The Advocate

Hands Across Lake Merritt gives perspective, solidarity

By Lorenzo Morotti and Cody Casares

November 18, 2016

Oakland — Thousands of Bay Area residents gathered around Lake Merritt in downtown Oakland, California on Nov. 13, 2016 to peacefully protest against President-elect Donald Trump's divisive and targeted rhetoric on the campaign trail.  

Experience sounds, sights of anti-Trump Oakland protest

By Lorenzo Morotti and Denis Perez

November 18, 2016

The Advocate compiled sounds, and photography of the Not My President protest in downtown Oakland, California on Nov. 9, 2016 into a video. Protests in cities nationwide erupted in the wake of Republican Party candidate Donald Trump winning the presidential election with Electoral College votes. President-elect...

Chorus festival exhibits talents

By Roxana Amparo, Editor-in-Chief

November 9, 2016

Dressed in long black and red dresses, 22 young women from Albany High School performed three ensembles accompanied by piano during the Invitational Chorus Festival on Thursday, held in the Performing Hall inside the Music Building. “Today is about sharing music. I know that you have worked extremely hard. We r...

Comets hold onto winning streak

October 29, 2016

Contra Costa College Comets soccer team defeated Merritt College Thunderbirds 2-1 on Oct. 28 at 4 p.m. Comets continue to hold winning streak since beginning of season.

Board member’s unexpected death leaves ‘family’ devastated

Board member’s unexpected death leaves ‘family’ devastated

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor

October 21, 2016

MARTINEZ — With tears welling in their eyes, the four remaining Governing Board members sped through action items, discussions and reports. Uncharacteristically, the monthly meeting here at the District Office on Oct. 12 only lasted one hour. The weight pressing on everyone in the room resonated from an...

Transfer Day provides options, opportunities to promote student success

By Karla Juarez, Advocate Staff

October 10, 2016

Transfer representatives from schools across California visited the campus to provide information and answer questions about UCs, CSUs and private colleges during Transfer Day held Oct. 4 in the Campus Center Plaza. Students interested in transferring had the chance to ask representatives questions...

Walking backward

Walking backward

By The Advocate, Editorial Board

October 6, 2016

"The Black Panther Party and Its Legacy: A Seminar,” missed the chance to compare and contrast the racially charged political climate that created the revolutionary party 50 years ago to present-day social movements. The event was held on Saturday in the General Education Building as part of the W.E.B. ...

Workshop emphasizes meditation, stress managing techniques

By Tashi Wangchuk, Multimedia editor

September 24, 2016

Students learned about the effect stress causes your body and how to avoid being stressed during the stress management workshop in GE-104 on Sept. 22 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Ribbon cutting honors president, Fireside Hall

Ribbon cutting honors president, Fireside Hall

By Reggie Santini, Advocate Staff

September 16, 2016

A treasured community member’s investiture brought nearly 200 people to campus for the official ribbon cutting ceremony for the Campus Center and Classroom Project. Contra Costa College President Mojdeh Mehdizadeh was honored by staff, students and community members during the ribbon cutting cerem...

Author of Nobel Prize laureate explains climate issue

Author of Nobel Prize laureate explains climate issue

By Benjamin Bassham, News Editor

September 16, 2016

The co-author of a report that earned a Nobel laureate spoke in GE- 225 Friday on the state of the climate, and the consequences if humanity fails to act. William Collins said what he had to show the approximately 110 attendees at Contra Costa College was “not my own work, but the results of many,...

Financial Aid Day boosts access to transfer funding

Financial Aid Day boosts access to transfer funding

By Naylea Hernandez, Advocate Staff

September 1, 2016

The Financial Aid Awareness Day attracted curious students to the Campus Center Plaza on Aug. 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to find out more information about the various types of financial aid offered. Representatives from different universities set up booths at Contra Costa College so students could bro...

Music major shines through multiple talents

By Tashi Wangchuk, Staff Photographer

May 26, 2016

Music major Joseph Saeteurn talks about his interest in music and his early piano days during his upbringing, and some of Dr. Stephanie Austin's personal history with music is also featured.

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