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Admirable effort ends in heartbreak

Admirable effort ends in heartbreak

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor

October 7, 2015

Recruiting student-athletes at the community college level is challenging, but for Contra Costa College women’s soccer coach Amanda Beckenhauer, finding players for her second season as coach was nearly impossible. The 2015 women’s team only had eight players on its official roster when Athletic...

Unjust ruling leaves young life in limbo

Unjust ruling leaves young life in limbo

By Benjamin Bassham, Staff Writer

September 30, 2015

Some thoughts on the nature and purpose of justice have been churning inside me for a while and I think I am ready to share. Inside our legal system, what the law enacts is called justice and any injustice it commits is right for no other reason than because it is the law. It needs to be the law that...

Initiative likely to fail

Initiative likely to fail

By The Advocate, Editorial Board

September 30, 2015

The Associated Students Union is preparing to launch its Grant for Support program for the third time. If history tells us anything, it is that the Grant for Support program is likely to be a failure. The $5 student activity fee collected from every student at the beginning of each semester is fund...

Carpooling Crisis

Carpooling Crisis

By Editorial Board

September 23, 2015

Failing to relay information in a timely and effective manner has created significant problems at Contra Costa College. So much so that a free, and eco-friendly parking permit option is on the verge of shutting down only a semester into its inception because a substandard advertising effort from the Offi...

Removing the weight from my body, soul

Removing the weight from my body, soul

By Jose Jimenez, Spotlight Editor

September 23, 2015

When the mother of my child and I split up for good, I used to think the worst. It was a bad ride, ups and downs, until one day we both went our separate ways. Looking back now, I believed I was living on hell on Earth. Everyone goes through their own hardships and tribulations and this I understand ...

Measuring priorities

Measuring priorities

By The Advocate, Editorial Board

September 18, 2015

Despite having $60 million set aside from the Measure E bond for a new Science and Allied Health Center and $22 million in total for the Physical Education complex, the athletic department now has an opportunity to submit input to steer things in its favor. The planning phase of the Measure E projects...

Murder sparks heated immigration debate

Murder sparks heated immigration debate

By Mark Wassberg, Staff Writer

September 18, 2015

The murder of Kathryn Steinle by Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez at Pier 14 in San Francisco on July 1 has called into question the safety of sanctuary cities. A sanctuary city is a term self-applied to some cities in the United States that have policies designed to not prosecute undocumented immigran...

Presidential hopeful alienates silent majority

Presidential hopeful alienates silent majority

By Roxana Amparo, Associate Editor

September 2, 2015

After taking a few steps toward a more inclusive and greater America, with regards to immigration, the nation is set up for major steps back depending on the outcome of this year’s presidential election. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has proposed a series of changes to “make Am...

Projects ease congestion

Projects ease congestion

By The Advocate, Editorial Board

September 2, 2015

Despite Contra Costa College undergoing open heart construction for two years now, its faculty, students and administrators have managed to keep its other organs from failing. Being able to maintain daily academic operations during this time of construction is mainly due to the efforts at the Contr...

Comet football brings big excitement to fans

Comet football brings big excitement to fans

By Jose Jimenez, Spotlight Editor

September 2, 2015

Every time August rolls around there is one constant image that continues to run through our minds when it comes to sports and our campus — fantasy football. OK, maybe it’s a little extreme when comparing fantasy to real life, but I believe everyone associated with Contra Costa College should be fa...

Responsibility opens pathway to maturity

Responsibility opens pathway to maturity

By Lorenzo Morotti, Editor-in-Chief

May 17, 2015

As my time as editor-in-chief of The Advocate slowly nears its end I am able to grasp what the pressure of responsibility has done to my outlook of the world I had taken for granted. While I will still be on staff next semester I have undergone a metamorphosis that without walking into the newsroom ...

Measure E lacking

Measure E lacking

By The Advocate Editorial Board

May 17, 2015

With the passage of Measure E by voters last June, the district was provided $450 million in additional funding to be used exclusively to improve facilities on its three campuses. And while The Advocate congratulates the Board of Trustees for securing needed funding with the passing of the bond meas...

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