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District ends investigation

District ends investigation

By Robert Clinton, Opinion Editor

April 24, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Following the unexpected resignation of Contra Costa Community College District Governing Board President Timothy Farley and an anonymous accusation of sexual misconduct made against him, a preliminary investigation into the allegation found Farley’s accuser’s claim to be credible. According to Governi...

Statement of inclusivity in question

Statement of inclusivity in question

By Robert Clinton, Opinion Editor

April 24, 2018


Filed under Campus Beat, News, Showcase

Concerns that the Contra Costa College community has become comfortable neglecting its students and staff of African descent by failing to support their programs, or hiring black faculty and staff, has reached a boiling point. The African-American Staff Association (AASA) at Contra Costa College gave a...

Community gathers to support families after a week of heavy violence

Community gathers to support families after a week of heavy violence

By Ryan Geller, News Editor

April 17, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Kids who have often come looking for Mark “Markie” Henderson II for a game of basketball or to toss the football in the park are standing around a tree in the center of a cul-de-sac with their parents. The trunk is covered with pictures and a cluster of candles at the base of the tree is drippin...

Community mourns Courtney Beane’s sudden death

Community mourns Courtney Beane’s sudden death

By Robert Clinton, Opinion Editor

April 10, 2018


Filed under Campus Beat, News, Showcase

Nearly one week has passed since former Comet football player, Courtney Beane was pronounced dead following an early Easter morning car accident in Sioux Falls, South Dakota where the junior relocated to attend college at the University of Sioux Falls in January. Beane, 24, was pronounced dead at the scene, ...

Multiyear project to furnish state-of-the-art science facilities

Multiyear project to furnish state-of-the-art science facilities

By Xavier Johnson, Scene Editor

April 10, 2018


Filed under Campus Beat, News, Showcase

A new 50,000 square feet science building accommodating the astronomy, engineering, physics, chemistry and biology departments is in its final planning stage with a budget of $68.86 million. The three-story building, developed by SmithGroupJJR, a San Francisco based architecture and planning firm, ...

Deadline looms in search for college president

By Robert Clinton, Opinion Editor

April 10, 2018


Filed under Campus Beat, News

The search to find the next president of Contra Costa College officially began on March 22 as the Contra Costa Community College District posted the open position and began accepting applications to fill the post. The exploratory process began roughly one month after district Chancellor Fred Wood a...

Mobility upgrades assistance

By Dan Hardin, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018


Filed under Campus Beat, News

Student Life Coordinator Joel Nickelson-Shanks purchased a second-hand golf cart to help transport Student Life staff members and complete endeavors around campus. Nickelson-Shanks said, “I came out of my pocket with $650 to obtain a cart.” The price of a new golf cart can range anywhere from $3...

Schedule changes to reduce class conflicts

By Ryan Geller, News Editor

March 21, 2018


Filed under Campus Beat, News

Block scheduling, early bird classes and a more convenient winter break cybersession are some of the changes coming with the shortened 16-week schedule for the fall 2018 semester. Many classes may not feel much different with the addition of 10 minutes to lectures and some classes that used to meet ...

Firewall update lifts restraint

Firewall update lifts restraint

By Robert Clinton, Opinion Editor

March 21, 2018


Filed under Campus Beat, News

Last November, the Contra Costa Community College District upgraded the firewall to protect servers which store the personal information of more than 50,000 students enrolled across all three of the district campuses. The move, which brought much consternation to students, was not announced by the distri...

After 18 years, librarian Judy Flum to retire

After 18 years, librarian Judy Flum to retire

By Alondra Gallardo, Opinion Editor

March 20, 2018


Filed under Campus Beat, News

After working as a librarian for 46 years, Judy Flum’s time doing that job is nearing an end. Flum has been a librarian at Contra Costa College for over 18 years. She said she has always worked at public libraries, but she really likes working at college libraries in particular, because she feels l...

DACA decision halted

DACA decision halted

By Ryan Geller, News Editor

March 14, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

President Trump was unable to sunset the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program due to the rejection of his administration’s fast-tracked appeal by the U.S. Supreme Court at the end of February. Trump had set March 5 as the date that those protected under DACA would no longer be able to...

Interim board president appointed after resignation

Interim board president appointed after resignation

By Michael Santone, Associate Editor

March 14, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

At a special meeting held Monday at the District Office in Martinez, the Contra Costa Community College District Governing Board voted 5-0 to approve Trustee John Marquez as interim board president. The action also approved the move of Secretary Gary Walker-Roberts to interim vice president and Vick...

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