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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...

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...

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