The Advocate

Meetings bring change to commencement and course withdraw policy

Meetings bring change to commencement and course withdraw policy

By Cindy Pantoja, Editor-in-Chief

May 8, 2020

Students’ high hopes of returning to campus for face-to-face instruction for the remainder of the semester crashed after Contra Costa County extended its shelter-in-place order last week. The Contra Costa County Health Department announced in a press release issued April 29 that the seven Bay Area...

County tests residents with symptoms at multiple locations

West County Medical Center Family Physician Alan Siegel, 51, holds a biohazard bag with a test sample while he explains the an information sheet he gave to a patient who came to the West County Medical Center for a coronavirus test in San Pablo Avenue on April 27. The sample will be placed in a chilled cooler and picked up to be delivered to a testing facility.

By Denis Perez, Creative Director

May 8, 2020

The shelter-in-place order issued by California Gov. Gavin Newsom has been extended through May and one of his requirements for the state and Contra Costa County to reopen is that testing must become available to everyone. Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) Public Information Officer Will Harper said t...

Town Hall meeting hacked with child pornography

A group of over 50 students and community members gathered Monday in a virtual Town Hall Meeting to receive the latest campus updates. The meeting was hacked by an unknown individual.

By Cindy Pantoja, Editor-in-Chief

May 6, 2020

The Contra Costa College community was shocked to its core after hackers streamed pornographic images involving a young child during a public Zoom meeting on Monday. A group of over 50 students and community members gathered Monday in a virtual Town Hall Meeting to receive the latest campus updates. Administrators...

CCC Wellness Program offers free therapy to students

CCC Wellness Program offers free therapy to students

By Stacie Guevara, Associate Editor

April 23, 2020

As the global coronavirus pandemic is negatively affecting the well-being and mental health of students, the Wellness Program at Contra Costa College is offering support and services to those in need of help. CCC’s newest mental wellness counselor Kelley Shore said CCC’s Wellness Program offers...

Campus closures create ripple effect amid coronavirus concerns

The Student Dining Hall remains empty as Contra Costa Community College District campuses are closed due to Coronavirus concerns.

By Cindy Pantoja, Editor-in-Chief

March 31, 2020

As the numbers of COVID-19 cases increase every day nationwide, the Contra Costa Community College District enters its third week of campus closures and remote instruction today at its three colleges. Interim Chancellor Gene Huff said the official order from the county is to shelter-in-place until...

Remote student services available

Remote student services available

By Stacie Guevara, Associate Editor

March 31, 2020

Remote instruction and closing of campus, which district Interim Chancellor Eugene Huff announced today will continue through the end of the spring semester, have been affecting Contra Costa College students in a variety of ways. But the people who offer student services want those students to know...

COVID-19 furthers homelessness crisis

A homeless encampment is being clear on March 30, in Berkeley, California, after Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a statewide shelter-in-place order.

By Cindy Pantoja, Editor-in-Chief

March 31, 2020

When California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a statewide shelter-in-place order on March 19, he ordered around 40 million California residents to stay home to help diminish the spread of coronavirus in the state. While social media is bombarded by posts of people who are tired of being indoors for more th...

Music department adapts to learning music at a distance

Music department adapts to learning music at a distance

By Stacie Guevara, Associate Editor

March 30, 2020

Every department at Contra Costa College has canceled events, activities and classes due to the coronavirus pandemic, but none of them seems to be hitting students as hard as the music department, especially their chamber choir — the Contra Costa Singers. With the cancellation of classes at colleges and school...

‘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 action. “Hunters” is Amazon Prime’s premier show, best described as a combination of Academy...

Leadership void leaves student-veterans searching for answers

TeJae Dunnivant is the college’s new veterans’ coordinator this semester after the position remained vacant for nearly a year.

By Cindy Pantoja, Editor-In-Chief

February 19, 2020

Veterans at Contra Costa College again have to experience the hardships of instability after their coordinator was fired two days prior to the beginning of the spring semester. TeJae Dunnivant served as veteran’s coordinator for almost a year and Jan. 14, she received a termination letter without...

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