The Advocate

Drills send campus into active safety prep

By Gabriel Quiroz, Staff Writer

October 10, 2018

There have been active shooters on school campuses across the nation and with no sign of gun regulation in sight it seems that colleges, schools and communities must work together on this issue or at least be prepared to face...

Applied Arts Building undergoes emergency readiness operations

By Jose Arebola, Staff Writer

October 10, 2018

Confusion set in on Oct. 3 as students were flooded with fire drills, speaker announcements and even presidential alerts, all aimed at easing stress and offering direction in case of an emergency. Contra Costa College is enhancing...

Upgraded lighting improves visibility, safety

By Dan Hardin, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018

The inseparable relationship between mankind and light is best shown through a student’s need for light while walking alone on campus at nighttime. The approaching winter means it gets dark earlier and night students will often...

Forums raise awareness on crime prevention

By Luis Lopez, Staff Writer

September 20, 2018

On the heels of a disturbing study which claims more shooting deaths have occurred at U.S. schools in the last 18 years than were recorded in the entire 20th century, Police Services decided to take a proactive approach toward...

Emergency phones ignored

By Roxana Amparo, Associate Editor

May 18, 2016

In the age of cell phones, students question whether landlines are easier to access than the device in their pocket in case of an emergency. The 22 red emergency phones are located inside campus buildings for students to use...

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