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Annual Pizzafest fundraises for charity

Annual Pizzafest fundraises for charity

By Christian Urrutia, Editor-in-Chief
October 21, 2015
Filed under Scene, Spotlight

BERKELEY — Hundreds of local residents ventured to Gilman and 9th Streets on Saturday for an ensemble of pizza and beer, and in support of a charitable cause. Pizzafest, an all-you-can-eat pizza festival, was a collaborative effort between The Companion Group, a kitchen product company and Building O...

Play depicts life’s dark side

Play depicts life’s dark side

By Mike Thomas, Scene Editor
October 21, 2015
Filed under Scene

Fear and desperation were on display in the play “Wonder of the World” at the Knox Center Friday as Contra Costa College students gave a stellar performance throughout this hilarious tale. The cast included eight characters, each  with unique personalities and dark backgrounds before they crossed paths...

Coffeehouse hosts release party for local band

By Magali Mercado, Staff Writer
October 21, 2015
Filed under Scene

Los Cenzontles, which translates from Nahuati as “The Mockingbirds,” released a new album Oct 13, titled  “Alma Campirana.” To promote their album release the group held an album release party at Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse in Berkeley on Saturday. The group has already released more th...

‘Phantom Pain’ concludes adored, enthralling series

‘Phantom Pain’ concludes adored, enthralling series

By Cody Casares, Photo Editor
September 30, 2015
Filed under Scene

"Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain,” is the most extensively detailed beautifully crafted masterpiece of a video game you will ever play. “The Phantom Pain,” is the latest release from video game director Hideo Kojima and Konami Digital Entertainment Inc. The video game saga has spanned ne...

‘Magical realism’ drives narcotic novela

‘Magical realism’ drives narcotic novela

By Brian Boyle, Staff Writer
September 23, 2015
Filed under Scene

The only thing necessary for evil to prosper is for good men to do nothing. This is just one of the themes explored by on one of Netflix’s newest original series — “Narcos.” “Narcos” follows the dramatic life of Pablo Escobar — one of the most infamous drug lords to ever live, and the efforts o...

Culinary studies italian palate

By Roxana Amparo, Associate Editor
September 18, 2015
Filed under Campus Beat, News, Scene

Six culinary arts students’ hard work paid off when they received scholarships and studied abroad in Italy for 17 days in June. Among the recipients were Contra Costa College culinary arts majors Lauren Patrick, Topaz Sanders, Maryum Simpkins, Danielle Robinson, Fatimah Hanif and Patchell Windom. ...

‘Fuzzy feelings’, heartbreak tangle in upcoming play

‘Fuzzy feelings’, heartbreak tangle in upcoming play

By Mike Thomas, Scene Editor
September 2, 2015
Filed under Scene

The drama department will be featuring a comedy and romance play during the fall semester. Both plays will be held in the Knox Center through the weekends of Oct. 8-17 and the second Nov. 12-21 starting at 7:30 p.m. Adjunct Drama professor Tara Blau will direct the first play “Wonders of the World...

Soulful music bolsters culture

Soulful music bolsters culture

By Roxana Amparo, Associate Editor
September 2, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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. ...

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