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Board member’s unexpected death leaves ‘family’ devastated

Board member’s unexpected death leaves ‘family’ devastated

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor
October 21, 2016
Filed under Campus Beat, Multimedia, News, Showcase, Video

MARTINEZ — With tears welling in their eyes, the four remaining Governing Board members sped through action items, discussions and reports. Uncharacteristically, the monthly meeting here at the District Office on Oct. 12 only lasted one hour. The weight pressing on everyone in the room resonated from an...

Transfer Day provides options, opportunities to promote student success

By Karla Juarez, Advocate Staff
October 10, 2016
Filed under Campus Beat, Multimedia, News, Video

Transfer representatives from schools across California visited the campus to provide information and answer questions about UCs, CSUs and private colleges during Transfer Day held Oct. 4 in the Campus Center Plaza. Students interested in transferring had the chance to ask representatives questions...

Walking backward

Walking backward

By The Advocate, Editorial Board
October 6, 2016
Filed under Multimedia, Opinion, Video

"The Black Panther Party and Its Legacy: A Seminar,” missed the chance to compare and contrast the racially charged political climate that created the revolutionary party 50 years ago to present-day social movements. The event was held on Saturday in the General Education Building as part of the W.E.B. ...

Workshop emphasizes meditation, stress managing techniques

By Tashi Wangchuk, Multimedia editor
September 24, 2016
Filed under Multimedia, Video

Students learned about the effect stress causes your body and how to avoid being stressed during the stress management workshop in GE-104 on Sept. 22 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Ribbon cutting honors president, Fireside Hall

Ribbon cutting honors president, Fireside Hall

By Reggie Santini, Advocate Staff
September 16, 2016
Filed under Multimedia, News, Showcase, Video

A treasured community member’s investiture brought nearly 200 people to campus for the official ribbon cutting ceremony for the Campus Center and Classroom Project. Contra Costa College President Mojdeh Mehdizadeh was honored by staff, students and community members during the ribbon cutting cerem...

Author of Nobel Prize laureate explains climate issue

Author of Nobel Prize laureate explains climate issue

By Benjamin Bassham, News Editor
September 16, 2016
Filed under Multimedia, News, Showcase, Video

The co-author of a report that earned a Nobel laureate spoke in GE- 225 Friday on the state of the climate, and the consequences if humanity fails to act. William Collins said what he had to show the approximately 110 attendees at Contra Costa College was “not my own work, but the results of many,...

Financial Aid Day boosts access to transfer funding

Financial Aid Day boosts access to transfer funding

By Naylea Hernandez, Advocate Staff
September 1, 2016
Filed under Multimedia, News, Showcase, Video

The Financial Aid Awareness Day attracted curious students to the Campus Center Plaza on Aug. 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to find out more information about the various types of financial aid offered. Representatives from different universities set up booths at Contra Costa College so students could bro...

Music major shines through multiple talents

By Tashi Wangchuk, Staff Photographer
May 26, 2016
Filed under Multimedia, Video

Music major Joseph Saeteurn talks about his interest in music and his early piano days during his upbringing, and some of Dr. Stephanie Austin's personal history with music is also featured.

Sanders campaign draws 11,000 to Vallejo

Sanders campaign draws 11,000 to Vallejo

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor
May 20, 2016
Filed under Multimedia, News, Video

VALLEJO —  About 11,000 people from cities across the Bay Area converged to listen, promote or counter Senator Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign platform at the Waterfront Park in Vallejo on May 18. Even after the sun set behind the Mare Island Naval Complex across the Napa River as...

Strong managerial skills prepare Amparo to lead

Strong managerial skills prepare Amparo to lead

By Christian Urrutia, Editor-in-Chief
May 18, 2016
Filed under Campus Beat, Multimedia, News, Video

Assuming the role of a leader can be a daunting task for some, but for newly elected Advocate Editor-in-Chief Roxana Amparo it is just the next challenge. “I always feel the pressure to do better. I put myself in a situation where I tend to do more, take on more responsibility. “I think it is ...

Union celebrates 40th anniversary, legacy

Union celebrates 40th anniversary, legacy

By Christian Urrutia, Editor-in-Chief
May 4, 2016
Filed under Campus Beat, Multimedia, News, Video

The United Faculty reminded students that faculty working conditions equate to student learning conditions by treating them to free barbecue on Wednesday, in front of the Applied Arts Building near the chess tables. This was done to honor its 40th anniversary operating as the independent, (contract) n...

Poetry reflects death, sadness

Poetry reflects death, sadness

By Asma Alkrizy, Opinion Editor
April 24, 2016
Filed under Multimedia, News, Showcase, Video

Library department Chairperson Andrew Kuo riled up the audience with his third poetry reading and open mic event at the Library and Learning Resource Center on April 12, offering staff and students a chance to present their literary works. Although the second poetry reading and open mic event was las...

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