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Snapchat lures users to snap while driving

Snapchat lures users to snap while driving

By Magali Mercado, Staff Writer

December 9, 2015

Many people know that using a cellphone while driving is dangerous. It is against the law and there are constant advertisements about how dangerous it can be to just glance at a cellphone for just a second while driving. Well it seems that people have forgotten that rule when it comes to entertainment....

Behavioral norms shift, circulate around phones

Behavioral norms shift, circulate around phones

By Jason Sykes, Staff Writer

December 9, 2015

The perception of relationships continue to change over time. With all the technological advances in the world today people have found new ways to get in contact with others. Within these new ways to get into contact with one another, this also changed the way a relationship can work. Instead of making pla...

Food reflects richness in health

Food reflects richness in health

By Keno Greene, Staff Writer

December 9, 2015

Soul food evokes the warm spirit of tasty food and communal unity at an escalated rate during the holiday season, and denotes the polarization of food nourishing the soul. The obstruct of the latter needs to be understood through the lineage of the antebellum South and soul advocates after the Great ...

Educational opportunities

Educational opportunities

By The Advocate, Editorial Board

November 18, 2015

The proven success rate of incarcerated individuals who turn to education while in prison, or once out, cannot be neglected by the district. According to a 2013 report by the RAND Corporation, entitled “Evaluating the Effectiveness of Correctional Education,” it states that receiving correctional edu...

Media bias misguiding the American public

By Asma Alkrizy, Staff Writer

November 18, 2015

After hearing about the Paris attack that following Saturday morning, I realized the strength of biased media, and that they will judge information that deserves more attention over what information should be ignored. As the Paris attack filled headlines on Friday over the ISIS atrocity, Beirut, the ...

Latino immigrants breach boarders, fuel crime rates

Latino immigrants breach boarders, fuel crime rates

By Mark Wassberg, Staff Writer

November 11, 2015

There are more than 11 million undocumented immigrants in America, according to the Pew Hispanic Center. Many have committed at least one crime such as murder, drug trafficking, gang violence, social security and voting fraud, causing what many would consider a burden on our social programs as well as ca...

Community needs stability

Community needs stability

By The Advocate, Editorial Board

November 11, 2015

Almost a year has passed since the search for Contra Costa College’s president began, and there has been nothing to show for the efforts other than having to turn away three presidential finalists last spring and spend $40,000 of the district’s money. During the 2015 spring semester, the Contra Cos...

False accusation casts racial bias in society

False accusation casts racial bias in society

By Mike Thomas, Scene Editor

November 11, 2015

As a prideful African-American and a proud supporter of black culture, it is disheartening when we accuse one another simply for the way we look. A part of me dies when my oppressor is of my own color. A frustrating story happened to me the other day on my way home from work. While walking to the BART station, I ...

Duality of humans denotes truth

Duality of humans denotes truth

By Denis Perez, Staff Photographer

November 11, 2015

Truth is not dominated by one human’s definition of right, wrong, good, evil, rich or poor. Truth is as free as the wind, going wherever it blows. So I see it with myself, as well. The truth that governs my life is the creation of my own reality. For instance, there is no such thing as perfect, in...

Endless wonders discovered in books

Endless wonders discovered in books

By Magali Mercado, Staff Writer

November 2, 2015

Reading for pleasure doesn’t seem very common among most people anymore. It seems like more and more people willingly admit that they simply don’t like reading, let alone doing it for fun. People seem to not give reading a good book a chance anymore. I’ve encountered a few people who talk about...

Grant needs public eye

Grant needs public eye

By The Advocate, Editorial Board

October 29, 2015

As the Associated Student Union is undertaking the Grant for Support program, it is especially important its members be held responsible to ensure that the $5 student activity fee, which funds the program, is not wasted by keeping communication clear. There are 19 departments and clubs who have submitted...

Highlighting disabled activism’s incubator

Highlighting disabled activism’s incubator

By Manning Peterson, Guest Commentary

October 29, 2015

The incubator of the disability activism and services movement was a small staff office on the sunny south side of the top floor of the Alameda County Administration Building in Oakland, California. My primary job description was community services liaison of the County Administrator’s Office. This...

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