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Trump administration expected to repeal DACA

Trump administration expected to repeal DACA

By Roxana Amparo, Associate Editor

August 31, 2017


Filed under Campus Beat, News, Showcase

After months of threats from the Trump administration, the program that gives hope and security to more than 800,000 undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. is at risk of ending as early as today. However, Trump administration officials continue to deny the claims. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (...

Curriculum supports academic specificity

By Roxana Amparo, Associate Editor

August 30, 2017


Filed under Campus Beat, News

The guided pathways program has been implemented at Contra Costa College to ensure all students are equally supported in swiftly reaching their educational goals. Dean of Workforce and Economic Development Kelly Schelin said, “What we mean by guided pathways is basically a way of making it uber clear to...

Professor remembered

Professor remembered

By Roxana Amparo, Associate Editor

August 23, 2017


Filed under Campus Beat, News, Showcase

Proud Sioux tribe member, social rights activist and former Contra Costa College history professor, Lehman L. Brightman, died on June 18 in Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Walnut Creek at the age of 87. Brightman was born and raised in the Cheyenne River Sioux reservation in South Da...

Leader embodies passion

Leader embodies passion

By Roxana Amparo, Associate Editor

August 23, 2017


Filed under Campus Beat, News, Showcase

Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs Ken Sherwood joined the Contra Costa College community with students as his main focus. The position for CCC’s vice president became available when former vice president Tammeil Gilkerson took the position as president at Laney College onFeb. 22. The decision was finalize...

CSU board eliminates math course requirement

By Michael Santone, Associate Editor

August 23, 2017


Filed under Campus Beat, News

The California State University Board of Trustees voted to eliminate intermediate algebra prerequisites for non-Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) students. Changes to its general education requirements will go into effect beginning the 2018 fall semester for community college transfer...

Knox leaves legacy of community building

By Denis Perez, Editor-In-Chief

August 23, 2017


Filed under Campus Beat, News

RICHMOND — Former Assembly Member John “Jack” T. Knox’s life and commitment to West Contra Costa County were honored at the Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline, named after him and U.S Congress member George Miller, during a memorial service on Sunday in Point Richmond, California. Knox died at ag...

Program enhances outside play

Program enhances outside play

By Denis Perez, Editor-In-Chief

August 23, 2017


Filed under Campus Beat, News

The Early Learning Center is preparing its outside space to be the fourth childhood development program in the nation to pilot a Chinese early learning curriculum following a presentation of Anji Play in GE 324 on August 11. The curriculum focuses on children’s self-determination in choosing where...

Young democrat gains seat on governing board

Young democrat gains seat on governing board

By Michael Santone, Associate Editor

July 26, 2017


Filed under Campus Beat, News

Alexander B. Walker-Griffin, 19, from Hercules was appointed to the California Community College Governing Board by Governor Jerry Brown on July 17. Walker-Griffin will serve a two- year term beginning Thursday, as one of 17 student trustees that preside over the 72 community college districts and the 114...

San Pablo transforms Library into a modern meeting location

San Pablo transforms Library into a modern meeting location

By Michael Santone, Associate Editor

July 6, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

The San Pablo Library is relocating and upgrading to a 22,000 square foot state-of-the art building at the corner of Church Lane and San Pablo Avenue in San Pablo, Calif. The $8 million project will be Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified green and incorporate a multifuncti...

Bill shelters DACA rulings over federal presumption

By Denis Perez, Photo Editor

May 17, 2017


Filed under News

Undocumented students’ struggle for access to higher education inspired Assembly Bill 21 which reflects the immigrant community in California’s education system. Assembly Bill 21 protects access to financial aid for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) recipients if the federal program is...

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