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

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

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(FILE PHOTO) President Mojdeh Mehdizadeh speaks to members of audience, answering questions about her platform during the presidential forum on March 3, 2016 in the Knox Center.

4CD board closer to electing permanent chancellor

By Brenda Maldonado, Editor in Chief September 13, 2023

Several months ago, Contra Costa Community College District’s governing board announced the search for a permanent Chancellor.  According to district leaders, the search has closed and the district...

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DVC track coach and professor charged with human trafficking

By Brenda Maldonado, Editor in Chief September 12, 2023

A Diablo Valley College faculty member is currently facing nine felony charges for human trafficking, pandering, pimping, and other charges related to sexual assaults. According to a press release from...

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CCC students can now become aerospace scholars at NASA

By Brenda Maldonado, Staff Writer May 17, 2023

Late last year, Contra Costa College was selected by NASA to be the only community college in Northern California to be a part of the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholar Program (NCAS). Now, college...

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Is music changing U.S. culture?

By Uma Mazar, Staff Editor May 16, 2023

Latin American music has been part of the U.S. culture for decades, but its rise in the country has been more noticeable in recent years.  Just a few weeks ago, Bad Bunny was a headliner at Coachella,...

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CCC graduation ceremonies return to the Richmond Memorial Auditorium

By Brenda Maldonado, Staff Writer April 18, 2023
For the first time since the start of the pandemic, graduation for Contra Costa College students will be at the city-owned auditorium.
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...

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...

Capping Insulin Costs: Band-Aiding a Much Bigger Issue

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...

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