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Under new management

Under new management

By Editorial Board

September 11, 2018

Since fall of 2013 when ground was initially broken on the Campus Center Project, the outward appearance of Contra Costa College has been in constant flux. In recent years, students withstood the dust and debris, lack of parking and general upheaval of any sense of continuity that was gained throughout...

Battle to quit social media induces anxiety

Battle to quit social media induces anxiety

By Cindy Pantoja, Staff Writer

September 11, 2018

Few weeks ago, I found myself updating my Facebook status in the middle of an anxiety attack. Somehow, in the midst of deep breathing and heart palpitations, I fought the need to inform my followers what I was going through. The episode of emotional turmoil was interrupted by the 15 othe...

Biracial baby making hinders white agenda

Biracial baby making hinders white agenda

By Robert Clinton, Opinion Editor

May 16, 2018

It wasn’t long ago that many people believed there was a shelf life to racism. There used to be a shared societal concept that explained racism as a generational hold-over which implored us all to believe that when the last of the baby-boomers step into the great beyond, America will finally become the...

Illusion of Freedom: Corporate policies incentivise evil

By Ryan Geller, News Editor

May 16, 2018

America got it wrong about property from the very beginning. The founders of this nation saw other humans as property. The government of this nation has enshrined genocidal maniacs on its money to remind us all that property is legitimized from behind the barrel of a gun. The completely wrong-head...

Prescribed drugs easily obtained, generate abuse

Prescribed drugs easily obtained, generate abuse

By Jessica Suico, Assistant news editor

May 16, 2018

In America, the scourge of over-prescribing drugs with minimal supervision is ruining families. The problems don’t only stem from abuse. Doctors are as much to blame for the destruction of unsuspecting families in far-flung corners of the U.S. as any inner-city drug dealer ever was. I have been a...

Perfect body image is an illusion

Perfect body image is an illusion

By Alondra Gallardo, Opinion Editor

May 16, 2018

With summer just around the corner the pressure is on to achieve our “summer body” or our “bikini body.” Little do we know that there is no such thing. Take the body you have now, put a bikini or swimsuit on it and there you have your summer body. Over the years I have talked with and posted about sel...

Hollywood lacks gay superhero

Hollywood lacks gay superhero

By Michael Santone, Associate Editor

May 16, 2018

There’s something about the banality of superhero movies that I’ve never liked. Kitsch alter egos embedded within the typical action-packed scenarios have, for decades, created a genre that’s fueled America’s obsession with the hero and villain story arc. But after watching Marvel’s “Aveng...

Administrative ambiguity inhibits student experience

By Editorial Board

May 15, 2018

Since the beginning of the fall 2017 semester, students have been overwhelmed by concerns surrounding a lack of administrative transparency and with summer fast approaching, it seems many of those concerns continue to thrive. At CCC, ambiguity masquerades as transparency and methodically infects victim...

New Halls, Dirty Stalls: AA Building renovations leave students holding their breath

By Editorial Board

May 1, 2018

Since the $5 million project to renovate the Applied Arts Building began last fall, campus administrators assured students and faculty still using the building during construction that inconveniences, when controllable, would be kept to a minimum. This has not been the case. The problems soared past...

Player’s cannabis exemption request denied by NFL

Player’s cannabis exemption request denied by NFL

By Efrain Valdez, Social Media Editor

May 1, 2018

Last month, Mike James became the first player in National Football League (NFL) history to make an official administrative request for exemption from the league’s cannabis ban for medical use. James’ audacious plea is one of the first notable drug exemption requests in any professional league and ...

Televised police murders normalize racial bias

Televised police murders normalize racial bias

By Robert Clinton, Opinion Editor

May 1, 2018

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

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 ...

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