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Televised police murders normalize racial bias

Televised police murders normalize racial bias

By Robert Clinton, Opinion Editor

May 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

I make it a habit not to watch the murder of unarmed black people when those videos surface because when I do, it feels like a piece of my humanity is lost as well. What makes it worse, I know that saturating the nation with images of citizens, who look like me, being treated with blatant disrespect...

District board trustees ignore sexual harassment

District board trustees ignore sexual harassment

By Denis Perez, Editor-in-Chief

April 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

When a person commits a horrible offense, those close to that person have to decide whether to be on the right side of justice or on the side of protecting a friendship. For the Contra Costa Community College District Governing Board trustees, picking the latter was easier than the former. Being on the ...

Undocumented students cannot share in Food & Wine’s success

By Editorial Board

April 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Every year local celebrities, vendors and residents come together in the name of food, wine and the opportunity to offer culinary arts students a chance to travel the world at the annual Food and Wine Event, held on Sunday. But what serves as an opportunity for many, is just another mandatory class...

‘Privilege’ heightens sense of responsiblity

By Alondra Gallardo, Opinion Editor

April 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I do not want to live in a country or world where every human does not have access to basic human rights, therefore, I recognize the benefits I was born into. No one has to remind me of the advantages I have had in my life and I don’t have to be asked to use it as a voice for those who have not ha...

AB 540 students face dead-end opportunities

AB 540 students face dead-end opportunities

By Editorial Board

April 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Last October, Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 68 in an attempt to offer the prospect of a cost-effective education to a wider swath of California’s undocumented student population. But after these students graduate into the workforce, is there a similar safety net to help them find gainful emplo...

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...

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