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Clubs offer students diverse campus experience

By Jared Amdahl, Opinion Editor

December 10, 2014

Clubs offer students the ability to enjoy their time on campus, by participating in events that are formed around their interests alongside like-minded individuals. For instance, students that are interested in business might j...

Non-profit group to host charity event

By Rodney Woodson, Associate Editor

November 20, 2014

To celebrate her birthday last year, Contra Costa College student Janae Harris exercised her passion for contributing to her community by organizing a charitable event to benefit the Greater Richmond Interfaith Program (GRIP). Success...

Voters elect familiar faces, new trustee to board

By Lorenzo Morotti, Editor-in-Chief

November 19, 2014

Voters within the Contra Costa Community College District service area elected John E. Marquez, John Nejedly and Tim Farley to the Governing Board on Nov 1. The governing board oversees operating policies and procedures district...

FTES Metric determines apportioned funding

By Cody McFarland, Associate Editor

November 19, 2014

The Full-Time Equivalent Student workload measure used by the state to apportion funding to California’s public colleges is largely unknown by students, let alone understood. In an anonymous survey conducted by The Advocate on...

Police Services relocation in early stages

By Lorenzo Morotti, Editor-in-Chief

November 19, 2014

By Lorenzo Morotti editor-in-chief Police Services will have a permanent facility on campus instead of the portable it has used to store equipment, dispatch officers and detain campus crimina...

Program offers unique opportunity for UC experience

By Roxana Amparo, News Editor

November 19, 2014

Students have the opportunity to enroll in a class at a chosen university for the upcoming spring semester through the Concurrent Enrollment Program. The program provides full-time Contra Costa College students the ability to enr...

Comet defensive line coach dies in automobile accident

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

November 9, 2014

A 24-year-old local football player standout and the Contra Costa College football team’s defensive line coach Darryl Blackmon died as a result of an automobile accident on a freeway at 4:30 a.m. on Nov. 1 in Mill Valley. According...

Como un consejero puede ayudar a estudiantes en español (PODCAST)

By Florinda Hershey, Staff Writer

November 5, 2014

Being unable to speak English can be an obstacle to students trying to get ahead in the U.S. Here is a Spanish speaking podcast to help inform students about the possible services available to them at the college and in particular...

Students unaware of $5 fee, waiver

By Brian Boyle, Spotlight Editor

October 29, 2014

The California Community College Chancellor’s Office released a legal opinion in 2012 entitled The Student Fee Handbook that details the legal justifications for the fees colleges charge. The legal opinion details the legal...

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