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Recent crimes cause fear, raise awareness

Recent crimes cause fear, raise awareness

By Rob Clinton, Opinion Editor

November 1, 2017

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

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

Initiative spotlights scope of budgeting, maturity

Initiative spotlights scope of budgeting, maturity

By Roxana Amaro, Associate Editor

October 30, 2017

Often times, the struggle of financial instability goes unseen as people put out a well-kept facade or say they aren’t hungry but they haven’t eaten in 18 hours, SparkPoint Coordinator Bill Bankhead said. “They are wearing jeans and a T-shirt, but so is 80 percent of the campus. But what we don’t...

Workshop warns of ‘Alt-Right’ Rhetoric

Workshop warns of ‘Alt-Right’ Rhetoric

By Efrain Valdez, Social Media Editor

October 30, 2017

With the recent advancements made by the “alt-right,” philosophy professor Asad Kabir believes most educators here on campus are not prepared to talk to their students about the movement. The workshop hosted by Kabir on Oct. 18 in the Library and Learning Resource Center called “The Rise of...

Internship program forms political leaders

Internship program forms political leaders

By Alondra Gallardo, Advocate Staff

October 30, 2017

The United Faculty is seeking students to fill paid internships and volunteers for a variety of different political activities and opportunities sponsored by the United Faculty. Contra Costa Community College District Governing Board Trustee Gary Walker-Roberts has experienced the program firsthand....

Gymnasium converted to Red Cross Shelter after fires ravage Northern California

Gymnasium converted to Red Cross Shelter after fires ravage Northern California

By Michael Santone, Associate Editor

October 13, 2017

Due to the rapid growth of the North Bay Fires, the Contra Costa College Gymnasium has been designated an evacuation center by the Red Cross. Blankets, pallets of food and water and 325 cots arrived by semi-truck late Wednesday night as multiple wildfires push their way through Napa, Sonoma and Solano Counties...

Northern Californian fires spur Contra Costa Community College District class cancellation

Northern Californian fires spur Contra Costa Community College District class cancellation

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

October 12, 2017

In the wake of the devastating fires that are ravaging Sonoma, Napa and Solano counties, leaving debilitating smoke across the entire Bay Area, Contra Costa Community College District officials elected to cancel classes for Thursday at each of its three colleges (Contra Costa, Diablo Valley and Los Medanos)...

Sex assault amendment to alter guidelines

By Roxana Amparo, Associate Editor

October 11, 2017

Zero tolerance for any type of harassment continues to be the standard throughout the Contra Costa College Community College District, despite Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ plans to amend Title IX to change the way colleges handle allegations of sexual assault. The 1972 education amendment Title ...

ESL population at disadvantage

ESL population at disadvantage

By Roxana Amparo, Associate Editor

October 11, 2017

The decision to implement guided pathways districtwide may be leaving English as a second language (ESL) students at a disadvantage when it comes to increasing their success rates. Contra Costa College’s English as a second language department holds a headcount of nearly 300 students enrolled in one of f...

Team exhibits dominance at speech tournament

Team exhibits dominance at speech tournament

By Andrew Weedon, Advocate Staff

October 11, 2017

The Contra Costa College speech team was awarded with multiple finalist finishes Saturday after weeks of hard work and preparation. Seven students from CCC attended their second speech and debate tournament this semester, held at Santa Rosa Junior College. A sense of pride for CCC helped motivate the studen...

Negotiations yield United Faculty salary increases, medical benefits

By Anthony Kinney, Associate Editor

October 11, 2017

A tentative agreement addressing faculty grievances was reached between the Contra Costa Community College District and the United Faculty union during negotiations held on Sept. 8 and 15. Salary increases, Medicare coordinated medical plans for retirees, family and parental leave options and a one-year ex...

Calendar Constricted

Calendar Constricted

By Michael Santone, Associate Editor

September 28, 2017

The new compressed calendar for the 2018-19 year will keep spring break, while introducing a three-week winter intercession. The 16-week compressed schedule’s final draft was released by the United Faculty Sept. 18 and will be implemented districtwide, beginning the fall 2018 semester, which will b...

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