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‘Asinine’ canons hide sports greatest shows

‘Asinine’ canons hide sports greatest shows

By Xavier Johnson, Assistant Sports Editor
May 4, 2016
Filed under Opinion

The Toronto Raptors defended their home court and ransacked the Philadelphia 76ers in the penultimate game of the 2015-16 NBA season. With five seconds left in the fourth quarter, the Raptors led by 22 points. Norman Powell, the leading scorer on the Raptors with 18 points, secured a steal in the waning s...

Daydreaming shields mind from reality

By Asma Alkrizy, Opinion Editor
April 24, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Allowing my thoughts to wander off into a pleasant journey of reveries has enabled me to explore my creativity and future goals and dreams. But unconsciously, it has gradually made me lose touch with the real world. Daydreaming and fantasizing are defensive mechanisms individuals often use to satisf...

District puts money first

District puts money first

By The Advocate, Editorial Board
April 24, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Student safety is the primary concern of police officers, but obstructive construction, a decentralized Police Services building and lack of surveillance cameras in key locations at Contra Costa College have impeded their mission. While there is not much that can be done to speed up the construction pr...

Acceptance of self removes religious ties

Acceptance of self removes religious ties

By Xavier Johnson, Assistant Sports Editor
April 11, 2016
Filed under Opinion

My journey toward identifying as an atheist is representative of the struggle many teenagers face with self-worth and owning their thoughts and feelings. An atheist is simply one who lacks a belief in any god. I also do not adhere to any religion. However, some atheists may adhere to a s...

Message not received

Message not received

By The Advocate, Editorial Board
April 11, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Communication about upcoming events on campus between faculty, student groups and administrators at Contra Costa College has a tendency to only reach a select audience, or fail altogether. It is perplexing when an event only manages to draw 10 people out of a campus population of more than 6,000. While that...

InSite Portal inadequate

InSite Portal inadequate

By The Advocate, Editorial Board
March 16, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Students use mobile devices in nearly every facet of their lives so why should upgrading to a mobile friendly interface be off-limits. According to Tim Leong, district director of communication relations, such a change may not be feasible. InSite Portal is indeed a crucial navigator for mandatory neces...

Immigrant folks define American morals, values

Immigrant folks define American morals, values

By Denis Perez, Assistant Photo Editor
March 16, 2016
Filed under Opinion

I absolutely find this to be true; if the United States of America truly is the land of the free and home of the brave, then the moment my parents stepped into America, they were not stepping into anyone’s home but theirs. My parents came here with an eternal willingness to make things better for thems...

Educational misogyny

Educational misogyny

By The Advocate, Editorial Board
March 9, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Students who want to enroll in a women’s study course at Contra Costa College to learn how gender inequalities affect local, national and global socio- economic spheres steeped in misogyny will have to look elsewhere. For the 2015 semester, students interested in pursuing a major in women’s or gender ...

Gender is not a viable presidential trait

Gender is not a viable presidential trait

By Marlene Rivas, Staff Writer
March 9, 2016
Filed under Opinion

While introducing democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at a New Hampshire rally last month, Madeleine Albright, former secretary of state, proclaimed that there was a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other. Not only was this phrase inappropriate, but it also suggeste...

Women’s rights equally deserving

Women’s rights equally deserving

By Roxana Amparo, Associate Editor
March 9, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Oftentimes the instilled belief of a feminist being a man-hating, hairy lesbian prevents the true form of feminism to prevail among a blinded society. Feminists believe in equal civil rights and liberties regardless of gender, but it is believed that they only advocate for women. At this point it go...

Men’s issues not an attack

Men’s issues not an attack

By Benjamin Bassham, Circulation Manager
March 9, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Do men need rights? The right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Do you advocate for men’s rights? The first standard argument against men’s human rights is that men have no problems and should check their privilege. Second, addressing men’s problems is a misogynistic attack on wom...

Student-athletes should love game, not paychecks

Student-athletes should love game, not paychecks

By Dylan Collier, Staff Writer
March 2, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Spring is a magical time of year for sports. You can smell the freshly mowed grass in the outfield and hear the fizzing sound the ball makes when hitting the catcher’s glove. People’s passions for the basketball and baseball not only come to the forefront, but also plague the mind with the fact t...

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