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On May 6, Honors student Angelina Padilla receives her grad pack at the drop-off zone in her family's 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 www.bryanreecephd.com

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 covid19.ca.gov.

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...

Governing Board Trustee Greg Enholm was the subject of an anonymous complaint filed in November 2019. An investigation soon followed with allegations and Board Policy violations.

Enholm questions timing of investigation’s release

By Daniel Hernandez, Social Media Editor November 23, 2020

After an anonymous complaint was filed, the Contra Costa Community College District Governing Board followed through with an investigation against Trustee Greg Enholm over allegations of inappropriate...

Screenshot Social Justice Day Forum Nov. 19, Zoom Teleconference.

4CD student leaders discuss activism and social justice

By Emma Hall, Advocate Staff November 20, 2020

4CD student leaders discuss activism and social justice Student leaders from Contra Costa College, Diablo Valley College, and Los Medanos College gathered virtually Thursday, Nov 19 to speak about their...

Judy Walters and Fernando Sandoval on brink of District Board

Judy Walters and Fernando Sandoval on brink of District Board

By Cindy Pantoja, Editor-in-Chief November 12, 2020

A week after the Nov. 3 General Election, Judy Walters and Fernando Sandoval are projected to win seats on the Contra Costa Community College District Board (4CD). Currently, Vicky Gordon is the trustee...

Fernando Sandoval and Judy Walters are taking the lead in the race for 4CD Governing Board trustees in Wards 5 and 2, beating their incumbent opponents Greg Enholm and Vicki Gordon respectively.

District Board Trustees Gordon and Enholm down big margins in county election

By Emma Hall, Advocate Staff November 6, 2020

Contra Costa Community College District Board challengers Judy Walters and Fernando Sandoval hold strong leads in the race to replace 4CD Board Trustees Vicki Gordon and Greg Enholm, respectively. Contra...

Aman Butt takes home some awards from the 2020 Northern California Forensics Association Fall Tournament for the  CCC Speech and Debate team. Photo of Butt taken from the Talk Hawk Invitational at Los Positas College from Jan. 30 to Feb. 2.

Speech and debate team impresses at virtual tournament

By Abigail Manila, Advocate Staff November 4, 2020

Despite the recent changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Contra Costa College speech and debate team performed exceptionally well in the first tournament of the season. The Northern California...

Opinion: Advocate staff member sickened by Trump’s racist and sexist actions

Opinion: Advocate staff member sickened by Trump’s racist and sexist actions

By Emma Hall, Advocate Staff November 3, 2020

Donald Trump is the current president of the United States running for reelection. Representing the Republican party, Trump wants to terminate the Affordable Care Act, seeks to overturn Roe v. Wade, and...

California 2020  measures: From U to X on the Contra Costa County ballot

California 2020 measures: From U to X on the Contra Costa County ballot

By Carlos Cruz and Aviel Lopez November 3, 2020

Measure U Measure U is a Richmond local ballot initiative that would change the Business License Tax calculation to be based on gross receipts in the City of Richmond. Currently, the tax is calculated...

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