The Advocate

Editorial: Incremental progress

By Editorial Board

December 11, 2019

Leadership changes regarding administrative positions have long been a topic of discussion at Contra Costa College. However, when similar shifts occur in student leadership, little is known of the adjustments. At a time when the general direction of the campus was in question because of student and...

Society changing, but not fast enough

By Stacie Guevara, Scene Editor

December 11, 2019

Something I have seen too commonly in public establishments are one-person rest rooms with no stalls, one toilet, and one sink — labeled as rest rooms for only men or only women. There is nothing inside the bathrooms to identify them specifically as being for only men or only women — the interiors...

Queer black voices lead fight for equality

Queer black voices lead fight for equality

By DeJon Sylvain, Advocate Staff

November 20, 2019

The perception the world has of me is formed through historical ignorance that has been instilled in the minds of every generation. Although the First Amendment alleges to support freedom of expression, politics has identified my people as immoral. Ignorance and bigotry against black and LGBTQ...

Editorial: Transparency is live stream

By Editorial Board

November 20, 2019

At the community college level, especially Contra Costa College, enrollment seems to be at the forefront of every issue. It has become increasingly difficult to keep the students who are here engaged and, more importantly, up-to-date on campus information. Admittedly, a lot of the onus is on students...

Editorial: Clean record fosters hope

By Editorial Board

November 13, 2019

After months of sailing in what seems like a rudderless ship, the Contra Costa Community College District has selected Dr. Damon A. Bell to man the helm as interim president at Contra Costa College, pending Governing Board approval at its meeting tonight, in an attempt to get the campus back on course. CCC...

False privilege pins Latino vs. Latino

False privilege pins Latino vs. Latino

By Janet Lira, Advocate Staff

November 13, 2019

In Latino culture, superiority is taught at a very young age and, in many cases, it causes Latinos to discriminate against their own race. In Latino communities across the country, immigrants who find just a bit of stability immediately think of themselves as better than those who may not enjoy the...

Editorial: Cycle of abandonment

Editorial: Cycle of abandonment

By Editorial Board

October 23, 2019

In 2016, Michelle Obama said the measure of any society is how it treats its women and using that metric of success, it stands to reason that a college can use that same standard to measure how well it functions in a community. Using the treatment of women on campus as a yardstick, Contra Costa College...

Profit margins spell doom for holiday cheer

Profit margins spell doom for holiday cheer

By Cindy Pantoja, Editor-in-Chief

October 23, 2019

There was a time when the holiday season meant something. Leaves changed from green to brown, a crisp chill filled the air and there was a palpable anticipation held by children who knew Christmas was just around the corner. Now, time feels compressed, seasons transition from scorching to rain and...

Boxing’s dangerous norms raise questions

Boxing’s dangerous norms raise questions

By Xavier Johnson, Web Editor

October 23, 2019

Boxer Patrick Day died at Northwestern Memorial Hospital on Oct. 16 after suffering a traumatic brain injury during his knockout loss to Charles Conwell in Chicago on Oct. 12. He was 27. After two knockdowns earlier in the fight, Day was knocked out in the 10th and final round. He never regained co...

Editorial: Undervalued assets

By Editorial Board

October 9, 2019

As the renovations to the Gym Annex Building, Men’s and Women’s locker rooms and Gymnasium push forward at full speed, the disruption they are causing student-athletes has been immeasurable. Sure, questions have been raised in the past about the level of administrators’ support and, more importantly,...

Harsh realities of gentrification affect local communities

By Luis Lopez, Advocate Staff

October 9, 2019

The recent tech industry boom has brought an influx of new money into the Bay Area and gentrification seems to be a word associated with this recent influx, usually with negative connotations. However, gentrification is not a bad thing, it is a part of a civilization’s evolution. Locals complain...

Editorial: We’re not worthy

Editorial: We’re not worthy

By Editorial Board

October 2, 2019

With all the administrative upheaval surrounding Contra Costa College, it’s remarkable that students have continued to thrive academically and in extra-curricular activities. As usual, the fall semester ushered in a crop of fresh-faced students, eager to embrace the college experience and, most...

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