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Broken boundaries result in public ridicule, sanctions

Broken boundaries result in public ridicule, sanctions

By Mark Wassberg, Staff Writer
March 2
Filed under Opinion

What is the meaning of morality and how can we identify these behaviors that revolve around it? Since time began, there has always been a set of laws that dictate the human race. Without any of these laws, our civilization wouldn’t last one day. Most governments don’t recognized religious laws but civi...

Complaints incite change

Complaints incite change

By The Advocate, Editorial Board
March 2
Filed under Forum, Opinion

In order to prove they are capable for the Contra Costa College’s presidency, four finalists will answer questions at an open forum in the Knox Center Thursday from noon to 3:45 p.m. Attendees will be given the chance to ask the candidates questions and analyze their responses by filling out commen...

Marriage rates reflect commitment behaviors

Marriage rates reflect commitment behaviors

By Asma Alkrizy, Opinion Editor
March 2
Filed under Forum, Opinion

If one had thought the decline in the divorce rate over the last decades in America displays a growth in marriages, they are utterly wrong. The major factor for the decline in divorce rates in America is linked to the steep decline in marriages resulting from the increase of cohabiting relationships...

Missed chance reflects needs

Missed chance reflects needs

By The Advocate, Editorial Board
February 25
Filed under Opinion

The National College Resources Foundation hosted a Historically Black College and University Tour at Diablo Valley College on Feb. 11 to provide students with information about transferring and three $65,000 scholarships. The efforts of DVC’s faculty, Umoja program and Equity Committee in bringin...

Pursuit for passion adjusts career path

Pursuit for passion adjusts career path

By Yesenia Melara, Staff Writer
February 25
Filed under Opinion

College can be one of the best moments of our lives. It can also be one of the most stressful, especially if we don’t know what we’re passionate about. It is OK if you are feeling lost for not knowing what your passion is because eventually you are going to find a profession that suits you. A...

Conceptual ideas applied

Conceptual ideas applied

By The Advocate, Editorial Board
February 10
Filed under Opinion

Contra Costa College’s website, very much like its campus counterpart, has been undergoing a redesign of its appearance and user input now for three years and many students and faculty say there is still much work to be done. Without a dedicated webmaster, a lot of information on the current webs...

Living with loose skin affects self-esteem

Living with loose skin affects self-esteem

By Mike Thomas, Scene Editor
February 10
Filed under Opinion

Insecurities are left in the dark by a lot of people, and the last thing we want is to have that anxiety come into light. Every day I walk around this campus hiding something. For those who do not know me, I had bariatric surgery in 2011 because I weighed more than 600 pounds. However, getting most o...

Liberal socialist carries ambition

Liberal socialist carries ambition

By Salvador Godoy, Staff Writer
February 10
Filed under Forum, Opinion

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is equipped to show his intellectual power for the needs of the American people, although some citizens are apprehensive about his use of the word socialist. Once again, Sanders is not a socialist. Let me rephrase that term correctly. He is a “demo...

Rapid advancement pressures change in news coverage

Rapid advancement pressures change in news coverage

By Christian Urrutia, Editor-in-Chief
February 10
Filed under Forum, Opinion

The changing state of news and the rapid flow of information dictates the platforms in which we consume all kinds of daily content. The medium currently is mobile devices, if not, a computer screen. Digitizing content meant certain media, like print, would become more and more obsolete. The print w...

Immigration reform in political limbo

Immigration reform in political limbo

By Marlene Rivas, Staff Writer
February 10
Filed under Forum, Opinion

The lack of immigration reform and the nonacceptance of immigrants entering the country has been an big issue for quite some time now. The idea that many have, and refuse to see a different side to, is that immigrants come here to steal jobs, increase crime and benefit from the government’s aid wit...

Romantic stressors cloud holiday’s origin

Romantic stressors cloud holiday’s origin

By Roxana Amparo, Associate Editor
February 10
Filed under Opinion, Spotlight

The red and pink colors displayed proudly on Valentine’s Day were not always roses and balloons. Instead, the holiday’s hues came from a bloody tradition that lacks the romance it is thought to embody today. During Roman times the tradition of the romantic day started off as the Lupercalia festiv...

Resource still missing

Resource still missing

By The Advocate, Editorial Board
February 4
Filed under Opinion

This is the first tax season since 2011 in which there are no resources on campus where students can seek financial coaching because Single Stop USA shut down when its $74,000 grant ended in the spring 2015 semester. While Contra Costa College is currently working to replace the non-profit organiza...

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