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Bill to remove first-year costs, offer financial assistance

Bill to remove first-year costs, offer financial assistance

By Roxana Amparo, Associate Editor

November 15, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley will ease the financial burden for first-year community college students through Assembly Bill 19 once legislation to establish funds is established. Students are not required to provide proof of financial need to qualify for free tuition and the b...

New interfaith prayer room may be hazard to students

New interfaith prayer room may be hazard to students

By Rob Clinton, Opinion Editor

November 14, 2017


Filed under Campus Beat, News, Showcase

A balcony in the Applied Arts Building that has been approved as an “interfaith prayer room” may not be a place that was initially designed to support substantial weight or in this case  —  students. “The load restrictions are something that I don’t know off of the top of my head. There are a ...

Veterans Day celebration honors sacrifice

Veterans Day celebration honors sacrifice

By Efrain Valdez, Social Media Editor

November 14, 2017


Filed under Campus Beat, News

The Veterans’ Resource Center and Contra Costa College held a Veterans Day celebration to highlight the hardships that women veterans go through while serving in the military. Also, four veterans were recognized with certificates for their service in the military during the event on Nov. 8 at Fireside...

Business courses offered online

By Anthony Kinney, Associate Editor

November 14, 2017


Filed under Campus Beat, News

As a method to promote higher enrollment in business classes at Contra Costa College, the business information and computer technology (BICT) department will be offering online business courses starting in spring 2018. The online courses are the product of the business department’s merge with the co...

Campuswide emergency alert system to be installed

By Michael Santone, Associate Editor

November 14, 2017


Filed under Campus Beat, News

A districtwide proposal to install a direct emergency line throughout campus buildings and classrooms was approved at the July 26 Governing Board meeting. The two-way screen and speaker system will be button operated providing audible and text-based alerts that connect directly to Police Services. ...

Ancestors, family remembered with song, food

Ancestors, family remembered with song, food

By Drew Thomas, Advocate Staff

November 7, 2017


Filed under Campus Beat, News

Every year holidays are celebrated, but for a holiday like Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) some people are unaware of what it’s all about. The La Raza Student Union hoped to give students a better understanding of Dia de Los Muertos when it held a celebration on Thursday, with the opportunity...

LGBTQ stories provide insight

LGBTQ stories provide insight

By Alondra Gallardo, Advocate Staff

November 7, 2017


Filed under Campus Beat, News

Alphabe+ Club member Miguel Alvarez remembers when he was ridiculed by his peers in elementary school and was made fun of and accused of being gay. “I was scared because I grew up in a Catholic home. I would pray to God and think I could just pray it away,” Alvarez said to the group during the Aphab...

Midterm report sets goals, aids accreditation

Midterm report sets goals, aids accreditation

By Roxana Amparo, Associate Editor

November 7, 2017


Filed under Campus Beat, News, Showcase

To ensure an institution continuously meets its standards while resolving its deficiencies, a midterm accreditation report is a vital piece of the evaluation process. Accreditation is a self-regulated system that evaluates the overall quality of an institution and encourages continuous improvement,...

Renovation project begins

Renovation project begins

By Ryan Geller, Advocate Staff

November 7, 2017


Filed under News

Construction barriers are now in place for the Applied Arts Building renovation leaving teachers and students with no second-floor entrance and only one men’s restroom. The second-floor entrance to the AA Building is blocked from the outside with chain link fencing and the second-floor hallway by...

Genocide of natives shifts opinion on cultural holiday

Genocide of natives shifts opinion on cultural holiday

By Roxana Amparo, Associate Editor

November 1, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Cities throughout the nation continue to adopt Indigenous Peoples’ Day over Columbus Day as that holiday holds a dark past of the torture and murder of millions of Native Americans. Christopher Columbus sailed the Atlantic Ocean in 1492 and colonized Native American land. “Why celebrate a terro...

Recent crimes cause fear, raise awareness

Recent crimes cause fear, raise awareness

By Rob Clinton, Opinion Editor

November 1, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Shattered glass on the ground, desperation and the feeling of being violated are some of the things that people feel when having their car broken into, especially at home, work or school. Over the past 60 days, six cars have been burglarized on campus, but the number isn’t large enough to warrant a ...

Compressed calendar extends classes

Compressed calendar extends classes

By Michael Santone, Associate Editor

October 30, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

With the increase in minutes, if a course met for two hours and 40 minutes, it would add a little time and instead be two hours and 55 minutes -Beth Goehring, Academic Senate president

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