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Harassment versus hospitality

Harassment versus hospitality

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

November 20, 2014

“He was so angry that I could somehow ignore his public sexual advances. All I remember is seeing the shock in my friend’s eyes when the guy returned to punch me in the face as I turned around. I fell over. I could feel the blood begin to fill my mouth as I lifted myself from the cold tile....

Deteriorating foundations

Deteriorating foundations

By The Advocate Editorial Board

November 19, 2014

Police officers work to protect and serve the community and at a college campus that mission is no different. But without an adequately sized or seismically stable base of operations, that mission becomes increasingly difficult. At Contra Costa College, Police Services works out of a portable that it h...

Multiple partners breeds lustful regret

Multiple partners breeds lustful regret

By Rodney Woodson, Associate Editor

November 19, 2014

Multiple bedroom partners can be fun for most guys, and for a lot of men it is a way of life. That was my case back in the early 2000s. Yes much fun was had by all, but as time went on, that pleasure turned to real world pain—for those juggled by my infinite lust, and those battling for a true piece...

City council action halts positive progress

City council action halts positive progress

By Mark Wassberg, Staff Writer

November 19, 2014

Big money in politics — right or wrong? Did Chevron really try to buy the 2014 election in Richmond? Chevron was a few days away from modernizing its Richmond Refinery in 2008, to make it safe for the community and the environment in compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency’s standards...

Bargain shopping over holiday values

Bargain shopping over holiday values

By Christian Urrutia, Photo Editor

November 19, 2014

Retail companies now brace their employees for the advent of the holiday season right after Halloween, beginning in November. Targeted advertising reminds us that the onslaught of early morning sales is steadily approaching once again on Black Friday and Cyber Monday and we, as consumers, must read...

People are not ‘illegal’ or ‘aliens’

People are not ‘illegal’ or ‘aliens’

By Roxana Amparo, News Editor

November 19, 2014

According to Dictionary.com, the definition of the word “alien” is no longer just a creature from outer space, but it is also actually “a resident born in or belonging in another country who has not acquired citizenship by naturalization; a foreigner.” Some people will use the word almost over-w...

Payment over-looked

Payment over-looked

By The Advocate Editorial Board

October 29, 2014

Students at Contra Costa College do not have an effective means of waiving the $5 student activity fee they are charged each term, a fee of which they are hardly informed. The fee has been in place since spring 2012. In a legal opinion released by the California Community College State Chancellor’s...

Deceitful government abuses voting system

Deceitful government abuses voting system

By Rodney Woodson, Associate Editor

October 29, 2014

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

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

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

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

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...

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