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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...

No does not mean yes

No does not mean yes

By The Advocate Editorial Board

September 24, 2014

A new piece of legislation to be added to the California Ed Code currently stands before Gov. Jerry Brown to either be signed into law or vetoed into the history books. Senate Bill 967, if passed, will require colleges in California that receive state funding for student financial aid to install a...

Domestic violence haunts its victims

Domestic violence haunts its victims

By Rodney Woodson, Associate Editor

September 24, 2014

Since Ray Rice beat his then-girlfriend, two other abuse incidents have happened involving NFL players — Ray McDonald of the 49ers and Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings. Not only do the incidents make the players themselves look bad, but the blatant botched cover-up the Ravens tried to pull...

Who are they?

Who are they?

By Robert Clinton, Staff Writer

September 24, 2014

The declaration of war should only be considered after all peaceful negotiations have been completely exhausted. We have been a country at war since the Bush administration chose to retaliate against Iraq and Afghanistan after the terror attacks on Sept. 11. Potential Al Qaeda training camps in...

Secondhand treasure evoke fond memories

Secondhand treasure evoke fond memories

By Roxana Amparo, Staff Writer

September 24, 2014

They say that one man’s trash is another man’s come up. My first time visiting a thrift shop was with my mom when I was about 5 years old. She told me she would buy me anything that I wanted, and I was thrilled. Now, this was long before I even knew that shopping malls existed, but I would...

Mexico needs to change

Mexico needs to change

By Florinda Hershey, Staff Writer

September 24, 2014

A country needs brave people to change, and people really need to have a clear idea of what they want their country to be like. I have heard many people complaining about their government or about their country, specifically in Mexico. People complain about the low salaries and new reforms and...

Coaches evaluate new quarterbacks

Coaches evaluate new quarterbacks

By Robert Clinton, Staff Writer

September 17, 2014

Striking first meant nothing as the Comets  had no answer for the offensive onslaught West Hills College-Coalinga inflicted during its 50-21 route of Contra Costa College in Comet Stadium Saturday. The contest was, for all intents and purposes, decided before the first half ended. But, the preseason...

Retaliate through knowledge

Retaliate through knowledge

By Janae Harris, Assistant Photo Editor

September 17, 2014

Mike Brown’s body laid helplessly in the middle of the street in Ferguson, Mo. Social media were the first to report what happened that day. My heart was broken, and so many emotions ran through me as I saw several video clips and live images on social media of many witnesses documenting this horrifying...

Not just another name

Not just another name

By The Advocate Editorial Board

September 17, 2014

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...

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