The Advocate

Acknowledging Africa

Acknowledging Africa

By Jose Arebalo, Scene Editor

December 5, 2018


Filed under Campus Beat, Showcase

Impactful lessons surrounding ancient African artifacts focused on teaching students about diverse histories were shared to a packed lecture hall completely filled with a diverse group of attendees. Manu Ampim, history, anthropology and geography department chairperson, shared his research findings...

Basketball in his blood, NBA in his dreams

Basketball in his blood, NBA in his dreams

By Joel Umanzor, Sports Editor

December 5, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

There are times in life when rehearsal meets opportunity and the process of experience transforms from a mental note to an acquired instinctive reaction — often in high pressure situations. For an athlete, the idea of paying dues and working up the roster to eventually become a starter is an example...

Drama faculty let loose in play

Drama faculty let loose in play

By Luis Lopez, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018


Filed under Scene, Showcase

What do a smoking grandma, a flask swigging Little Red Riding Hood and a tatted up Cinderella have in common? They are all raunchy, rude and crude versions of fairy tales being portrayed in this year’s drama and faculty production. Seeing drama teachers and faculty portraying these racy characters...

Remembering coach Tom Kinnard

Remembering coach Tom Kinnard

By Efrain Valdez, Sports Editor

December 5, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Longevity and charisma are a combination of traits that are not given to an individual, they are acquired by only the finest of people. Former Comet physical education professor and football coach Tom Kinnard was someone who used those characteristics to encourage his co-workers, enlighten the students...

Editorial: Under pressure

Editorial: Under pressure

December 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

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...

Campus closed due to unhealthy air quality

Campus closed due to unhealthy air quality

By Jessica Suico, News Editor

November 16, 2018


Filed under Showcase

After seven days of being blanketed by smoke from the Camp Fire, now the deadliest wildfire in state history, Contra Costa College waited until late Thursday afternoon to suspend the remaining classes for the day and cancel all of Friday’s classes. As the Air Quality Index (AQI) hovered between 1...

Campus concerns spur decision to suspend candidate selections

Campus concerns spur decision to suspend candidate selections

By Michael Santone, Editor-In-Chief

November 14, 2018


Filed under Showcase

In the midst of the #MeToo inspired backlash from the campus community, Contra Costa College President Katrina VanderWoude announced her decision Friday to discontinue the search for a vice president of student services. The cancellation comes after the nationwide hunt exposed flaws in the district’s...

USS Hornet Museum honors WWI soldiers

USS Hornet Museum honors WWI soldiers

By Efrain Valdez, Sports Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under Campus Beat, Showcase

ALAMEDA — On the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, the USS Hornet here played host to a range of veterans who spanned generations during the Veterans Day celebration on Sunday. The free event, which ran from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., featured special presentations and ceremonies that included...

Volleyball ends season with a loss

Volleyball ends season with a loss

By Xavier Johnson, Web Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

In front of a packed crowd for Sophomore Night, the volleyball team lost its last game of the season in straight sets to Yuba College (10-11 overall and 9-5 in the Bay Valley Conference) in the Gymnasium Nov. 7. Middle blocker Makaya Thomas, libero Delaine Baca, outside hitter Victoria Matue, right...

Tale of recovery conveys wide range of intense emotions

Tale of recovery conveys wide range of intense emotions

By Gabriel Quiroz, News Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under Scene, Showcase

Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome is a major issue that plagues veterans and can sometimes lead to addiction and problems for which many don’t seek help. “Water by The Spoonful,” directed by Angelina LaBarre, captures these mental health issues with a unique perspective that gives audiences a glimpse...

VP finalists have background of sexual assault

VP finalists have background of sexual assault

By Michael Santone, Editor-In-Chief

November 7, 2018


Filed under Campus Beat, Showcase

It wasn’t long after the names of the five finalists for the vice president of student services position were announced that the campus community sank into silent outrage fueled by the courage of women in the #MeToo movement. The nationwide search, which was conducted by the Contra Costa College President’s...

The Student Voice Of Contra Costa College, San Pablo, Calif.
Showcase