The Advocate

Editorial: Exposing a wrong

By Editorial Board

March 20, 2019


Filed under Opinion

With any student-run endeavor, mistakes are bound to happen and student-journalists are not immune to this reality. Student-journalists at this college receive the Canons of Community College Journalism as well as the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics each semester to use as a guide,...

Gaming professionals need league support

Gaming professionals need league support

By Xavier Johnson, Web Editor

March 20, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

From packing approximately 2,000 people in a room to watch “Starcraft” to selling out Madison Square Garden for the League of Legends World Championships, esports is consistently growing and evolving with more talented players and big money coming in from investors. ESPN announced the Collegiate...

Editorial: Toxic Relationship

Editorial: Toxic Relationship

By Editorial Board

March 13, 2019


Filed under Opinion

In the predawn hours of March 6, the Chevron Refinery in Richmond issued a warning to local residents about potential flaring in a processing unit caused by a power outage. The alert and subsequent statement issued shortly after 6 a.m. on Chevron’s Facebook page explained the flaring to be Level...

Hunting for sport blurs moral compass

Hunting for sport blurs moral compass

By Michael Santone, Editor-in-Chief

March 13, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Since the dawn of human evolution, sports and sporting events have contributed to human growth and development by incorporating skills used to survive with competitive activity. Oftentimes, a fun spirited game that includes the thrill and agony of a win, coupled with a golden trophy, seems to be an...

Ancestry DNA results generate inner conflict

Ancestry DNA results generate inner conflict

By Jessica Suico, News Editor

March 6, 2019


Filed under Opinion

When I got my AncestryDNA results back everything I thought was my ancestry and ethnicity changed in the blink of an eye. For my entire life, through my mother’s life and my grandmother’s life, we have always known we were Shoshone Indian. I grew up being told and raised that I am Filipino,...

Editorial: Fishing for Information

Editorial: Fishing for Information

By Editorial Board

March 6, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Over the past few years, it has become increasingly difficult to determine which side of a story is true, if information is factual, or if the phenomenon of fake news has leaked into every aspect of fact-finding that governs our daily existence. Far too often, when inconsistencies are exposed, offenders...

Can you feel the Bern, again?

Can you feel the Bern, again?

By Jose Arebalo, Scene Editor

February 27, 2019


Filed under Opinion

The world was a different place in 2015. Presidents still had decorum, the #metoo movement was still unborn and the nation’s public moral conversations of today had yet to begin. In the middle of another normal looking election season, a unique campaign emerged. Candidates spoke about our economy...

Smollet hoax sets back the LGBTQ community, sheds negative light

Smollet hoax sets back the LGBTQ community, sheds negative light

By Michael Santone, Editor-In-Chief

February 27, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Too often when individuals of the LGBT and black communities find themselves at the center of negative attention, the whole community seems to suffer the consequences. When one individual’s actions become the catalyst for scrutiny and skepticism, the progress made to advance these communities becomes...

Editorial: ASU fails to maintain campus relationship

Editorial: ASU fails to maintain campus relationship

By Advocate Staff

February 27, 2019


Filed under Opinion

With the collective focus of the campus community firmly placed on administrative changes that have been happening over the past year, many of the other changes on campus have possibly been overlooked. In semesters past, grievances surrounding representation were not only directed at state employees...

Boycotting Israel is a constitutional right

Boycotting Israel is a constitutional right

By Denis Perez, Creative Director

February 13, 2019


Filed under Opinion

In 2018, 29 Republican and 14 Democratic U.S. senators wanted to make it illegal for businesses and business owners to boycott Israel through an unconstitutional bill, Senate Bill 720, that violates the First Amendment. Because the unrest between Palestine and Israel is known worldwide, blatant human...

Editorial: Missing the message

Editorial: Missing the message

By Editorial Board

February 13, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The mission statement for any upstanding institute of higher learning should be to provide the greatest opportunity for student success, and at Contra Costa College every endeavor seems to be cultivated to suit that purpose. However, far too often, hard work and administrative planning falls short...

Indigenous beauty tests society’s view

Indigenous beauty tests society’s view

By Cindy Pantoja, Opinion Editor

February 6, 2019


Filed under Opinion

While most people who watched the movie “Roma” agree that director Alfonso Cuarón transformed a simple storyline into a masterpiece, many of them won’t hesitate to add “but” into headliner Yalitza Aparicio’s success. Even though Aparicio managed to execute an award-winning performance...

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