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Twins serve it up on volleyball court

Twins serve it up on volleyball court

By Rob Clinton, Sports Editor

September 20, 2017


Filed under Sports, Spotlight

For some student athletes the pursuit of athletic goals is a project of passion, however, for some it's a stepping stone, providing a platform to learn important lessons and light the path toward loftier goals. For sophomores Joshleen and Justine Ayson volleyball found them at an impressionable tim...

Protesters, organizers revolt for freedom of speech

Protesters, organizers revolt for freedom of speech

By Robert Clinton, Opinion Editor

August 30, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Spotlight

Violent protests erupted here following a clash between protesters staging a “Rally Against Hate” after a canceled anti-Marxist gathering Sunday in Berkeley. Masked marchers chanted, “We will avenge Charlottesville,” and physically removed anyone who harbored opposing views and was bold enoug...

Group provides care, generosity

Group provides care, generosity

By Michael Santone, Associate Editor

August 30, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Spotlight

Within society there are stigmas attached to the misconception of the daily lives of the homeless community. From the subconscious judgment created when faced with a plea scribbled on an old piece of cardboard, to the disconnected notion of erect tent cities scattered along the sides of freeway exits. ...

Morgan embraces roots, increases club presence

Morgan embraces roots, increases club presence

By Anthony Kinney, Associate Editor

August 23, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Spotlight

Every now and then, from the cold hard concrete of the urban jungle out grows a rose destined to remind the world that anything is possible no matter which street you come from. Contra Costa College Black Student Union President and mechanical engineering major, Elijah Morgan, is one of Richmond’s...

Mathematics professor retires, leaves “unique” teaching legacy

By Dylan Collier, Assistant Scene Editor

May 31, 2017


Filed under Campus Beat, Spotlight

Math professor Emanuel Baptiste will be retiring after dedicating 45 years to teaching Mathematics at Contra Costa College. Although he wasn’t able to attend the Retirement Reception and Staff Reunion in Fireside Hall on May 12, his former students, co-workers and colleagues described him as a unique...

‘Mentor, friend’ inspires community

‘Mentor, friend’ inspires community

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

May 17, 2017


Filed under Campus Beat, Spotlight

When an educator’s career comes to an end, the measure of its success is not the amount of money that was earned but how many lives were impacted for the better and the number of students who were inspired. For professor Sandra Everhart, the foundation of her career is fostered in improving the live...

Professor finds passion through technology

Professor finds passion through technology

By Michael Santone, Associate Editor

May 17, 2017


Filed under Campus Beat, Spotlight

An educator’s job can consist of several different elements that shape the lives of students as well as the communities they serve. For computer and communication technology professor Rick Figuera, these ever-changing elements of perpetual reinvention and dedication have sustained his craft, as he ...

‘Guardians of Galaxy’ sequel thrills fans

‘Guardians of Galaxy’ sequel thrills fans

By Reggie Santini, Spotlight Editor

May 17, 2017


Filed under Spotlight

The fun, humor and emotional drama are dialed up in the sequel to Marvel’s original film “Guardians of the Galaxy.” “Guardians of the Galaxy 2” continues to be Marvel’s platform for humor, sexual innuendo, Easter eggs and cameos galore. As audiences are re-introduced to the characters, and...

Classified employee earns statewide award

Classified employee earns statewide award

By Roxana Amparo, Editor-in-Chief

May 17, 2017


Filed under Spotlight

Liberal Arts Division assistant Zolayma Martin was chosen as the Classified Employee of the Year for both the Contra Costa Community College District and the state of California. To be considered for Classified Employee of the Year, candidates must have at least five years experience on the job, be...

Peers seek outdoor adventure at Tilden

Peers seek outdoor adventure at Tilden

By Denis Perez, Photo Editor

May 2, 2017


Filed under Spotlight

The Outdoor and Adventure club hiked a path at Inspiration Point in Tilden Regional Park on Sunday. Three professors and 12 students had the opportunity to socialize as they explored one of the many regional parks in the Bay Area. Club President Julissa Martin said members organically get to know...

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