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Primaries spark public interest

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor
May 18
Filed under Campus Beat, News, Spotlight

Deep into the 2016 presidential primary race, Donald Trump is the only Republican candidate and the Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton is unable to close Bernie Sanders’ path to the nomination. “When I think of electing a president, I like to think in terms of who will be the easier person t...

Club beliefs sprout cultural diversity

By Roxana Amparo, Associate Editor
May 18
Filed under Campus Beat, News, Spotlight

The Filipino American Student Union continues to leave their mark in the community as they raise awareness about the different cultural and ethnicities on campus. “The club is full of diverse backgrounds and other ethnicities,” Inter-Club Council president Safi Ward- Davis said. Club adviser Edwar...

Overcoming spirit pursues dreams of education

By Yesenia Malara, Staff Writer
May 18
Filed under Campus Beat, Spotlight

Angelina Villafane remembers walking with her two kids passing by UC Berkeley not knowing the prestige it held, but only knowing that she wanted to attend Cal after she was done with community college. Villafane, adjunct La Raza studies professor at Contra Costa College, would have never thought she ...

Jazz compilation album dazzles

By Xavier Johnson, Assistant Sports Editor
May 18
Filed under Campus Beat, Scene, Spotlight

Tight harmonies and stellar instrumental performances fill up every minute of the stellar vocal jazz album produced by the Jazzanova and Jazzology vocal choirs from the Contra Costa College music department. It is clear as day that “On a Clear Day” is a well-constructed album that takes the lis...

Garcia retires, leaves history

Garcia retires, leaves history

By Asma Alkrizy, Opinion Editor
May 18
Filed under News, Spotlight

Diablo Valley College President Peter Garcia recently announced his retirement from the Contra Costa Community College District, effective on June 30, after serving the district for nearly 30 years. Garcia said he made the final decision to retire from the district in February. “I had never spent...

Creator aspires to perfect craft

Creator aspires to perfect craft

By Marci Suela, Art Director
May 18
Filed under Campus Beat, Spotlight

Experimentation can transform normal work into a thrilling activity and may charm others with hilarity. A project bewildered art student Shenal Amarasinghe as the assignment called for a design creating playing cards in his Digital Art: Beginning II class during the spring 2015 semester. He sat in fron...

Crude ‘Hate Mail’ hilarious

Crude ‘Hate Mail’ hilarious

By Benjamin Bassham, News Editor
May 18
Filed under Scene, Spotlight

"You’ve Got Hate Mail” was presented by four of the drama department faculty and Liberal Arts Division Dean Jason Berner in the Knox Center on May 6. The play, written by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore, drew an audience of about 85, including Contra Costa College President Mojdeh Mehdizadeh. ...

Johnson earns coaching award

Johnson earns coaching award

By Xavier Johnson, Assistant Sports Editor
May 18
Filed under Sports, Spotlight

The successful men’s basketball season culminated in a Bay Valley Conference championship and coach Miguel Johnson earning Coach of the Year honors. Johnson led the Comets to an overall record of 25-8 and 11-1 in conference play. Included was a 12- game winning streak from Jan. 7 to Feb. 16. In confer...

‘Passionate’ coach shifts focus, drive

‘Passionate’ coach shifts focus, drive

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor
May 18
Filed under Sports, Spotlight

When people speak of someone being “a lifer,” most thoughts turn to a person who made bad choices in life or committed some heartless act. We imagine someone forgotten to the world or someone wasting away in a lonely abyss. Paul DeBolt is just that — a lifer. He served as Comet women’s basketball...

Carney’s expertise goes above and beyond

Carney’s expertise goes above and beyond

By Benjamin Bassham, News Editor
May 18
Filed under News, Showcase, Spotlight

A district police chief has to have some experience under his belt. You start on the street, you get shot at, you get some education, you blow some things up, and 35 years later you can work at all hours as the Contra Costa Community College District’s Director of Police Safety and Emergency Services....

Mall closure inevitable, property to see change

Mall closure inevitable, property to see change

By Salvador Godoy, Staff Writer
May 9
Filed under News, Showcase, Spotlight

Hilltop Mall was once a flourishing collection of businesses supporting an expanding residential community during the 1970s and 80s. This year the outdated property will be sold and re-configured to better meet the standards of local consumers. The property, placed on the market in March 2016 via real est...

Badminton yields more than ‘good workout’

Badminton yields more than ‘good workout’

By Marlene Rivas, Opinion Editor
March 16
Filed under Campus Beat, Spotlight

Open court for badminton is held on Monday nights at the Gymnasium from 7 to 10 p.m. All students and anyone in the area who is interested are welcome to join the class. The activities are supervised by three instructors who also take part in playing with the students. If students want to regist...

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