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Richmond Grasps Rosie Record

Richmond Grasps Rosie Record

By Cody Casares, Photo Editor
August 25, 2016
Filed under Multimedia, Showcase, Spotlight

The Rosie the Riveter World War II Home Front National Historic Park, along with other sponsors, hosted 2,275 attendees in Rosie the Riveter costumes, setting a new world record, at the annual Home Front Festival at the Craneway Pavilion on Aug. 13. The previous record was 2,096, set on Oct. 24, 2015 in Willow...

Mural represents communal growth, individual success

Mural represents communal growth, individual success

By Denis Perez, Assistant Photo Editor
August 20, 2016
Filed under News, Spotlight

RICHMOND — The Re-Entry Success Center unveiled its “Freedom’s Expression” mural located in its lobby on Aug. 15 to inspire the formerly incarcerated and bring the community together. Located on 912 Macdonald Avenue, the center provides resources and opportunities for the formerly incarcerate...

Mentor establishes legacy

Mentor establishes legacy

By Cody Casares, Photo Editor
May 18, 2016
Filed under Campus Beat, News, Showcase, Spotlight

Automotive technology professor and former department Chairperson Peter Lock is retiring this year, leaving behind a legacy of mentoring and compassion. Lock is responsible for facilitating the careers of countless Contra Costa College collision repair graduates, who are now working in the industry. ...

Core support instills values

Core support instills values

By Asma Alkrizy, Opinion Editor
May 18, 2016
Filed under Campus Beat, News, Spotlight

After serving as the administrative secretary in the nursing department for the last 16 years, Diana Hall decided to retire from Contra Costa College in June. “Working in the nursing program has been very satisfying,” administrative secretary Hall said. “I enjoy my great faculty and our wonderful regis...

Evans-Davis excels in speech

Evans-Davis excels in speech

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor
May 18, 2016
Filed under Campus Beat, News, Spotlight

It’s been said in many ways over the course of decades, but the sentiment behind a quote by analytical psychology founder Carl Jung remains as true as it ever was — “I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.” For Contra Costa College sophomore Lerecia Evans-Davis, the tribulations tha...

Dance Jam stimulates youthful expressions

Dance Jam stimulates youthful expressions

By Marlene Rivas, Opinion Editor
May 18, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Spotlight

This year’s Dance Jam took place on May 13 and 14, beginning at 7:30 p.m., and included performances by students of the college’s various dance classes and local youth dance groups. The Knox Center, nearly filled and held the audience of the evening’s performances. The dancers executing the ...

Primaries spark public interest

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor
May 18, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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...

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