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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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CCC president Kimberly Rogers on her vision for success

By Brenda Maldonado, Editor in Chief October 13, 2023

After being without a permanent president for quite some time, Contra Costa College announced its new president last spring semester as Kimberly Rogers  was officially sworn in last month. Rogers grew...

Speech and debate students from West Contra Costa Unified School District

Richmond education non-profit aims to grow with new funding

By Brenda Maldonado, Editor in Chief October 13, 2023

After announcing that they had secured a national cohort of innovators who share the same mission as the non-profit, philanthropy group NewSchools Venture Fund will guarantee more resources for students,...

A student walks by booths set up during Comet Cash Day in the Campus Center Plaza on Oct. 3.

Free tuition program expanded at Contra Costa College

By Advocate Staff September 15, 2023

The Contra Costa Community College District has announced plans to offer free tuition to more students.  Expanding on a previous program that offered assistance to first-time students, new requirements...

(FILE PHOTO) President Mojdeh Mehdizadeh speaks to members of audience, answering questions about her platform during the presidential forum on March 3, 2016 in the Knox Center.

4CD board closer to electing permanent chancellor

By Brenda Maldonado, Editor in Chief September 13, 2023

Several months ago, Contra Costa Community College District’s governing board announced the search for a permanent Chancellor.  According to district leaders, the search has closed and the district...

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