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Campus concerns spur decision to suspend candidate selections

Campus concerns spur decision to suspend candidate selections

By Michael Santone, Editor-In-Chief

November 14, 2018


Filed under Showcase

In the midst of the #MeToo inspired backlash from the campus community, Contra Costa College President Katrina VanderWoude announced her decision Friday to discontinue the search for a vice president of student services. The cancellation comes after the nationwide hunt exposed flaws in the district’s...

USS Hornet Museum honors WWI soldiers on board battle ship

USS Hornet Museum honors WWI soldiers on board battle ship

By Efrain Valdez, Sports Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under Campus Beat, Showcase

ALAMEDA — On the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, the USS Hornet here played host to a range of veterans who spanned generations during the Veterans Day celebration on Sunday. The free event, which ran from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., featured special presentations and ceremonies that included...

Volleyball ends season with a loss

Volleyball ends season with a loss

By Xavier Johnson, Web Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

In front of a packed crowd for Sophomore Night, the volleyball team lost its last game of the season in straight sets to Yuba College (10-11 overall and 9-5 in the Bay Valley Conference) in the Gymnasium Nov. 7. Middle blocker Makaya Thomas, libero Delaine Baca, outside hitter Victoria Matue, right...

Tale of recovery conveys wide range of intense emotions

Tale of recovery conveys wide range of intense emotions

By Gabriel Quiroz, News Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under Scene, Showcase

Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome is a major issue that plagues veterans and can sometimes lead to addiction and problems for which many don’t seek help. “Water by The Spoonful,” directed by Angelina LaBarre, captures these mental health issues with a unique perspective that gives audiences a glimpse...

VP finalists have background of sexual assault

VP finalists have background of sexual assault

By Michael Santone, Editor-In-Chief

November 7, 2018


Filed under Campus Beat, Showcase

It wasn’t long after the names of the five finalists for the vice president of student services position were announced that the campus community sank into silent outrage fueled by the courage of women in the #MeToo movement. The nationwide search, which was conducted by the Contra Costa College President’s...

Domestic violence cases up on campus

Domestic violence cases up on campus

By Joel Umanzor, Sports Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under Campus Beat, Showcase

The annual Campus Crime Awareness Report for the Contra Costa Community College District was released in October. This year’s report for Contra Costa College shows an uptick in domestic violence, dating violence, burglary and aggravated assault on campus. Domestic violence and dating violence are...

Finding recovery through community

Finding recovery through community

By Jose Arebola, Scene Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under Scene, Showcase

An impactful story set around family and community struggles in the digital age graces the stage beginning Friday and continues through Nov. 18 at the John and Jean Knox Performing Arts Center. “Water by the Spoonful,” written by Quiara Alegria-Hudes, traces the stories of multiple characters connected...

Bi-annual Club Rush shows students’ group spirit

Bi-annual Club Rush shows students’ group spirit

By Cindy Pantoja, Opinion Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under Campus Beat, Showcase

A large crowd of students attracted by an enormous inflatable miniature golf course and performance stage gathered outside of Fireside Hall on Oct. 31 for Club Rush. Work for the clubs started early that morning and by 8:30 a.m., club members began decorating their tables and the early signs of the...

Undocumented existence

Undocumented existence

By Denis Perez, Creative Director

October 24, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Spotlight

Contra Costa College’s undocumented immigrant community is prideful about its heritage, its history and its people. The Advocate recognizes the efforts of the multitudes of groups who work to effect change on campus and outside of it. Many in the campus community participated in a week-long event...

Horror sequel revives iconic franchise

Horror sequel revives iconic franchise

By Michael Santone, Editor-In-Chief

October 24, 2018


Filed under Scene, Showcase

Nothing screams that time of the year more than the iconic masked serial killer Michael Myers, who returns to the big screen in “Halloween,” directed by David Gordon Green. With its release on Friday, the film broke box office and franchise records by grossing $33.3 million on that opening day. The...

A passion for the homeless, hungry

A passion for the homeless, hungry

By Jose Arebola, Staff Writer

October 24, 2018


Filed under Campus Beat, Showcase

The Bay Area has a multitude of inhumane problems facing it amid unprecedented growth. However, this growth isn’t spreading resources to everyone. Even as local governments try to find solutions, homelessness has been a constant problem for many people struggling to make ends meet in California. There...

Vengeful spirit seeks bloody retribution

Vengeful spirit seeks bloody retribution

By Gabriel Quiroz, Staff Writer

October 24, 2018


Filed under Scene, Showcase

Attention to detail would be an understatement when referring to the drama department’s recently closed original ghost story production of “Vengeance: A Ghost Story.” The story, inspired by a Chinese play, recounts the life of a family of five on an annual trip that entangles a birthday with a...

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