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What to know on possible ban of TikTok

What to know on possible ban of TikTok

By Ariel Schell, Advocate Staff April 5, 2024

Congress voted on March 13th, in favor of a bill that could potentially ban TikTok in the United States. This bill, known as the Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act,...

Contra Costa College campus view, November 29, 2023

After library break-in, CCC library working quickly to replace stolen items

By Brenda Maldonado, Editor in Chief March 15, 2024

Contra Costa College’s library was broken into in the middle of the night on Thursday, Feb. 29. According to the staff, the suspects took an estimated  $9,000 worth of equipment including webcams, headphones,...

The Student Services Center building where the EOPS office can be found at Contra Costa College, San Pablo, CA, Thursday, March 14, 2024.

Giving more students opportunities for higher education

By Nojixa Anacleto, Associate Editor March 14, 2024

Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) is a state-funded program for students in need of extra support at Contra Costa College. Students in the program receive free books, supplies such as gas...

Advocate wins ‘Best of Show’ award for digital newsletter

Advocate wins ‘Best of Show’ award for digital newsletter

By Ariel Schell, Advocate Staff March 13, 2024

The Advocate has won second place for the Associated Collegiate Press’ Best of Show Award for its digital newsletter.  The award was given by ACP at its spring college media conference, which is...

Skincare tips from a licensed esthetician

Skincare tips from a licensed esthetician

By Kyonda Trass, Advocate Staff February 16, 2024

I've spent the last four years of my life working in skincare as a licensed esthetician. Here is what I've learned since opening my skincare studio, servicing a wide range of skin conditions: people of...

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...

Dozens of students and faculty gather at the lecture hall in the General Education building at Contra Costa College, San Pablo, CA, on Monday, Oct. 13, 2023.

‘What results isn’t a war, it’s a genocide’ says CCC student

By Brenda Maldonado, Editor in Chief December 7, 2023

Hundreds of students and faculty from the Contra Costa Community College District came together last Monday, Nov. 13, 2023, to a Palestine and Israel “teach-in” held at Contra Costa College.  Over...

Demetria Lawrence, Rising Scholars Program Manager, stands outside CCCs Workforce Development office on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023, in San Pablo, Calif.

Rising Scholars launches at CCC

By Jennifer Leahy, Advocate Staff December 5, 2023

In the fall of 2022, Contra Costa College announced it had received a grant of $382,500 to develop a Rising Scholars program for system-impacted students. As part of the Rising Scholars Network, CCC offers...

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Executive vice chancellor of education and technology

The 4CD newly elected permanent chancellor is …

By Brenda Maldonado, Editor in Chief November 15, 2023

The Contra Costa Community College District announced the permanent chancellor earlier this week: Mojdeh Mehdizadeh, who has been the interim chancellor since 2022, is now the district’s 11th permanent...

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...

The hallway outside the Broadcast Journalism studio at Richmond High School on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2023, in Richmond, CA.

How a local high school is bringing journalism to young people

By Paola Torres, News Editor November 10, 2023

Having a weekly news anchor program included in their journalism course sets Richmond High School apart from other high schools in the area.  Students write and report on the ongoing events happening...

Two common dolphins traveling with their pod of about 500 to 600 overall at Monterey Bay, California, Friday, Oct. 13, 2023

Dolphin Project activist visits Monterey Bay

By Jolie Willson, Culture Editor November 1, 2023

The strong smell of salty sea water wafted through the air as passengers filled  Monterey Bay Whale Watching boats with high hopes of meeting their hero.  Activist and former dolphin trainer Richard...

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