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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Movie Poster

Sonic 2 sweeps the nation being #3 for the sixth weekend since its release

By Alyssa Earnest, Staff Writer May 20, 2022

Since the incident back in early 2019 when the animators had to redesign the quick, blue character due to backlash from fans, the Sonic movies have been very popular and a hit in the movie theaters. The...

“We Won’t Pay!” Review

By Alyssa Earnest, Staff Writer May 1, 2022

"'We Won't Pay!,' an English version of an Italian play put on by the Contra Costa College theater department, is a funny and refreshing piece that everyone in the family can enjoy and is worth seeing...

Morbius promotional poster (image courtesy of IMDb)

Morbius Movie Review

By Alyssa Earnest, Staff Writer April 24, 2022

Morbius, the newest movie in the Marvel comics universe, has only a 16% on review site Rotten Tomatoes, but good costuming and makeup, along with splendid sound production, make it an enjoyable film to...

#CupOfJoBruno, Peer Support Columnist

Column: A Message of Hope After a Crisis

By Jo Bruno, Staff Writer November 2, 2021

My Cup of Jo brand, established 2008, is a bitter-sweet blend of trauma-informed writing and self-care. It’s wrapped up in back-to-back crises and riddled in abuse.  It’s a shadowy, chaotic whirlwind...

Women for Justice in Latin America, a  collective formed by UC Berkeley students and community leaders, protest against femicide at UC Berkeley in Upper Sproul Plaza in solidarity with #UnDiaSinNosotras on March 9.

The ‘Shadow Pandemic’: Violence against women and girls during COVID-19

By Cindy Pantoja, Editor-in-Chief November 25, 2020

While the world works overdrive to fight against the current pandemic, the fight against women's violence is losing momentum as the number of battered women increases. UN Women – the United Nations...

Opinion: Advocate staff member sickened by Trump’s racist and sexist actions

Opinion: Advocate staff member sickened by Trump’s racist and sexist actions

By Emma Hall, Advocate Staff November 3, 2020

Donald Trump is the current president of the United States running for reelection. Representing the Republican party, Trump wants to terminate the Affordable Care Act, seeks to overturn Roe v. Wade, and...

PlayStation 5 versus Xbox: Which next gen console is better?

PlayStation 5 versus Xbox: Which next gen console is better?

By Christian Medina, Advocate Staff October 11, 2020

It has been almost seven years since the release of the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. With the next generation of gaming consoles right around the corner, it will be interesting to see what Microsoft...

First presidential debate involves name-calling and lack of respect

First presidential debate involves name-calling and lack of respect

By Evalyn Soungpanya, Advocate Staff October 10, 2020

President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden met in a heated presidential debate amid the COVID-19 pandemic and discussed issues facing the United States such as healthcare and...

Music Education Amidst a Pandemic

Music Education Amidst a Pandemic

Music teachers find creative ways to reach students, but struggle with distance learning
By Abigail Manila, Advocate Staff October 8, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has brought a variety of drastic changes to how we proceed with our daily lives. One of the most prevalent areas it has affected is the education system, and more specifically,...

Schools provide student aid as pandemic hits the poor

Schools provide student aid as pandemic hits the poor

By Kaitlan Nguyen, Advocate Staff September 29, 2020

Ever since the coronavirus pandemic began, many students across the globe have had to either transition to remote learning or get left behind. Families that are financially challenged have had a greater...

Editorial cartoon: Chinese virus

Editorial cartoon: Chinese virus

By Janet Lira, Advocate Staff April 18, 2020

A homeless encampment is being clear on March 30, in Berkeley, California, after Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a statewide shelter-in-place order.

COVID-19 furthers homelessness crisis

By Cindy Pantoja, Editor-in-Chief March 31, 2020

When California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a statewide shelter-in-place order on March 19, he ordered around 40 million California residents to stay home to help diminish the spread of coronavirus in the...

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