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Learning Center vandalized

Learning Center vandalized

By Fatima Carrasco, Advocate Staff

December 11, 2019

On the morning of Nov. 26, calls to law enforcement began reporting vandalism to the Early Learning Center and also several vehicles near the building on the Contra Costa College campus. With a shattered window and glass shards sprawled on the concrete, Police Services decided to close the building...

Energetic, funny production transforms Knox Center stage

Energetic, funny production transforms Knox Center stage

By Jose Arebalo, News Editor

December 11, 2019

A short-but-sweet drama department showing of a uniquely produced show shared a hysterical story of change and exploration at the Knox Center for four performances this past weekend, Thursday through Sunday. In a move that brought audiences a new experience, the play was performed in a curtained off...

Tumultuous soccer season concludes

Tumultuous soccer season concludes

By Luis Cortes, Sports Editor

December 11, 2019

The start of the 2019 men’s soccer season was not a good one. It began with the firing of former coach Nikki Ferguson, which prompted the departure of many prominent players. The move came on the heels of a decision by Athletic Director John Wade to cancel two pivotal games against Merritt College...

Positivity absorbed in the D-line

Positivity absorbed in the D-line

By Luis Cortes, Sports Editor

December 11, 2019

For many people, sports is a haven that doesn’t simply offer a mental escape. It’s a thing you do to stay out of trouble. This is the case for sophomore linebacker R.J. Kobe Ma’Ae, who, when he was 3 years old, relocated from Honolulu, Hawaii to Tacoma, Washington with his mother and three other...

Ann Coulter speaks at UC Berkeley despite heavy protest lines blocking attendees

Ann Coulter speaks at UC Berkeley despite heavy protest lines blocking attendees

By Denis Perez, Creative Director

November 21, 2019

Hundreds of protesters mobilized to block the entrances of Wheeler Hall at UC Berkeley in hopes of turning away attendees of Ann Coulter’s speaking event yesterday. The scheduled 9 p.m. speech was delayed as attendees struggled to get through the human barricade protesters erected around Wh...

Bell meets with campus in Fireside Hall

Bell meets with campus in Fireside Hall

By Cindy Pantoja, Editor-in-Chief

November 20, 2019

After months of unstable leadership, Contra Costa College now has Dr. Damon A. Bell as interim president and, hopefully, the person who will guide the campus to more stable ground. CCC has been functioning without a president and vice president since May. The Governing Board approved Bell’s just...

Wood hastens retirement

Wood hastens retirement

By Cindy Pantoja, Editor-in-Chief

November 20, 2019

Months after announcing plans for an end-of-March 2020 retirement, district Chancellor Fred Wood again shocked the Contra Costa Community College District (CCCCD) community when he announced plans to vacate his post three months sooner than expected. Dr. Wood initially made shock waves when he announced...

Symposium educates black males

Symposium educates black males

By Jose Arebalo, News Editor

November 20, 2019

Inspiration and care filled the campus as professionals from the African American community spoke to students about the importance and possibilities made available through the college experience. The African American Male Symposium featured presentations on three subjects — financial literacy, a...

Bell fills interim position

Bell fills interim position

By Jose Arebalo, News Editor

November 13, 2019

The hiring process for administrative positions on campus has been a disaster in previous years as large gaps in the system allowed candidates to be considered who do not accurately reflect what the campus community wants. This time around there has been a spirit of inclusivity fostered from the district...

Trailblazing effort brings Frida Kahlo’s story to life

Trailblazing effort brings Frida Kahlo’s story to life

By Jose Arebalo, News Editor

November 13, 2019

A young actress seamlessly embodied the soul of Frida Kahlo as the drama department put on the world premiere of an emotionally explosive biographical play that gave audiences a glimpse into the heartbreak surrounding the life of the eclectic artist. In a performance that allowed the story to play...

Squad loses on sophomore day

Squad loses on sophomore day

By Cindy Pantoja, Editor-in-Chief

November 13, 2019

Despite making gains on a one-win 2018 season, this year’s football team failed to reach the expectations players and coaches set for themselves this season. The season ended for the Comets (2-8 overall and 1-4 in the Pacific 7 Conference) with a 30-9 loss to Yuba College Saturday at Comet Stadium. Comet...

Public speaks up at forums

Public speaks up at forums

By Stacie Guevara, Scene Editor

November 13, 2019

On Oct. 25, four candidates for the position of interim president of Contra Costa College visited Fireside Hall for a forum hosted by the Academic Senate and the Classified Senate of CCC. From 8 a.m. to noon, staff, students and community members alike gathered to watch and listen to Dr. Damon Bell,...

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