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Outraged protesters march on Oakland City Hall

By Denis Perez, Photo Editor
February 1, 2017
Filed under Spotlight

Populace gathers in preparation for future resistance

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Community celebrates sun, indigenous pride

Community celebrates sun, indigenous pride

By Denis Perez, Cody Casares, and Christian Urrutia
December 9, 2016
Filed under Multimedia, Showcase, Spotlight, Video

SAN FRANCISCO- Alcatraz Island has been an ideal home for commemoration for 33 years every Thanksgiving Day morning for the Indigenous People's Sunrise Ceremony. This year's gathering brought close to 5,000 people to partake in the event and honor those in solidarity with Standing Rock.

Italian travels provide insight

Italian travels provide insight

By Dylan Collier, Advocate Staff
December 7, 2016
Filed under Campus Beat, Spotlight

 Culinary arts student Kyle Delos Santos brought back a new and rejuvenated knowledge of healthy eating from her trip to Italy this past summer. Delos Santos was born in San Francisco in 1989 and then moved to the East Bay when she was 10 years old. Her love for food was inspired by her parents, who...

Circumcision or mutilation?

Circumcision or mutilation?

By Benjamin Bassham, News Editor
December 7, 2016
Filed under Forum, Spotlight

Surgically altering a girl’s genitals is a felony in the U.S., and illegal in most of the world, and taking a knife to anyone’s genitals without their consent is horrible. Perpetrating unnecessary surgery on children is always a repugnant act. That’s why it’s so odd that it’s not just lega...

Young protesters demonstrate organization, leadership, resolve

Young protesters demonstrate organization, leadership, resolve

By Efrain Valdez, Advocate Staff
November 17, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase, Spotlight

About 2,000 students throughout the West Contra Costa Unified School District marched  through the streets of Richmond and San Pablo on Thursday to show their unity against President-elect Donald Trump’s rhetoric against minorities. This was the second protest involving local high schoolers. During the first protest on...

Police halt protesters, Black Bloc starts chaos

Police halt protesters, Black Bloc starts chaos

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor
November 17, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase, Spotlight

OAKLAND — About an hour into the march, tear gas, burning garbage, sage and incense smoke wafted through a hundred protesters bottlenecked at Washington Street and 8th Street at about 8 p.m. in downtown Oakland on Wednesday. Most people in the intersection were disoriented and fled to safety, just lik...

Community Unites Under Fear Of Divided Families

Community Unites Under Fear Of Divided Families

By Reggie Santini, Spotlight Editor
November 17, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase, Spotlight

Students came together for the “Undivided” rally and march against President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday. About 100 Contra Costa College student protesters made their way down San Pablo Avenue chanting “Not my president” and “Hey, hey, ho, ho, bigotry has got to go” as they headed to San ...

Demonstration shows unity

Demonstration shows unity

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor
November 16, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase, Spotlight

About 8,000 people surrounded the 3.4-mile perimeter of Lake Merritt here on Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. to stand in solidarity with people who are threatened by President-elect Donald Trump’s divisive rhetoric. As the sun began its descent behind the downtown skyline, Bay Area residents of various a...

Flaws inspire creative outlook

Flaws inspire creative outlook

By Michael Santone, News Editor
November 16, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Spotlight

It is through the artist who paints work representative of universal emotions where art can have a profound impact on the lives of those who admire it. This drive to impact lives is the main purpose of art major Oghenetaze “Taze” Etibo, 21, who is working on changing the world through his craft of pai...

Crude oil pipeline fuels protests

By Robert Clinton, Opinion Editor
November 9, 2016
Filed under News, Spotlight

In the summer sun of Sept. 3, attack dogs licked human blood from their teeth following the vicious clashes between protesters and private security near the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). At the same time, the American media were lauding President Barack Obama for signing the Paris agreement, an intern...

Democratic action influences change

Democratic action influences change

By Roxana Amparo, Editor-in-Chief
November 3, 2016
Filed under Spotlight

Millions of Americans will have the opportunity to make a change on Tuesday during the U.S. Presidential Election by simply going out and voting for the candidate of their choice. The American people will be the ones that decide whether the Democratic or Republican candidate will call the White House...

Gun reform to regulate ammo

By Cody Casares, Photo Editor
November 3, 2016
Filed under Spotlight

On Tuesday, voters will decide on gun control legislation that will require people purchasing ammunition to undergo the same background checks as those buying firearms. A yes on Proposition 63 will close the exemption made in 2000, banning large capacity ammunition magazines capable of holding mor...

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