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Ink removal increases confidence

By Van Ly, Opinion Editor
September 24, 2014
Filed under Scene

A tattoo can be a mark of the past that is hard to forget. But there is a chance to erase the needled-ink and start over once again. In partnership with the San Pablo Economic Development Corporation and New Skin Adult Tattoo Removal, Removing Barriers is a non-profit program that provides tattoo...

Themes of human struggle exhibited

Themes of human struggle exhibited

By Marlene Rivas, Staff Writer
September 24, 2014
Filed under News, Scene

A reception for an exhibition of artistic variety was held at the Eddie Rhodes Gallery this past Thursday in the Art Building at Contra Costa College. Gallery coordinator, Dana Davis, talked about the importance of art and expressing one’s self with it. “It’s about the human struggle and...

Richmond streets fill with spirit, soul

Richmond streets fill with spirit, soul

By Janae Harris, Assistant Photo Editor
September 17, 2014
Filed under Scene

Residents came from all over Richmond to celebrate the sixth annual Spirit and Soul Festival on Sept. 13. This festival, hosted by the Richmond Main Street Initiative, had live performing artists, youth dancers, wine gardens, food vendors and more made available to the public. The event is focused...

Laughs from the horse’s mouth

Laughs from the horse’s mouth

September 17, 2014
Filed under Scene

The newest addition to Netflix’s repertoire of original series is a smashing success. “BoJack Horseman” is about its title character, BoJack Horseman (Will Arnett), a self-obsessed and horribly depressed horse that was the star of a famous ’90s sitcom “Horsin’ Around.” BoJack himself...

‘Black Jesus’ brings fresh comedy

‘Black Jesus’ brings fresh comedy

By Mike Thomas, Scene Editor
September 17, 2014
Filed under Scene

Six episodes into the season, “Black Jesus” has proven that some people’s minds are not ready and their hearts are not open for this show. “Black Jesus” might be derogatory for the closed-minded Christians, but the shows gives an imitation of what would happen if our savior was alive on Earth...

Art exhibit explores oppression, liberation

September 17, 2014
Filed under Scene

Liberation from oppression, be it from forces that are physical, psychological or societal, is intrinsic to all of mankind. In this month’s exhibit on display in the Eddie Rhodes Gallery titled “Politics, Power and the Human Condition: Art and Liberation,” this concept is explored and extended...

Bungie hits next-gen consoles with ‘Destiny’

Bungie hits next-gen consoles with ‘Destiny’

September 17, 2014
Filed under Scene

Space travel has always been a thing of fascination in the video gaming world. As early as the classic arcade game “Space Invaders,” which was released in 1978, have video-game developers tried to virtually place gamers into the final frontier. And now, it is time to chalk up one more epic space...

“Blonde” serves to connect Americans with French music

“Blonde” serves to connect Americans with French music

By Brian Boyle, Spotlight Editor
September 17, 2014
Filed under Scene, Showcase

French pop sensation Alizée released her sixth album over the summer — a light, upbeat and infectiously catchy pop album titled “Blonde” to match the star’s new hairdo. There is something oddly soothing about listening to music in a foreign language, and the romance languages in particular...

‘Diablo III’ disappoints with third re-release

‘Diablo III’ disappoints with third re-release

By Jared Amdahl, Staff Writer
September 9, 2014
Filed under Scene, Showcase

People sometimes say that the third time's the charm, and in the case of Blizzard Entertainment's latest video game, this saying comes into effect. It is not very often that a single video game will be released three times over the course of two years. However, these things do happen, and over the la...

Chefs learn Italian cooking techniques

By Van Ly, Opinion Editor
September 5, 2014
Filed under Campus Beat, News, Scene, Uncategorized

Over the summer, 10 culinary arts students traveled to Italy for the department’s study abroad trip from June 5-18. “Students learned the difference between our cultures, and the technique of making authentic Italian food, not pseudo-Italian,” culinary arts department Chairperson Nader Sharkes...

Prepare your photos for online presentation

Prepare your photos for online presentation

By Sample Staff Member, Staff Writer
December 30, 2013
Filed under Scene

Your site automatically generates a series of scaled down images for each photo you upload for the various parts of your site that display different sizes of images. Cameras take pictures at a far higher resolution than will ever be useful on a website — the pictures you take are often more than...

Create a custom header

Create a custom header

By Author, Writer
December 30, 2013
Filed under Scene

Your header graphic should have your logo, organization name, tagline, and any other essential information about your program. Your graphic should be sized to 980px wide, and the height should be between 100px and 200px. You can upload your header graphic in the Custom Header Graphic section of the SNO...

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