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Leader manifests solidarity through religious awareness

Leader manifests solidarity through religious awareness

By Michael Santone, Associate Editor

November 14, 2017


Filed under Campus Beat, Showcase, Spotlight

It can feel as if the world has been placed on your shoulders when navigating life in a country that labels you, your culture and your religion as the enemy. When being constantly bombarded by distorted notions that portray your innate way of living as dangerous or evil, one’s very existence become...

Rapping, music unify four teenagers in coming of age tale

Rapping, music unify four teenagers in coming of age tale

By Xavier Johnson, Scene Editor

November 7, 2017


Filed under Spotlight

A hip-hop theater production telling a coming of age story of three teens with the integration of hip-hop’s deep history opens this weekend to continue the drama department’s theater season. “How We Got On” opens Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m. with other show times Nov. 17-18 at 7:30, and Su...

U.S. obsessed with processed food

U.S. obsessed with processed food

By Michael Santone, Associate Editor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Spotlight

Over the last 100 years the rise in processed food has gripped America in a choke-hold of manufactured nourishment that has led to convenient but unhealthy eating choices. Saturating grocery stores and household food necessities with added sugars, flavors and preservatives, these products of clinical...

Embracing confidence, self-admiration

Embracing  confidence, self-admiration

By Michael Santone, Associate Editor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Spotlight

In today’s society the definition of beauty has been warped by unattainably high standards and lies that spread false ideas of what constitutes the perfect outward appearance and what it means to be beautiful. For those who struggle with the notion of the “perfect” physical features, such as height a...

Diverse roles foster actor’s commitment

Diverse roles foster actor’s commitment

By Xavier Johnson, Scene Editor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Spotlight

When faced with a major setback there comes a crossroad where one can settle or make the best of their situation and grow, while finding a direction and progressing. That choice came for Diego Loza when his grades began to slip further and further into emergency territory at Pinole Valley High Schoo...

Issues of the past motivates speaker

Issues of the past motivates speaker

By Andrew Weedon, Advocate Staff

November 1, 2017


Filed under Spotlight

A strong voice from humble beginnings can provide a powerful example to anyone who comes from a position of disadvantage. Kulsoom Mohsin has made quite an impression this semester in her time on the speech and debate team. Her incredible public speaking ability was a surprise to almost everybody, including h...

Standards of beauty contrast social habit

Standards of beauty contrast social habit

By Robert Clinton, Opinion Editor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Spotlight

History shows what constitutes traditional standards of health and beauty are in constant evolution and at times along that evolutionary path, standards of health run completely opposite of what it means to be aesthetically beautiful. Ideals of traditional beauty reach as far into the past as ancient Egypt. Recor...

Veterans perspective guides moral sensibilities

Veterans perspective guides moral sensibilities

By Anthony Kinney, Associate Editor

October 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Spotlight

As the National Football League enters its eighth week and teams still struggle to get anything going on offense (cough, cough…49ers…) Super Bowl quarterback turned activist turned America’s favorite villain is still out of a job. Good ol’ American “Patriots” (not the football team) continu...

Hardships spark change toward education

Hardships spark change toward education

By Ryan Geller, News Editor

October 30, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Spotlight

Victoria Fairchild has never missed a phone call. She is there for her friends in the early morning hours or late at night, on weekends and weekdays. She even picks up on her birthday to talk. When talking on the phone with a colleague about a client, she speaks with the confidence and und...

Childhood inspiration fuels progress of Comet athlete

Childhood inspiration fuels progress of Comet athlete

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

October 30, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Spotlight

Denis Perez / The Advocate Denis Perez / The Advocate It is a normal thing to set lofty goals but it’s rare that those goals fit perfectly with a person’s attitude, composure and sensibility. For Comet sophomore receiver and African- American studies major, Samaj Mitchell, planning a lif...

Dedication, positive attitude brings vitality to young team

By Efrain Valdez, Social Media Editor

October 26, 2017


Filed under Sports, Spotlight

When a sport is a part of your life from an early age, you tend to keep that sport close to heart. For Contra Costa College midfielder Andrea Vasquez, the freshman has re-encountered the sport she grew up with — soccer. Women’s soccer coach Manish Doshi said, “This is the first year, since I’ve been...

Societal swirl of inclusion

Societal swirl of inclusion

By Robert Clinton, Opinion Editor

October 26, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Spotlight

Living as a minority in the U.S. can be an exhausting endeavor, and despite attempts to assimilate or level the playing field through legislative means like Affirmative Action, it is impossible to escape the feeling of being vastly outnumbered. According to the most recent U.S. census, wh...

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