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Soulful music bolsters culture

Soulful music bolsters culture

By Roxana Amparo, Associate Editor
September 2
Filed under Scene

It’s normal to see the youth going out and enjoying the nightlife, but now that a local spot offers a night of fun and dancing for adults, it is safe to say they are enjoying the nightlife as well. Los Cenzontles Cultural Arts Academy, a non-profit organization committed to amplifying the roots of ...

‘True Detective’ should never have left the bayou

‘True Detective’ should never have left the bayou

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor
September 2
Filed under Scene

After an 18-month hiatus following the successful debut season of HBO’s dark police procedural True Detective, which followed the lives of two police through the bowels of the Louisiana bayou, the sophomore showing left many viewers unfulfilled. In an attempt to recreate the character driven motif...

Stylistic dance moves stimulate passion, awe

Stylistic dance moves stimulate passion, awe

By Nina Cestaro, Staff Writer
May 17
Filed under News, Scene, Spotlight

Fans of hip-hop and belly dance were treated to a wonderful mélange when urban jazz and hip-hop instructor LaTanya Tigner and ballroom dance instructor Natalia Clarke presented examples of their choreography on Friday and Saturday in the Knox Theater from 7:30-9:30 p.m. The compilation of Tigner’s works titled ...

Funding hole plugged with clay

Funding hole plugged with clay

May 17
Filed under News, Scene

Vases and other ceramic items were displayed at the Pottery Sale at Contra Costa College in a fundraiser in the Art Building from May 4 through last Friday. To raise funds for equipment and clay for the fine and media arts department, an assortment of art sculptures were displayed for the campus to see. C...

Course offers alternative to women’s studies

Course offers alternative to women’s studies

By Jose Jimenez, Spotlight Editor
May 17
Filed under News, Scene

If a college’s curriculum features a course called Contemporary Women, then it is only fitting that it creates a course called Contemporary Men, contrasting the specific needs of men. The CCC course, Contemporary Men (Social Science 141) highlights existing issues surrounding men and their environment. ...

Love for speech, debate embodied

Love for speech, debate embodied

By Marlene Rivas, Staff Writer
May 17
Filed under News, Scene

Last fall the speech department was on a search to find a skilled speech professor who embodied certain characteristics so that they would perfectly meet the needs of the students of Contra Costa College. The criteria was someone who loves students, the campus and all aspects of it, speech department ...

‘Breakfast Club’ still rationalizes American youth

‘Breakfast Club’ still rationalizes American youth

By Jose Jimenez, Spotlight Editor
May 17
Filed under Scene, Spotlight

They say breakfast is good for you, but what if someone told you joining a breakfast club would enhance your mornings and life in general? This spring has marked 30 years since director John Hughes embraced all of us with a lifestyle close to that of which each of us grew up around.   Demanding parents,...

‘Trainspotting’

‘Trainspotting’

By Cody McFarland, Associate Editor
May 17
Filed under Scene, Spotlight

Subtext: Choosing life is the biggest decision anybody could make. In the sea of opportunity that is the first world, it is all too easy getting swept away by indecision and pulled down by an undertow of goalless inactivity, to breath salt and sink into the jade as the successful swim stoically ar...

Galactic visionary to bring life story to stage

Galactic visionary to bring life story to stage

By Nina Cestaro, Staff Writer
April 28
Filed under Scene

“Silent Sky” opens Thursday night in the Knox Center for the Performing Arts and will run through Saturday, with performances each night beginning at 8 p.m. A preview will take place tonight at 8 p.m. for a discounted ticket price of $5, and there will be a matinee performance on Saturday at 2 p....

Novel comes to life at Knox Center

Novel comes to life at Knox Center

By Benjamin Bassham, Staff Writer
April 21
Filed under Scene

The Big Read has come to Contra Costa College and kicked off with a dramatic reading at the Knox Center for the Performing Arts. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts intended to draw the community together in the reading of a single book, and this time the book in questio...

Professionalism and networking unite sponsors

By Christian Urrutia, Photo Editor
April 21
Filed under Scene

With summer and the culinary arts department’s annual study abroad trip drawing near, the department looks to proceed from the upcoming Food and Wine Event fundraiser to finance its trip to Italy. The eighth annual Food and Wine Event will take place Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Gymnasiu...

Seasoned producer spins fresh ‘soul-rock,’ ignites

By Jared Amdahl, Opinion Editor
April 21
Filed under Scene

If you have not listened to the new Toro y Moi album, you should work toward changing that. Toro y Moi’s latest release “What For?” has shown yet another side of music the 28-year-old producer Chaz Bundick is capable of creating. Having begun his career in 2001, Bundick has changed Toro y Mo...

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