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Sexualized comments off-putting, unnecessary

Sexualized comments off-putting, unnecessary

By Marlene Rivas, Staff Writer

March 4, 2015

There are a few things that will instantly ignite my anger and draw a dark shadow over my already sullen face. Of those things, one of the worst is the indecent behavior men can have toward women. And it always seems to be done in a forceful nature. Women will often have no choice but to be subject...

Diverse celebrations

Diverse celebrations

By The Advocate Editorial Board

February 25, 2015

Many people who talk about African-American history often start at the slave trade and end with the civil rights movement. While the myriad of student groups, civil rights activists, abolitionists and legal groups who helped end the legalized racist practices of the past are important, one cannot fo...

Mainstream education neglects societal issues

Mainstream education neglects societal issues

By Rodney Woodson, Associate Editor

February 24, 2015

Seemingly from birth, family and society team up to mold little ones into what they believe to be an upstanding “American citizen,” or at least someone fit to survive the struggles of life in the U.S. At home, Americans are usually taught the basis of some religion, how and what foods to cook and h...

Heads down society

Heads down society

By Manning Peterson, Staff Writer

February 24, 2015

Prologue — Last month my curious, scholarly 8-year-old grandson, “Mojo,” asked, “Hey grandad. What did you do when you were a kid without a computer, smartphone or the Internet?” My simple, concise, honest answer was, “Everything, baby boy, everything!” Have you intentionally observed or pai...

Racial profiling used to ensure national security

Racial profiling used to ensure national security

By Mark Wassberg, Staff writer

February 24, 2015

Racial profiling is when law enforcement officers detain, search or arrest an individual due to his or her ethnicity. In the case of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, racial profiling was not used. The story is that Brown robbed a convenience store of several cigarillos. In the process he assaulted ...

Input required

Input required

By Editorial Board

February 11, 2015

The Contra Costa Community College District is less than three months away from making a decision that might reduce the length of the spring and fall semesters each by two weeks. Making the switch to a compressed calendar of 16 weeks from the current semester length of 18 weeks would potentially enab...

Holiday neglects love, promotes spending

Holiday neglects love, promotes spending

By Janae Harris, Assistant Photo Editor

February 11, 2015

Valentine’s Day is Saturday and once again overpriced flowers, candy and cards surround me. Everywhere I turn, red and pink signs of materialistic love cover billboards and flood advertisements. It is all just a commercialized false holiday that reminds single people that they’re alone. There ar...

Many car owners are negligent, unaware

Many car owners are negligent, unaware

By Cody Casares, Assistant Photo Editor

February 11, 2015

Working as an automotive technician, inspecting  cars has provided me with horrific insight into how people treat the vehicles they are so dependent on. Why is it that people spend tens of thousands of dollars, if not more, on such an important item, yet do not take the time to learn how to proper...

Student athletes overlook options while making academic leap

Student athletes overlook options while making academic leap

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

February 11, 2015

The decision to move on from community college athletics to the next level, whatever that may be, is a question most student-athletes dream of facing. Although the percentage of athletes who will continue their playing career decreases as the required skill and fitness levels increase, student-athlet...

Weighing unknowns

Weighing unknowns

By Editorial Board

February 3, 2015

Contra Costa Community College District made an excellent decision to allow other colleges in the state to test how to manage a career technical education baccalaureate program before making the attempt. It can be uneasy being the first to do something, especially if that means having to run and fu...

Constructing education

Constructing education

By Editorial Board

January 27, 2015

Students hastily going from class to class may not realize they are witnessing the evolution of Contra Costa College, but despite ignorance are no less guilty of stressing the change. Without students, why spend $52 million to build the Campus Center the first step in the campus modernization projec...

Fundamental flaws in law

Fundamental flaws in law

By The Advocate Editorial Board

December 10, 2014

House Republicans worked themselves into a full rage spiral over President Obama’s recent executive order to bring roughly 5 million migrant workers out of the shadows and into society where they belong. The executive order to expand the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), allows people ...

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