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Two cannabis strains, effects compared

Two cannabis strains, effects compared

By Michael Santone, News Editor
December 7
Filed under Scene

Not to be confused with hemp, which is the non-psychoactive plant used to make many products, cannabis can be used to cure a number of mental and physical health ailments. Marijuana, grass, Mary Jane, ganja, pot and weed are just a few of the well-known nicknames for the notorious cannabis flower. Th...

Food pantry to mitigate hardships, storage space

By Jaleel Perry, Advocate Staff
December 7
Filed under Campus Beat, Scene

The Inter-Club Council will be opening a food pantry on campus for students who can’t afford food for themselves. “I’m always excited for any opportunity where I can help students,” Student Life Coordinator Joel Nickelson-Shanks said. The Inter-Club Council has partnered with the Contra Costa Colleg...

Marvel welcomes ‘Doctor’ to shared cinematic universe

Marvel welcomes ‘Doctor’ to shared cinematic universe

By Edwin Herrera, Advocate Staff
November 17
Filed under Scene

Marvel studios does it again, this time successfully translating “Doctor Strange” from Marvel’s vast comic library into a film that surpasses expectations and keeps its streak of great comic book films alive. The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr.  Stephen Strange. Cumberbatch is best known...

Lackluster performances hinder production

Lackluster performances hinder production

By Xavier Johnson, Scene Editor
November 17
Filed under Scene, Showcase

The drama department’s second play of the fall 2016 semester is interesting and funny, but the actors don’t bring any of the necessary emotion to make the production anything more than an average un-engaging 90 minutes for the audience.  “Exit, Pursued by a Bear” is a play by Lauren Gunderson a...

Showing adds local zest to cult classic film

By Xavier Johnson, Scene Editor
November 9
Filed under Scene

In a small theater that seats about 100 people, a talented cast of actors and actresses put on a hilarious, sexual tension filled and irreverent performance of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at the Pinole Community Theater. The production is being directed by Terry Tracy and choreographed by Anjee N...

Sony launches virtual reality peripheral

By Anthony Kinney, Advocate Staff
November 9
Filed under Scene

Sony is ushering in the next generation of console gaming entertainment with its new virtual reality headset, the Playstation VR. Released on Oct. 13, the PSVR (also known by its code name Project Morpheus) provides players with a new gaming experience that literally puts them into the action. The PS...

Play depicts life beneath authoritarian dictatorship

Play depicts life beneath authoritarian dictatorship

By Dylan Collier, Advocate Staff
October 21
Filed under Scene

The award-winning cast of characters put on an elaborate and political performance about what could happen if fascism erupted in America in the play “It Can’t Happen Here,” at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre. The cast even features Bay Area homegrown talent with affiliations to Contra Costa College. The...

Group raises money for trip

Group raises money for trip

By Dylan Collier, Advocate Staff
October 21
Filed under Scene

The culinary arts department hosted its sixth annual Chocolate and Champagne fundraiser in the new Aqua Terra Grill, from noon to 3 p.m. on Oct. 8, to help them raise money for their trip to Italy next June. This gave students experience working in a restaurant environment and displayed their talent....

Film clears fog of ignorance

Film clears fog of ignorance

By Denis Perez, Assistant Photo Editor
October 21
Filed under Scene

Director Ava DuVernay plunges viewers into the historical oppression of African-American communities by the American justice system in her documentary “13th,” currently streaming on Netflix. The film gets its name after the 13th Amendment of the United States Constitution that granted freedom...

Affordable sushi found near campus

Affordable sushi found near campus

By Efrain Valdez, Advocate Staff
October 6
Filed under Scene

Gyoza Express is a sushi restaurant that offers a great variety of sushi rolls, food bowls and drinks in a convenient location for Contra Costa College students. It is located in the shopping center across from CCC on 14350 Laurie Lane. During my trip to the restaurant I had the Lion King roll, 49ers ...

Album blends hip-hop, sci-fi

Album blends hip-hop, sci-fi

By Xavier Johnson, Scene Editor
September 28
Filed under Scene

There won’t be many concept albums this year quite like what experimental hip-hop trio Clipping delivered with its new album “Splendor and Misery.” It’s a short, direct and atmospheric album driven entirely by the dense lyricism of the group’s sole rapper Daveed Diggs. Clipping is a hip-hop group...

Director modernizes classic story

By Reggie Santini, Advocate Staff
September 28
Filed under Scene

A modern day play adaptation of the Greek myth of Achilles is due to open at the Knox Center in October. The play, “Achilles in Sparta,” will be drama department Chairperson Carlos Chavarria’s first directorial role since arriving at Contra Costa College in 2014. The drama department will be ...

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