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San Pablo transforms Library into a modern meeting location

San Pablo transforms Library into a modern meeting location

By Michael Santone, Associate Editor
July 6, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

The San Pablo Library is relocating and upgrading to a 22,000 square foot state-of-the art building at the corner of Church Lane and San Pablo Avenue in San Pablo, Calif. The $8 million project will be Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified green and incorporate a multifuncti...

Ceremony recognizes graduates’ achievements

Ceremony recognizes graduates’ achievements

By Marci Suela, Art Director
May 17, 2017
Filed under Showcase

When sociology major Caroline Watson started her academic career at Contra Costa College in 2014, she was a part-time student balancing her time between school, work and taking care of her one-year-old daughter. “When I started in 2014, I was a part-time student for two semesters because I was raisi...

Retirees bid farewell to college ‘family’

Retirees bid farewell to college ‘family’

By Roxana Amparo, Editor-in-Chief
May 13, 2017
Filed under Showcase

Heartfelt words from friends who, through the years, became like family spread through the walls of the Fireside Hall on May 12 to honor and celebrate the hard work of a group of retirees who spent more than a combined 200 years serving Contra Costa College. Seven faculty and managers, including dental ...

Career technical programs save communities, lives

Career technical programs save communities, lives

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor
May 9, 2017
Filed under Showcase

A lot of people don’t know how much community colleges help ensure public safety by training police officers, nurses and emergency medical workers, Council for a Strong America (CSA) California Office’s Director Susan Bonilla said at a press conference in the Fireside Hall on Monday. But even...

‘May Day’ promotes right to fair wages

‘May Day’ promotes right to fair wages

By Anthony Kinney, News Editor
May 2, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

San Francisco — Hundreds of protesters gathered on Monday in San Francisco’s Justin Herman Plaza to rally in support of America’s immigrant workers on International Workers Day, also known as May Day. Protests erupted around the country to highlight the enormous contributions immigrant workers ha...

Live forum discusses veterans, politics

Live forum discusses veterans, politics

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor
May 2, 2017
Filed under Showcase

Community members, students, and employees participated in a live broadcast of KQED’s two-hour radio call-in show “Forum KQED” which aims to keep Bay Area residents politically informed about local and national issues. People packed GE-225 at Contra Costa College on April 26 for the 9 a.m. broadca...

Ensemble shines in ‘colorful’ play

Ensemble shines in ‘colorful’ play

By Michael Santone, News Editor
May 2, 2017
Filed under Scene, Showcase

A fun and colorful production by the drama department closes out the 2016-17 season with energetic acting and distinct vocals. “Godspell,” directed by Kathryn G. McCarty with musical direction by Luis Zuniga and choreography by Latanya Tigner, is the sole musical of the season. The production sh...

Alumna succeeds, guides academically

Alumna succeeds, guides academically

By Robert Clinton, Opinion Editor
April 25, 2017
Filed under Showcase

To give back to a community that made potential success a reality is the most humanitarian example of character and appreciation a person can provide, specifically, when working to make the lives of everyday people in that community better. At Contra Costa College, students come from all walks of life...

Hitting, inexperience lead Comets to extra innings

Hitting, inexperience lead Comets to extra innings

By Dylan Collier, Assistant Scene Editor
April 25, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Comets (11-25 overall and 6-12 in the Bay Valley Conference) were able to squeeze in a win against visiting Mendocino College (6-12 in the Bay Valley Conference) on Friday behind starting pitcher Casey Edmunds who pitched a complete game, but lost in a four-hour crusade on Saturday. The win on Friday pu...

Culinary department hosts Food and Wine, raises $30,000

Culinary department hosts Food and Wine, raises $30,000

By Dylan Collier, Assistant Scene Editor
April 25, 2017
Filed under Showcase

The college hosted its 10th annual Food and Wine Event on Sunday, outside in the Campus Center Plaza from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The yearly event is held to fund a study abroad trip to Italy for 10 students from the culinary arts department. Approximately $30,000 from ticket sales and auctions were r...

Scholar, mother earns national scholarship

Scholar, mother earns national scholarship

By Roxana Amparo, Editor-in-Chief
April 18, 2017
Filed under Campus Beat, Showcase

Liberal arts, social and behavioral arts major Sasha Graham is one of 55 two-year college students in the nation to receive the $40,000 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship. Through this scholarship, Graham will receive $40,000 per year for three years to complete her undergraduate studies at a four...

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