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Editorial: Missing the message

Editorial: Missing the message

By Editorial Board

February 13, 2019

The mission statement for any upstanding institute of higher learning should be to provide the greatest opportunity for student success, and at Contra Costa College every endeavor seems to be cultivated to suit that purpose. However, far too often, hard work and administrative planning falls short...

Indigenous beauty tests society’s view

Indigenous beauty tests society’s view

By Cindy Pantoja, Opinion Editor

February 6, 2019

While most people who watched the movie “Roma” agree that director Alfonso Cuarón transformed a simple storyline into a masterpiece, many of them won’t hesitate to add “but” into headliner Yalitza Aparicio’s success. Even though Aparicio managed to execute an award-winning performance...

Editorial: Fresh start for everyone

Editorial: Fresh start for everyone

February 6, 2019

For students and members of the Contra Costa College campus community, the fresh start that accompanies the beginning of a semester is a welcomed opportunity to re-write the wrongs of semesters past. If the saying is true, that each beginning comes at the expense of some prior beginning’s end, then...

Boxing draws spoil the fun

Boxing draws spoil the fun

By Xavier Johnson, Web Editor

December 5, 2018

Tyson Fury and WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder each had one mission going into the 12th and final round of their championship boxing match on Saturday. For Fury, it was to stick and move and avoid Wilder’s dynamite right hand and cruise his way to a scorecard victory. For Wilder, it was to...

Complacency plagues athletic department

Complacency plagues athletic department

By Efrain Valdez, Sports Editor

December 5, 2018

Last month, the Camp Fire in Butte County proved to be an event that brought tragedy to the doorstep of tens of thousands of people. With similar catastrophic events comes many smaller instances of tragedy that are not life-threatening, but still have significant importance. Just ask the CCC men’s...

Rape threat spoils college experience

By Cindy Pantoja, Opinion Editor

December 5, 2018

Talking about sexual assault is extremely uncomfortable, but as the cases of student rape on college campuses continue to rise, having that conversation becomes a necessity. Rape and sexual assault are more common than we think and even though some progress has been made in recent years, it is still...

Editorial: Under pressure

Editorial: Under pressure

December 5, 2018

After being smoked out, shunned and sidelined from campus decisions that affect their everyday lives, students at CCC are just weeks away from receiving a much-needed break. It’s been a hell of a semester, but in some ways, it lived up to everything it was expected to be. Even before the Butte County...

Editorial: Search halted after process exposes district hiring flaws

By Editorial Board

November 14, 2018

In a move to ease mounting pressure and defuse the reaction to what would be another acrimonious appointment to an administrative position at Contra Costa College, President Katrina VanderWoude has discontinued the searches for both the vice president of student services and the vice president of academic...

Yoga strengthens the mind, body and soul

Yoga strengthens the mind, body and soul

By Jose Arebola, Scene Editor

November 14, 2018

All too often life moves so quickly we rarely take a moment to reflect on our experiences. Whenever stress begins to accumulate, having a reprieve through yoga creates time to relax. It can be difficult to see the value in a few moments of silent focus. Those moments, however, can be the difference...

Women aren’t rehab centers for entitled men

Women aren’t rehab centers for entitled men

By Jessica Suico, News Editor

November 7, 2018

When most people think of the word rehab, they think of a center with doctors who help motivate a person to kick a drug addiction. Many people have no idea that as humans, we sometimes siphon the strength of people who are close to us and use their compassion as rehabilitation centers. Women feel the...

Editorial: Female faculty, staff remain silent in lieu of VP finalists

By Editorial Board

November 7, 2018

It’s hard being a woman on campus at Contra Costa College and if this past week is evidence of what’s to come, things are only going to get tougher. CCC has a student body made up of close to 60 percent women, according to the latest Datamart statistics provided by the state Chancellor’s Office. And...

Nunca te olvides

Nunca te olvides

By Editorial Board

October 24, 2018

Similar to fractured families coming together at a funeral, communities tend to rally around its members in times of need or when navigating adverse situations. However, when momentum is lost and the crowds have gone home, who will remain to support the people left most vulnerable? That sentiment is...

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