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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 [email protected] 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...

Parking lot fix approved by board

By Cody McFarland, Associate Editor

October 29, 2014

Construction on the project to stabilize and reopen a currently unused student parking lot of 41 spaces is set to begin as early as November. After a sinkhole formed in the center of Lot 16, located above the Art Building,...

Medical class goes hi-tech

By Jared Amdahl, Opinion Editor

October 29, 2014

The Emergency Medical Technician class offered on campus has recently purchased new medical training equipment that will allow adequate training for future EMTs produced by the program. “This new equipment gives us the ability...

Debate teams split third place, speakers honored

By Brian Boyle, Spotlight Editor

October 29, 2014

The Contra Costa College speech and debate team stood tall in the Biggest Little City Classic speech and debate tournament in Reno. Speech department Chairperson Sherry Diestler said, “The BLCC is held every year and it gets...

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