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Comets freshman guard Miles Lewis battles for a loose ball amongst three Cabrillo College players on Nov. 16, 2021. (Photo/Joseph Porrello)

Basketball team shines in home opener, stays undefeated

The Comets may have been undersized in terms of height, but not in terms of heart and hustle
By Joseph Porrello, Staff Writer November 18, 2021

The Comets’ men’s basketball team took down Cabrillo College in their first home game of the season Tuesday evening, improving their overall record to 4-0 in what was a hard fought, up-and-down battle...

Comets players celebrate a touchdown on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021 (Photo/Joseph Porrello)

Football team gets back on track with statement win

Coming out out the gate firing on all cylinders, the Comets never seized control of the game
By Joseph Porrello, Staff Writer November 9, 2021

The Comets defeated winless Yuba College for their last regular season home game in a shellacking on Saturday in San Pablo, with the final score being 55-3. “This game was about getting our minds...

Head Coach Otis Yelverton addresses his Comets football team after a victory against Foothill College, as their team saunters to the locker room, In San Pablo, Calif., at Contra Costa College on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. (Photo/Joseph Porrello)

Golden Eagles break Comets’ undefeated streak

The Contra Costa College football team stayed undefeated until last weekend
By Joseph Porrello , Staff Writer November 4, 2021

The Contra Costa College football team is having an amazing season, staying undefeated with a win on Oct. 23 against the formidable Foothill College in San Pablo for the Comet’s homecoming game before...

Midfielder Javier Villa tries to create some offense for the Comets against the Marin College Mariners in San Pablo, Calif., at Contra Costa College, on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021. (Photo/Joseph Porrello)

After pandemic shutdown, Comets sports return to life 

By Joseph Porrello , Staff Writer November 3, 2021

Sports programs at Contra Costa College are beginning to move toward normalcy again after nearly two years, albeit with some new restrictions.  Interviews last month with athletic department leaders...

How Contra Costa students, staff are adjusting to a post-COVID campus life

By Jo Bruno, Staff Writer November 2, 2021

A year and a half after COVID brought school operations to a halt, students, instructors and staff are working their way back to business-as-usual. While almost everyone has learned how to cope with...

District chancellor Bryan Reece. Picture courtesy of www.bryanreecephd.com

Minding the Gap

New 4CD Chancellor Bryan Reece has known hardship, which motivates him to close the equity gap
By Evalyn Soungpanya, Advocate Staff December 9, 2020

Taking office as Contra Costa Community College District (4CD) permanent chancellor in early November, Dr. Bryan Reece has come a long way from being a dairy hand in the 1980s. Reece was born in Norwalk,...

Health and Human Services offer guidance for students

Health and Human Services offer guidance for students

By Stacie Guevara, Associate Editor April 7, 2020

Many Contra Costa College students are struggling with the newly implemented remote instruction, and health and human services (HHS) major Kristin Lobos is no exception. As a breast cancer survivor, single...

Ninoangelo Lastimosa collaborated with drama professor Carlos-Manuel Chavarria on the music composition for the play “Frida Kahlo: The Artist; The Woman.”

Musician awarded for dramatic composition

By Stacie Guevara, Associate Editor March 4, 2020

Music major Ninoangelo Lastimosa has been awarded third place for Sound Design — Meritorious Achievement for original sound/music composition and realized sound design for his work on drama department...

Multi-dimensional art student Steven Bernt presents his multi-faceted artwork entitled “Growth” is presently being shown in the Eddie Rhodes Gallery in A-5.

Internal drive fuels artistic creativity

By Cindy Pantoja, Editor-in-Chief March 4, 2020

Contra Costa College students are known to strive for greatness, and artist Steven Berndt is no exception. Berndt has always been interested in creating art out of different materials and combining...

Information that spots that places in California where cases of the novel coronavirus have appeared with information up to date on March 3, 2020. Sourced by the Los Angeles Times.

Coronavirus sparks nationwide concern

By Jose Arebalo, Scene Editor March 4, 2020

A new virus is spreading across the globe at such a rapid rate that scientists have hardly had any time to learn about it. The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is thought to spread person-to-person...

Dr. Sandra Castillo-Alward is one of Contra Costa College’s most treasured professors and has now retired after over 35 years as a nursing professor, program director and friendly face around campus. Dr. Castillo-Alward has retired for the second and final time after cherishing her time here.

Acclaimed nursing professor retires

By Stacie Guevara, News Editor February 19, 2020

Dr. Sandra Castillo-Alward is one of Contra Costa College’s most treasured professors and has now retired after over 35 years as a nursing professor, program director and friendly face around campus....

Transfer counselor propels students

By Wanda Gonzalez, Advocate Staff February 19, 2020

Transfer counselor Andrea Phillips has had an immensely positive impact on first generation college students at Contra Costa College for years. From organizing college readiness events on campus, to creating...

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