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Clean Dream Act protects immigrants

Clean Dream Act protects immigrants

By Roxana Amparo, Associate Editor

December 8, 2017

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is approaching its termination date and Democratic Congressional leaders are pushing for the passage of the clean Dream Act of 2017, a program that would establish a pathway to citizenship for over 2.1 million undocumented immigrants. The clean Dream A...

Susan Lamb to step in as Diablo Valley College president

Susan Lamb has been chosen to be Diablo Valley College college President after Contra Costa College Community District 2017 presidential search.

By Anthony Kinney, Associate Editor

December 6, 2017

City College of San Francisco’s former interim Chancellor Susan Lamb has been named Diablo Valley College’s president after months of deliberation by the Contra Costa Community District. She will be replacing DVC’s current interim President Ted Wieden whose one-year term came to an end in July. ...

Democratic Party holds forum at Contra Costa College

Democratic Party holds forum at Contra Costa College

By Drew Thomas, Advocate Staff

November 27, 2017

The California Democratic Party African American Caucus hosted a forum to give nine candidates currently running for State Assembly a platform to express their political views on various social topics. The event, which took place in GE-225 Nov. 4. aimed to showcase the candidates to local residents...

Metas program celebrates 30 years of science mentoring

METAS tutor Tomas Chavez holds a student’s hand after plucking a thorn out of it during a break outside of the Liberal Arts Building during the bi-weekly METAS tutoring program on Saturday.

By Gabriel Quiroz, Advocate Staff

November 17, 2017

The Metas program is having its 30-year anniversary Gala today from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. at the Berkeley Country Club in El Cerrito. The event will feature a cocktail hour, dinner, live music as well as a silent and live auction. Metas or “goals” in Spanish is a free program at Contra Costa Colle...

Future networking class aims to help computer technology program

Computer science professor Francis Reyes (middle) guides nursing major Latonya Thomas (left) and undecided major Crystal Morales (right) through a computer science lecture in CTC-115 on Nov. 6.

By Andrew Weedon, Scene Editor

November 15, 2017

A computer networking class has been proposed for next semester in order to modernize Contra Costa College and introduce students to a part of computer technology that may be foreign to many students. The proposal is the brainchild of computer science professor Francis Reyes and introduces a networking ...

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

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

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

Sequoia Eramus (left), a staffer in the Richmond mayor’s office, and veteran Dr. Bob Hollis talk after the veteran celebration event at Fireside Hall on Nov. 8.

By Efrain Valdez, Social Media Editor

November 14, 2017

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

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

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

La Raza Student Union members set up an altar where they placed decorations, food and pictures of deceased loved ones during the Dia De Lost Muertos event on Thursday.

By Drew Thomas, Advocate Staff

November 7, 2017

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

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...

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