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Comets hold onto winning streak

October 29, 2016

Contra Costa College Comets soccer team defeated Merritt College Thunderbirds 2-1 on Oct. 28 at 4 p.m. Comets continue to hold winning streak since beginning of season.

Board member’s unexpected death leaves ‘family’ devastated

District board Trustee John Marquez weeps after sharing a story about fellow Trustee John T. Nejedly during the district Governing Board meeting in Martinez on Oct. 12.

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor

October 21, 2016

MARTINEZ — With tears welling in their eyes, the four remaining Governing Board members sped through action items, discussions and reports. Uncharacteristically, the monthly meeting here at the District Office on Oct. 12 only lasted one hour. The weight pressing on everyone in the room resonated from an...

Transfer Day provides options, opportunities to promote student success

By Karla Juarez, Advocate Staff

October 10, 2016

Transfer representatives from schools across California visited the campus to provide information and answer questions about UCs, CSUs and private colleges during Transfer Day held Oct. 4 in the Campus Center Plaza. Students interested in transferring had the chance to ask representatives questions...

Quakes shatter winless streak

San Jose Earthquake midfielder Tommy Thompson (right) fouls Real Salt Lake defender Sunday Stephen (left) during the Earthquakes’ 2-1 win against Real Salt Lake at Avaya Stadium in San Jose on Saturday.

By Cody Casares and George Morin

October 6, 2016

Photos By: Cody Casares and George Morin

Walking backward

Walking backward

By The Advocate, Editorial Board

October 6, 2016

"The Black Panther Party and Its Legacy: A Seminar,” missed the chance to compare and contrast the racially charged political climate that created the revolutionary party 50 years ago to present-day social movements. The event was held on Saturday in the General Education Building as part of the W.E.B. ...

Workshop emphasizes meditation, stress managing techniques

By Tashi Wangchuk, Multimedia editor

September 24, 2016

Students learned about the effect stress causes your body and how to avoid being stressed during the stress management workshop in GE-104 on Sept. 22 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Ribbon cutting honors president, Fireside Hall

College President Mojdeh Mehdizadeh cuts the ribbon during the new college center and presidential investiture event in the
Campus Center Plaza 
Amphitheater on Tuesday.

By Reggie Santini, Advocate Staff

September 16, 2016

A treasured community member’s investiture brought nearly 200 people to campus for the official ribbon cutting ceremony for the Campus Center and Classroom Project. Contra Costa College President Mojdeh Mehdizadeh was honored by staff, students and community members during the ribbon cutting cerem...

Stroll builds community network

Participants with Cornell Elementary Afterschool Program perform for viewers during the Solano Stroll on Solano Avenue in Albany on Sunday.

By Dylan Collier, Advocate Staff

September 16, 2016

ALBANY — Families and vendors alike enjoyed the sunny day at the 42nd annual Solano Stroll on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., along a two-mile stretch on Solano Avenue in here. With rides at the beginning and end of Solano and vendors spread throughout the middle, it offered something for everyone....

Author of Nobel Prize laureate explains climate issue

The lead author of a Nobel laureate report William Collins speaks to audience members during his visit in GE-225 on Friday. Collins presented data on climate change and greenhouse gases.

By Benjamin Bassham, News Editor

September 16, 2016

The co-author of a report that earned a Nobel laureate spoke in GE- 225 Friday on the state of the climate, and the consequences if humanity fails to act. William Collins said what he had to show the approximately 110 attendees at Contra Costa College was “not my own work, but the results of many,...

Financial Aid Day boosts access to transfer funding

Culinary arts major Marianna Romero (right) fills out a form during the 4th annual Financial Aid Awareness Day held in the Campus Center Plaza on Wednesday.

By Naylea Hernandez, Advocate Staff

September 1, 2016

The Financial Aid Awareness Day attracted curious students to the Campus Center Plaza on Aug. 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to find out more information about the various types of financial aid offered. Representatives from different universities set up booths at Contra Costa College so students could bro...

Richmond Grasps Rosie Record

Over 2,200 attendees gathered together to beat the previous Guinness World Record of 2,096 during the Rosie the Riveter World War II Home Front festival at The Craneway Pavilion in Richmond on Aug. 13.

By Cody Casares, Photo Editor

August 25, 2016

The Rosie the Riveter World War II Home Front National Historic Park, along with other sponsors, hosted 2,275 attendees in Rosie the Riveter costumes, setting a new world record, at the annual Home Front Festival at the Craneway Pavilion on Aug. 13. The previous record was 2,096, set on Oct. 24, 2015 in Willow...

Music major shines through multiple talents

By Tashi Wangchuk, Staff Photographer

May 26, 2016

Music major Joseph Saeteurn talks about his interest in music and his early piano days during his upbringing, and some of Dr. Stephanie Austin's personal history with music is also featured.

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