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Sanders campaign draws 11,000 to Vallejo

Sen. Bernie Sanders discusses his democratic socialist platform to 11,0000 people across the Bay Area at an impromptu campaign rally at the Waterfront Park in Vallejo, Calif. on Wednesday, May 18.

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor

May 20, 2016

VALLEJO —  About 11,000 people from cities across the Bay Area converged to listen, promote or counter Senator Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign platform at the Waterfront Park in Vallejo on May 18. Even after the sun set behind the Mare Island Naval Complex across the Napa River as...

Strong managerial skills prepare Amparo to lead

Associate editor Roxana Amparo conducts an interview outside of the Health Sciences Building on Friday. Amparo plans to emphasize mentorship with newer students and strengthen her writing and editing talents.

By Christian Urrutia, Editor-in-Chief

May 18, 2016

Assuming the role of a leader can be a daunting task for some, but for newly elected Advocate Editor-in-Chief Roxana Amparo it is just the next challenge. “I always feel the pressure to do better. I put myself in a situation where I tend to do more, take on more responsibility. “I think it is ...

Construction completion

The lecture hall in the General Education Building features a drop down projection screen and dwarfs the LA-100 lecture hall in size comparison.

By Cody Casares, Photo Editor

May 18, 2016

Photos by: Cody Casares    

Union celebrates 40th anniversary, legacy

Culinary arts major Carlos Garrison tends to salmon kebabs during the United Faculty Barbecue event near the chess tables in front of the Applied Arts Building on Wednesday. The event featured entertainment as well as free lunches for students.

By Christian Urrutia, Editor-in-Chief

May 4, 2016

The United Faculty reminded students that faculty working conditions equate to student learning conditions by treating them to free barbecue on Wednesday, in front of the Applied Arts Building near the chess tables. This was done to honor its 40th anniversary operating as the independent, (contract) n...

Poetry reflects death, sadness

Counseling instructional assistant
Vanessa Johnson recites her poem during the open mic event for students and faculty in the Library and Learning Resource Center on April 12.

By Asma Alkrizy, Opinion Editor

April 24, 2016

Library department Chairperson Andrew Kuo riled up the audience with his third poetry reading and open mic event at the Library and Learning Resource Center on April 12, offering staff and students a chance to present their literary works. Although the second poetry reading and open mic event was las...

Club Rush fosters strong communal ties, involvement

Comet women’s basketball player Daizah Pounds reps a 45-pound ammo can as part of the Marines’ recruitment booth challenge during Club Rush on March 15 at the Tennis Courts. Pounds received a Marines’ shirt for completing the challenge.

By Salvador Godoy, Staff Writer

April 8, 2016

A strong demand and more choices attracted a large crowd of students for a “Hawaiian” themed Club Rush event held on March 15 and 16 at the Tennis Courts. The ASU and the Inter-Club Council sponsor and organize the bi-annual event. Club Rush provides a convenient setting for clubs to captivate s...

Exposing the divide

Richmond resident Eduardo Vien sits outside the Faith Tabernacle Apostolic Overcoming Holy Church of God as he changes socks on Macdonald Avenue in Richmond on March 31.

By Denis Perez, Assistant Photo Editor

April 8, 2016

Photos By: Denis Perez

Immigrant struggles with transition, adapts to new goal

By Tashi Wangchuk, Staff Photographer

March 28, 2016

Mojgan Norozi, an immigrant from Iran, was born in 1968 and has been married for 24 years to her husband and they have a teenage daughter as well. The Norozi family left Iran due to discrimination against their practiced religion Baha'i, which is not given much tolerance. She, along with her famil...

Health academy students stimulate interests

Evelyn Statford a high school student uses a stethoscope to hear the heartbeat of a life-size robotic patient in HS-107 during Health Services Day on Friday.

By Yesenia Melara, Staff Writer

March 16, 2016

Students from three different West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) high schools visited the college for the Health Services Day on March 11 from 9:20 a.m. to 2 p.m. Health Academy students from De Anza High School, Pinole Valley High School and Richmond High School got the opportunity t...

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