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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...

Despite prejudice, transwoman shines pride, confidence

Despite prejudice, transwoman shines pride, confidence

By Anthony Kinney, Associate Editor

February 15, 2018


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In a world where being different is often discouraged and mocked, people lose themselves trying to fit in with society’s perception of “normal” in fear of being scorned by family members and peers. Some fight to ignore the mainstream’s daunting impression of what “normal” is to only find ...

Hess mentors students toward a life of service through discipline, bravery, prowess

Hess mentors students toward a life of service through discipline, bravery, prowess

By Anthony Kinney, Associate Editor

February 10, 2018


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Heroes aren’t always masked crime fighting vigilantes dressed in a cape and tights. Heroes are usually normal people, who in the time of peril, bravely stand up against danger to selflessly help others. Contra Costa College’s new emergency medical technician and paramedic program director Troy Hes...

Theater festival selects five CCC students to compete

Theater festival selects five CCC students to compete

By Gabriel Quiroz, Advocate Staff

February 6, 2018


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Five students from the drama department have been selected to go to the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival later this month in Spokane, Washington. Umi Grant, Oz Herrera-Sobal, Xavier Johnson, Akilah Kamau and Cody Poehnelt will all be competing at the week-long festival after receiving...

Fundraiser screening of ‘Love, Cecy’ remembers the legacy of slain teen girl

Fundraiser screening of ‘Love, Cecy’ remembers the legacy of slain teen girl

By Michael Santone, Associate Editor

January 18, 2018


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A red carpet will line the entrance of the John and Jean Knox Center for the Performing Arts forthe anticipated premier of “Love, Cecy,” a film based on the murder of San Pablo resident Cecilia Rios. The screening and fundraiser to be held Feb. 2 and 3 from 7 to 10 p.m. is being organized byloca...

Effects of domestic violence are long-lasting

Effects of domestic violence are long-lasting

By Roxana Amparo, Associate Editor

December 11, 2017


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The National Domestic Hotline receives an average of 22,000 calls per month. That is about 264,000 calls a year to report domestic violence. Domestic violence is violent or aggressive behavior within the home, involving the abuse of a partner while in an intimate relationship. The psychological, em...

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