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Commuters to experience another El Portal closure

Commuters to experience another El Portal closure

By Lorenzo Morotti, Editor-in-Chief

September 30, 2014


Filed under Campus Beat, News, Showcase

SAN PABLO— A second utility relocation project will shut down a portion of El Portal Drive starting October 13. to prepare for the larger, multi-phased, San Pablo Dam Road Interchange and Reconstruction project. Commuters using the westbound El Portal Interstate-80 freeway off-ramp, toward Contra...

Public swings for scholarships at country club

Public swings for scholarships at country club

By Roxana Amparo, News Editor

September 30, 2014


Filed under Campus Beat, News

Community members, friends and families gathered at the Mira Vista Country Club for the final Swinging for Scholarships golf tournament on Monday. For the past 15 years, the Swinging for Scholarships golf tournament has been raising funds in support of Contra Costa College students in the form of scholarships. The...

Veteran’s Center open for business

By Jared Amdahl, Staff Writer

September 30, 2014


Filed under Campus Beat, News

The new Veteran’s Center in SSC-110 has been put to use since it was opened on Aug. 14. “Normally veterans will come here just to ask questions or find a good place to get started registering for classes,” lead Admissions and Records assistant Trinidad Ledesma said. “We’re tailoring to a specific...

Voter registration prompts reaction

Voter registration prompts reaction

By Mayra Garcia, Staff Illustrator

September 30, 2014


Filed under Campus Beat, News, Showcase

Volunteers from the League of Woman’s Voters held a voter registration drive in front of the Applied Arts Building and in the Welcome/Transfer Center on Sept. 23. National Voter Registration Day is meant to not only increase the number on registered voters but also raise awareness regarding the...

Dragon boats fill the Bay

Dragon boats fill the Bay

By Qing Huang, Photo Editor

September 24, 2014


Filed under News, Scene, Showcase

Photos by Qing Huang, photo editor

Nowhere to park, why not here?

Nowhere to park, why not here?

By Cody McFarland, Associate Editor

September 24, 2014


Filed under Campus Beat, News, Showcase

Re-opening parking Lot 16 would return 41 parking spaces to students, but is not likely to happen until next semester at the earliest. Buildings and Grounds Manager Bruce King said Lot 16 was closed roughly two years ago after a sinkhole formed in its center. Due to the uneven and cracked surface...

Proposed bill shields victims

By Jared Amdahl, Staff Writer

September 24, 2014


Filed under Campus Beat, News

A new piece of legislation has found its way through the California Senate and into the office of Gov. Jerry Brown to either be signed into state law or vetoed before Oct. 9. If passed, Senate Bill 967, which would be an extension to the California Educational Code, would require higher education...

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...

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