The Student Voice Of Contra Costa College, San Pablo, Calif.

The Advocate

The Student Voice Of Contra Costa College, San Pablo, Calif.

The Advocate

The Student Voice Of Contra Costa College, San Pablo, Calif.

The Advocate

Over 140 corona-exposed patients were taken to Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield and released after a 14-day quarantine on March 2. The first case of COVID-19 in the U.S. appeared in Solano County. Dozens of cases have been reported and hundreds of health care workers are asked to self-contain.

CCC staff, students no longer required to submit proof of vaccination

By Asia Butts, Staff Writer December 7, 2022

Students, faculty, and visitors at Contra Costa College will no longer have to provide proof that they are vaccinated to get on campus starting in January. The Contra Costa Community College District...

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Alex Garland’s innovative new film is a masterpiece

By Uma Mazar, Staff Editor December 7, 2022

Reviewing a film like "Men" can be challenging, as it often provokes visceral reactions. Most people will not find filmmaker Alex Garland's new film to be a disappointment. Not in vain is it a self-conscious...

UC Berkeley student Jack Gil (left) holds up an LGBTQ+ flag in front of UC Berkeleys Wheeler Hall.

The U.S. needs more LGBTQ+ education

By Uma Mazar, Staff Editor December 7, 2022

The U.S. is considered by many standards an LGBTQ+-friendly country, but it is also ranked third worldwide for the murder of trans people, according to the Trans Murder Monitoring Project. Just a few weeks...

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New laws aim to get California community college students to graduation faster

By Uma Mazar, Staff Editor December 5, 2022

Two pieces of legislation signed recently by Gov. Gavin Newsom aim to increase graduation or transfer rates and cancel student debt for students at California community colleges. One bill recently signed...

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CCC hosts planetarium show in celebration of Native American Heritage Month

By Brenda Maldonado, Staff Writer November 28, 2022

November is National Native American Heritage Month and Contra Costa College’s astronomy professor Jon Celesia hosted a planetarium show in celebration of the month. After many years of not directing...

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Capping Insulin Costs: Band-Aiding a Much Bigger Issue

By Alyssa Earnest, Staff Editor November 28, 2022

The U.S. Senate has passed the Inflation Reduction Act, which allows Medicare to negotiate with pharmaceutical companies about insulin prices. Starting in 2023, insulin will be capped at $35 per month....

San Pablo, CA- CCC President Dr. Tia Robinson-Cooper and her colleagues prepare to formally open the the campus Science Center on Thursday, May 5, 2022. (Photo/Joseph Porrello)

CCC celebrates its new science center with ribbon-cutting ceremony

By Joseph Porrello, Editor-in-Chief May 8, 2022

Administrative leaders, faculty, staff, and students from Contra Costa College, as well as the architects and designers of the campus’ science center, gathered Thursday evening to formally open the building...

Entrance to Fireside Plaza on CCC campus in San Pablo, CA. (Photo/Contra Costa College)

Revived Arts and Lit club to host ‘Festival of the Arts’ at Fireside Plaza

By Joseph Porrello, Editor-in-Chief April 11, 2022

The newly revived Contra Costa College Arts and Literature Club will be hosting a Festival of the Arts Tuesday at Fireside Plaza featuring a variety of activities and performances. Among the festivities...

Kaun Green and his family pose for a photo after a Comets football game in San Pablo (Photo/Pointer&Buena)

Contra Costa student and star football player in recovery after shooting

By Joseph Porrello, Editor-in-Chief March 31, 2022

Before waking hours on March 27, Contra Costa College student K’aun Green was shot by a San Jose police officer and remains hospitalized after undergoing emergency surgery for his injuries. “It’s...

SAN PABLO, CA, March, 24- Comets third baseman Angel Carson tags out a Storm runner trying too steal third base in the second inning of Thursdays game. (Photo/Joseph Porrello)

Baseball team loses fifth straight game as pitching struggles continue

By Joseph Porrello, Editor-in-Chief March 26, 2022

After a brief three-game winning streak, the Comets have been finding wins difficult to come by, and that trend continued Thursday afternoon in San Pablo when they were defeated by Napa Valley College...

Comets display grit, hang on to win tight game at home

Comets display grit, hang on to win tight game at home

By Joseph Porrello, Editor-in-Chief March 13, 2022

On March 10, the Comets baseball team beat Yuba College 6-5 in San Pablo for their third consecutive victory, defending their home field in each of the three wins. “We’re taking it one game at a...

Sophomore guard John Wade ll shoots a mid range jump shot over a Butte College defender in San Pablo on Tuesday, Dec. 7. (Photo/Joseph Porrello)

Resiliency shown by Comets in latest victory

By Joseph Porrello, Staff Writer December 10, 2021

The Comets men’s basketball team got the better of Butte College in San Pablo on Tuesday night after a long sixteen-day stretch without playing a game. After their victory against Gavilan College...

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