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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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