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Professor explores nature

Professor explores nature

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 5, 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

Art professor inspires sentiments of creativity

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

High school student co-founder of nonprofit

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...

Dr. Cheri Etheredge honored as Teacher of the Year

Dr. Cheri Etheredge honored as Teacher of the Year

By Denis Perez, Creative Director

March 27, 2019

Throughout her 38 years teaching in the nursing department at Contra Costa College, Dr. Cheri Etheredge’s iconic efforts have given the program strong leadership, a state-of-the-art Simulation Lab and, most recently, recognition as being the home to the Teacher of the Year. Hanging on the door of...

Craftsmanship honed through imagination

Craftsmanship honed through imagination

By Jessica Suico, News Editor

March 27, 2019

Discovering talent and inspiration through art at a young age is the road art tutor Michael Chavez discovered when he was in fifth grade. He is able to show his creativity and passion through his artwork. Growing up and living in Richmond for the entirety of his life, Chavez said he uses art to strengthen...

Childhood dreams of stylish clothing inspire career goals

Childhood dreams of stylish clothing inspire career goals

By Fatima Carrasco, Advocate Staff

March 27, 2019

Noel Lucas Sigua, a sophomore at Contra Costa College, is a Bay Area street wear fashion influencer and, like many college students, hopes to develop his passion for clothes into a labor of love. Unlike many people who discover their look through trial and error, Sigua developed his sense of fashion...

Teachers fight for pay raise

Teachers fight for pay raise

By Fatima Carrasco, Advocate Staff

March 6, 2019

OAKLAND — With the popular slogan, “When we strike, we win,” the Oakland schools teachers union organized a seven-day strike before reaching a tentative agreement granting them an 11 percent increase in salary over four years plus a 3 percent bonus upon returning to work. Conditions were finally...

Local black artists express cultural heritage, history

Local black artists express cultural heritage, history

By De'Jon Sylvain, Advocate Staff

February 27, 2019

RICHMOND — As Black History Month continues to inspire hearts and minds, the Richmond Art Center pays tribute to African-Americans in the Bay Area with its annual “Art of Living Black” exhibit which opened Feb. 9 and runs through March 3. The 23rd Annual “Art of Living Black” exhibit presents...

Africanism inspires passion

Africanism inspires passion

By Michael Santone, Editor-in-Chief

February 27, 2019

Often times in one’s educational experience students are fed the narrative that black history begins with slavery. They are also taught the defining moments of African-American culture are those perpetuated by the stereotypes that come with living while black in America. For Contra Costa College...

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