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Campus closures create ripple effect amid coronavirus concerns

Campus closures create ripple effect amid coronavirus concerns

By Cindy Pantoja, Editor-in-Chief

March 31, 2020

As the numbers of COVID-19 cases increase every day nationwide, the Contra Costa Community College District enters its third week of campus closures and remote instruction today at its three colleges. Interim Chancellor Gene Huff said the official order from the county is to shelter-in-place until...

Remote student services available

Remote student services available

By Stacie Guevara, Associate Editor

March 31, 2020

Remote instruction and closing of campus, which district Interim Chancellor Eugene Huff announced today will continue through the end of the spring semester, have been affecting Contra Costa College students in a variety of ways. But the people who offer student services want those students to know...

Undocumented workers are forgotten during coronavirus pandemic

Undocumented workers are forgotten during coronavirus pandemic

By Luis Lopez, News Editor

March 31, 2020

“This is horrible. Today your father and sister got laid off from work indefinitely.” This is the text I received from my mother on Friday, not even two weeks into the quarantine. Apparently, their bosses/managers believed it would be better to lay off my family members from their jobs rather...

Music department adapts to learning music at a distance

Music department adapts to learning music at a distance

By Stacie Guevara, Associate Editor

March 30, 2020

Every department at Contra Costa College has canceled events, activities and classes due to the coronavirus pandemic, but none of them seems to be hitting students as hard as the music department, especially their chamber choir — the Contra Costa Singers. With the cancellation of classes at colleges and school...

‘Hunters’ is a thoughtful, must-see show

‘Hunters’ is a thoughtful, must-see show

By Luis Lopez, News Editor

March 23, 2020

It’s often said two wrongs don’t make a right. However, when the opportunity for revenge presents itself, no matter how long after a wrong is committed, few would have the will to resist taking action. “Hunters” is Amazon Prime’s premier show, best described as a combination of Academy...

Leadership void leaves student-veterans searching for answers

Leadership void leaves student-veterans searching for answers

By Cindy Pantoja, Editor-In-Chief

February 19, 2020

Veterans at Contra Costa College again have to experience the hardships of instability after their coordinator was fired two days prior to the beginning of the spring semester. TeJae Dunnivant served as veteran’s coordinator for almost a year and Jan. 14, she received a termination letter without...

Speech team’s verbal dexterity recognized

Speech team’s verbal dexterity recognized

By Cindy Pantoja, Editor-in-Chief

February 19, 2020

With some of its top performers returning to competition, the speech team stood poised to resume amassing a collection of accolades, this time in the first tournament of the spring. The Contra Costa College speech and debate team was awarded multiple awards during the Talk Hawk Invitational speech tour...

Poets heal through art

Poets heal through art

By Christian Medina, Advocate Staff

February 19, 2020

Berkeley — Wednesday nights are like no other at the Starry Plough Pub, a quaint Irish Pub a few blocks from the Ashby BART Station. The venue has hosted the Berkeley Poetry Slam since 1998 and has seen its fair share of well-known poets & their contemporaries, however, in recent years the longest r...

Dreamers Conference focused on undocumented issues, aid to resources

Dreamers Conference focused on undocumented issues, aid to resources

By Luis Lopez, News Editor

February 19, 2020

As a sign of support to the areas undocumented residents, efforts are being made to create easier pathways to resources and help. In a show of support, the Dreamers Alliance of Contra Costa College will host a Dreamers Conference from 8:30 a.m to 2 p.m in the Campus Center Plaza and Fireside Hall. The...

Festivities culminate at heritage night

Festivities culminate at heritage night

By JoJuan Johnson, Advocate Staff

February 19, 2020

On February 13, 2020, The African American Studies department hosted an African Heritage Month Celebration at the John Jean & Knox Performing Arts Center for an evening of enlighten and entertaining performances. EOPS/CARE and CalWORKS Manager George Mills, who was in charge of welcoming and in...

Interim chancellor chosen

Interim chancellor chosen

By Jose Arebalo, News Editor

February 10, 2020

For the short term, the district Governing Board has chosen an experienced, familiar face to fill in as chancellor while the search for a permanent replacement for former chancellor Fred Wood continues. Interim Chancellor Eugene Huff has a successful record of 19 years within the Contra Costa Community...

Construction advances into drilling phase

Construction advances into drilling phase

By Cindy Pantoja, Editor-in-Chief

February 10, 2020

Construction on stage two of the $68 million state-of-the-art Science Complex will soon be underway. The college district awarded BHM Construction the task of laying the foundation for the new building. During initial planning for the project, construction of the complex was planned to be done...

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