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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...

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...

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