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Actress embraces stage for first role

Actress embraces stage for first role

By Jose Arebalo, Advocate Staff

October 9, 2019

Excitement filled the air as a small group of thespians rehearsed for their upcoming opening of a Spanish language only production of “Frida Kahlo —The Artist; The Woman” which opens Oct. 18 in the Knox Center. The play centers around the life of Kahlo, exploring the famous character’s life...

‘Fortnite’ targets esports success

‘Fortnite’ targets esports success

By Xavier Johnson, Web Editor

September 25, 2019

This past summer a 16-year-old professional gamer earned more prize money in the Fortnite World Cup than Tiger Woods won at The Masters and more than San Francisco 49ers star tight end Greg Kittle’s current NFL contract. Kyle “Bugha” Geirsdorf took home $3 million for his World Cup victory and...

Oakland comedy embraces culture

Oakland comedy embraces culture

By Xavier Johnson, Web Editor

September 25, 2019

A great satire is able to weave many different issues into one narrative. Connecting the intersections of climate change, gentrification, immigration and gun violence in Oakland is what “The North Pole,” accomplishes so well. The web series, available on YouTube, produced by Rosario Dawson, chronicles...

Analyzing Bastille’s New Album

Analyzing Bastille’s New Album

By Daniel Hernandez, Social Media Editor

September 4, 2019

It can feel like the apocalypse is upon us when all that is talked about are the threats of climate change, chaos created by destructive politicians and fighting a battle with our internal conflicts. As a soundtrack to accompany the chaos, British alternative rock band Bastille published their thir...

‘Series of Seven’ display student work

‘Series of Seven’ display student work

By Cindy Pantoja, Editor-in-Chief

August 28, 2019

The Contra Costa College art department will celebrate the beginning of the fall semester with an art exhibition showcasing the work of seven of its most talented women artists. The event is organized by Bridge ArtSpace located at 23 Maine Avenue in Richmond. Iris AlRoy, marketing director of Bridge...

Discounts available for students

Discounts available for students

By Jose Arebalo, Advocate Staff

August 28, 2019

The true cost of attending college is made up of more than just the price of classes and textbooks. Going to class is a commitment that takes away the opportunity to work with that time instead. Because of this, it should come as no surprise that many products and services come at a discounted price...

East coast lyricist Flee Lord impresses

East coast lyricist Flee Lord impresses

By Joel Umanzor, Sports Editor

May 16, 2019

With minimal content in 2019 in terms of hip-hop, Queens, New York lyricist Flee Lord has released three projects in as many months with “Later is Now” debuting May 5 on all digital platforms. A Far Rockaway native and understudy of the legendary Prodigy of Mobb Deep, Flee Lord has showcased his u...

“The Mister” fails to address human trafficking

“The Mister” fails to address human trafficking

By Cindy Pantoja, Opinion Editor

May 15, 2019

E.L. James new book, “The Mister” said goodbye to her previous story line of sadomasochism and welcomes the trivial love story between Lord Trevethick, a wealthy bachelor who falls in love with his undocumented virginal maid Alessia Demachi. James is the author behind the popular "50 Shades Gray" ...

“Avengers: Endgame” shatters records, exceeds expectations

“Avengers: Endgame” shatters records, exceeds expectations

By Nijzel Dotson, Advocate Staff

May 6, 2019

“Avengers: Endgame” is the thrilling conclusion to a chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) that has been nothing short of historic. It perfectly encapsulates everything the MCU has been over the past 11 years in a way that makes the viewing experience more than worth it for longtime Ma...

BTS gains worldwide success

BTS gains worldwide success

By Janet Lira, Advocate Staff

May 1, 2019

Over the past few years, international Korean boy group BTS has been skyrocketing in popularity and more recently the group’s fandom, or “ARMY,” has cemented the newcomers on top of the industry’s most influential charts. Their popularity has finally reached U.S. fans through collaborations...

Satire depicts Hispanic stereotypes

Satire depicts Hispanic stereotypes

By Xavier Johnson, Web Editor

May 1, 2019

The drama department has nailed it again for the second year in a row while continuing to bolster connections with the Latino community in the final production of the academic year “The Hispanick Zone.” Running the weekends of April 19 and 26, this hilariously irreverent play combines colorful...

Pop supergroup LSD tries too much in debut effort

Pop supergroup LSD tries too much in debut effort

By Xavier Johnson, Web Editor

April 17, 2019

Supergroups have an interesting history in music. Sometimes these collections of prolific musicians can produce stellar projects as in the case of rock supergroup Audioslave. However, getting three or four accomplished musicians together leads to supergroups struggling with focus. Each member brings...

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