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Sanders, CCSF honor ‘Free City’

Sanders, CCSF honor ‘Free City’

By Xavier Johnson, Scene Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under News, Spotlight

SAN FRANCISCO — Senator Bernie Sanders (D-Vermont) spoke at City College of San Francisco in celebration of the college’s first semester being tuition free for San Francisco residents on Friday in the Diego Rivera Theater on the CCSF campus. The “Free City” celebration featured the Vermont senator an...

AB 540 training aimed to help daca students

AB 540 training aimed to help daca students

By Michael Santone, Associate Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under Campus Beat, News

As the Trump administration continues to besiege on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, life for Contra Costa College’s undocumented student community is in disarray. In hopes of alleviating concerns, the counseling department is preparing further training for its staff that i...

InSite Portal app halted

InSite Portal app halted

By Anthony Kinney, Associate Editor

September 20, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Technology challenges and contractual issues have delayed the release of Contra Costa Community College District’s newly designed InSite Portal mobile app. District Director of Communications and Community Relations Tim Leong said, “We want the app to drop sooner than later, but we also want to ...

No official decision in place to ban riders

No official decision in place to ban riders

By Andrew Weedon, Advocate Staff

September 20, 2017


Filed under Campus Beat, News

Confusion about the rules of biking and skateboarding on campus continues to persist at Contra Costa College among both students and staff. The white A-frame signs that inform students of the ban on biking and skateboarding are only an occasional sight on campus. Because of this, it is common to see s...

Fresh produce available semimonthly

Fresh produce available semimonthly

By Mayra Garcia, Art Director

September 20, 2017


Filed under Campus Beat, News

Beginning Monday students were supplied with fresh produce through Contra Costa and Solano County’s Mobile Food Bank program. The mobile Food Bank will be on campus the first and third Monday of every month near the bus terminal from 2-3 p.m. The Food Pantry on campus provides eligible students ...

Constitution Day offers insight on past

Constitution Day offers insight on past

By Ryan Geller, Advocate Staff

September 20, 2017


Filed under Campus Beat, News

Constitution Day was celebrated with an amendment scavenger hunt at Contra Costa College Friday to mark the signing of the U.S. Constitution over 200 years ago. The Associated Students Union and the Financial Aid Office set up posters of the first through the eighth amendments on buildings surrounding the Ca...

Relocated program will provide job skills

Relocated program will provide job skills

By Dylan Collier, Assistant scene editor

September 20, 2017


Filed under Campus Beat, News

After an 18-month hiatus, Contra Costa College has brought back the conglomerate of INTEC (Industrial Technology) classes, which is composed of Forklift Operations, Warehouse Management, Counseling 140, and Computer Information Systems 110. The program was moved from Contra Costa College because the i...

COPA club seeks to enlighten

COPA club seeks to enlighten

By Andrew Weedon, Advocate staff

September 20, 2017


Filed under Campus Beat, News

A campus club is helping students express their political beliefs, understand hot political topics and gain experience taking political action. The Community Organizing and Political Action (COPA) club has two events planned so far this semester with dates not determined. The first is a screening of...

DACA repeal reinvigorates movement

DACA repeal reinvigorates movement

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under Campus Beat, News, Showcase

President Donald Trump continued his assault on policies put forth by the Obama administration Tuesday when, through Attorney General Jeff Sessions, he announced the cancellation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program (DACA). The program, which served as a temporary safety net for rou...

United Faculty decided on calendar

By Michael Santone, Associate Editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under Campus Beat, News

The introduction of a winter intersession and the possible removal of spring break spearheaded the United Faculty’s discussions on the compressed semester schedule for the 2018-19 academic calendar. “We are looking at what is beneficial for the students and redesigning the schedule on need rather...

Counselors offer hope, protect mental health

Counselors offer hope, protect mental health

By Roxana Amparo, Associate Editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under Campus Beat, News

Counseling and support was offered to reassure undocumented students that their safety and sanity both matter to the Contra Costa College community. The lives of nearly 800,000 undocumented students were left vulnerable on Sept. 5 when Attorney General Jeff Sessions, on behalf of the Trump Administr...

DACA’s fate in limbo, college community extends its support

DACA’s fate in limbo, college community extends its support

By Roxana Amparo, Associate Editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under Campus Beat, News, Showcase

La Raza Student Union President Ricardo Sanchez said he remembers the night he crossed the border as if it were yesterday. Sanchez’s memory of meeting up in Tijuana with his coyote, the man who he was going to trust with his American dream, was the single most significant moment in his life up to that...

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