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Pottery sale funds class

Pottery sale funds class

By Dylan Collier, Staff Writer
May 18
Filed under Campus Beat, Scene

Jaijun Lu, who earned his art degree in Japan and built the sculpture that stands out in front of the Computer Technology Center, described the annual Pottery Event as a “tradition here at CCC.” The five-day event, which ended last week, proved to be successful once again this year.     Lu, a 10...

Food, wine draw community

Food, wine draw community

By Roxana Amparo, Associate Editor
May 4
Filed under Campus Beat, Scene

In order to fund the culinary arts department’s students’ study abroad scholarship to Italy, wine, cakes, pastas and other delicacies enticed donors along with community members in support of the 9th Annual Food and Wine Event. An estimated $40,000 was raised during the Food and Wine Event from 11 a.m....

Play denounces hate, sexual discrimination

By Perla Juarez, Staff Photographer
May 4
Filed under Scene

More than 5,000 anti-gay hate crimes were reported last year, according to the FBI. “The Laramie Project” illustrates one case of anti-gay hate crime, the media attention surrounding it and the people affected by the occurrence. The documentary-style play analyzes the 1998 death of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard, an ...

Cafe engages in lively interaction

Cafe engages in lively interaction

By Roxana Amparo, Associate Editor
April 22
Filed under Scene

PINOLE — The East Bay Coffee Company knows how to keep an open mind with its lively environment and inviting atmosphere. It is a place where college students, family members and anyone comfortable with a talkative setting can enjoy. With its location in Old Town Pinole, it brings in crowds on a dail...

Curbside kitchen binds asian, latin gourmet

Curbside kitchen binds asian, latin gourmet

By Marci Suela, Art Director
April 22
Filed under Scene

EL CERRITO —  The new food truck, Curbside Kitchen, needs work on perfecting its craft of Southeast-Asian/Latin fusion mobile gourmet. Although its sweet service makes the experience pleasant, the ingredients on some of its products are not evenly proportional. Curbside Kitchen is owned by brothers Rayn...

Justice system, inequities highlight gallery exhibit

Justice system, inequities highlight gallery exhibit

By Marlene Rivas, Opinion Editor
April 11
Filed under News, Scene

The exhibit currently being displayed at the Eddie Rhodes Gallery in A-5 titled “Working from the Torn Things” is a collection of pieces by Oakland artist Kim Vanderheiden. The theme of the exhibit focuses on justice and the importance of shifting the  justice system to become more loving and hu...

‘Sailor Moon’ installments satisfy fans with ‘Crystal’

By Jordan Khoo, Staff Photographer
April 8
Filed under Scene

For all the people who love the TV series “Sailor Moon,” especially me, here’s an update on what’s been happening so far. The anime “Sailor Moon,” that you know, is a bit different than the new revision “Sailor Moon Pretty,” which is now showing this year. How different, you may ask? ...

‘Dawn of Justice’ fails to match hype

‘Dawn of Justice’ fails to match hype

By Edwin Herrera, Staff Writer
April 8
Filed under Scene

"Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” is a perfect example of film that a bunch of executives thought would be an amazing story, but could not translate it onto the screen.  The second entry in a Warner Bros. series leading up to the Justice League film is a giant mess with a jumpy plot. It is a...

Kendrick Lamar’s latest album exposes social ills

Kendrick Lamar’s latest album exposes social ills

By Jason Sykes, Staff Writer
April 8
Filed under Scene

Over the past few years we have been introduced to new ways of listening to music. It has become extremely easy for listeners to grab their favorite artist’s music without having to take a step into a local store. With the new streaming services, many artists have taken advantage of being able to r...

WrestleMania surpasses record but fails to deliver

WrestleMania surpasses record but fails to deliver

By Xavier Johnson, Assistant Sports Editor
April 8
Filed under Scene

WrestleMania 32 drew a record crowd of 97,769 people to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Sunday. The show was more of a showcase for past stars and overall spectacle rather than strictly in-ring action. The leaning on old legends Stone Cold Steve Austin, Shawn Michaels, Mick Foley and The...

Twilight Princess remake amplifies quest

Twilight Princess remake amplifies quest

By Cody Casares, Photo Editor
April 8
Filed under Scene, Showcase

Ten years after its initial release for the GameCube in 2006, “Twilight Princess HD,” continues to provide a level of fulfillment that only the Zelda series could. Whether you’re bounding across the land of Hyrule on horseback or navigating one of the nine masterfully crafted dungeons on your quest...

Kenshin slits feudalism

Kenshin slits feudalism

By Mike Thomas, Scene Editor
March 16
Filed under Scene

An anime that mixes themes of politics and romance is rare these days. “Ruroni Kenshin” does exactly that, beautifully. Nothing beats the sound of two swords colliding with Japanese music in the background. Swords clash in this anime series, with a  new Japanese government on the cusp of falli...

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