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Alumnus shares Olympic experience, hopes to inspire

Alumnus shares Olympic experience, hopes to inspire

By Anthony Kinney, Associate Editor

February 28, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Rough upbringing builds character, heart in guard

By Drew Thomas, Advocate Staff

December 11, 2017

Sports help athletes put their focus on something constructive and are therapeutic for those who didn’t have a normal life growing up. Comet sophomore guard Steven Evans brings with him a hard-working mentality and versatility that fits the Comet basketball culture. Evans grew up idolizing for Los ...

Talks offer false solutions

Talks offer false solutions

By Ryan Geller, News Editor

December 11, 2017

Industrialized nations are holding back climate leadership by women, indigenous peoples and developing nations because they are unwilling to pay reparations for the social and environmental damage caused by industrial greed. The COP23 or the 23rd Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework...

San Pablo tree lighting ignites community joy

San Pablo tree lighting ignites community joy

By Gabriel Quiroz, Advocate Staff

December 8, 2017

SAN PABLO — The city of San Pablo had its annual Tree Lighting at City Hall Friday from 6-7:30 p.m. with well over 400 people in attendance. The event is the city’s second largest of the year, next to its 4th of July celebration because they’re one of the few cities to still have fireworks. The ev...

English professor Dickson Lam reveals passion for teaching

English professor Dickson Lam reveals passion for teaching

By Alondra Gallardo, Opinion Editor

December 8, 2017

English professor Dickson Lam has always wanted to make an impact on the world and believed the best way to do so was to become a teacher. Lam first went to the City College of San Francisco and earned his associate degree, then received his bachelor’s in ethnic studies from UC Berkeley. He went o...

Music, creativity drive passion

Music, creativity drive passion

By Gabriel Quiroz, Advocate Staff

December 7, 2017

Everyone loves music — listening to, playing and singing it. Although many enjoy being a part of it, few can turn it into something that supports them or even keeps it as a significant part of their life. However, there are those creative, determined and practiced few who can. Ninoangelo Lastimosa is...

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