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Golf tournament funds scholarships

By Roxana Amparo, Staff Writer
September 24, 2014
Filed under Campus Beat, News

The Contra Costa College Foundation and the Mira Vista Country Club are coming together one final time to host the Swinging for Scholarships fundraiser on Monday. The golf tournament Swinging for Scholarships is a fundraiser that collects money for CCC student scholarships and helps support various...

ASU showcases future club activities

By Marlene Rivas, Staff Writer
September 24, 2014
Filed under Campus Beat, News

The Associated Student Union is combining two of its annual events in order to raise awareness and garner interest for campus events and clubs. As decided by the ASU, the Fall Festival will incorporate Club Rush this year. The tandem event will be taking place, dependent on weather, either inside...

Supreme court decision impedes democratic rights

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor
September 24, 2014
Filed under Campus Beat, News

Last June the U.S. Supreme Court removed the heart of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, allowing states with the worst records of voter misconduct to change their election laws without federal approval. In light of this recent change, a group discussion was held in HS-101 on Sept. 17, the W.E.B. DuBois...

Workshop offers database tutorials

Workshop offers database tutorials

By Christian Urrutia, Photo Editor
September 24, 2014
Filed under Campus Beat, News

Databases are meant to provide academic resources and list ample information for students writing research papers or any type of informative essays. The “Searching Online Databases” workshop held in LLRC-107 on Sept. 17 did just that for everyone who showed up, also granting them extra credit...

Fall festival, budget among talks at meeting

By Brian Boyle, Spotlight Editor
September 24, 2014
Filed under Campus Beat, News

The Fall Festival was the primary topic at the Associated Students Union meeting on Sept. 17 in AA-207. ASU President Antone Agnitsch said, “Really there is no budget (for Fall Festival).” Agnitsch presented the board with an estimate from the company Astrojump for multiple inflatable activities...

Professors fight to save landmarks

By Mickalea Manuel, Staff Writer
September 24, 2014
Filed under Campus Beat, News

History professors Manu Ampim and Carolyn Hodge will be speaking about a cause they have been passionate about for many years: The Save Nubia Project. Supporters can attend an informative lecture by Ampim in the Knox Center from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, which will feature a four-minute video on the Nubian...

Themes of human struggle exhibited

Themes of human struggle exhibited

By Marlene Rivas, Staff Writer
September 24, 2014
Filed under News, Scene

A reception for an exhibition of artistic variety was held at the Eddie Rhodes Gallery this past Thursday in the Art Building at Contra Costa College. Gallery coordinator, Dana Davis, talked about the importance of art and expressing one’s self with it. “It’s about the human struggle and...

ASU continues discussion of Fall Festival

By Brian Boyle, Spotlight Editor
September 17, 2014
Filed under Campus Beat, News

Fall Festival dominated the conversation at the weekly Associated Students Union meeting today in AA-207. ASU President Antone Agnitsch said, “Really there is no budget (for Fall Festival).” Agnitsch presented the board with an estimate from the company Astrojump for multiple inflatable activities...

Man dies in crosswalk just off campus

Man dies in crosswalk just off campus

By Lorenzo Morotti, Editor-In-Chief
September 17, 2014
Filed under Campus Beat, News, Showcase

The victim of a suspected suicide at a crosswalk on El Portal Drive on the morning of Sept. 10 has been identified as Justin Liu, a 27-year-old transient male, Contra Costa County Sheriff Coroner’s Department Deputy Scott Anderson said. Sgt. Brian Bubar, of the San Pablo Police Department, was the...

Students award Tarp with Golden Apple

Students award Tarp with Golden Apple

By Cody McFarland, Associate Editor
September 17, 2014
Filed under Campus Beat, News, Showcase

It is always a boon to students when a professor makes fundamentals tangible through lectures that are interesting and enjoyable. In the case of biological sciences department chairperson and professor Chris Tarp, these qualities are what students recognized when they nominated him for the annual...

City of San Pablo achieves national honor

By Lorenzo Morotti, Editor-In-Chief
September 17, 2014
Filed under Campus Beat, News

SAN PABLO — The National Civic League awarded the City of San Pablo the 2014 All-American City Award because of advancements in economic development, the addressing of health issues, and a substantial drop in murder rates over the past two years. San Pablo City Manager Matt Rodriguez said that city...

Twenty infected trees replaced in parking lot

By Cody Casares, Assistant Photo Editor
September 17, 2014
Filed under Campus Beat, News

Trees infested by a tree killing insect have been cut down and removed from campus in Lot 2 next to the Gymnasium. The Buildings and Grounds Department contracted an outside group to remove 20 trees which had been infested with the insects. Following the removal of trees, an irrigation system...

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