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San Pablo, CA- CCC President Dr. Tia Robinson-Cooper and her colleagues prepare to formally open the the campus Science Center on Thursday, May 5, 2022. (Photo/Joseph Porrello)

CCC celebrates its new science center with ribbon-cutting ceremony

By Joseph Porrello, Editor-in-Chief May 8, 2022

Administrative leaders, faculty, staff, and students from Contra Costa College, as well as the architects and designers of the campus’ science center, gathered Thursday evening to formally open the building...

Entrance to Fireside Plaza on CCC campus in San Pablo, CA. (Photo/Contra Costa College)

Revived Arts and Lit club to host ‘Festival of the Arts’ at Fireside Plaza

By Joseph Porrello, Editor-in-Chief April 11, 2022

The newly revived Contra Costa College Arts and Literature Club will be hosting a Festival of the Arts Tuesday at Fireside Plaza featuring a variety of activities and performances. Among the festivities...

“Bill & Ted Face the Music” made its way to select theaters and streaming sites Aug. 28, with a production budget of $25 million.

New “Bill & Ted” movie invokes feelings of nostalgia

By Eric Dionne, Advocate Staff September 25, 2020

“Bill & Ted Face the Music” made its way to select theaters and streaming sites Aug. 28. Although the two have been out of commission for the last three decades, the team proved “The Wyld Stallyns”...

Knox Center events for the spring 2020 semester have been cancelled due to Coronavirus concerns.

Drama department cancels spring semester productions

By Xavier Johnson, Web Editor April 25, 2020

Due to the closure of the Contra Costa College as a part of the statewide effort to limit the exponential spread of COVID-19, the drama department canceled its spring productions “We Won't Pay, We Won’t...

Animal Crossing offers a little something for everyone

“Animal Crossing” offers a little something for everyone

By Eric Martinez, Advocate Staff April 25, 2020

From catching bugs to donating to a museum, and everything in between, “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” has a little something for everyone. Commonly abbreviated as “ACNH,” in the latest titular...

TikTok spreads joy in dark times

TikTok spreads joy in dark times

By Evalyn Soungpanya, Advocate Staff April 2, 2020

The coronavirus has taken its toll on everyone. No open movie theaters, restaurants or in-person classes. Some are working from home or doing school from home. It feels like life will not get back to normal...

Hunters is a thoughtful, must-see show

‘Hunters’ is a thoughtful, must-see show

By Luis Lopez, News Editor March 23, 2020

It’s often said two wrongs don’t make a right. However, when the opportunity for revenge presents itself, no matter how long after a wrong is committed, few would have the will to resist taking...

“Sonic the Hedgehog” premiered in theaters on Feb. 14 and is the highest-grossing movie based on a video game, making over $265 million worldwide.

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ earns $265 million at box office

Director Flower displays classic SEGA video game characters
By JoJuan Johnson, Advocate Staff March 4, 2020

In his feature film directorial debut, Jeff Flower brings to life the classic SEGA video game character Sonic the Hedgehog. “Sonic the Hedgehog” has been a hit with audiences, earning a Rotten Tomatoes...

Alison Brie portrays Sarah in the Netflix movie “Horse Girl.” Sarah is a shy, introverted girl who is socially awkward and lives a sad and lonely life. Slowly her mental state begins to deteriorate.

Film portrays painful reality of depression

By Luis Lopez, Advocate Staff March 4, 2020

"Horse Girl” is a psychological thriller on Netflix starring Alison Brie, who tackles psychotic depression through the lead character’s paranoid breakdown. Brie delivers a superb performance that...

Parasite won Best Picture at the Oscars capping off its wildly successful awards season.

“Parasite” masterfully plays with expectations

By Xavier Johnson, Web Editor February 19, 2020

It’s easy to go into powerhouse director Bong Joon-ho’s acclaimed new film “Parasite” feeling cynical. The Korean filmmaker dominated the global film conversation since his film burst onto the...

Drawings and sculptures created by Steven Berndt are pictured from left to right — ceramic baskets, a replica Iron Man mask, a ceramic bowl and a replica of Cobra Jeep from the G.I. Joe franchise. This artwork is available for viewing at the Eddie Rhodes Gallery in A-5.

‘Ambitious’ exhibit explores growth

Multi-faceted showcase shows artistic breadth
By Christian Medina, Advocate Staff February 19, 2020

As a self-taught artist, Steven Berndt is no stranger to the term “Growth”, in fact, the word represents Berndt experience as a student at Contra Costa College. Recalling his work with the tabletop...

Reggie (left) and Collin (right) Edmonds perform a piece at The RichOak Open Mic, one of the sister shows to the Berkeley Poetry Slam, held at The Starry Plough on Feb. 12.

Poets heal through art

By Christian Medina, Advocate Staff February 19, 2020

Berkeley — Wednesday nights are like no other at the Starry Plough Pub, a quaint Irish Pub a few blocks from the Ashby BART Station. The venue has hosted the Berkeley Poetry Slam since 1998 and has...

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