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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...

Dating apps as spurnful as life

Dating apps as spurnful as life

By Jared Amdahl, Opinion Editor

May 17, 2015

While there are differences between online-dating apps and more traditional methods of finding love, they are subtle. Internet dating has expanded to the point that it is no longer necessary to do “normal” overrated activities like go outside or actually meet people in person. With dating apps lik...

Mayweather makes billions his own way despite image

Mayweather makes billions his own way despite image

By Rodney Woodson, Associate Editor

May 17, 2015

These days there needs to be a new voice to inspire today’s youth. Like many from the hood, Floyd Mayweather Jr. grew up in a broken home — his was located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His father abused his mother, spent years in jail, leaving Floyd for prison. Yes, Mayweather Jr. comes from a family...

Revolutionary history of America bears potential to be repeated

Revolutionary history of America bears potential to be repeated

By Mark Wassberg, Staff Writer

May 17, 2015

The Oklahoma City bombing that occurred in 1995 were not the first terrorist attacks on American soil. Some revolutionary groups labeled Timothy McVeigh, one of the people that carried out the attack, as a hero. But attacks could be seen throughout American history long before this, after the murder o...

Coverage denotes need, want

Coverage denotes need, want

By Lorenzo Morotti, Editor-in-Chief

May 17, 2015

The amount of broadcast time that major sport networks dedicate to women’s sports is reflective of how society perceives the importance of female athletes. According to a report titled “Gender in Televised Sports,” researched and written by Mike Messner from USC and Cheryl Cooky from Purdue Un...

Fiscal iniquities define gender divide

Fiscal iniquities define gender divide

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

May 17, 2015

In 1972, Title IX of the Education Amendment required all schools receiving federal money to provide the same opportunities for women as they do men by 1978. Since, continued speculation has been raised about the value of women’s athletics. Most questions of value have come from men. Betsy Stephens ...

Digital divides create relationship strife

Digital divides create relationship strife

By Jacqie Moody, Staff Writer

April 28, 2015

It seems more and more these days people look for the wrong ingredients to strengthen their relationship bonds. Surface beauty holds more weight than what is inside. And far too often admirers attach their affection to money or material things. And social media amplifies these misplaced priorities all...

Opportunity overlooked

Opportunity overlooked

By The Advocate Editorial Board

April 28, 2015

Shared governance is not simply a responsibility, but a privilege, to ensure the development and implantation of sound educational policies in years to come. This privilege is not only given to faculty, staff and managers within the Contra Costa Community College District, but to its students as well. It ...

Athletic department needs boxing program

Athletic department needs boxing program

By Jose Jimenez, Spotlight Editor

April 28, 2015

The biggest boxing match, and arguably one of the most anticipated fights ever, is set to take place this weekend in Las Vegas. Come Saturday, deals, bets and beer will be everywhere. But after the match became official, I began to wonder about boxing, Contra Costa College and the athletic department. ...

Social media allows for alternate personas

Social media allows for alternate personas

By Jason Sykes, Assistant Sports Editor

April 21, 2015

Social media have a great effect on our lives as teens and young adults. Although they have their many advantages, they also allow people to portray themselves in ways that are not who they actually are. This creates conflict in real life when expectations are raised based on an imaginary online persona. ...

Voices needed in drought

Voices needed in drought

By The Advocate Editorial Board

April 21, 2015

As California experiences its most arid four-year period in history, it is vital that Contra Costa and Alameda county residents are aware of a possible increase to their water bill and why. On April 14, East Bay Municipal Utilities District Board unanimously voted to approve a districtwide election...

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