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Midterm report sets goals, aids accreditation

Midterm report sets goals, aids accreditation

By Roxana Amparo, Associate Editor

November 7, 2017

To ensure an institution continuously meets its standards while resolving its deficiencies, a midterm accreditation report is a vital piece of the evaluation process. Accreditation is a self-regulated system that evaluates the overall quality of an institution and encourages continuous improvement,...

Renovation project begins

Construction worker Armando Garcia demolishes the floor of what used to be the Three Seasons Restaurant.

By Ryan Geller, Advocate Staff

November 7, 2017

Construction barriers are now in place for the Applied Arts Building renovation leaving teachers and students with no second-floor entrance and only one men’s restroom. The second-floor entrance to the AA Building is blocked from the outside with chain link fencing and the second-floor hallway by...

Genocide of natives shifts opinion on cultural holiday

A partial map of native tribes and nations in the United States before the Columbus colonization
period.

By Roxana Amparo, Associate Editor

November 1, 2017

Cities throughout the nation continue to adopt Indigenous Peoples’ Day over Columbus Day as that holiday holds a dark past of the torture and murder of millions of Native Americans. Christopher Columbus sailed the Atlantic Ocean in 1492 and colonized Native American land. “Why celebrate a terro...

Recent crimes cause fear, raise awareness

Before heading to class, automotive services major Theo Guillory closes and locks his door in Lot 17 on Monday. Guillory said from personal experiences he knows break ins are more common on the north side lots on campus.

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

English as second language professor Shelly Ruby writes on the white board during a lecture in Essay Writing in AA-133 on Thursday.

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...

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