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Counselors offer hope, protect mental health

Counselors offer hope, protect mental health

By Roxana Amparo, Associate Editor

September 15, 2017

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

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...

Comet mascot returns

By Dylan Collier, Assistant Scene Editor

September 15, 2017

There is a revitalized confidence among Contra Costa students and faculty that having a school Mascot dressed up as a Comet will bring an unprecedented amount of school spirit to the campus. “Having a physical mascot running up and down the field might make us want to play harder, because we see...

Committee develops undocumented media outlet project

Committee develops undocumented media outlet project

By Anthony Kinney, Associate Editor

September 14, 2017

After President Donald Trump’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, ethnic studies department Chairperson and La Raza studies professor Agustin Palacios is organizing a DACA media committee in support of Dreamers and their families. As DACA recipients continue...

Trump administration expected to repeal DACA

Trump administration expected to repeal DACA

By Roxana Amparo, Associate Editor

August 31, 2017

After months of threats from the Trump administration, the program that gives hope and security to more than 800,000 undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. is at risk of ending as early as today. However, Trump administration officials continue to deny the claims. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (...

Curriculum supports academic specificity

By Roxana Amparo, Associate Editor

August 30, 2017

The guided pathways program has been implemented at Contra Costa College to ensure all students are equally supported in swiftly reaching their educational goals. Dean of Workforce and Economic Development Kelly Schelin said, “What we mean by guided pathways is basically a way of making it uber clear to...

Professor remembered

Professor remembered

By Roxana Amparo, Associate Editor

August 23, 2017

Proud Sioux tribe member, social rights activist and former Contra Costa College history professor, Lehman L. Brightman, died on June 18 in Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Walnut Creek at the age of 87. Brightman was born and raised in the Cheyenne River Sioux reservation in South Da...

Leader embodies passion

Leader embodies passion

By Roxana Amparo, Associate Editor

August 23, 2017

Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs Ken Sherwood joined the Contra Costa College community with students as his main focus. The position for CCC’s vice president became available when former vice president Tammeil Gilkerson took the position as president at Laney College onFeb. 22. The decision was finalize...

CSU board eliminates math course requirement

By Michael Santone, Associate Editor

August 23, 2017

The California State University Board of Trustees voted to eliminate intermediate algebra prerequisites for non-Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) students. Changes to its general education requirements will go into effect beginning the 2018 fall semester for community college transfer...

Knox leaves legacy of community building

By Denis Perez, Editor-In-Chief

August 23, 2017

RICHMOND — Former Assembly Member John “Jack” T. Knox’s life and commitment to West Contra Costa County were honored at the Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline, named after him and U.S Congress member George Miller, during a memorial service on Sunday in Point Richmond, California. Knox died at ag...

Program enhances outside play

Program enhances outside play

By Denis Perez, Editor-In-Chief

August 23, 2017

The Early Learning Center is preparing its outside space to be the fourth childhood development program in the nation to pilot a Chinese early learning curriculum following a presentation of Anji Play in GE 324 on August 11. The curriculum focuses on children’s self-determination in choosing where...

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