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Home schooling pays off

Home schooling pays off

By Ryan Geller, News Editor

April 10, 2018


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A small community of home-schooled students have used their independent learning skills and creativity to transition, thrive and lead at Contra Costa College. This group of home-schoolers have supported each other in making the transition to college and they each defy the perceptions about homeschoo...

Female artists strive to redefine global art form

By Robert Clinton, Opinion Editor

March 21, 2018


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In the late 1970s, hip-hop music emerged from the projects of New York City to give voice to the voiceless and eloquently express the day-to-day experiences of people struggling to break the chains of oppression. With a mainline connection to the inner-city streets and the ability to offer an auditor...

Realness, sexuality warrant recognition

Realness, sexuality warrant recognition

By Xavier Johnson, Scene Editor

March 21, 2018


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Hip-hop has given people from all walks of life a platform to tell their stories without a filter, as long as they have a mic and the willingness to be vulnerable. And women of color are no exception. Rappers like MC Lyte, Queen Latifah and Lauryn Hill flexed their lyrical skills while giving a voice to ...

Turbulent beginning fuels desire

Turbulent beginning fuels desire

By Jessica Suico, Assistant News Editor

March 21, 2018


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Student Success comes with peaks and valleys. People will either have to overcome or sink and drown in their hardships and failures. Many people have goals in life while others just go with the flow and wait for tomorrow. This concept of how to succeed plays a pivotal role in the life of clinical scie...

City’s golden boxer

City’s golden boxer

By Anthony Kinney, Associate Editor

March 20, 2018


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SAN FRANCISCO — From the streets to the ring, Bay Area welterweight boxing champion Karim “Hard Hitta” Mayfield always stands fearless and never backs down from a challenge. He learned at an early age that when life strikes a punch, you can either fall to the mat dazedly looking up at the light...

Women’s Day inspires

Women’s Day inspires

By Jshania Owens, Staff Writer

March 20, 2018


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Students, faculty and staff came together to celebrate International Women’s Day presented by the political science department and Community Organizing Political Action Club (COPA) to commemorate the women of yesterday and today who have made an impact in their communities and in society. Political science de...

Singer creates artist network for local talent

Singer creates artist network for local talent

By Alondra Gallardo, Opinion Editor

March 14, 2018


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In a city of pride and purpose, local artist Nancy Garcia finds her purpose in helping local artists come together and showcase their work. Although Garcia is a Contra Costa College student pursuing her major in business, she is also a new up and coming artist herself. Putting together networking ev...

Fixing cars fuels passion, drives ambition

Fixing cars fuels passion, drives ambition

By Andrew Weedon, Scene Editor

March 13, 2018


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The humble story from skateboard to Camaro is an example of how your true calling might not be what you expected. Contra Costa College automotive student Craig Yannow, 20, didn’t expect his dream job to be working on cars. “When I was younger I didn’t really know what I wanted to do,” Yannow said. Bor...

Professor pioneers hypnotic educational styles

Professor pioneers hypnotic educational styles

By Ryan Geller, News Editor

March 1, 2018


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We don’t normally think of hypnosis as a practical skill that people need, but it is one of the pillars on which psychology professor Stephen Greer has built his career. When Greer proposed teaching a course on hypnosis at Contra Costa College he used the phrase “Selective Awareness” to describe t...

Town hall on racism fuels local discussion

Town hall on racism fuels local discussion

By Ryan Geller, News Editor

February 28, 2018


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A town hall style forum on racism held by congressional representatives Barbara Lee (D-13th District) and Mark DeSaulnier (D-11th District) packed the Knox Center for the Performing Arts on Feb. 3. The forum is the first of a series of town hall discussions on race with the intent to provide a templat...

Icon personifies role model

Icon personifies role model

By Michael Santone, Associate Editor

February 28, 2018


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African-American members of the LGBTQ community have graced many facets of the entertainment industry, becoming some of the greatest actors, comedians, musicians and activists of our time. From Bessie Smith, whose bisexuality was unmasked in her popular blues songs of the 1920s that glamorized lesbi...

Alumnus shares Olympic experience, hopes to inspire

Alumnus shares Olympic experience, hopes to inspire

By Anthony Kinney, Associate Editor

February 28, 2018


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Find your dreams and never give up on pursuing them was just a dose of the words of wisdom gold medal Olympian and Contra Costa College alumnus Eddie Hart gave the audience during his book signing event for his new novel “Disqualified: Eddie Hart, Munich 1972, and the Voices of the Most Tragic Olympi...

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