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Illegal evictions harm families, neighborhoods

Illegal evictions harm families, neighborhoods

By Jessica Suico, Advocate Staff
March 2, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Most people are oblivious to what goes on in their own neighborhoods and seem opposed to making friends, holding a conversation or even showing someone that may need help the respect that they deserve. Living within a Homeowners Association (HOA) neighborhood, residents must live a bit differently tha...

False realities blossom through social media

False realities blossom through social media

By Michael Santone, News Editor
March 2, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Nowadays it’s almost impossible to escape social media and the imprinted influences it has on the lifestyle standards projected through society. The now, innate obsession of scrolling in captivation at a virtual community of vividly photoshopped images, “perfect bodies,” overly pampered faces and mater...

You are not your culture

You are not your culture

By The Advocate, Editorial Board
March 1, 2017
Filed under Opinion

The Center for Science Excellence at Contra Costa College has a total of 810 alumni who have moved through the program since 1997. But only about 40 percent of them are women. According to the state Chancellor’s Office online Datamart, about 60 percent of students at CCC during the 2015-16 academic...

We’re going in blind

We’re going in blind

By The Advocate, Editorial Board
February 14, 2017
Filed under Opinion

A lawsuit filed against the Contra Costa Community College District intends to fight how its lawyers handle misconduct allegations against professors at each of its three campuses. The United Faculty (UF), a union that represents tenured and part-time professors within the district, announced in Nove...

Executive orders breed more racism, denial

Executive orders breed more racism, denial

February 14, 2017
Filed under Opinion

In lieu of recent executive orders by President Donald Trump, it has become abundantly clear that the nearly 60 million people who voted for him weren’t after a referendum on economic policy, but an outlet for racial restructuring. It wasn’t the rural uneducated working class whites who gobbled up the...

Treading water

Treading water

By The Advocate, Editorial Board
February 9, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Administrators say economy boon fuels downward trend

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Mark Davis’ plans alienate East Bay natives, fanatics

Mark Davis’ plans  alienate East Bay natives, fanatics

By Efrain Valdez, Social Media Editor
February 9, 2017
Filed under Opinion

In Jan. 19, 2017, the Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis filed for relocation to Las Vegas on the 15th anniversary of the “Tuck Rule” game in 2001 against the New England Patriots. This news, on this infamous day in team history, hurt Oakland Raider fans in the East Bay. Not only because it almos...

Medicating children equivalent to abuse

Medicating children equivalent to abuse

By Reggie Santini, Spotlight Editor
February 7, 2017
Filed under Opinion

The number of times that a parent or pediatrician has recommended that my son be medicated or analyzed during the short amount of time he has spent on this earth is terrifying. I see a happy child running around the living room at 10 p.m. as his parents talk with their guests. Others see something e...

False security

False security

By The Advocate, Editorial Board
February 1, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Trump’s executive order violates rights, breeds fear

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Clean water on verge of pollution disaster

Clean water on verge of pollution disaster

By Michael Santone, Associate Editor
January 31, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Climate change is the third enemy to our threatened water supply.

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Sanctuary or bust

Sanctuary or bust

By The Advocate, Editorial Board
December 7, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Demagogues throughout history have manipulated insecurities about the economy to pass laws that violate the human rights of minority groups. President-elect Donald Trump cast blame on immigrant and Muslim communities for the shrinking middle class through the loss of low skilled wage jobs to nation...

Protests should burst onto suburban streets

Protests should burst onto suburban streets

By Robert Clinton, Opinion Editor
December 7, 2016
Filed under Opinion

This week, hundreds of veterans and civilians are planning to make the trek from all corners of America to join Native Americans protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline in South Dakota after police and private security unleashed an offensive onslaught in their direction over the Thanksgiving holiday. In ...

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