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Core support instills values

Core support instills values

By Asma Alkrizy, Opinion Editor
May 18, 2016
Filed under Campus Beat, News, Spotlight

After serving as the administrative secretary in the nursing department for the last 16 years, Diana Hall decided to retire from Contra Costa College in June. “Working in the nursing program has been very satisfying,” administrative secretary Hall said. “I enjoy my great faculty and our wonderful regis...

Evans-Davis excels in speech

Evans-Davis excels in speech

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor
May 18, 2016
Filed under Campus Beat, News, Spotlight

It’s been said in many ways over the course of decades, but the sentiment behind a quote by analytical psychology founder Carl Jung remains as true as it ever was — “I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.” For Contra Costa College sophomore Lerecia Evans-Davis, the tribulations tha...

Dance Jam stimulates youthful expressions

Dance Jam stimulates youthful expressions

By Marlene Rivas, Opinion Editor
May 18, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Spotlight

This year’s Dance Jam took place on May 13 and 14, beginning at 7:30 p.m., and included performances by students of the college’s various dance classes and local youth dance groups. The Knox Center, nearly filled and held the audience of the evening’s performances. The dancers executing the ...

Primaries spark public interest

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor
May 18, 2016
Filed under Campus Beat, News, Spotlight

Deep into the 2016 presidential primary race, Donald Trump is the only Republican candidate and the Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton is unable to close Bernie Sanders’ path to the nomination. “When I think of electing a president, I like to think in terms of who will be the easier person t...

Club beliefs sprout cultural diversity

By Roxana Amparo, Associate Editor
May 18, 2016
Filed under Campus Beat, News, Spotlight

The Filipino American Student Union continues to leave their mark in the community as they raise awareness about the different cultural and ethnicities on campus. “The club is full of diverse backgrounds and other ethnicities,” Inter-Club Council president Safi Ward- Davis said. Club adviser Edwar...

Overcoming spirit pursues dreams of education

By Yesenia Malara, Staff Writer
May 18, 2016
Filed under Campus Beat, Spotlight

Angelina Villafane remembers walking with her two kids passing by UC Berkeley not knowing the prestige it held, but only knowing that she wanted to attend Cal after she was done with community college. Villafane, adjunct La Raza studies professor at Contra Costa College, would have never thought she ...

Jazz compilation album dazzles

By Xavier Johnson, Assistant Sports Editor
May 18, 2016
Filed under Campus Beat, Scene, Spotlight

Tight harmonies and stellar instrumental performances fill up every minute of the stellar vocal jazz album produced by the Jazzanova and Jazzology vocal choirs from the Contra Costa College music department. It is clear as day that “On a Clear Day” is a well-constructed album that takes the lis...

Garcia retires, leaves history

Garcia retires, leaves history

By Asma Alkrizy, Opinion Editor
May 18, 2016
Filed under News, Spotlight

Diablo Valley College President Peter Garcia recently announced his retirement from the Contra Costa Community College District, effective on June 30, after serving the district for nearly 30 years. Garcia said he made the final decision to retire from the district in February. “I had never spent...

Creator aspires to perfect craft

Creator aspires to perfect craft

By Marci Suela, Art Director
May 18, 2016
Filed under Campus Beat, Spotlight

Experimentation can transform normal work into a thrilling activity and may charm others with hilarity. A project bewildered art student Shenal Amarasinghe as the assignment called for a design creating playing cards in his Digital Art: Beginning II class during the spring 2015 semester. He sat in fron...

Crude ‘Hate Mail’ hilarious

Crude ‘Hate Mail’ hilarious

By Benjamin Bassham, News Editor
May 18, 2016
Filed under Scene, Spotlight

"You’ve Got Hate Mail” was presented by four of the drama department faculty and Liberal Arts Division Dean Jason Berner in the Knox Center on May 6. The play, written by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore, drew an audience of about 85, including Contra Costa College President Mojdeh Mehdizadeh. ...

Johnson earns coaching award

Johnson earns coaching award

By Xavier Johnson, Assistant Sports Editor
May 18, 2016
Filed under Sports, Spotlight

The successful men’s basketball season culminated in a Bay Valley Conference championship and coach Miguel Johnson earning Coach of the Year honors. Johnson led the Comets to an overall record of 25-8 and 11-1 in conference play. Included was a 12- game winning streak from Jan. 7 to Feb. 16. In confer...

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