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Issues of the past motivates speaker

Issues of the past motivates speaker

By Andrew Weedon, Advocate Staff

November 1, 2017


Filed under Spotlight

A strong voice from humble beginnings can provide a powerful example to anyone who comes from a position of disadvantage. Kulsoom Mohsin has made quite an impression this semester in her time on the speech and debate team. Her incredible public speaking ability was a surprise to almost everybody, including h...

Standards of beauty contrast social habit

Standards of beauty contrast social habit

By Robert Clinton, Opinion Editor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Spotlight

History shows what constitutes traditional standards of health and beauty are in constant evolution and at times along that evolutionary path, standards of health run completely opposite of what it means to be aesthetically beautiful. Ideals of traditional beauty reach as far into the past as ancient Egypt. Recor...

Veterans perspective guides moral sensibilities

Veterans perspective guides moral sensibilities

By Anthony Kinney, Associate Editor

October 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Spotlight

As the National Football League enters its eighth week and teams still struggle to get anything going on offense (cough, cough…49ers…) Super Bowl quarterback turned activist turned America’s favorite villain is still out of a job. Good ol’ American “Patriots” (not the football team) continu...

Hardships spark change toward education

Hardships spark change toward education

By Ryan Geller, News Editor

October 30, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Spotlight

Victoria Fairchild has never missed a phone call. She is there for her friends in the early morning hours or late at night, on weekends and weekdays. She even picks up on her birthday to talk. When talking on the phone with a colleague about a client, she speaks with the confidence and und...

Childhood inspiration fuels progress of Comet athlete

Childhood inspiration fuels progress of Comet athlete

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

October 30, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Spotlight

Denis Perez / The Advocate Denis Perez / The Advocate It is a normal thing to set lofty goals but it’s rare that those goals fit perfectly with a person’s attitude, composure and sensibility. For Comet sophomore receiver and African- American studies major, Samaj Mitchell, planning a lif...

Dedication, positive attitude brings vitality to young team

By Efrain Valdez, Social Media Editor

October 26, 2017


Filed under Sports, Spotlight

When a sport is a part of your life from an early age, you tend to keep that sport close to heart. For Contra Costa College midfielder Andrea Vasquez, the freshman has re-encountered the sport she grew up with — soccer. Women’s soccer coach Manish Doshi said, “This is the first year, since I’ve been...

Societal swirl of inclusion

Societal swirl of inclusion

By Robert Clinton, Opinion Editor

October 26, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Spotlight

Living as a minority in the U.S. can be an exhausting endeavor, and despite attempts to assimilate or level the playing field through legislative means like Affirmative Action, it is impossible to escape the feeling of being vastly outnumbered. According to the most recent U.S. census, wh...

Accomplished counselor, teacher holds community history

Accomplished counselor, teacher holds community history

By Michael Santone, Associate Editor

October 11, 2017


Filed under Campus Beat, Showcase, Spotlight

“I am often asked, ‘What do you tell students?’” Contra Costa College counselor Alfred Zuniga said as he eased back into his chair and began observing the assorted mementos that decorate his office. “I always say, ‘They tell me.’ And I just sit and listen,” he said with a smile of pure el...

Cheers, beers garner funds

Cheers, beers garner funds

By Anthony Kinney, Associate Editor

October 11, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Spotlight

RICHMOND — As a way to celebrate the work of many in this city, school administrators, city officials and community leaders joined the Richmond Promise and East Brother Beer Company to honor West Contra Costa County teachers during the Cheers for the Promise fundraising event at the East Brother Brew...

Community supports wraparound program

Community supports wraparound program

By Xavier Johnson, Scene Editor

October 11, 2017


Filed under Spotlight

POINT RICHMOND — The Contra Costa College Foundation raised $129,000 toward its initiatives with a fundraiser at Zell and Associates offices on Sept. 28. The money raised supports the college Foundation which relies on donations that fund their student scholarships like the Sy and Beverly Zell Schola...

Snippets of shade

Snippets of shade

By Robert Clinton, Opinion Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Spotlight

Skin-based biases cross cultural divides, foster discrimination within ethnic communities

Celebrating Hispanic culture

Celebrating Hispanic culture

By Roxana Amparo, Associate Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under Spotlight

In celebration of the contributions and culture of Latinos in the United States, Congress deemed Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 as National Hispanic Heritage Month in 1988. Celebrated throughout the nation with festivals, gatherings and even by wearing colorful cultural clothing, the month allows for the rememb...

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