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Steampunk airships light the sky on fire

Steampunk airships light the sky on fire

By Benjamin Bassham, News Editor
August 12, 2016
Filed under Scene

Beautiful, and not nearly long enough for its bountiful story, “The Aeronaut’s Windlass” aggravates me, and I demand more. The world is built superbly. It is very alien to our own, but never disorienting. It’s not like our world, but it’s home for its characters. It feels solid and lived-in. The...

Open house highlights acting skills, invites aspiring thespians

Open house highlights acting skills, invites aspiring thespians

By Xavier Johnson, Assistant Sports Editor
May 18, 2016
Filed under Campus Beat, News, Scene

An open house for interested Middle College High School and Contra Costa College students was held in the Knox Center on May 5 as a part of the drama department’s preparation for the 2016-17 academic year. Classes from the drama department presented a short show for about 20 students in attendance fe...

Jazz compilation album dazzles

By Xavier Johnson, Assistant Sports Editor
May 18, 2016
Filed under Campus Beat, Scene, Spotlight

Tight harmonies and stellar instrumental performances fill up every minute of the stellar vocal jazz album produced by the Jazzanova and Jazzology vocal choirs from the Contra Costa College music department. It is clear as day that “On a Clear Day” is a well-constructed album that takes the lis...

‘Thief’s End’ appeases devotees

By Edwin Herrera, Staff Writer
May 18, 2016
Filed under Scene

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End” is another classic game from the brilliant developers and storytellers at Naughty Dog, Inc. In “Uncharted 4,” protagonist Nathan Drake finally marries Elena Fisher after three years of traveling with her in “Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception.” The pair previously...

‘Views’ almost lives up to expectations, sputters

By Jshania Owens, Staff Writer
May 18, 2016
Filed under Scene

Don’t hold any big expectations for Drake before listening to “Views,” his latest LP. He’ll defy them all. Well, almost. “Views” had the potential to be a classic for his career if he had stayed with those mid-tempo Caribbean-inspired tracks like “Controlla” and “One Dance” throu...

Crude ‘Hate Mail’ hilarious

Crude ‘Hate Mail’ hilarious

By Benjamin Bassham, News Editor
May 18, 2016
Filed under Scene, Spotlight

"You’ve Got Hate Mail” was presented by four of the drama department faculty and Liberal Arts Division Dean Jason Berner in the Knox Center on May 6. The play, written by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore, drew an audience of about 85, including Contra Costa College President Mojdeh Mehdizadeh. ...

Coffee houses serve award-winning brew

Coffee houses serve award-winning brew

By Salvador Godoy, Staff Writer
May 18, 2016
Filed under Scene

Catahoula Coffee Company is a great local spot to start your day with fresh, affordable house-roasted coffee drinks. It has a small and lively environment for those who want to taste new coffee varieties. The local business recently won First Place for the sixth time from the San Francisco Chronicle in its ...

Pottery sale funds class

Pottery sale funds class

By Dylan Collier, Staff Writer
May 18, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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...

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