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Mathematics professor retires, leaves “unique” teaching legacy

By Dylan Collier, Assistant Scene Editor
May 31, 2017
Filed under Campus Beat, Spotlight

Math professor Emanuel Baptiste will be retiring after dedicating 45 years to teaching Mathematics at Contra Costa College. Although he wasn’t able to attend the Retirement Reception and Staff Reunion in Fireside Hall on May 12, his former students, co-workers and colleagues described him as a unique...

‘Mentor, friend’ inspires community

‘Mentor, friend’ inspires community

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor
May 17, 2017
Filed under Campus Beat, Spotlight

When an educator’s career comes to an end, the measure of its success is not the amount of money that was earned but how many lives were impacted for the better and the number of students who were inspired. For professor Sandra Everhart, the foundation of her career is fostered in improving the live...

Professor finds passion through technology

Professor finds passion through technology

By Michael Santone, Associate Editor
May 17, 2017
Filed under Campus Beat, Spotlight

An educator’s job can consist of several different elements that shape the lives of students as well as the communities they serve. For computer and communication technology professor Rick Figuera, these ever-changing elements of perpetual reinvention and dedication have sustained his craft, as he ...

‘Guardians of Galaxy’ sequel thrills fans

‘Guardians of Galaxy’ sequel thrills fans

By Reggie Santini, Spotlight Editor
May 17, 2017
Filed under Spotlight

The fun, humor and emotional drama are dialed up in the sequel to Marvel’s original film “Guardians of the Galaxy.” “Guardians of the Galaxy 2” continues to be Marvel’s platform for humor, sexual innuendo, Easter eggs and cameos galore. As audiences are re-introduced to the characters, and...

Classified employee earns statewide award

Classified employee earns statewide award

By Roxana Amparo, Editor-in-Chief
May 17, 2017
Filed under Spotlight

Liberal Arts Division assistant Zolayma Martin was chosen as the Classified Employee of the Year for both the Contra Costa Community College District and the state of California. To be considered for Classified Employee of the Year, candidates must have at least five years experience on the job, be...

Peers seek outdoor adventure at Tilden

Peers seek outdoor adventure at Tilden

By Denis Perez, Photo Editor
May 2, 2017
Filed under Spotlight

The Outdoor and Adventure club hiked a path at Inspiration Point in Tilden Regional Park on Sunday. Three professors and 12 students had the opportunity to socialize as they explored one of the many regional parks in the Bay Area. Club President Julissa Martin said members organically get to know...

Teaching style communicates warmth

Teaching style communicates warmth

By Reggie Santini, Spotlight Editor
April 25, 2017
Filed under Campus Beat, Spotlight

While sitting in his high school vice principal’s office speech professor Joseph “Randy” Carver was told, “School is not for everyone. You should pursue other venues in life.” “Like most of us I hated high school. I graduated high school ‘Magna Cum Barely.’ I didn’t know I was grad...

Bay Area celebrates 4/20 genesis

By Michael Santone, News Editor
April 18, 2017
Filed under Spotlight

To most people under the age of 30, 4/20 is recognized as the symbol for the date and time of cannabis consumption. Celebrated around the world on April 20 with festivals, concerts and mass gatherings, this day-long toke-out is devoted to smoking copious amounts of marijuana, while immersing oneself...

NorCal Future basketball players tested

NorCal Future basketball players tested

By Kyle Pierce-Turley, Advocate Staff
March 29, 2017
Filed under Sports, Spotlight

More than 70 high school basketball prospects from up and down California came to the Gymnasium to showcase their talent at the NorCal Future basketball camp on Sunday. Whether it was the high-flying dunks, killer crossovers or smooth jumpers, these high school students showed off their skill...

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...

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