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Richmond celebrates LGBTQ+ community, pride

Richmond residents Simone (left) and Alyssia Adair (right) kiss during the fourth annual Richmond Rainbow Pride event in Richmond Marina Park in Richmond, California on June 3.

By Denis Perez, Art Director

June 5, 2018

Wind waved the flag of the LGBTQ+ community as upbeat music played over a portion of Richmond’s Marina Park during the fourth annual Richmond Rainbow Pride event in Richmond, California on June 3. Richmond resident Fray Abigail said the flags waving the rainbow prints represent democracy and freed...

Nursing mentor Fran Jacobs-Buster moves on

Nursing professor Fran Jacobs-Buster retires at the end of the semester in June after 27 years as a professor and mentor in Contra Costa College’s nursing program.

By Anthony Kinney, Associate Editor

May 16, 2018

When reminiscing about her days as a student absorbing the dexterity and discipline she now instills in the aspiring nurses that journey through Contra Costa College’s nursing program, medical-surgical nursing professor Fran Jacobs-Buster is reminded how much CCC means to her. “This place gave me...

Scholarly recognition

Josielyn Bustamante (left) receives a scholarship certificate from Foundation Secretary William van Dyk during the Scholarship Awards Ceremony in the Knox Center on May 2.

By Benjamin Bassham, News Editor

May 15, 2018

Each year most college scholarships go unclaimed. District Chancellor Fred Wood said, “Students don’t look. Maybe they don’t think they’re good enough. Isn’t that sad?” This year’s scholarships and awards were presented in the Knox Center, May 2 at the 59th Annual Scholarship Awards Cerem...

Loved counselor Suzanne Huey retires

Former Contra Costa College counselor Suzanne Huey walks back to her seat after receiving an award during the college’s 2018 retirement ceremony in Fireside Hall on Friday.

By Ryan Geller, News Editor

May 15, 2018

Counselors keep peeking out their door looking at the empty snack table, wondering why it’s so quiet, waiting for a chance to break up their daily tasks and assist with one of counselor Suzanne Huey’s easily solved IT crises. But the familiar call never comes.    Huey is home in bed, sleeping...

Alumnus shares journey to Harvard

Contra Costa College alumnus Edwin Reyes (left) talks to physics major Ruth Elizabeth Whet (right) in the Physical Sciences Building after his Friday seminar.

By Denis Perez, Editor-in-Chief

April 24, 2018

A village raises a child the same way a college community develops a student. That community consists of faculty, classified staff, administrators and successful alumni who take time to nurture student interests and make those interests relevant to their educational paths. Harvard Medical School postdoctoral re...

Wayne Organ to retire after impactful 22 years

Music professor Wayne Organ teaches a piano class in the Music Building Friday. Organ will be retiring at the end of the 2018 spring semester. He said he is excited to have more time to play in a band.

By Michael Santone, Associate Editor

April 24, 2018

For many, the foundation of a successful life consists of a quality education, lucrative income and the will to navigate a world that holds a high priority on making a living, even if the job isn’t a person’s true calling. It’s rare in life’s social and economic constructs to be able to combine ...

Students create mock trial team

Students create mock trial team

By Michael Santone, Associate Editor

April 10, 2018

Igniting interest in the United States judicial system, the Contra Costa College Mock Trial Club aims to bring everyday law into perspective in a welcoming environment of critical and logical thinking. Beginning Friday, the newly formed club will provide a chance for students of all majors to improve ...

Home schooling pays off

English major Ellis Ryan Mille tutors a student in the Library Learning and Resource Center.

By Ryan Geller, News Editor

April 10, 2018

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

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

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

Contra Costa College clinical science and psychology major Mayra Martinez works as a student ambassador for the Associated Student Union.

By Jessica Suico, Assistant News Editor

March 21, 2018

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

Professional
welterweight boxer
Karim Mayfield
delivers a right straight to a heavy
bag in the 3rd
Street Gym in
San Francisco on
Thursday.

By Anthony Kinney, Associate Editor

March 20, 2018

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...

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