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Film director, Brandon Loran Maxwell along with cast member John Ulloa taking a photo during the American Homeboy event in the Knox Performing Arts Center at Contra Costa College in San Pablo, CA, on Friday, April 12, 2024.

This long anticipated film screened at CCC had a successful turnout

By Nojixa Anacleto and Leon Watkins April 19, 2024

The extensive planning of the ‘American Homeboy’ event paid off as the film left the audience wanting to see more. Making it a great turnout, dozens of people gathered outside of the Knox Performing...

FAFSA application issues causes frustration among students, schools

FAFSA application issues causes frustration among students, schools

By Nojixa Anacleto, Associate Editor February 15, 2024

Are you having issues with financial aid this school year? Well, you aren’t alone in the process. Many students who have applied after waiting three extra months in order to apply for the new and improved...

The women’s soccer team (3-10) walks to the Soccer Field for a home game on Aug. 27 during their first full season in over two years.

CCC athletic department hopes to bring back women’s sports

By Leandro Cervantes, Staff Writer December 8, 2023

After being without a women’s comet soccer team, Contra Costa College has hired a new head coach for the team. Joseph Garcia, who coaches a local soccer team named the Richmond Sol, will come to the...

Contra Costa Comet players no#. 22, LB Kaden McLeod, Comet players no#. 59, OL Gage Eda Young and Comet players no#. 18, DB Devin Thomas, puts the Comets hold on Reedleys Tiger player from scoring.  
reach is greater than the Reedley players.

San Pablo Ca 14 October 2023, Contra Costa College vs Reedley

Future of athletics department under new authority

By Jolie Willson, Culture Editor December 7, 2023

In October, Contra Costa College named Kyle Alvarado its new Director of Athletics, thus ending their search and CCC’s Beth Goehring’s interim position.  The Advocate sat down with Alvarado to...

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,...

A snapshot of some of the notecards students have written on from the Palestine & Israel Vigil table at Contra Costa College in San Pablo, CA, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023. (Courtesy of CCC)

‘We want to feel heard’ CCC students speak out at the governing board meeting

By Brenda Maldonado, Editor in Chief November 12, 2023

Dozens of Contra Costa Community College District students and faculty spoke out at the governing board meeting held Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2023 about the ongoing war and accusations of genocide occurring...

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CCC president Kimberly Rogers on her vision for success

By Brenda Maldonado, Editor in Chief October 13, 2023

After being without a permanent president for quite some time, Contra Costa College announced its new president last spring semester as Kimberly Rogers  was officially sworn in last month. Rogers grew...

Police car lights flash blue and red.

DVC track coach and professor charged with human trafficking

By Brenda Maldonado, Editor in Chief September 12, 2023

A Diablo Valley College faculty member is currently facing nine felony charges for human trafficking, pandering, pimping, and other charges related to sexual assaults. According to a press release from...

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Get ready: ‘The Boogeyman’ is coming to town

By Uma Mazar, Staff Writer May 18, 2023

In 1973, master of horror Steven King introduced to the world the "The Boogeyman." The story is considered a classic in their horror world and has been adapted and portrayed on the big screen multiple...

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National surveys raise questions about college and university enrollment

By Uma Mazar, Staff Editor May 17, 2023

In recent years, fewer people have been attending college. According to the National Student Clearinghouse, pandemic-era college enrollment declined by 1 million from fall 2019 to fall 2022 – about...

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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,...

ChatGPT responds to users commands.
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ChatGPT: Helpful or harmful?

By Alyssa Earnest, Editor-in-Chief May 15, 2023

With the rise of Artificial Intelligence and technology in daily life and education, there is a growing concern about students using that AI to plagiarize. Over the past few weeks, conversations about ...

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