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Outsider candidates denounce political duopoly

By Michael Santone, News Editor
November 3
Filed under Spotlight

When it comes to voting in the U.S .in the 21st century, there are two well known parties, the Democrats and the Republicans. But during this historic 2016 election season of all time lows, political rhetoric and fear, the American people are finding themselves conflicted on voting for the lesser of two...

Harassment scars victims’ self worth

Harassment scars victims’ self worth

By Roxana Amparo, Editor-in-Chief
October 21
Filed under Campus Beat, Showcase, Spotlight

Every 109 seconds a person experiences sexual assault. However, only six out of 1,000 rapists will end up in prison. College women are more likely to be sexually assaulted than robbed and they often do not report sexual assault to law enforcement. This is true despite statistics stating that women...

Faults hinder construction options, alter project scope

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor
October 21
Filed under Campus Beat, News, Spotlight

Earthquake fault lines indicate where seismic activity will occur, but to date there is no sure way to predict when or what size earthquake will erupt from the fractured mantle supporting the places we live, work and learn. With the $73 million Campus Center Project structurally complete and fully...

Hayward Fault poses threat, need to prepare for crisis

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor
October 21
Filed under Campus Beat, News, Spotlight

To prepare for a disaster scenario on campus, a petition of about 50 signatures from faculty members who want to be a part of a community based training program was approved at the Safety Committee meeting on Friday. Automotive department instructional assistant Jim Gardner said he started the petition...

Active fault transforms terrain, water table raises concerns of liquefaction

By Benjamin Bassham, News Editor
October 21
Filed under Campus Beat, News, Spotlight

The Hayward Fault pins Contra Costa College between two branches of its system, with the nearer fault line running parallel to Rheem Creek, a few meters out into the drop-off area. Splitting off from the larger San Andreas Fault system, the Hayward Fault is a strike-slip fault, where the ground on either...

Center nurtures young leaders, supports community justice

Center nurtures young leaders, supports community justice

By Denis Perez, Assistant Photo Editor
October 6
Filed under Spotlight

RICHMOND — The RYSE Center aims to be a free and safe space for the city’s youth grounded in community healing and social justice that empowers them to be able to love, learn, educate, empower and transform their lives and communities. Clinical Counselor Joe Kim, of the center’s Community Healt...

Hidden dangers of stress exposed

By Roxana Amparo and Sean Austin, Staff Writers
October 6
Filed under Spotlight

When the heart starts pounding faster, muscles start to tighten, blood pressure rises, breaths quicken and senses become sharper causing the body to activate its “fight or flight” mode to protect itself. Stress is defined as a physical, mental or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tens...

Parade inspires unity

Parade inspires unity

By Denis Perez, Assistant Photo Editor
September 21
Filed under News, Showcase, Spotlight

EL SOBRANTE —  Community members, performers, schools, advocacy groups, religious congregations and vendors shut down the heart of San Pablo Dam Road for the 23rd Annual El Sobrante Stroll street festival and parade, hosted by the El Sobrante Chamber of Commerce on Sunday. Contra Costa County Di...

Stroll builds community network

Stroll builds community network

By Dylan Collier, Advocate Staff
September 16
Filed under Multimedia, Showcase, Spotlight

ALBANY — Families and vendors alike enjoyed the sunny day at the 42nd annual Solano Stroll on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., along a two-mile stretch on Solano Avenue in here. With rides at the beginning and end of Solano and vendors spread throughout the middle, it offered something for everyone....

Kickboxing course improves cardio, gets ‘heart pumping’

By Dylan Collier, Advocate Staff
September 16
Filed under Spotlight

Most people have a passion for one sport that they carry with them for the rest of their lives. It will always be a part of them, and people find a way to share that passion. Physical education adjunct professor Alena Sumner teaches a very unique class that gets the heart and lungs going without t...

Mexican icon’s music, untimely death ‘crossed boarders’

Mexican icon’s music, untimely death ‘crossed boarders’

By Efrain Valdez, Advocate Staff
September 16
Filed under Scene, Spotlight

Iconic Mexican singer and producer Juan Gabriel (Alberto Aguilera Valdez) died of a heart attack on Aug. 28 in Santa Monica, California. He passed away while on his “MeXXIco Es Todo” tour in the U.S. Immediately after his death, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto offered The Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico C...

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