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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,...

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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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‘There’s more to life than f***ed-up beginnings:’ A.V. Rockwell’s film captures a beautiful struggle

By Deyleese Montrond, Staff Writer May 9, 2023
'A Thousand and One' has already won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize of 2023
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With DACA on shaky ground, Bay Area orgs provide support to immigrant students

By Uma Mazar, Staff Editor April 19, 2023

In 2012, former President Barack Obama established the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA. The policy was created to help immigrants who came to the U.S. as minors and currently...

Contra Costa County athlete Dwayne Crosse developed the Hand-In-Yo-Face” – essentially a headband with a hand that hangs in front of the face to simulate game-like situations while working out. (Photo courtesy of Dwayne Crosse)

Local athlete creates game-changing basketball training product

By Deyleese Montrond, Staff Writer April 3, 2023

In the midst of a busy basketball season during his senior year in high school, Oakley athlete Dwayne Crosse began working on a prototype of a basketball training product. He called it “Hand-In-Yo-Face”...

What My Garden Gave Me: Former art professors artwork displayed in a month-long exhibit.

‘What My Garden Gave Me’: Former art professor’s artwork displayed in a month-long exhibit.

By Asia Butts, Staff Writer March 22, 2023

As students, faculty, and community members enter Diablo Valley College’s Art Gallery, they are greeted by watercolor artwork framed on the walls, along with a small theater area and benches.   It...

Mason Alexander Park Talks Their Role on ‘Sandman,’ Fashion and Being Trans on TV

Mason Alexander Park Talks Their Role on ‘Sandman,’ Fashion and Being Trans on TV

By Shiloh Striemer, Contributing Writer January 27, 2023

As a fan of comic books and the Sandman series, when Mason Alexander Park heard about Neil Gaiman’s Netflix adaptation of Sandman, they messaged Gaiman via social media asking if the character of Desire...

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Award-winning author Reyna Grande visits CCC

By Brenda Maldonado, Staff writer November 3, 2022

It’s undocumented student week at Contra Costa College and for its Equity Speaker series, the college had award-winning author Reyna Grande speak on campus on Monday, Oct. 17. She talked about the importance...

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