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Prestigious honor defines work ethic, loyalty

By Jose Jimenez, Spotlight Editor

September 30, 2015

California Community College Classified Employee of the Year Kelly Ramos was given the award by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors in Sacramento shortly after the 2015 spring semester. Ramos was one of four individuals in California to win the award, but she will not succumb to fa...

Senate shifts pace, leadership position

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

September 30, 2015

In keeping with the theme of change on campus this year, new Academic Senate President Beth Goehring takes her seat at the helm of the committee after being elected to follow two-term president Wayne Organ. Goehring, kinesiology professor and longtime Academic Senate member, began her term May 1 and ...

Filmmaker eyes campus life through creative imagery

Filmmaker eyes campus life through creative imagery

By Roxana Amparo, Associate Editor

September 23, 2015

Taking time to produce films is a daunting task, especially when faced with 12 units of class, working as a tutor in College Skills Center and serving as a student ambassador in the Welcome/Transfer Center. For Sakeema Payne, a 19-year-old communications major, however, making time to pursue her lif...

Strolling through El Sobrante

Strolling through El Sobrante

By Cody Casares, Photo Editor

September 23, 2015

Photos By Cody Casares.

Stylistic dance moves stimulate passion, awe

Stylistic dance moves stimulate passion, awe

By Nina Cestaro, Staff Writer

May 17, 2015

Fans of hip-hop and belly dance were treated to a wonderful mélange when urban jazz and hip-hop instructor LaTanya Tigner and ballroom dance instructor Natalia Clarke presented examples of their choreography on Friday and Saturday in the Knox Theater from 7:30-9:30 p.m. The compilation of Tigner’s works titled ...

Tearful goodbye fuels academic prosperity

Tearful goodbye fuels academic prosperity

By Jose Jimenez, Spotlight Editor

May 17, 2015

Arguably the most dedicated, polished and actively involved individual walking around Contra Costa College remembers the saddest goodbye she ever had to whimper. CCC Alpha Gamma Sigma (AGS) president, METAS tutor and Kennedy-King Memorial College Fund Scholarship recipient Brenda Vega, 22, said all th...

Local lounge provides scholarship to select students

Local lounge provides scholarship to select students

By Roxana Amparo, News Editor

May 17, 2015

For the first time ever, a local restaurant and lounge has opened up four $500 scholarship opportunities for Contra Costa College students starting May 1. Located in 14350 Laurie Lane in San Pablo, Noya Lounge & Bar draws in locals from the San Pablo area with fresh international cuisine and empl...

Inspirational tale of courage, determination

Inspirational tale of courage, determination

By Nina Cestaro, Staff Writer

May 17, 2015

A spirited group of thespians performed the play “Silent Sky” at Knox Theater from April 30 to May 2.  Silent Sky is the hagiography of a woman, Henrietta Leavitt, whose intellectual work was virtually lost from the annals of science archives. The fact that she was both deaf and jobless before...

District international program coordinator to retire

District international program coordinator to retire

By Lorenzo Morotti, Editor-in-Chief

May 17, 2015

Twenty-two years of countless flights around the world in search of bringing more international students to the Contra Costa Community College District is likely to make one never want to set foot on another airplane. Director of the International Education Program Aleks Ilich said, now that he is ...

Program bridges gap in gender, ethnicity

By Christian Urrutia, Photo Editor

May 17, 2015

A notable lack of diversity among young people in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields inspired the Richmond Community Foundation to focus its 6th annual Northern California Summit On Children and Youth on exactly that, closing the racial disparity divide. Bridging the STEM div...

Stanford to provide cost-free education

By Christian Urrutia, Photo Editor

May 17, 2015

Stanford University has now extended financial aid opportunities beyond just students whose parents live in lower socioeconomic brackets, therefore opening up possibilities for many potential applicants. These economic thresholds have increased to allow more candidates who do come from affluent homes ...

‘Breakfast Club’ still rationalizes American youth

‘Breakfast Club’ still rationalizes American youth

By Jose Jimenez, Spotlight Editor

May 17, 2015

They say breakfast is good for you, but what if someone told you joining a breakfast club would enhance your mornings and life in general? This spring has marked 30 years since director John Hughes embraced all of us with a lifestyle close to that of which each of us grew up around.   Demanding parents,...

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