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Accomplished counselor, teacher holds community history

Accomplished counselor, teacher holds community history

By Michael Santone, Associate Editor

October 11, 2017


Filed under Campus Beat, Showcase, Spotlight

“I am often asked, ‘What do you tell students?’” Contra Costa College counselor Alfred Zuniga said as he eased back into his chair and began observing the assorted mementos that decorate his office. “I always say, ‘They tell me.’ And I just sit and listen,” he said with a smile of pure el...

Cheers, beers garner funds

Cheers, beers garner funds

By Anthony Kinney, Associate Editor

October 11, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Spotlight

RICHMOND — As a way to celebrate the work of many in this city, school administrators, city officials and community leaders joined the Richmond Promise and East Brother Beer Company to honor West Contra Costa County teachers during the Cheers for the Promise fundraising event at the East Brother Brew...

Community supports wraparound program

Community supports wraparound program

By Xavier Johnson, Scene Editor

October 11, 2017


Filed under Spotlight

POINT RICHMOND — The Contra Costa College Foundation raised $129,000 toward its initiatives with a fundraiser at Zell and Associates offices on Sept. 28. The money raised supports the college Foundation which relies on donations that fund their student scholarships like the Sy and Beverly Zell Schola...

Snippets of shade

Snippets of shade

By Rob Clinton, Opinion Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Spotlight

Skin-based biases cross cultural divides, foster discrimination within ethnic communities

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Celebrating Hispanic culture

Celebrating Hispanic culture

By Roxana Amparo, Associate Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under Spotlight

In celebration of the contributions and culture of Latinos in the United States, Congress deemed Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 as National Hispanic Heritage Month in 1988. Celebrated throughout the nation with festivals, gatherings and even by wearing colorful cultural clothing, the month allows for the rememb...

Fervent work ethic preserves dream

Fervent work ethic preserves dream

By Anthony Kinney, Associate Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Spotlight

In this thing called life, people are all dealt their own hands to play in hopes that their cards will lead them to finding personal prosperity and happiness. Some were born dealt winning hands, while others spend their entire lives trying to figure out the best strategy to use playing their cards in t...

Breath of Death

Breath of Death

By Michael Santone, Associate Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Spotlight

At the edge of neighborhoods scattered around the San Francisco East Bay Area sit five refineries cradled against the shore of the San Pablo Bay and Carquinez Straits. Over decades, the assault on air quality and pollution into the bay estuary have oozed toxic emissions from these refineries that have...

Struggles produce success, inspiration

Struggles produce success, inspiration

By Roxana Amparo, Associate Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Spotlight

She remembers the metal-like carvings scratched across the top of her table, the walk of shame to the office and the trauma of being accused of something that wasn’t her fault. “I knew why I was being sent to the office, but I didn’t know how to say ‘I didn’t do it’,” Contra Costa Colle...

Sanders, CCSF honor ‘Free City’

Sanders, CCSF honor ‘Free City’

By Xavier Johnson, Scene Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under News, Spotlight

SAN FRANCISCO — Senator Bernie Sanders (D-Vermont) spoke at City College of San Francisco in celebration of the college’s first semester being tuition free for San Francisco residents on Friday in the Diego Rivera Theater on the CCSF campus. The “Free City” celebration featured the Vermont senator an...

Richmond food truck integrates cuisines

Richmond food truck integrates cuisines

By Xavier Johnson, Scene Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under Spotlight

With a year and a half of running a food truck under their belts, brothers Russell and Raynard Lozano try to bring a community focused approach and family atmosphere to every curbside they serve. Curbside Kitchen is a Richmond-based food truck fusing American cuisine, like burgers, with traditional ...

El Cerrito Centennial Parade honors college

El Cerrito Centennial Parade honors college

By Alondra Gallardo, Advocate Staff

September 28, 2017


Filed under Spotlight

The city of El Cerrito celebrated its 100th year of being a city by hosting a centennial parade on Sept. 16 that meandered through the city’s streets. “What’s happening today is El Cerrito is a hundred years old,” El Cerrito Mayor Janet Abelson said. “We had a parade and included was a lar...

Clash of tech, spirit

Clash of tech, spirit

By Roxana Amparo, Associate Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under Campus Beat, Spotlight

Computer science major Zehenghui Guo single-handedly represented Contra Costa College students in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields as he traveled to Chicago over the summer for the national MathFest conference. Each year the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) ho...

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