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Community mourns Courtney Beane’s sudden death

Comet wide receiver Courtney Beane (left) stiff arms Wolverine defensive back Dominick Sanders (middle) during  Sierra College’s 56-28 win against Contra Costa College on Sept. 9 at Comet Stadium.

By Robert Clinton, Opinion Editor

April 10, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

Librarian Judith Flum has been working for 46 years, Contra Costa College Judy Flum will retire. Flum has been working at the college library for more than 18 years.

By Alondra Gallardo, Opinion Editor

March 20, 2018

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

Fremont resident Mayra Alcaraz (left) wipes tears from her eyes while surrounded by friends and community members during a vigil at Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland, California on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, hours after news leaked that President Trump will repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival order. DACA recipients were asked to form a circle while the rest of the group surrounded them to sing

By Ryan Geller, News Editor

March 14, 2018

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

Contra Costa Community College 
District Ward I Trustee John Marquez 
was elected president of the Governing Board 
on Monday after the resignation of former president Timothy Farley.

By Michael Santone, Associate Editor

March 14, 2018

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...

Wood plans transition period for campus

Contra Costa Community College District Chancellor Fred Wood said returning CCC President Mojdeh Mehdizadeh to her previous position is helpful to the District Office.

By Robert Clinton, Associate Editor

March 1, 2018

Change is inevitable, but in recent years Contra Costa College has been a campus defined more by changes in leadership positions, than the negatively stigmatized reputation that its students and employees constantly work to shed. The decision to return Contra Costa College President Mojdeh Mehdizadeh to h...

Court decision states District Office broke labor laws, concealed specifics

Court decision states District Office broke labor laws, concealed specifics

By Anthony Kinney, Associate Editor

March 1, 2018

The Contra Costa Community College District is laying the groundwork to appeal the Public Employment Relations Board’s court decision in the United Faculty’s two unfair labor practice claims filed against the district in November 2016.  Administrative Law Judge Donn Ginoza’s ruling, which was is...

HBCU caravan aids transfer

HBCU caravan aids transfer

By Jessica Suico, Assistant News Editor

February 28, 2018

There was big love for the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Caravan that pumped beats into Campus Center Plaza and showcased the unique culture of these schools, especially since it coincided with Associated Student Union’s Valentine’s Day event on Feb. 14. Twenty representatives from HBCU atten...

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