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Vaping dangers under scrutiny

Vaping dangers under scrutiny

By Luis Lopez, Advocate Staff

September 18, 2019

In an effort to address a growing health epidemic for America’s youth, the Richmond City Council has voted to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes and vape products like the popular Juul e-cigarette. The ban will begin in 2020 and is aimed at all electronic cigarette products that have not yet...

Student models compassionate leader

Hasna Alawadi is running for district student trustee and she is currently the Muslim Student Association's president.

By Denis Perez, Creative Director

May 15, 2019

After going through the 2019-20 student trustee position orientation, Muslim Student Association member Hasna Alawadi’s excitement toward the position grew. The position mandates she has a say in the way the Contra Costa Community College District Governing Board thinks as a whole. Alawadi would...

Captain champions low-income students

Speech team captain Shreejal Luitel practices a persuasive speech for an upcoming speech tournament in Stockton in the Speech Lab in AA-219 on Monday evening.

By Denis Perez, Creative Director

May 15, 2019

Economics major Shreejal Luitel has continuously enlightened his community with strings of ideas, coordinated plans and direct actions. Since completing an intensive microeconomics boot camp at the University of Chicago, the Middle College High School junior co-created Richmond Codes in 2017 to breed...

Leonard McNeil inspires through life work

After a long battle with prostate cancer, former San Pablo mayor and Contra Costa College adjunct professor of political science Leonard McNeil passed away in his San Pablo home on April 14.

By Joel Umanzor, Sports Editor

May 15, 2019

After a long battle with prostate cancer, former San Pablo mayor and Contra Costa College adjunct professor of political science Leonard McNeil passed away in his San Pablo home on April 14. A memorial service was held to honor the life of the activist, community leader and educator in the Knox Cente...

Motherhood mixes with school, life

Associated Student Union Vice President Laicee Brown juggles the responsibilities of being part of the Contra Costa College student government and soon will be a mother.

By Jessica Suico, News Editor

May 15, 2019

Entering into motherhood can be a wonderful blessing that brings with it many new responsibilities. Associated Student Union Vice President Laicee Brown is about to experience the amazing transition into motherhood and despite being a student, part of the ASU and going through the motions of pregna...

JAZZ-ology wins Downbeat award for a fourth year

Members 
(left to right)Nino-Angelo Lastimoso, Matthew Chamberlain, 
Natasha Singer, Joseph Saeteurn, Laura Karst and Jesse Chao make up Contra Costa College’s JAZZ-ology.

By Jose Arebalo, Scene Editor

May 15, 2019

JAZZ-ology has received a Downbeat magazine award for a fourth year in a row as the group’s unique and burgeoning talents have been respected once again. Downbeat is a publication devoted solely to jazz and blues that was founded in 1934. The magazine has selected the CCC-based musical troupe to...

Professor explores nature

Biological sciences professor Pamela Muick, who leads her BioSci 110L class on hikes,  stands next to a holly tree as she observes the diverse ecosystem offered on the Contra Costa College campus.

By Daniel Hernandez, Advocate Staff

May 15, 2019

Over the past decade she’s taught biological science at Contra Costa College, and through a lifetime of experience outdoors, professor Pamela Muick has used hiking to teach her students outside of the classroom. At least once every semester students in her Biological Sciences 110L class are treated...

Subcompact SUVs gain popularity in U.S. market

Subcompact SUVs gain popularity in U.S. market

By Daniel Hernandez, Advocate Staff

May 15, 2019

Subcompact crossovers and SUVs (sport utility vehicle) are the new contenders that have recently infatuated the domestic auto market. The rising popularity and demand for the near Swiss Army knife capability and potato-like shape they display, has seen a fast and steady rise in purchases in recent...

California’s green rush: Insight into local cannabis clubs

California's green rush: Insight into local cannabis clubs

By Michael Santone, Editor-in-Chief

May 6, 2019

Holistic Healing Collective  If you’re looking to have the total cannabis club experience, then Holistic Healing Collective (HHC) in Richmond is by far the best dispensary in the area. Whether you wish to dabble with edibles or take a toke of flowers, HHC has a variety of options including househ...

Art professor inspires sentiments of creativity

Fine and media arts department Chairperson Anthony Gordon (left) critiques student Uriel Rocha’s painting in A-6 on Monday.

By Luis Cortes, Advocate Staff

May 1, 2019

The definition of beauty changes from person to person. People interpret beauty differently and their personal experiences shape those interpretations. For fine and media arts department Chairperson Anthony Gordon, one possible definition of beauty is something that alleviates stress, as he grew...

High school student co-founder of nonprofit

Middle College High School student Preston Akubuo-Onwuemeka co-founded richmondCodes, a non-profit organization that brings free software coding workshops to elementary and secondary schools in Richmond. He plans to major in public health when he transfers to a four-year college and has the long-term goal of becoming a neurosurgeon.

By Cindy Pantoja, Opinion Editor

May 1, 2019

Not long-ago Richmond was known as one of the most dangerous cities in California, but thanks to the hard work of visionary people like Preston Akubuo-Onwuemeka the city’s future seems brighter than ever. Akubuo-Onwuemeka, a 17-year-old Middle College High School student, was born in Hercules and...

Nipsey Hussle created a legacy

Nipsey Hussle created a legacy

By Joel Umanzor, Sports Editor

May 1, 2019

Nipsey Hussle was more than just an emcee or a community entrepreneur. He was, by all accounts, the embodiment of the progression of West Coast hip-hop in the 21st century. Hussle, whose real name was Ermias Asghedom, was born in Los Angeles in 1985 to an African American mother and an East African...

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