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Liberal socialist carries ambition

Liberal socialist carries ambition

By Salvador Godoy, Staff Writer

February 10, 2016


Filed under Forum, Opinion

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is equipped to show his intellectual power for the needs of the American people, although some citizens are apprehensive about his use of the word socialist. Once again, Sanders is not a socialist. Let me rephrase that term correctly. He is a “demo...

Rapid advancement pressures change in news coverage

Rapid advancement pressures change in news coverage

By Christian Urrutia, Editor-in-Chief

February 10, 2016


Filed under Forum, Opinion

The changing state of news and the rapid flow of information dictates the platforms in which we consume all kinds of daily content. The medium currently is mobile devices, if not, a computer screen. Digitizing content meant certain media, like print, would become more and more obsolete. The print w...

Immigration reform in political limbo

Immigration reform in political limbo

By Marlene Rivas, Staff Writer

February 10, 2016


Filed under Forum, Opinion

The lack of immigration reform and the nonacceptance of immigrants entering the country has been an big issue for quite some time now. The idea that many have, and refuse to see a different side to, is that immigrants come here to steal jobs, increase crime and benefit from the government’s aid wit...

Rape culture undermines human rights

Rape culture undermines human rights

By Roxana Amparo, Associate Editor

February 4, 2016


Filed under Forum, Opinion

The disturbing reality of our society in which nine out of 10 victims of rape are female and one in 33 are male embodies rape culture’s suffocating grasp on female identity. Although rape is a serious crime and state laws punish rapists, Rape Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) also reports th...

Recruitment foils program

Recruitment foils program

By The Advocate, Editorial Board

December 9, 2015


Filed under Forum, Opinion

If the Associated Students Union is not going to take steps to abolish the $5 Student Activity Fee, then it should recruit more people to ensure student generated revenue is used effectively with its Grant for Support program. The ASU needs to boost its online and campus recruiting so it will have enou...

Appalling graduation practices

By Tory Wilkerson, Student

October 24, 2014


Filed under Forum

After reading Rodney Woodson’s “Shameful Society Focused On Race” that was published in The Advocate on Oct. 1 I strongly agree with his point of view. From personal experience, I agree with the part when he addressed black graduation ceremonies. I remember as a kid when my brother came to CCC and...

Lack of connection with culture saddening

By Ejhane' Lyons, Middle College High School student

October 24, 2014


Filed under Forum

I am a student at Middle College High School on the Contra Costa College campus. I read “Shameful society focused on race” by Rodney Woodson, Oct. 1. I became disturbed and saddened all at once after reading the first sentence of this opinion article. It seems that  Woodson is ashamed of his African ...

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