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Educator returns home

Educator returns home

By Xavier Johnson, Web Editor

February 27, 2019

Students entering AA-215 for their Mass Communication class were greeted by an unfamiliar face on Jan. 28 for the first time in 39 years. Dr. Patrick Johnson is a newly hired adjunct professor teaching Journalism 130 after nearly four decades of the course being taught only by journalism department...

Poetry Slam infuses words, rhythm into evening of prose

Poetry Slam infuses words, rhythm into evening of prose

By Xavier Johnson, Web Editor

February 27, 2019

The Black Student Union’s first event on campus for African-American Heritage Month was an evening of poetry, live music and food in the Fireside Hall on Monday. Three poets won cash prizes at the Poetry Slam contest for centered on the topic of the black diaspora. Local artist Randy Babb won the...

Film series sheds light on origins of descendants

Film series sheds light on origins of descendants

By Nijzel Dotson, Advocate Staff

February 27, 2019

“Geechees and other Gullahs” was a film seminar hosted by professor J. Vern Cromartie not only for his sociology students but anyone willing to be educated as part of 2019 African American Heritage Month activities at Contra Costa College. Before playing each film, Dr. Cromartie briefly told the...

International day honors women

International day honors women

By Jessica Suico, News Editor

February 27, 2019

The political science department and Community Organizing Political Action Club (COPA) are hosting a women’s day event on March 8 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in GE-225. A keynote speaker, Judge Tamila Ipema, and a five women in law panel will be a part of the event that will have refreshments...

Eco-friendly adviser hired

Eco-friendly adviser hired

By Daniel Hernandez, Advocate Staff

February 27, 2019

This past January, Contra Costa College welcomed Dwight Calloway as interim custodial manager to campus on an environmental stewardship. His job, until June 30 is to stay current on waste reduction and work through strategies to improve waste disposal. Calloway has years of experience improving the...

UC Hastings hosts workshop to highlight legal studies

UC Hastings hosts workshop to highlight legal studies

By Luis Lopez, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019

For students interested in law school, UC Hastings College of Law in San Francisco will be hosting the 16th Annual Diversity Outreach Day event March 16 to empower people of color to enter the legal field. The event is being presented by UC Hastings La Raza Law Students Association and People of Color...

Veterans’ coordinator brings experience, hope

Veterans’ coordinator brings experience, hope

By Efrain Valdez, Sports Editor

February 13, 2019

After a prolonged period without a veterans’ outreach coordinator, Contra Costa College hired TeJae Dunnivant to fill that void at the start of the 2019 spring semester. The position was open for nearly a year after Dedan Kimathi Ji Jaga resigned as the coordinator last spring. This hire comes...

Student government seeks rebranding

Student government seeks rebranding

By Cindy Pantoja, Opinion Editor

February 13, 2019

The Associated Students Union (ASU) began the 2019 spring term with a new president who plans to have a new approach toward student success. The ASU is the student government run by students who represent the interests of students at Contra Costa College. It consists of two branches, the Executive...

In perfect harmony

In perfect harmony

By Jose Arebalo, Scene Editor

February 13, 2019

Beautiful horizons continue to shine ever more clear for the award-winning musical group from Contra Costa College following their performance for a national audience of fellow musicians. JAZZ-ology was one of six groups selected to perform at the National Convention of Jazz Educators on the weekend...

Library forgives fees

Library forgives fees

By Luis Lopez, Advocate Staff

February 6, 2019

As of Jan. 1 of this year, any past fees owed to any of the 26 branches of the Contra Costa County public library system have been waived. This means that any money that was previously owed for past due, lost books or DVDs will no longer be collected. Contra Costa County is the largest county in...

Dorothy Wendt: An unmatched pioneer

Dorothy Wendt: An unmatched pioneer

By Xavier Johnson, Web Editor

February 6, 2019

Former women’s basketball and softball coach Dorothy Wendt, commonly known as “Dottie,” was not just a pioneer for he two sports at Contra Costa College, but the entire athletic program on campus. As a coach in the pre-Title IX era, Wendt worked hard to give her student-athletes an opportunity...

Evan Thompson thrives with increased role

Evan Thompson thrives with increased role

By Joel Umanzor, Sports Editor

February 6, 2019

As the Comet’s practice intensified, Evan Thompson got his turn doing a full court dribbling drill. After gliding past the initial two defenders Thompson was contested strongly at the basket but was able to go up strong to score on his teammate. He let out a yell that rang throughout the gym and hu...

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