday struggle

Battling obesity an everyday struggle

By Mike Thomas, Scene Editor
September 9, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Being morbidly obese is often viewed as a physical struggle. But after going through the process of post weight loss surgery, it became a mental battle for me. Three years ago, I made a life-changing decision to get the duodenal switch because I was a 654 pound 20-year-old. The DS switch is a type of ...

Resources restored

Resources restored

By The Advocate Editorial Board
September 9, 2014
Filed under Opinion

For more than 60 years, the college has provided educational opportunity to those living in and around the East Bay Area. Due to a lack of readily available funding from the state, the ability to provide such opportunity has become a struggle with every passing semester. Time and time again college...

Tell the full story in long form

Tell the full story in long form

By Sample Student, Editor-in-Chief
December 30, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Want to tell the full story?  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 be different from the d...

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