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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 ...

Tickets replace taxes in lives of urban poor

Tickets replace taxes in lives of urban poor

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

December 10, 2014

Protest has long been an important strand woven into a cloak of liberty and independence that collectively shrouds all of us as Americans. After the non-indictment decision of officer Darren Wilson for the killing of teenager Mike Brown, marches and protests erupted across the country resulting in riots ...

Selective outrage coloring America’s future

Selective outrage coloring America's future

By Rodney Woodson, Associate Editor

December 10, 2014

There is no one woman or man to have ever made the decision to be born a certain gender, into a certain culture or as a specific race — so why is race held in such high regard in U.S. society? Being born a certain race is no different than being born with a butt or a nose — it just comes with t...

What’s wrong with weird?

What's wrong with weird?

By Manning Peterson, Staff Writer

December 10, 2014

When you traverse the relaxing roads of the East Bay or enjoy a scenic stroll across the Cal-Berkeley campus, you will probably be privy to conversations in at least 30 different languages including American Sign Language (ASL). “Name-calling” aka “talking smack” or “negative labeling” is o...

Veterans get no respect

Veterans get no respect

By Manning Peterson, Staff Writer

November 20, 2014

“No one has been barred on account of his race for fighting or dying for America – There are no “white” or “colored” signs on the battlefields." — U.S. President John F. Kennedy   Before and after each visit to any Veterans Administration Health Services Center (VA), I practice co...

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...

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