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The Student Voice Of Contra Costa College, San Pablo, Calif.

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Cast of CURSED: The House of Atreus walks around the stage as a part of their performance during tech week, Monday, Nov. 6, 2023. Courtesy of Angelina LaBarre.

Newly recreated CCC Drama Club to join Kennedy Center Festival in Washington

By Ariel Schell, Advocate Staff February 15, 2024

As the spring season rolls around, the Contra Costa College’s Drama Department is working tirelessly for the upcoming Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), which will be held in...

Five Nights at Freddys official movie poster.

Review: ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’ is enjoyable

By Leandro Cervantes, Staff Writer November 17, 2023

After three consecutive games were made of the franchise, Warner Bros had finally announced a film version of “Five Nights at Freddy’s” would be in the works. After eight long years, the movie was...

Cast of CURSED: The House of Atreus performing their show during tech week on Monday, Nov. 6, 2023. Courtesy of Angelina LaBarre.

‘CURSED: The House of Atreus:’ A review

By Jolie Willson, Culture Editor November 16, 2023

Written and directed by Drama department chair, Carlos-Manuel Chavarria, “CURSED: The House of Atreus'' is a play about the mythical curse that followed the ancestry of King Atreus, how it came about,...

Bay Area musician shows off talent in new Advocate series

Bay Area musician shows off talent in new Advocate series

By Jolie Willson, Culture Editor October 13, 2023

As I walked the busy streets of San Francisco, camera and sound gear clunking with each step, I spotted him in the distance. Bay area based singer/songwriter Ashton York was standing outside of his apartment...

Shawn William, left, and Prentice Powell, right, are the two poets featured at Contra Costa Colleges Honoring Black Poetry event on October 12, 2023 in San Pablo, Calif.

CCC hosts event to celebrate Black Poetry

By Jennifer Leahy, Advocate Staff October 13, 2023

On Thursday, October 12, Contra Costa College hosted Honoring Black Poetry, featuring poets Prentice Powell and Shawn William, as part of its “Rotating Spotlight on Black Excellence” event series. Dozens...

Manos De Fierro photographed together in April 2023.
(Courtesy of the band)

Manos De Fierro: The resurrection of the local hardcore scene

By Ashby Alvarez, Audience Engagement Editor September 15, 2023

Every town or city has a local music scene. People all come together collectively and make music for each other and share what they bring to the table. The Bay Area is, of course, one of those places –...

Colorful furniture and wall decorations are found inside Waffles & Cream in Richmond, Calif. on Sunday, September 10, 2023.

The perfect guide to delicious food spots in Richmond

By Brenda Maldonado, Editor in Chief September 14, 2023

The fall semester just started at Contra Costa College and students are now back on campus. The beginning of the semester can be overwhelming for students, but it is still important for students to have...

(Photo courtesy: Foot Candles Photography)

Zendaya helps refurbish basketball court at West Oakland park

By Lauryn Brooks, Visual Editor September 14, 2023

Actress and singer Zendaya worked along with a non-profit organization to paint an Oakland community basketball court. Project Backboard, whose mission is to renovate public basketball courts to strengthen...

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Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton story

By Deyleese Montrond, Staff Writer May 18, 2023

Bridgerton returns with a prequel taking viewers through an emotional and drama filled timeline of Queen Charlotte's life. Throughout the season we’re taken through two timelines switching back and...

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‘Just keep advocating;’ Outgoing CCC student trustee Supreet Kaur on what the role has meant to her

By Brenda Maldonado, Staff Writer May 17, 2023

Surpreet Kaur Contra Costa College’s current student trustee term is set to end this May 31, 2023, when she will pass the baton to the incoming student trustee Ivan Hernandez from Diablo Valley College.  Kaur...

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CCC students can now become aerospace scholars at NASA

By Brenda Maldonado, Staff Writer May 17, 2023

Late last year, Contra Costa College was selected by NASA to be the only community college in Northern California to be a part of the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholar Program (NCAS). Now, college...

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Is music changing U.S. culture?

By Uma Mazar, Staff Editor May 16, 2023

Latin American music has been part of the U.S. culture for decades, but its rise in the country has been more noticeable in recent years.  Just a few weeks ago, Bad Bunny was a headliner at Coachella,...

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