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Puente program instills educational foundation

By Christian Urrutia, Editor-in-Chief

October 29, 2015


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Replicating the Puente Project’s ideals, the Puente chapter on campus and Puente club strive for bettering the lives of educationally underserved students. The mission statement of Puente is to increase the number of underserved first-generation students who enroll in four-year colleges and universities,...

Influential club seeks to recruit engineers

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

October 29, 2015


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After a successful first year on campus, the Society of Hispanic Professionals Engineers (SHPE) plans to remain one of the most active clubs, expanding its outreach and influence while improving the academic goals of its members. Founded in the mid-70s in Los Angeles by a group of city engineers, its...

Celebrating Latino multiculturalism

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor

October 29, 2015


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First-generation Latino college students, the sons and daughters of immigrants from countries in Central and South America, have strong familial ties to their cultural heritage. But many of these first generation Contra Costa College students, and others in Richmond and San Pablo, tend to associate...

Exposing historical hijacking, integrity

Exposing historical hijacking, integrity

By The Advocate, Editorial Board

October 29, 2015


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The United States Census Bureau gives people who have cultural ties to Central and South American countries the option of filing as either Hispanic or Latino. It seems that many federal and state institutions, including the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, consider these umbrella...

All for the love of linguistics

All for the love of linguistics

By Mike Thomas, Scene Editor

October 29, 2015


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When the Berlin wall was torn down on Nov. 9, 1989, citizens in European countries were granted their freedom to travel anywhere and were released from social and political communism. People from all European countries were finally free to roam other countries without repercussions. Taking advantage...

Dia de Los Muertos venerates life

Dia de Los Muertos venerates life

By Magali Mercado, Staff Writer

October 29, 2015


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La Raza Club embraces its culture for the Dia de los Muertos holiday, as club members got together Thursday to set up an altar in the Library to honor the dead. Dia de los Muertos, which translates to Day of the Dead in Spanish, is observed Nov. 1 and 2. It is a holiday that is celebrated to honor and...

Adelante fosters stem majors, science interests

Adelante fosters stem majors, science interests

By Christian Urrutia, Editor-in-Chief

October 29, 2015


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Students interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields can have their curiosity cultivated within the Adelante with STEM Academy on campus. Ysrael Condori, HSI STEM staff member, said the academy focuses on STEM exploration with comprehensive student support integrated...

La Raza seeks to empower diversified ‘communidad’

By Cody Casares, Photo Editor

October 29, 2015


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La Raza Student Union has a long history at Contra Costa College dating back decades. Nationwide student protests during the 1960s and 1970s paved the way to forge La Raza studies and the La Raza Student Union, LRSU adviser Edgar Mojica said. He said, “The goals of the protests were to establish an...

Street serves as artery to heart of the city

Street serves as artery to heart of the city

By Jose Jimenez, Spotlight Editor

October 29, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Spotlight

One of the most notorious streets in California runs right through the heart of a city known for its gangs, diversity and The Iron Triangle. It’s 23rd Street, located in the heart of Richmond, California, and it is the vein that connects the city and basically splits it in half. The street begins...

ESL faces low enrollment, aims to ‘redefine success’

ESL faces low enrollment, aims to ‘redefine success’

By Roxana Amparo, Associate Editor

October 29, 2015


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In the middle of a transitional period to redefine success for students of non-English tongues, English as a second language department faculty are working to establish value in learning a second language. “We want parents, uncles and aunts to take ESL classes, not only the fresh-outta-high-school...

Annual Pizzafest fundraises for charity

Annual Pizzafest fundraises for charity

By Christian Urrutia, Editor-in-Chief

October 21, 2015


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BERKELEY — Hundreds of local residents ventured to Gilman and 9th Streets on Saturday for an ensemble of pizza and beer, and in support of a charitable cause. Pizzafest, an all-you-can-eat pizza festival, was a collaborative effort between The Companion Group, a kitchen product company and Building O...

Football legacy fuels instinctive skills, hunger to uplift others

Football legacy fuels instinctive skills, hunger to uplift others

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

October 21, 2015


Filed under Sports, Spotlight

For an athlete to reach peak performance many variables must come into play; hard work, dedication, sacrifice. But the most important factor comes from within, the intangible for which there is no statistical category. For Contra Costa College sophomore safety Jackson Finch, football is second nature...

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