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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...

Police brutality elicits unified community response

Berkeley police officers form
a line in front of a Mine- Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehi- cle during
a protest at Martin Luther King Civic Center Park
in Berkeley on Aug. 27.
Police depart- ments across the country have begun to militarize their tactical units.

By Ryan Geller, Advocate Staff

September 28, 2017

Despite the nationwide protests over the deaths of Freddie Gray and Michael Brown no changes have been made to address racism in policing here in Contra Costa College’s administration of justice program. The re-training of police departments and the transformation of racist police culture was the mant...

Strategy highlights exit paths, awareness

By Efrain Valdez / The Advocate, Social Media Editor

September 28, 2017

Contra Costa College administrators and first responders have a plan in place to keep people on campus safe in the case of a natural disaster. Recent catastrophes, like the three major earthquakes that have hit different parts of Mexico, have raised concerns about the safety plans in place locally. “Our...

Sanders, CCSF honor ‘Free City’

Senator Bernie Sanders speaks to a full crowd at the “Free City” celebration at City College of San Francisco on Friday.

By Xavier Johnson, Scene Editor

September 28, 2017

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

Counselor Alfred Zuniga (left) explains how to use Insite Portal to create an educational plan during
a counseling session in the Student Service Center on Sept. 19.

By Michael Santone, Associate Editor

September 28, 2017

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

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

Without any notification that skating is not allowed, a student rides a penny board on the pathway leading from the Library to Parking Lot 9 on Sept. 13.

By Andrew Weedon, Advocate Staff

September 20, 2017

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

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

Criminal justice major Ben Hayunga peeks into one of the many voter registration booths stationed around the campus during the Constitution Day event held in the Campus Center Plaza on Friday.

By Ryan Geller, Advocate Staff

September 20, 2017

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

Ed Aquinde drives a forklift operations class on the Tennis Courts for part of the forklift logistics operations warehouse program.

By Dylan Collier, Assistant scene editor

September 20, 2017

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

Club member Ricky Cusguen adjusts a Community Organizing and Political Action Club (COPA) sign outside Fireside Hall during a COPA event on Monday.

By Andrew Weedon, Advocate staff

September 20, 2017

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

Oakland resident Yesenia Veamatahau holds her fists in the air as a speaker performs an empowering poem during the closing rally of an impromptu march to City Hall in San Francisco on Sept. 6.

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

September 15, 2017

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...

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