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Supreme court ruling tramples Constitution, bible

Supreme court ruling tramples Constitution, bible

By Mark Wassberg, Staff Writer

October 29, 2015

On June 26. 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of same sex marriage and passed it into law. But what right did the court have when the laws of marriage are enforced by states? The argument was that the state and local governments in California and throughout the nation violated gay people’s...

Exposing historical hijacking, integrity

Exposing historical hijacking, integrity

By The Advocate, Editorial Board

October 29, 2015

The United States Census Bureau gives people who have cultural ties to Central and South American countries the option of filing as either Hispanic or Latino. It seems that many federal and state institutions, including the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, consider these umbrella...

Street serves as artery to heart of the city

Street serves as artery to heart of the city

By Jose Jimenez, Spotlight Editor

October 29, 2015

One of the most notorious streets in California runs right through the heart of a city known for its gangs, diversity and The Iron Triangle. It’s 23rd Street, located in the heart of Richmond, California, and it is the vein that connects the city and basically splits it in half. The street begins...

Desire to switch

Desire to switch

By Editorial Board

October 21, 2015

It is clear now. Since the Contra Costa Community College District experienced its first semester using Desire to Learn as its only online learning system, it should have picked its second choice — Canvas. The Advocate agrees that deciding between the four vendors that responded to the district...

Plunge into mixed martial arts reveals inner peace

Plunge into mixed martial arts reveals inner peace

By Xavier Johnson, Staff Writer

October 21, 2015

Compared to the players on the football team I am a terrible athlete. I am 160 pounds and barely measure 5 feet 5 inches. I have an awful 40-yard dash time that would make an offensive lineman, who aren’t normally very fast, look like Bo Jackson in his prime. I can barely bench press my body-weigh...

Financial aid program cut

Financial aid program cut

By Editorial Board

October 13, 2015

Students at Contra Costa College faced with economic barriers will no longer be able to go to Single Stop USA to receive financial or legal support because the $74,000 grant ended at the end of the spring 2015 semester. Since 2012, Single Stop has worked with students as a nonprofit organization tha...

Societal pressures denote feminism’s message

By Asma Alkrizy, Staff Writer

October 13, 2015

Feminism tends to discourage individuals from advocating for gender equality because it is associated with the connotation that it is reserved for women. Because of that connotation, not many people are capable of identifying themselves as feminists. I thought about this term one day during class. So ...

Social media’s ‘dark side’ should not fuel ban

Social media’s ‘dark side’ should not fuel ban

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

October 13, 2015

To the average college student the expansive landscape of social media platforms is no passing fad. It is a communication staple connecting people in ways that could not be fathomed just a decade ago. But there is a dark side. Lists exist online of tweets and stories that can only be described as ...

EasyPass aims to impose fee

EasyPass aims to impose fee

By The Advocate, Editorial Board

October 7, 2015

The Associated Students Union and the Sustainability Committee at Contra Costa College are entertaining the terrible idea of partnering with AC Transit to increase AC Transit’s ridership by adding a semesterly fee for every CCC student. The idea on the table would be adopting AC Transit’s EasyPas...

McDonald’s devalues breakfast all day long

McDonald’s devalues breakfast all day long

By Jared Amdahl, Opinion Editor

October 7, 2015

We did it, y’all! After years and years, we somehow managed to push McDonald’s into serving all-day breakfast. Let me be the first to congratulate everyone who helped make this momentous day possible and for achieving such a hard-fought victory. I’ll also go ahead and guess that the amount of sa...

Leap to the leaf

Leap to the leaf

By Robert Clinton, Associate Editor

October 7, 2015

If you believe marijuana is a larger threat to society than alcohol then you are not alone. Just like there are people who argue that Earth is flat or that racism is dead, there is a place in the world for those who harbor completely irrational views on things science and societal examination dispro...

Retro designs bring nostalgia to shoe fanatics

Retro designs bring nostalgia to shoe fanatics

By Joseph Bennett, Staff Writer

October 7, 2015

All of these shoe brands re-releasing older shoes is a brilliant idea. But it feels like not everyone out there will see it the same way. Older shoes bring back memories for the older audience, while presenting an opportunity to create new memories for the younger crowd. Why anyone would go against the...

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