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Math struggles only relevant in college

Math struggles only relevant in college

By Mickalea Manuel, Staff Writer

October 7, 2014


Filed under Opinion

As I get closer to being just one semester away from graduation, I’m both worried and fearful. It is not the fear of becoming a part of society and applying for jobs that will likely shape my career and future. It is a fear of not receiving my degree at all. And not because I didn’t attend my classes...

Our memories: fact or fiction

Our memories: fact or fiction

By Van Ly, Opinion Editor

October 7, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Fiction and fact are often easy to differentiate. But what happens when fact is confused with fiction and vice versa? When it comes to memory, it’s not always reliable. In fact, it’s constantly being rewritten. A memory isn’t an exact replica of what happened. It’s not like a video camera...

Violent crime exposed through a viewfinder

Violent crime exposed through a viewfinder

By Mark Wassberg, Staff Writer

October 7, 2014


Filed under Opinion

When I found out that Richmond, Calif. was named the most dangerous city in the United States in 2004, I didn’t think anything of it. Until soon after I reunited with an old classmate from Richmond High School, Rev. Andre Shumak, who had become a leading activist against violence within the city. Shumak...

Bus reliance raises issues

Bus reliance raises issues

By Krysta Gonzalez, Staff Writer

October 7, 2014


Filed under Opinion

As a car-less student, I find myself having to take the WestCAT bus to school every morning. Although it might not sound like much, there are struggles that come with it. My first class of the day starts at 8:10 a.m. meaning I have to take the 7:30 a.m. bus from the Hercules Transit Center to Contra...

Coaching style from strategy to the field

Coaching style from strategy  to the field

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

October 7, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Of the athletic teams currently competing in the Bay Valley Conference for Contra Costa College, only two are above .500. All of the coaches agree that it is easier to win with talented players, but there is no consensus regarding a talented team always beating a well-coached team. Men’s soccer...

Shameful society focused on race

Shameful society focused on race

By Rodney Woodson, Associate Editor

September 30, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Contrary to popular belief, I am an American, not an African-American. All people should be allowed to be themselves and coexist. This is a country that consists of many different types of people, all from different types of places. Embracing one’s culture and remembering ancestral origins is...

Executive over-reach

Executive over-reach

By The Advocate Editorial Board

September 30, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Presidential fiat is one of the worst ways for a decision to be made. Associated Students Union President Antone Agnitsch used just that when he decided to “freeze” the ASU’s Grant for Support program. The Grant for Support program is a program the ASU started in order to give money generated...

Poop-strewn field accident waiting to happen

Poop-strewn field accident waiting to happen

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

September 30, 2014


Filed under Opinion

In our increasingly litigious society, it has almost become second nature to notice things that we colloquially deem, a lawsuit waiting to happen. More and more, we hear of cases like that of the Stanford family from Greenwich, Conn. Their son broke his foot on a bad soccer field resulting in a $15,000...

No does not mean yes

No does not mean yes

By The Advocate Editorial Board

September 24, 2014


Filed under Opinion

A new piece of legislation to be added to the California Ed Code currently stands before Gov. Jerry Brown to either be signed into law or vetoed into the history books. Senate Bill 967, if passed, will require colleges in California that receive state funding for student financial aid to install a...

Domestic violence haunts its victims

Domestic violence haunts its victims

By Rodney Woodson, Associate Editor

September 24, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Since Ray Rice beat his then-girlfriend, two other abuse incidents have happened involving NFL players — Ray McDonald of the 49ers and Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings. Not only do the incidents make the players themselves look bad, but the blatant botched cover-up the Ravens tried to pull...

Who are they?

Who are they?

By Robert Clinton, Staff Writer

September 24, 2014


Filed under Opinion

The declaration of war should only be considered after all peaceful negotiations have been completely exhausted. We have been a country at war since the Bush administration chose to retaliate against Iraq and Afghanistan after the terror attacks on Sept. 11. Potential Al Qaeda training camps in...

Secondhand treasure evoke fond memories

Secondhand treasure evoke fond memories

By Roxana Amparo, Staff Writer

September 24, 2014


Filed under Opinion

They say that one man’s trash is another man’s come up. My first time visiting a thrift shop was with my mom when I was about 5 years old. She told me she would buy me anything that I wanted, and I was thrilled. Now, this was long before I even knew that shopping malls existed, but I would...

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