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COVID-19 furthers homelessness crisis

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

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 state. While social media is bombarded by posts of people who are tired of being indoors for more th...

Undocumented workers are forgotten during coronavirus pandemic

Undocumented workers are forgotten during coronavirus pandemic

By Luis Lopez, News Editor

March 31, 2020

“This is horrible. Today your father and sister got laid off from work indefinitely.” This is the text I received from my mother on Friday, not even two weeks into the quarantine. Apparently, their bosses/managers believed it would be better to lay off my family members from their jobs rather...

Female perspectives, presence lacked in journalism

By Stacie Guevara, Scene Editor

February 19, 2020

When someone first walks into AA-215, home of The Advocate, it looks like a pretty friendly place. Any given Monday or Wednesday at 11:30 a.m., class is in session and working in groups is encouraged. People are all around engaging in issue-driven banter. But then you might notice something — where...

Editorial: Student voices dormant after years of inspiring change

By Editorial Board

February 19, 2020

Some 70 years ago, Contra Costa College emerged as the premier learning institution to bring college-level instruction to a community in dire need of higher learning opportunities. Over the years, people who have made indelible impressions on society have used the oft forgotten San Pablo campus as a...

Editorial: Leadership shift offers glimmer of hope

By Editorial Board

February 10, 2020

After a much needed winter break, students, faculty and staff have returned to Contra Costa College cautiously optimistic that administrators who shape students’ academic trajectory are finally getting on the same page. However, many remain pessimistic of the Contra Costa Community College District...

Millennial anger fueled by generational trauma

By Luis Lopez, News Editor

February 10, 2020

Millennials and the generations thereafter are considered to be weaker by people from previous generations. The truth of the matter is past generations have left the economic state of the country and the country itself in shambles, effectively leaving millennials to clean up their mess. Can millennials...

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...

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