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Renewed efforts can set the pace for clean Dream Act

Renewed efforts can set the pace for clean Dream Act

By Editorial Board

December 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The lives of the thousands of undocumented immigrants brought to the United States at a young age are at risk of deportation once their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) issued work permit and protection from deportation expires. They will no longer be protected under the Obama administration ...

Rape culture ingrained into minds of men

Rape culture ingrained into minds of men

By Rob Clinton, Opinion Editor

December 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Any man that grew up in America, between the invention of the television and today has been immersed in rape culture for the entirety of his existence. Having been steeped in this ethos does not guarantee predatory behavior, but it does lend credence to the idea that discriminatory practices agains...

Concerns arise due to lack of planning, vetting process

Concerns arise due to lack of planning, vetting process

By Editorial Board

November 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Assembly Bill 19 was written to pay tuition fees for first-year college students coming from low-income backgrounds. But funds for the bill have yet to be secured. The bill would establish that California Community College Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley be responsible for administering and allotting fun...

Texas trip spurs fears, concerns over racist law

By Denis Perez, Editor-In-Chief

November 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Last month I visited Dallas, Texas with fears and expectations of racism and minoritization due to regional racism. In Texas, Senate Bill 4 allows law enforcement  to detain a suspected immigrant and ask them to provide green card identification or be deported. This extends to college and universit...

Diversity, inclusivity lacks complete presence on campus

Diversity, inclusivity lacks complete presence on campus

By Editorial Board

November 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion

At Contra Costa College, a diverse student body dominates the cultural atmosphere, amplifying dialogue and unity within the college administration. During the 2017 fall semester this collective embrace of the adversities faced by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning as well as DACA (De...

Machismo culture honors men, demeans women

By Alondra Gallardo, Advocate Staff

November 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion

As a Latina, I will not forget the day I sat in the doctor’s office with my adult guardian and the doctor telling me I am due for my Human Papilloma Virus Vaccine (HPV) Vaccine — a shot recommended for young adults that helps prevent HPV. My guardian quickly responded by saying, no, she is not to be...

Fund shortage dooms initiative

Fund shortage dooms initiative

By Editorial Board

October 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The California Community College Chancellor’s Office initiated a plan to alleviate students of their financial burdens by teaching financial literacy throughout all of California’s 114 community colleges. Although the plan aims to strengthen students’ knowledge on community college campuses a...

Veterans perspective guides moral sensibilities

Veterans perspective guides moral sensibilities

By Anthony Kinney, Associate Editor

October 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Spotlight

As the National Football League enters its eighth week and teams still struggle to get anything going on offense (cough, cough…49ers…) Super Bowl quarterback turned activist turned America’s favorite villain is still out of a job. Good ol’ American “Patriots” (not the football team) continu...

Brand name clothes overrated

By Denis Perez, Editor-in-Chief

October 30, 2017


Filed under Forum, Opinion

Growing up I always longed to wear top brand-named clothing to feel comfortable at school, until my late teens when I realized it was better to have been raised to not care for them. Much of my adolescent life revolved around fitting in in a new land that my parents had immigrated to for a better life...

Overhyped performance authentic, yet inadequate

Overhyped performance authentic, yet inadequate

October 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Protest has been around since the inception of America, but like all other things once deemed unpopular, the idea is at the mercy of a common scourge of the oppressed — gentrification. Last week hip-hop icon Eminem performed at the BET Hip-Hop Music Awards and through a mediocre freestyle, gave a sc...

In, out mindset mars learning

In, out mindset mars learning

By Editorial Board

October 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion

As the cost of college tuition increases, community colleges are seen as a revolving door on the path to higher education. With a lower per unit cost than four-year institutions, which average $8,855 per year minus room and board, many community and junior colleges are fast-tracking student access to...

Day honors truth, people

Day honors truth, people

By Anthony Kinney, Associate Editor

October 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Despite the “white-washing” of traditional American history books, the conveniently forgotten perspective of Columbus as a brutal murderer, rapist and willing participant in the Trans-Atlantic slave trade is slowly becoming a topic of discussion throughout classrooms, libraries and dinner t...

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