The Student Voice Of Contra Costa College, San Pablo, Calif.

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Alumna succeeds, guides academically

Alumna succeeds, guides academically

By Robert Clinton, Opinion Editor
April 25, 2017
Filed under Showcase

To give back to a community that made potential success a reality is the most humanitarian example of character and appreciation a person can provide, specifically, when working to make the lives of everyday people in that community better. At Contra Costa College, students come from all walks of life...

Hitting, inexperience lead Comets to extra innings

Hitting, inexperience lead Comets to extra innings

By Dylan Collier, Assistant Scene Editor
April 25, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Comets (11-25 overall and 6-12 in the Bay Valley Conference) were able to squeeze in a win against visiting Mendocino College (6-12 in the Bay Valley Conference) on Friday behind starting pitcher Casey Edmunds who pitched a complete game, but lost in a four-hour crusade on Saturday. The win on Friday pu...

Culinary department hosts Food and Wine, raises $30,000

Culinary department hosts Food and Wine, raises $30,000

By Dylan Collier, Assistant Scene Editor
April 25, 2017
Filed under Showcase

The college hosted its 10th annual Food and Wine Event on Sunday, outside in the Campus Center Plaza from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The yearly event is held to fund a study abroad trip to Italy for 10 students from the culinary arts department. Approximately $30,000 from ticket sales and auctions were r...

Scholar, mother earns national scholarship

Scholar, mother earns national scholarship

By Roxana Amparo, Editor-in-Chief
April 18, 2017
Filed under Campus Beat, Showcase

Liberal arts, social and behavioral arts major Sasha Graham is one of 55 two-year college students in the nation to receive the $40,000 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship. Through this scholarship, Graham will receive $40,000 per year for three years to complete her undergraduate studies at a four...

Padilla accepts role to help underserved

Padilla accepts role to help underserved

By Roxana Amparo, Editor-In-Chief
April 18, 2017
Filed under Showcase

Fueled by a passionate commitment to student success, her work as the Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) manager has helped underprepared students achieve their career goals. Former HSI STEM Manager Mayra Padilla was chosen, from four finalists...

Expensive food prices at brix eatery ‘discourage’ customers, limit options

Expensive food prices at brix eatery ‘discourage’ customers, limit options

By Robert Clinton, Opinion Editor
April 18, 2017
Filed under Showcase

After completion of the Campus Center Project and the opening of its three new buildings, students have become accustomed to the amenities that have transformed Contra Costa College from a college defined by its prominent past to one with a bright future. None of these improvements make more of a...

Living through adversity breeds motivation, drive

Living through adversity breeds motivation, drive

By Roxana Amparo, Editor-in-Chief
March 29, 2017
Filed under Showcase

Denial, grief, bargaining, depression. These are stages that occur when a person is confronted with a life-threatening illness. Acceptance, strength, courage, perseverance. These happen when that person accepts the reality of their condition and usually results in the admiration of others. When Cont...

Deportation fear stalls hope

Deportation fear stalls hope

By Michael Santone, Associate Editor
March 29, 2017
Filed under Showcase

Throughout the last year, the lives of undocumented students and their families have begun to fade into the shadows of obscurity and fear. To meet his own campaign promises, Donald Trump has worked overtime, with no trepidation, to pass immigration policies that threaten the deportation of millions o...

Group endorses religious inclusivity

Group endorses religious inclusivity

By Michael Santone, Associate Editor
March 29, 2017
Filed under Showcase

Right now, the only place for Muslim students at Contra Costa College to find the soli- tude to pray is behind the stacks of books that line the back of the Library and Learning Resource Center. But President of the Muslim Student Association, Rayah Alammari is looking to change that with the...

‘Outsider’ destroys label

By Michael Santone, Associate Editor
March 29, 2017
Filed under Showcase

Growing up as a woman of color in a new country with a culture that differs from your own can be a struggle on many levels. But for Middle College High School senior Andrea Webb, these adversities of cliched stereotypes and childhood misunderstanding have propelled her forward to become an academic schola...

Businesses help families survive

Businesses help families survive

By Reggie Santini, Spotlight Editor
March 29, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Spotlight

RICHMOND — Despite high political tension nationwide over various proposed immigration policies, undocumented immigrant workers here are still working to provide for their families. With the possibility of deportation looming one executive order away, some people are so afraid of being separated fro...

Competition between ‘family’ celebrates Doss’ heroism

Competition between ‘family’ celebrates Doss’ heroism

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor
March 18, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Video

In recognition of the selfless act of heroism committed March 9 by Demarcus Doss, family and friends gathered to participate in the “Demarcus the Hero” basketball tournament on Saturday in the Gymnasium. Doss, a former Contra Costa College student, was shot three times on eastbound Interstate 80...

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