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Drill preps for active shooter

By Daniel Hernandez, Social Media Editor

August 28, 2019

On Aug. 21, Contra Costa College conducted a shelter in place drill to train staff on how to react in an active shooter event on campus. At 9:48 a.m., the fire alarm sounded and people across campus were instructed to shelter...

Murky AA building water proves to be safe after tests

By Efrain Valdez, Sports Editor

October 17, 2018

The water in the Applied Arts Building raised concerns earlier this semester after many reports from faculty and staff about the water being murky and having a bad smell. “There has been some question about whether the drinking...

Nursing students, faculty gain spacious, updated classrooms

By Joel Umanzor, Staff Writer

October 10, 2018

The nursing department has received a face lift with new equipment, classrooms and lab facilities in the newly renovated Applied Arts Building. The department that was once housed in the antiquated Health Science Building has...

Closet fire disables generator, upends weekend classes

By Cindy Pantoja, Staff Writer

September 26, 2018

After a small fire burned the backup generator in a downstairs corner closet in the Applied Arts Building early Saturday morning, students and faculty have realized that evacuation routes in case of an emergency are not clearly...

New Halls, Dirty Stalls: AA Building renovations leave students holding their breath

By Editorial Board

May 1, 2018

Since the $5 million project to renovate the Applied Arts Building began last fall, campus administrators assured students and faculty still using the building during construction that inconveniences, when controllable, would be kept...

Construction worker Armando Garcia demolishes the floor of what used to be the Three Seasons Restaurant.

Renovation project begins

November 7, 2017

Strategy highlights exit paths, awareness

By Efrain Valdez / The Advocate, Social Media Editor

September 28, 2017

Contra Costa College administrators and first responders have a plan in place to keep people on campus safe in the case of a natural disaster. Recent catastrophes, like the three major earthquakes that have hit different parts...

Delayed renovation project begins

By Benjamin Bassham, News Editor

September 13, 2017

Construction this semester will include the start of the Applied Arts Building’s renovation and the much-delayed installation of automatic doors around campus. The automatic doors, intended to meet Americans with Disabilitie...

Policy revision to bolster rule

By Reggie Santini, Spotlight Editor

May 18, 2017

Student Life Coordinator Joel Nickelson-Shanks is drafting revisions to the policy for bulletin board use at Contra Costa College. Nickelson-Shanks said he is working on the final changes before bringing it to College Council...

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