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FC Juarez dominates first half against Oakland Roots, fend off the U.S team

FC Juarez dominates first half against Oakland Roots, fend off the U.S team

By Denis Perez, Creative Director

September 9, 2019

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - The Mexican first division team FC Juarez scored two goals within the first ten minutes of starting the game against the Oakland Roots. The Oakland team later went on to score two goals while giving up another one for a final score of 2-4 during Sunday's friendly international match...

VanderWoude Resigns

VanderWoude Resigns

By Cindy Pantoja, Editor-in-Chief

August 28, 2019

After spending several months on paid administrative leave, Dr. Katrina VanderWoude and the Governing Board of the Contra Costa Community College District reached an agreement that she resign as Contra Costa College president as of Aug. 14. The decision was announced during a special meeting of the...

Science Complex on schedule to completion

Science Complex on schedule to completion

By Daniel Hernandez, Social Media Editor

August 28, 2019

Students can finally expect construction to begin on the new highly anticipated $68.86 million Science Complex coming in the fall semester. Just a year ago, a perimeter fenced off the aged Liberal Arts and Health Sciences buildings for excavators to tear apart the structure. Now, the second phase...

Discounts available for students

Discounts available for students

By Jose Arebalo, Advocate Staff

August 28, 2019

The true cost of attending college is made up of more than just the price of classes and textbooks. Going to class is a commitment that takes away the opportunity to work with that time instead. Because of this, it should come as no surprise that many products and services come at a discounted price...

Coach strives for stability, recruits for upcoming season

Coach strives for stability, recruits for upcoming season

By Denis Perez, Creative Director

August 28, 2019

Coach Ted Steen was hired to revamp the women’s soccer program and from its summer class group, the team has gained two committed players, biology major Sindy Mendoza and psychology major Noemi Gomez. Contra Costa College women’s soccer team is looking to recruit 16 players before its Sept. 27...

President VanderWoude agrees to resign

President VanderWoude  agrees to resign

By Cindy Pantoja, Editor-in-Chief

August 21, 2019

After spending several months on paid administrative leave, Dr. Katrina VanderWoude and the Governing Board of the Contra Costa Community College District have reached an agreement that she resign as Contra Costa College president as of Aug. 14. The decision was announced during a special meeting of th...

Conference celebrates recovery, legacy of growth

Conference celebrates recovery, legacy of growth

By Cindy Pantoja, Editor-in-Chief

June 26, 2019

The Health and Human Services program of Contra Costa College celebrated 20 years of recovery health and transformation with a Psychosocial Spring Conference on May 17 in Fireside Hall. The “From Darkness to Light” lunch and panel discussion focused on depression, the stigma of mental health and h...

State Chancellor visits

State Chancellor visits

By Xavier Johnson, Web Editor

May 15, 2019

A full day of state Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley listening to student, faculty and administrative concerns culminated in a town hall meeting on Monday in GE-225 with an room full of people from throughout the Contra Costa Community College District. As a part of his “listening tour,” which began...

Editorial: Point-blank problems

Editorial: Point-blank problems

By Editorial Board

May 15, 2019

Some 20 years after 13 students were murdered and 24 others suffered injuries in the massacre at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, no concrete plan to ensure student safety has been implemented on any of the nation’s educational campuses. So far this year alone, 15 school shootings on...

Increased role allows Attles to lead squad

Increased role allows Attles to lead squad

By Joel Umanzor, Sports Editor

May 15, 2019

In a national sports climate that emphasizes the flashy, players who are consistent, efficient and exhibit fundamental skills are often overlooked. Sometimes, for those more cerebral players, it takes reaching a level of growth to establish a mark of distinction. For The Advocate’s 2019 Male...

Two-sport athlete finds success

Two-sport athlete finds success

By Efrain Valdez, Sports Editor

May 15, 2019

Being a successful athlete includes doing things that are not comfortable. Teammates respect players who try a new sport or change an on-court or on-field position for the betterment of the team. For two-sport athlete and The Advocate’s 2019 Female Athlete of the Year Larissa Carvalho, stepping...

Leonard McNeil inspires through life work

Leonard McNeil inspires through life work

By Joel Umanzor, Sports Editor

May 15, 2019

After a long battle with prostate cancer, former San Pablo mayor and Contra Costa College adjunct professor of political science Leonard McNeil passed away in his San Pablo home on April 14. A memorial service was held to honor the life of the activist, community leader and educator in the Knox Cente...

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