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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...

Finding moral victories when defeat is imminent

Finding moral victories when defeat is imminent

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

April 21, 2015

With any competitive endeavor there is always one constant: someone will win and someone will face the agony of defeat — although, the best contestants learn from losses and use them to correct deficiencies becoming a better competitor. Still, is second place merely the first to be labeled a loser...

Disregarding injuries convenient, painful

Disregarding injuries convenient, painful

By Benjamin Bassham, Staff Writer

April 7, 2015

This is a story of ravaged kidneys, torn cartilage and of a habit I need to break. It’s one I learned from my father, and it can be summarized thusly: “Wait two weeks and see if it gets better.” Usually it works pretty well. Some alarming medical complaint emerges, I calm myself and instead of se...

A worthwhile endeavor

A worthwhile endeavor

By The Advocate Editorial Board

April 7, 2015

The Academic Senate of Contra Costa College chose to address the imminent compressed calendar decision with the utmost consideration for college faculty by electing to democratically survey all faculty positions on the matter before taking a campuswide stance. Such scrupulousness deserves resounding applause. ...

Fundamentalists destroy nations in the name of god

Fundamentalists destroy nations in the name of god

By Mark Wassberg, Staff Writer

April 7, 2015

After the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, the removal of Saddam Hussein unleashed terrorist groups like the Taliban, Al-Qaeda and the most feared ISIS. Before the removal of Hussein the U.S. government sponsored him in the 1980s and gave him poison gas. He killed Kurdish civilians thereby committing war crimes...

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