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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...

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...

Community run promotes health

Community run promotes health

By Denis Perez, Photo Editor
March 29, 2017
Filed under Spotlight

OAKLAND — Healthy living advocates took part in 5- or 10-kilometer runs around Lake Merritt to promote community health and wellness here on Saturday. The theme for this year’s annual “Running is My High” event focused on moving forward together as a community through being active and using...

Playlist release underwhelms

Playlist release underwhelms

By Xavier Johnson, Scene Editor
March 29, 2017
Filed under Scene, Spotlight

The biggest hip-hop artist alive, Drake, is back again with a new full-length project that has a little something musically for fans of any period of Drake’s long career, but ultimately feels like a disjointed and overly long release of B-sides. “More Life” is a 21-song playlist rel...

Immigrants face scrutiny, hostility

Immigrants face scrutiny, hostility

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor
March 29, 2017
Filed under Spotlight

In an attempt to make good on his campaign promises to secure America’s southern border with Mexico and restrict the free passage of Muslims across any U.S. boundaries, President Donald Trump uses executive orders to make his vision of America our reality. Trump began his presidency by releasing a ba...

Honoring women’s triumphs, struggles

By Roxana Amparo, Editor-In-Chief
March 1, 2017
Filed under Spotlight

In this section, The Advocate focuses on women of Contra Costa College for national Women’s History Month, as well as a brief look into the past during the easier times. Around the world, women are celebrated for their economic, political and social achievements on March 8, International Women’s Da...

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