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Effects of domestic violence are long-lasting

Effects of domestic violence are long-lasting

By Roxana Amparo, Associate Editor

December 11, 2017


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The National Domestic Hotline receives an average of 22,000 calls per month. That is about 264,000 calls a year to report domestic violence. Domestic violence is violent or aggressive behavior within the home, involving the abuse of a partner while in an intimate relationship. The psychological, em...

Rough upbringing builds character, heart in guard

By Drew Thomas, Advocate Staff

December 11, 2017


Filed under Spotlight

Sports help athletes put their focus on something constructive and are therapeutic for those who didn’t have a normal life growing up. Comet sophomore guard Steven Evans brings with him a hard-working mentality and versatility that fits the Comet basketball culture. Evans grew up idolizing for Los ...

Talks offer false solutions

Talks offer false solutions

By Ryan Geller, News Editor

December 11, 2017


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Industrialized nations are holding back climate leadership by women, indigenous peoples and developing nations because they are unwilling to pay reparations for the social and environmental damage caused by industrial greed. The COP23 or the 23rd Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework...

San Pablo tree lighting ignites community joy

San Pablo tree lighting ignites community joy

By Gabriel Quiroz, Advocate Staff

December 8, 2017


Filed under Spotlight

SAN PABLO — The city of San Pablo had its annual Tree Lighting at City Hall Friday from 6-7:30 p.m. with well over 400 people in attendance. The event is the city’s second largest of the year, next to its 4th of July celebration because they’re one of the few cities to still have fireworks. The ev...

English professor Dickson Lam reveals passion for teaching

English professor Dickson Lam reveals passion for teaching

By Alondra Gallardo, Opinion Editor

December 8, 2017


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English professor Dickson Lam has always wanted to make an impact on the world and believed the best way to do so was to become a teacher. Lam first went to the City College of San Francisco and earned his associate degree, then received his bachelor’s in ethnic studies from UC Berkeley. He went o...

Music, creativity drive passion

Music, creativity drive passion

By Gabriel Quiroz, Advocate Staff

December 7, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Spotlight

Everyone loves music — listening to, playing and singing it. Although many enjoy being a part of it, few can turn it into something that supports them or even keeps it as a significant part of their life. However, there are those creative, determined and practiced few who can. Ninoangelo Lastimosa is...

Photography gallery showcases talent, progress in students

Photography gallery showcases talent, progress in students

By Louis Cano, Assistant Photo-Editor

November 17, 2017


Filed under Scene, Showcase, Spotlight

The Eddie Rhodes gallery is known for hosting professional artists, but currently, photography students have been given the opportunity to display their photos outside of the classroom — for the campus community to enjoy. Varied photos expressing the diverse perspectives of student-photographers can ...

Leader manifests solidarity through religious awareness

Leader manifests solidarity through religious awareness

By Michael Santone, Associate Editor

November 14, 2017


Filed under Campus Beat, Showcase, Spotlight

It can feel as if the world has been placed on your shoulders when navigating life in a country that labels you, your culture and your religion as the enemy. When being constantly bombarded by distorted notions that portray your innate way of living as dangerous or evil, one’s very existence become...

Rapping, music unifies four teenagers in coming of age tale

Rapping, music unifies four teenagers in coming of age tale

By Xavier Johnson, Scene Editor

November 7, 2017


Filed under Spotlight

A hip-hop theater production telling a coming of age story of three teens with the integration of hip-hop’s deep history opens this weekend to continue the drama department’s theater season. “How We Got On” opens Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m. with other show times Nov. 17-18 at 7:30, and Su...

U.S. obsessed with processed food

U.S. obsessed with processed food

By Michael Santone, Associate Editor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Spotlight

Over the last 100 years the rise in processed food has gripped America in a choke-hold of manufactured nourishment that has led to convenient but unhealthy eating choices. Saturating grocery stores and household food necessities with added sugars, flavors and preservatives, these products of clinical...

Embracing confidence, self-admiration

Embracing  confidence, self-admiration

By Michael Santone, Associate Editor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Spotlight

In today’s society the definition of beauty has been warped by unattainably high standards and lies that spread false ideas of what constitutes the perfect outward appearance and what it means to be beautiful. For those who struggle with the notion of the “perfect” physical features, such as height a...

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