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Not just another name

Not just another name

By The Advocate Editorial Board

September 17, 2014


Filed under Opinion

A man died mere feet from the Knox Center on Sept. 10 in what the San Pablo Police Department is calling a suicide. Justin Liu, a 27-year-old man the police have labeled a transient, or in other words homeless, had his life come to a sudden and abrupt end at 5:30 a.m. that morning. His death has widely...

Support should not come from hashtags

Support should not come from hashtags

By Marlene Rivas, Staff Writer

September 17, 2014


Filed under Opinion

The little bit of time in a day that is not consumed by matters revolving around ourselves is spent checking up on others and other ongoing events. Scrolling through social media sites and applications, we can become much more aware of current issues or trending topics. There is currently the ice...

Police state

Police state

By Rodney Woodson, Associate Editor

September 17, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Demilitarizing the police is a topic that raises a lot of discussion, especially in the wake of the murder of Ferguson, Mo. teen Michael Brown on Aug. 9. Video footage of local law enforcement agencies (LEA) riding through civilian neighborhoods across the country in tanks, riot gear, and with assault...

Wholesome food offers nutritional value, finer health

Wholesome food offers nutritional value, finer health

By Mayra Garcia, Staff Illustrator

September 17, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Eating wholesome foods can benefit the busy life of students by building a stronger mind and body. As an athletic college student I want to get the most out of what I consume. Because of this, I decided to become aware of the foods that I eat. Although I was under the impression that all I needed...

Battling obesity an everyday struggle

Battling obesity an everyday struggle

By Mike Thomas, Scene Editor

September 9, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Being morbidly obese is often viewed as a physical struggle. But after going through the process of post weight loss surgery, it became a mental battle for me. Three years ago, I made a life-changing decision to get the duodenal switch because I was a 654 pound 20-year-old. The DS switch is a type of ...

Resources restored

Resources restored

By The Advocate Editorial Board

September 9, 2014


Filed under Opinion

For more than 60 years, the college has provided educational opportunity to those living in and around the East Bay Area. Due to a lack of readily available funding from the state, the ability to provide such opportunity has become a struggle with every passing semester. Time and time again college...

Tell the full story in long form

Tell the full story in long form

By Sample Student, Editor-in-Chief

December 30, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Want to tell the full story?  To get started click on New under the Stories tab on the left navigation bar in the WordPress dashboard. Enter the headline for the article. In the box to the right of the title, choose your title size for the Story Page, if you would like it to be different from the d...

Choose the right image size for online

Choose the right image size for online

By Sample Staff Member, Writer

December 30, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Size your horizontal photos to 900px wide by 600px tall at a resolution of 72 dpi in RGB color mode before uploading them to your site. Always save photos in .jpg format. Your site will display vertical photos fine (except in the Showcase box), but the formatting of the text around them won’t be as...

Use the recent sports scores widget

Use the recent sports scores widget

By Sample Staff Member

December 30, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Your site includes a scrolling sports score box widget that can be set to display in any of your widget areas.  To adding a sports score, click on New under Sports Score on the left navigation bar in the WordPress dashboard. Enter placeholder text in the title box. This title will not be displayed on...

Analyze site traffic with Google Analytics

Analyze site traffic with Google Analytics

By Sample Student, Editor

December 30, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Once you start producing content, you’re going to want to know who’s reading it. Your site is setup with Google Analytics, a robust reporting tool from Google. Each week you’ll receive an e-mail report of your previous week’s site statistics. You can review the report with your staff to learn...

Add user accounts for editors, staff members

Add user accounts for editors, staff members

By Sample Staff Member

December 30, 2013


Filed under Opinion

The WordPress publishing system allows for multiple user accounts and administrative privileges. Your setup already includes a user account for the adviser. You can add as many users as you want to your site giving each one a unique role. Users who are Administrators have access to all the administration...

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