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Free spaghetti dinner given by ASU, faculty

Free spaghetti dinner given by ASU, faculty

By Mike Thomas, Scene Editor

December 9, 2015


Filed under Campus Beat, News, Spotlight

Students taking night classes were treated to a free spaghetti dinner from the Associated Students Union on Monday evening in AA-117.  Each portion was supplied with a platter full of pasta, chicken wings and salad. “The ASU put on a fantastic event and they invited our evening students to share a m...

State approves instructional equipment funds

By Magali Mercado, Staff Writer

December 9, 2015


Filed under Campus Beat, News, Spotlight

The State Chancellor’s Office has granted $386,771 to Contra Costa College, which will be given to selected departments and used for purchasing instructional equipment. Business Services Director Mariles Magalong said, “The State Chancellor’s Office gives the money to the district, it is then ...

Banquet bolsters funds, cheers for holidays

Banquet bolsters funds, cheers for holidays

By Cody Casares, Photo Editor

December 9, 2015


Filed under Campus Beat, Spotlight

Culinary arts department and Chairperson Nader Sharkes bustled around the kitchen weaving through culinary students, preparing for the hankering line of ravenous patrons waiting to get in the doors.  “Make sure to smile,” Sharkes said, “We’ll be busy.” The Three Seasons Restaurant hoste...

Message of faith, joy lifts souls

Message of faith, joy lifts souls

By Roxana Amparo, Associate Editor

December 9, 2015


Filed under Scene, Spotlight

HERCULES — Valley Bible Church opened its doors to bring holiday spirit through choir and live performances at 6 p.m. on Sunday during its Christmas Gospel concert “A Night of Hope.” “We want to tell people there is hope in Jesus,” Worship Ministries Director Deborah Giese said. “People w...

Pottery Sale contributes to department funds

Pottery Sale contributes to department funds

By Denis Perez, Staff Photographer

December 9, 2015


Filed under Campus Beat, Spotlight

The art department’s ability to supplement budget costs to help students acquire necessary supplies illustrates the gift of original creation bred in an unrestricted environment.    The art department sustains its clay and tool budget by selling pottery made by students and staff during the Potter...

Speaker tournament offers ‘cool experience’

Speaker tournament offers ‘cool experience’

By Asma Alkrizy, Staff Writer

December 9, 2015


Filed under Campus Beat, Spotlight

The speech department gave Contra Costa College students a chance to showcase their speaking skills and express themselves in an Intramural Speech and Debate Tournament on Thursday. The Intramural Speech and Debate Tournament was hosted in the Liberal Arts and Applied Arts buildings, where students pr...

Oral interpretations set dramatic scenery

Oral interpretations set dramatic scenery

By Xavier Johnson, Staff Writer

December 9, 2015


Filed under Campus Beat, Spotlight

The Student Speaker Showcase held in the Knox Center on Nov. 17 featured students using the medium of speech to entertain, provide insight, and spur thought-provoking conversation between attendees. The night began with a healthy-sized crowd waiting in their seats ready to hear the first speech. After a s...

Regional auto show lures crowd

Regional auto show lures crowd

By Christian Urrutia and Jordan Khoo, Staff Photographers

December 9, 2015


Filed under Multimedia, Showcase, Spotlight

Photos by: Christian and Urrutia and Jordan Khoo

Black Friday shopping accentuates depravity

By Magali Mercado, Staff Writer

November 18, 2015


Filed under News, Spotlight

Thanksgiving is a well-known holiday to many people. Friends and family gather together and give thanks to all that is good for them. Though lately, it is Black Friday that has been getting more attention than Thanksgiving. Black Friday is one of the biggest shopping days of the year and it is the Fri...

Charity, help exemplify hope

Charity, help exemplify hope

By Roxana Amparo, Associate Editor

November 18, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase, Spotlight

As the holidays approach, local nonprofit organizations prepare their donations and annual feasts to open doors to community members in need of holiday delicacies. Local food banks distribute food and strive to satisfy the needs of their low-income community members who may not have enough to eat. ...

‘The Rock’ valiant in face of danger, education

‘The Rock’ valiant in face of danger, education

By Benjamin Bassham, Staff Writer

November 12, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Spotlight

When a fire has already rolled through an area, that area becomes surprisingly safe. The fire rages nearby, hot enough to melt aluminum, but here there are just smoldering cars, the occasional burning gas line and an investigator with a mission. Contra Costa College speech professor Hans Craycraft was an i...

Making mistakes, amends on the path to prosperity

Making mistakes, amends on the path to prosperity

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

November 12, 2015


Filed under Sports, Spotlight

As the Comet soccer players trickle into the training room, quietly confident before their last home game of the season, the prospect of becoming Bay Valley Conference champions and solidifying a playoff spot fills the room with anxious anticipation. That is until first year center fullback Edgar Yepes enters t...

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