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Experience lights path to maturity

Experience lights path to maturity

By Xavier Johnson, Staff Writer

March 9, 2016


Filed under Spotlight

Basketball players are forced to be versatile in their set of skills, as they have to play offense as well as defense. Contra Costa College sophomore Daizah Pounds represents that versatility during games and in her coursework. Pounds played guard for a women’s basketball team that made the second round ...

Imagination inspires craftsmanship

Imagination inspires craftsmanship

By Jshania Owens, Staff Writer

March 9, 2016


Filed under Spotlight

A class inspiring self-expression through jewelry making is offered Mondays and Wednesdays in the Art Building. Fine and media arts professor Wendy McDermott, who teaches Art 135, Hot Metals for Beginning Jewelry, gives students brass and copper to start any project they think of, as well as the assi...

Father, Comet forward leads playoff dream

Father, Comet forward leads playoff dream

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

March 2, 2016


Filed under Sports, Spotlight

Sometimes a woman comes into a man’s life and turns his world upside down. The things he thought were important become meaningless and his focus shifts from  instant gratification to obligation and accountability. It was two years ago when Comet forward and 2015-16 Bay Valley Conference MVP La...

Historical, current efforts overlooked

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

February 25, 2016


Filed under News, Spotlight

The black experience in America is not easily discussed, as systematic oppression tends to make those who benefit from it, or suffer because of it, emotionally temperamental. In an attempt to remedy this, in the U.S., we compartmentalize the accomplishments of blacks throughout the country’s history into on...

Performance sheds stereotypes, hypes ‘powerful’ message

Performance sheds stereotypes, hypes ‘powerful’ message

By Asma Alkrizy, Opinion Editor

February 25, 2016


Filed under Scene, Spotlight

A burst of liveliness and inspiring dialogue will be presented in the form of a play highlighting African-American experiences on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in the Knox Center. The free performances are organized by Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Innovation at the District Office in collaboration with th...

Pagan celebration breeds indulgence

By Rob Clinton, Sports Editor

February 10, 2016


Filed under Spotlight

To some it is a Hallmark holiday, a remnant of a time past but carried on to bilk the gullible public out of millions of dollars every year. To others, it is an opportunity to express the depths of one’s love in a concentrated effort every Feb. 14. Whether symbolized by half naked babies firing passion dipped...

Romantic stressors cloud holiday’s origin

Romantic stressors cloud holiday’s origin

By Roxana Amparo, Associate Editor

February 10, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Spotlight

The red and pink colors displayed proudly on Valentine’s Day were not always roses and balloons. Instead, the holiday’s hues came from a bloody tradition that lacks the romance it is thought to embody today. During Roman times the tradition of the romantic day started off as the Lupercalia festiv...

Carter earns Coach of the Year accolade

By Jose Jimenez, Spotlight Editor

December 9, 2015


Filed under Sports, Spotlight

Arguably the most dedicated, motivated and inspirational coaches to ever walk the hallways of Contra Costa College was voted as the 2015 Coach of the Year — Alonzo Carter. The Pacific 7 Conference presented Carter with the award after leading the CCC football team to a 9-1 record and a bowl berth. I...

Beloved figure leaves legacy of inspiration

Beloved figure leaves legacy of inspiration

By Christiran Urrutia, Editor-in-Chief

December 9, 2015


Filed under Campus Beat, News, Spotlight

The James Earl Jones-like voice and presence of a well-noted police officer will no longer grace the offices and hallways of the Contra Costa Community College District. Former district police chief Charles Gibson retired on July 22, but he still serves in the capacity of administration of justice adj...

Toy Drive exceeds fundraising expectation

Toy Drive exceeds fundraising expectation

By Xavier Johnson, Staff Writer

December 9, 2015


Filed under Campus Beat, News, Showcase, Spotlight

The sixth annual Contra Costa College Toy Drive is looking to have its biggest year ever as it provides toys to needy families throughout the Bay Area this holiday season. Police Services Officer Tim Thomas and Corporal Charles Hankins have been working on the toy drive since its inception. While it...

Rhythmic variety on display

Rhythmic variety on display

By Jose Jimenez, Spotlight Editor

December 9, 2015


Filed under Campus Beat, News, Spotlight

The blazing sounds of old funk music by the group Cameo, and its rendition of  “Candy”, filled the Gymnasium with melodic reminders of the holiday season. The students and dance participants were finishing up one of their many practices before the Fall Dance Concert on Friday in the Knox Cen...

Shelter extends service, support

Shelter extends service, support

By Roxana Amparo, Associate Editor

December 9, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase, Spotlight

Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and cranberry sauce filled the bellies of Richmond community members at the Richmond Civic Center on Nov. 25 during the Thanksgiving banquet. The Bay Area Rescue Mission (BARM), a nonprofit organization in Richmond that provides food and shelter for those in need, opened its...

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