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Sophomore guard John Wade ll shoots a mid range jump shot over a Butte College defender in San Pablo on Tuesday, Dec. 7. (Photo/Joseph Porrello)

Resiliency shown by Comets in latest victory

Missing key players and having to regain their form after over two weeks without playing, the men’s basketball team would not be denied
By Joseph Porrello, Staff Writer December 10, 2021

The Comets men’s basketball team got the better of Butte College in San Pablo on Tuesday night after a long sixteen-day stretch without playing a game. After their victory against Gavilan College...

Comets players celebrate victory by gathering around the trophy they just earned in San Pablo on Saturday Dec. 4, 2021. (Photo/Joseph Porrello)

Comets football caps off stellar season, finishing undefeated at home

After slow start, Comets knock off rust and come roaring back in second half
By Joseph Porrello, Staff Writer December 8, 2021

In a hard-fought season finale, the Comets defeated Foothill College 28-19 Saturday in the Chris Pappas Bowl in San Pablo. “We didn’t play the way I think we were capable of playing, but at the...

Comets freshman guard Miles Lewis battles for a loose ball amongst three Cabrillo College players on Nov. 16, 2021. (Photo/Joseph Porrello)

Basketball team shines in home opener, stays undefeated

The Comets may have been undersized in terms of height, but not in terms of heart and hustle
By Joseph Porrello, Staff Writer November 18, 2021

The Comets’ men’s basketball team took down Cabrillo College in their first home game of the season Tuesday evening, improving their overall record to 4-0 in what was a hard fought, up-and-down battle...

Comets players celebrate a touchdown on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021 (Photo/Joseph Porrello)

Football team gets back on track with statement win

Coming out out the gate firing on all cylinders, the Comets never seized control of the game
By Joseph Porrello, Staff Writer November 9, 2021

The Comets defeated winless Yuba College for their last regular season home game in a shellacking on Saturday in San Pablo, with the final score being 55-3. “This game was about getting our minds...

A Mendocino College defender fails to stop a goal from being scored by the Comets, as their goalie can only watch, on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021 in San Pablo (Photo/Joseph Porrello)

Comets soccer wins at home, loses on the road

So far, the Comets have not allowed a conference opponent to leave San Pablo with a win
By Joseph Porrello, Staff writer November 5, 2021

After having a week off, the Comets men’s soccer team earned a much desired win on their home pitch in San Pablo last Friday.  “I always tell the guys, we’re in search of a feeling, the feeling...

Midfielder Javier Villa tries to create some offense for the Comets against the Marin College Mariners in San Pablo, Calif., at Contra Costa College, on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021. (Photo/Joseph Porrello)

After pandemic shutdown, Comets sports return to life 

By Joseph Porrello , Staff Writer November 3, 2021

Sports programs at Contra Costa College are beginning to move toward normalcy again after nearly two years, albeit with some new restrictions.  Interviews last month with athletic department leaders...

Contra Costa College students must get COVID-19 vaccines to return to campus 

By Savannah Serrano, Staff writer November 1, 2021

All Contra Costa College students who want to come to campus next semester for spring 2022 will need to be vaccinated, according to an announcement posted on the school's website, which also said that...

On May 6, Honors student Angelina Padilla receives her grad pack at the drop-off zone in her familys 1957 Chevrolet, decorated with flags and a big bow. (From left to right) Larry Womack, David De La Cruz, Jason Cifra, Dennis Franco and Kate Weinstein distribute grad packs to students .

Graduation to Celebrate Students Virtually

By Daniel Hernandez, Editor-In-Chief May 20, 2021

For the second year in a row, Contra Costa College will celebrate the accomplishments of its decorated students with a virtual graduation ceremony. Links to, and information about, the ceremony can...

Patients enter the Student Lounge to check in for their vaccine appointments on Jan. 25. Contra Costa Health Services has taken over the Student Lounge, the Student Dining Room and the Fireside Hall to be used as stations for the vaccine clinic.

COVID-19 Vaccines Administered On Campus

By Daniel Hernandez, Editor-in-Chief May 6, 2021

In the nationwide effort to end the COVID-19 pandemic, Contra Costa County Health Services has teamed up with the District Office to open a vaccination clinic on campus at Contra Costa College. The clinic...

District chancellor Bryan Reece. Picture courtesy of

Minding the Gap

New 4CD Chancellor Bryan Reece has known hardship, which motivates him to close the equity gap
By Evalyn Soungpanya, Advocate Staff December 9, 2020

Taking office as Contra Costa Community College District (4CD) permanent chancellor in early November, Dr. Bryan Reece has come a long way from being a dairy hand in the 1980s. Reece was born in Norwalk,...

Women for Justice in Latin America, a  collective formed by UC Berkeley students and community leaders, protest against femicide at UC Berkeley in Upper Sproul Plaza in solidarity with #UnDiaSinNosotras on March 9.

The ‘Shadow Pandemic’: Violence against women and girls during COVID-19

By Cindy Pantoja, Editor-in-Chief November 25, 2020

While the world works overdrive to fight against the current pandemic, the fight against women's violence is losing momentum as the number of battered women increases. UN Women – the United Nations...

Contra Costa County is placed under purple tier restrictions as California faces a surge in COVID-19 cases. The latest statisctics come from the state of California from

COVID-19 update: Contra Costa County falls back to Purple Tier status

By Christian Medina, Advocate Staff November 24, 2020

The State of California is once again shutting down as California Governor Gavin Newsom announced a modified stay-at-home order on Nov. 19, affecting roughly 94% of the state as counties have fallen back...

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