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Campus supervision

Campus supervision

By The Advocate editorial board

October 24, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Bus reliance raises issues

Bus reliance raises issues

By Krysta Gonzalez, Staff Writer

October 7, 2014

As a car-less student, I find myself having to take the WestCAT bus to school every morning. Although it might not sound like much, there are struggles that come with it. My first class of the day starts at 8:10 a.m. meaning I have to take the 7:30 a.m. bus from the Hercules Transit Center to Contra...

Coaching style from strategy to the field

Coaching style from strategy  to the field

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

October 7, 2014

Of the athletic teams currently competing in the Bay Valley Conference for Contra Costa College, only two are above .500. All of the coaches agree that it is easier to win with talented players, but there is no consensus regarding a talented team always beating a well-coached team. Men’s soccer...

Shameful society focused on race

Shameful society focused on race

By Rodney Woodson, Associate Editor

September 30, 2014

Contrary to popular belief, I am an American, not an African-American. All people should be allowed to be themselves and coexist. This is a country that consists of many different types of people, all from different types of places. Embracing one’s culture and remembering ancestral origins is...

Executive over-reach

Executive over-reach

By The Advocate Editorial Board

September 30, 2014

Presidential fiat is one of the worst ways for a decision to be made. Associated Students Union President Antone Agnitsch used just that when he decided to “freeze” the ASU’s Grant for Support program. The Grant for Support program is a program the ASU started in order to give money generated...

Poop-strewn field accident waiting to happen

Poop-strewn field accident waiting to happen

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

September 30, 2014

In our increasingly litigious society, it has almost become second nature to notice things that we colloquially deem, a lawsuit waiting to happen. More and more, we hear of cases like that of the Stanford family from Greenwich, Conn. Their son broke his foot on a bad soccer field resulting in a $15,000...

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