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Team exhibits dominance at speech tournament

Speech major Jamie Barnhart performs a dramatic interpretation during the speech and debate team’s practice on Tuesday.

By Andrew Weedon, Advocate Staff

October 11, 2017

The Contra Costa College speech team was awarded with multiple finalist finishes Saturday after weeks of hard work and preparation. Seven students from CCC attended their second speech and debate tournament this semester, held at Santa Rosa Junior College. A sense of pride for CCC helped motivate the studen...

Negotiations yield United Faculty salary increases, medical benefits

By Anthony Kinney, Associate Editor

October 11, 2017

A tentative agreement addressing faculty grievances was reached between the Contra Costa Community College District and the United Faculty union during negotiations held on Sept. 8 and 15. Salary increases, Medicare coordinated medical plans for retirees, family and parental leave options and a one-year ex...

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...

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