The Student Voice Of Contra Costa College, San Pablo, Calif.

The Advocate

The Student Voice Of Contra Costa College, San Pablo, Calif.

The Advocate

The Student Voice Of Contra Costa College, San Pablo, Calif.

The Advocate

Denis Perez

Denis Perez, Creative director

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Comet forward Raquel Alvarez (left) dribbles up the right side of the field as Yuba left back Priscilla Gonzalez 
tackles her
at the Soccer Field 
Friday.

Small team suffers sixth BVC loss

By Denis Perez, Creative Director
October 23, 2019
Police Services Lt. Tom Holt (right) and Corporal Charles Hankins arrest a Contra Costa College student detained for possession of marijuana in the Campus Center Plaza on Feb. 15.

Crime log fails transparency test

By Denis Perez, Creative Director
October 23, 2019
African American studies major Tiye Gordon (middle) has taken up the leadership role in the Black Student Union this semester and hopes to lead a group of black students to promote black-oriented education and create a safe space to breed a black identity.

Educating black minds

By Denis Perez, Creative Director
October 23, 2019
Oakland Roots goalkeeper Jairo Zermeno watches a ball go in the net during the 4-2 win for the FC Juarez Bravos in Oakland, California on Sept. 8.

Oakland roots bring soccer to the town

By Denis Perez, Creative Director
October 23, 2019
Comet defensive back Dayvonne Greenwood  celebrates after forcing a fumble and recovering the ball from Merced College on Saturday.

Incremental progress

By Denis Perez, Creative Director
October 10, 2019
Contra Costa Community College District chancellor finalist, University of Minnesota Chancellor Fred Wood speaks to the crowd in Fireside Hall on Monday.

Wood to retire in 2020

By Denis Perez, Creative Director
October 9, 2019
Around 30,000 people marched in San Francisco as part of an international protest over climate justice 
on Friday.

Dire consequences inspire global climate movement

By Denis Perez , Creative Director
September 25, 2019
A religious demonstrator (left) who refused to give his name argues with students in the Campus Center Plaza Monday.

Students confront hate speech

By Denis Perez , Creative Director
September 25, 2019
A Caltrans worker sweeps a material poured over oil as a pile of dead chickens sits on his right after a big rig transporting about 1,000 chickens swerved on Interstate 80 hit the center divide and crashed in San Pablo early Sept. 5. The vehicle burst into flames and killed about 800 of the birds on board. The clean up took 8 hours to complete.

Chickens burn, die after I-80 accident

By Denis Perez , Creative Director
September 18, 2019
Hasna Alawadi is running for district student trustee and she is currently the Muslim Student Associations president.

Student models compassionate leader

By Denis Perez , Creative Director
May 15, 2019
Speech team captain Shreejal Luitel practices a persuasive speech for an upcoming speech tournament in Stockton in the Speech Lab in AA-219 on Monday evening.

Captain champions low-income students

By Denis Perez, Creative Director
May 15, 2019

Student trustee candidates announced

By Denis Perez , Creative Director
April 30, 2019
Boycotting Israel is a constitutional right

Boycotting Israel is a constitutional right

By Denis Perez , Creative Director
February 13, 2019
More than 20,000 people 
showed up to support 
presidential hopeful U.S. Senator Kamala Harris 
at her campaign kickoff rally in her hometown of Oakland, California 
on Jan. 27.

Oakland native runs for president

By Denis Perez, Creative Director
February 6, 2019
Injustice breeds social change

Injustice breeds social change

By Denis Perez, Creative Director
December 5, 2018
Jockey Robby Albarado (right) and   Chestnut Colt Blue Steel win the sixth race of the 2018 Maiden at Churchill Downs in Louisville, 
Kentucky Oct. 28.

Horses, jockeys compete at Churchill Downs

By Denis Perez , Creative Director
November 15, 2018
Registered Nurse Ileen Quimora gives biotechnology professor Katherine Krolikowski a flu shot at the Contra Costa County Health Department’s flu vaccine clinic in Fireside Hall on Oct. 30.

Vaccines distributed to curb influenza

By Denis Perez, Creative Director
November 7, 2018
Guadalupe Mendoza kisses her son, Joshua Mendoza as she walks down 23rd Street in Richmond, California on Monday.

Undocumented existence

By Denis Perez, Creative Director
October 24, 2018
Youth center celebrates Latinx

Youth center celebrates Latinx

By Denis Perez, Art Director
September 26, 2018
English professor Robin Brooke Eubanks poses for her husband Keith Eubanks.

Professor’s heartfelt dedication Remembered

By Denis Perez, Creative Director
September 11, 2018
Barbara Grillo (left) and Richmond resident Wendy Mouton (right) talk about Intisar Shareef after her memorial service at the Knox Center.

‘Queen’ inspires change

By Denis Perez, Editor-In-Chief
May 1, 2018
Contra Costa College alumnus Edwin Reyes (left) talks to physics major Ruth Elizabeth Whet (right) in the Physical Sciences Building after his Friday seminar.

Alumnus shares journey to Harvard

By Denis Perez, Editor-in-Chief
April 24, 2018
Comet Tyler Brown claps his hands in celebration after reaching second base
safely during Contra Costa College’s 8-2 win against Yuba College Saturday on
the Baseball Field.

Comets devour Yuba in series finale

By Denis Perez, Editor-In-Chief
April 17, 2018
Two students work on a computer server during the newly launced

Technicians provide support

By Denis Perez, Editor-in-Chief
March 21, 2018
Comet infielder London Penland (middle) runs back to third attempting to stay safe in the ninth inning of Thursday’s loss to Mendocino College on the Baseball Field. The Comets lost 1-0.

Team falls flat at home in close duel

By Denis Perez, Editor-in-Chief
March 14, 2018
Former Metas program coordinator Mayra Padilla speaks during the 30th anniversary gala dinner in Berkeley Country Club in El Cerrito on Nov. 17.

Community celebrates 30 years of Metas

By Denis Perez , Editor-In-Chief
November 20, 2017

Brand name clothes overrated

By Denis Perez, Editor-in-Chief
October 30, 2017

Knox leaves legacy of community building

By Denis Perez, Editor-In-Chief
August 23, 2017
A child runs down a hill during afternoon play time in the outside area at the Early Learning Center on Aug. 21.

Program enhances outside play

By Denis Perez, Editor-In-Chief
August 23, 2017
Comet soccer player Eduardo Escamilla crawls under ropes as part of an obstacle course on the Soccer Field during the first Contra Costa College Olympics on Saturday.

Games reward brains, vigor

By Denis Perez, Photo Editor
May 18, 2017
ASU Senator Michael Murray (center) paints ASU Vice President
of Club affairs Jose Arbelo’s shirt red as ASU Vice President Alexander Walker Griffin (left) pretends to cry during the
“Murder Mystery” event at the Student Center Plaza on Thursday.

Sleuths inspect fake crime

By Denis Perez , Photo Editor
March 29, 2017
Denis Perez / The Advocate
Hundreds of people participated in the annual Running Is My High event to promote the health and wellness of the community in Lake Merritt in downtown Oakland, Calif. on Saturday.

Community run promotes health

By Denis Perez, Photo Editor
March 29, 2017

Oakland’s Ghost Ship vigil, mourning

By Denis Perez, Assistant Photo Editor
December 7, 2016
Undocumented residents should be able to vote legally

Undocumented residents should be able to vote legally

By Denis Perez, Assistant Photo Editor
November 9, 2016
In a photograph from the film “13th,” a protester holds up a sign stating, “Am I Next?” referring to the possibility of his death at the
hands of police. “13th,” directed by Ava DuVernay, explores the historical oppression of black communities and the mass incarceration
of African-Americans starting from the end of slavery in 1863 to the present day police brutality epidemic.

Film clears fog of ignorance

By Denis Perez, Assistant Photo Editor
October 21, 2016

AB 1995 to support homeless student hygiene, education

By Denis Perez, Assistant Photo Editor
October 21, 2016
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