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Deceitful government abuses voting system

Deceitful government abuses voting system

By Rodney Woodson, Associate Editor

October 29, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Over the past few centuries people from all walks of life, races and genders have fought and died for the right to vote in the United States of America. While older generations and broadcasting entities like MTV continue to attempt to get more and more people to vote, it is the things that we are...

Ballot measure adds undue stress

Ballot measure adds undue stress

By Jared Amdahl, Opinion Editor

October 29, 2014


Filed under Opinion

The upcoming Richmond ballot will offer Measure U to voters, which if passed will implement a half-cent sales tax increase on the city and people that have trouble affording to operate as it is. The city of Richmond, also known to Bay Area natives as the “City of Pride and Purpose,” is filled...

Half-cent sales tax prevents cutbacks

Half-cent sales tax prevents cutbacks

By Roxana Amparo, News Editor

October 29, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Measure U helps you. Essential city services, such as public safety, public health and wellness programs, city youth programs and street paving, will be maintained and enhanced with a cost of only half of a cent for the 107,571 residents of Richmond through Measure U. Measure U is a ballot measure...

Don’t mistreat meat we eat

Don’t mistreat meat we eat

By Brian Boyle, spotlight editor

October 24, 2014


Filed under Opinion

The way Americans raise and handle the meat they eat is costing them far more than money. The American food system is filled with bad practices, be it poor feed and overuse of medication, poor living conditions for animals and blatant waste of food. At the retail and consumer level — it has reached ...

Seeking other interests through gaming

Seeking other interests through gaming

By Mike Thomas, Scene Editor

October 24, 2014


Filed under Opinion

In the United States soccer is not that popular, but it is starting to grow.  According to sporteology.com, soccer is ranked fifth on the list of the most popular sports in America. Growing up in an African-American family, I grew up watching football and basketball. As years passed, my mind start...

Campus supervision

Campus supervision

By The Advocate editorial board

October 24, 2014


Filed under Opinion

The number of security cameras on campus will soon increase, after the district Governing Board approved the adding of three more Police Services monitored cameras at Contra Costa College. One would imagine a Governing Board vote would be required to add any camera to the campus, though this is not ...

Story of Yousafzai, a tale of inspiration

Story of Yousafzai, a tale of inspiration

By Princess Hughes, Staff Writer

October 14, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Each person has a purpose. Everyone contributes to society in some way. Together, we create reality. With every person being an extension of one shared experience, it is important that we create an environment in which each person feels liberated to explore his or her gift. I am searching to define...

A lack of awareness

A lack of awareness

By The Advocate Editorial Board

October 14, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Student leaders such as Deandre Russell and Nora Rodriguez should be applauded for their successful efforts to awaken a dormant Black Student Union and create the first Republican Club on campus, respectively. It is saddening, however, that the number of clubs at Contra Costa College has decreased...

Essential resource

Essential resource

By The Advocate Editorial Board

October 7, 2014


Filed under Opinion

College is a stressful time in a person’s life. The pressure to succeed, to achieve, to transfer and even just to pay for college can be overwhelming. For many people, college is their first experience of actual autonomy. Factor in added stressors such as having a job or a family, and it is far...

Math struggles only relevant in college

Math struggles only relevant in college

By Mickalea Manuel, Staff Writer

October 7, 2014


Filed under Opinion

As I get closer to being just one semester away from graduation, I’m both worried and fearful. It is not the fear of becoming a part of society and applying for jobs that will likely shape my career and future. It is a fear of not receiving my degree at all. And not because I didn’t attend my classes...

Our memories: fact or fiction

Our memories: fact or fiction

By Van Ly, Opinion Editor

October 7, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Fiction and fact are often easy to differentiate. But what happens when fact is confused with fiction and vice versa? When it comes to memory, it’s not always reliable. In fact, it’s constantly being rewritten. A memory isn’t an exact replica of what happened. It’s not like a video camera...

Violent crime exposed through a viewfinder

Violent crime exposed through a viewfinder

By Mark Wassberg, Staff Writer

October 7, 2014


Filed under Opinion

When I found out that Richmond, Calif. was named the most dangerous city in the United States in 2004, I didn’t think anything of it. Until soon after I reunited with an old classmate from Richmond High School, Rev. Andre Shumak, who had become a leading activist against violence within the city. Shumak...

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