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Domestic violence seeps into social youth trends

Domestic violence seeps into social youth trends

By Joseph Bennett, Staff Writer

May 18, 2016


Filed under Forum, Opinion

It is estimated sneakers get more than 1,200 people killed each year, and Nike’s Air Jordan brand in particular deserves blame, according to Marc Bain on qz.com. Depending on the shoes in question, it may be a shoe someone really wants, but cannot get. This is frequently the case with Jordans. Not everyone...

Slavery exists in justice system

Slavery exists in justice system

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

May 18, 2016


Filed under Opinion

For many, an encounter with a police officer can be soul-wrenching experience because at the whim of a total stranger your dreams, goals or actual freedom can be indiscriminately taken away. Since its inception, America has been a nation built on the consumption of human souls. By exploiting labor thro...

ASU wastes potential

ASU wastes potential

By The Advocate, Editorial Board

May 18, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Politics is about power. It is about who gets what, when, how, why and who pays. The Associated Students Union at Contra Costa College is no exception to this definition. And while the ASU does promote the college to the community by hosting campus events and providing up to $50,000 in funding to ...

Complacency hijacks ASU

Complacency hijacks ASU

By The Advocate, Editorial Board

May 9, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Student government groups should establish lasting change through strong leadership. But at Contra Costa College, its student leadership has been reduced to a culture of missed chances and complacency. Do not be mistaken, the Associated Students Union at Contra Costa College has sponsored programs ...

Career goals should reflect your personality

Career goals should reflect your personality

By Marlene Rivas, Opinion Editor

May 9, 2016


Filed under Opinion

There are severe misconceptions that some majors are guaranteed to bring an individual success and stability while others will not. There are two types of responses that usually came after my answer. Either, they hesitantly said, “Oh that’s nice!” with feigning interest or they spewed out negativ...

Food say lacks input

Food say lacks input

By The Advocate, Editorial Board

May 4, 2016


Filed under Opinion

For more than a decade, Contra Costa College faculty and students have been limited to three on-campus food options. Until now. A new food vendor is a long time coming for people on campus who are limited to eating at the Three Seasons Restaurant, Subway or the Bookstore. But it is unfair that the group...

Loans reach capacity, prevent graduation

Loans reach capacity, prevent graduation

By Mickalea Manuel, Staff Writer

May 4, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Another school year is winding down. Graduation caps and gown orders have been made and preparations for finals are less than a month away. As people build up the joyous feeling of completion as the semester’s end comes closer, they tend to neglect the amount of debt that also builds. Debt can eve...

‘Asinine’ canons hide sports greatest shows

‘Asinine’ canons hide sports greatest shows

By Xavier Johnson, Assistant Sports Editor

May 4, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The Toronto Raptors defended their home court and ransacked the Philadelphia 76ers in the penultimate game of the 2015-16 NBA season. With five seconds left in the fourth quarter, the Raptors led by 22 points. Norman Powell, the leading scorer on the Raptors with 18 points, secured a steal in the waning s...

Daydreaming shields mind from reality

By Asma Alkrizy, Opinion Editor

April 24, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Allowing my thoughts to wander off into a pleasant journey of reveries has enabled me to explore my creativity and future goals and dreams. But unconsciously, it has gradually made me lose touch with the real world. Daydreaming and fantasizing are defensive mechanisms individuals often use to satisf...

District puts money first

District puts money first

By The Advocate, Editorial Board

April 24, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Student safety is the primary concern of police officers, but obstructive construction, a decentralized Police Services building and lack of surveillance cameras in key locations at Contra Costa College have impeded their mission. While there is not much that can be done to speed up the construction pr...

Acceptance of self removes religious ties

Acceptance of self removes religious ties

By Xavier Johnson, Assistant Sports Editor

April 11, 2016


Filed under Opinion

My journey toward identifying as an atheist is representative of the struggle many teenagers face with self-worth and owning their thoughts and feelings. An atheist is simply one who lacks a belief in any god. I also do not adhere to any religion. However, some atheists may adhere to a s...

Message not received

Message not received

By The Advocate, Editorial Board

April 11, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Communication about upcoming events on campus between faculty, student groups and administrators at Contra Costa College has a tendency to only reach a select audience, or fail altogether. It is perplexing when an event only manages to draw 10 people out of a campus population of more than 6,000. While that...

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