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Litigious Indoctrination

Litigious Indoctrination

By Editorial Board

April 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Creating change through social action takes time. Some protests spark course corrections overnight, while other actions take months or even years to have meaningful effect. For as long as many can remember, Contra Costa College has been a campus that encourages its students to fight for social...

American workforce hijacked by corporations

By Ryan Geller, News Editor

April 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion

There is this idea that in college you are preparing yourself to compete in the job market. Why is there such competition for jobs? It seems addressing the challenge of food, clean water and sustainable shelter for a population approaching 8 billion on a planet with destabilizing ecosystems and weat...

Male perspective clouds reality of egalitarian life

By Alondra Gallardo, Opinion Editor

March 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Inside the society we live in we all have roles that we are expected to take on so that as a whole we can function in a somewhat orderly fashion. However, when we live in a society that is built up by only one side of the population, how exactly are we supposed to aim for greatness and equality? We...

Media coverage, commentary feed negative stigma

Media coverage, commentary feed negative stigma

By Efrain Valdez, Social Media Editor

March 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion

If one thing is certain in life, it is the fact that women are marginalized and given the short end of the stick in everything. In the sports world women are continuously being humiliated by the media because of the unfortunate circumstances they are put in by the men that run these sporting empires...

Physical needs overshadowed

Physical needs overshadowed

By Editorial Board

March 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As Women’s History Month comes to a close, it feels good to know that Contra Costa College administrators, staff and professors all made a concerted effort to ensure the accomplishments of women, local and worldwide, are given their proper appreciation. Since the beginning of March and hopefully through ...

ASU leaves campus in dark

ASU leaves campus in dark

By Editorial Board

March 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion

In most college campuses, the hub of political discourse and the place for students to plan future endeavors is at a student government meeting. But, sadly, for students at Contra Costa College, legislative agendas that shape all of our futures are rarely exposed. Sure, students can rail against admin...

Automotive classes teach necessary life skills

Automotive classes teach necessary life skills

By Andrew Weedon, Scene Editor

March 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion

When someone mentions general education classes you probably think of four subjects: math, science, English and history. The idea is that these four subjects will give you a base knowledge to survive in the world. This doesn’t seem adequate to me though. How are you going to learn about taxes a...

Arming school faculty furthers America’s gun violence issues

Arming school faculty furthers America’s gun violence issues

By Alondra Gallardo, Opinion Editor

March 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion

With everything going on today, arming teachers seems to be America’s next step toward insanity. Will officers protect the rights of every teacher who chooses to carry a gun, or will they shoot them? Will it matter if the teacher is black or white? Educator and African-American civil rights activist Kell...

Limited instructor availability sullies learning environment

Limited instructor availability sullies learning environment

By Editorial Board

March 1, 2018


Filed under Forum, Opinion

California community colleges have followed an evolving trend of hiring easily replaceable part-time professors instead of cultivating a crop of costly, yet better prepared,  tenured-track employees. Students everywhere know the pain of tracking down professors with erratic office hours only to fin...

Lack of campus liaisons foster divide in community relations

Lack of campus liaisons foster divide in community relations

By Editorial Board

February 20, 2018


Filed under Forum, Opinion

Over the past year, the Contra Costa Community College District has continued what some see as a disturbing trend of decreasing the number of people of color in leadership positions at Contra Costa College. On Thursday, CCC President Mojdeh Mehdizadeh announced she would be returning to her old post at...

Rap on repeat: Xanax, coke, weed and lean

Rap on repeat: Xanax, coke, weed and lean

By Anthony Kinney, Associate Editor

February 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Drugs and music go together like rock stars and rehab. Even before the cocaine-fueled dance parties that thrived in 70s disco clubs to today’s promethazine-induced comas at house parties, music and drugs have always been fused to invoke a euphoric getaway for those who indulge. Spanning across g...

Halftime performance echoes NFL problems

Halftime performance echoes NFL problems

By Robert Clinton, Opinion Editor

February 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Sports

Ever since Colin Kaepernick was effectively blackballed from participating in the 2017 NFL season, football just hasn’t been the same and although I haven’t watched a complete game this season, my efforts fall short of a full boycott. This past weekend, the biggest American sporting event of the...

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