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Tale of recovery conveys wide range of intense emotions

Tale of recovery conveys wide range of intense emotions

By Gabriel Quiroz, News Editor

November 14, 2018


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Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome is a major issue that plagues veterans and can sometimes lead to addiction and problems for which many don’t seek help. “Water by The Spoonful,” directed by Angelina LaBarre, captures these mental health issues with a unique perspective that gives audiences a glimpse...

Rami Malek shines as Mercury, other aspects lack depth

Rami Malek shines as Mercury, other aspects lack depth

By Gabriel Quiroz, News Editor

November 14, 2018


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The extravagant and eccentric rock star story has been told many times over the years and often protagonists go through the same struggles of sex, addiction and heartbreak. As a film, “Bohemian Rhapsody” is not entirely different from these stories, but it is not quite in that category. Queen,...

Dia de los Muertos celebration honors culture

Dia de los Muertos celebration honors culture

By Gabriel Quiroz, News Editor

November 7, 2018


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Students gathered around Fireside Hall on Thursday eager to gain access to the Dia De Los Muertos event, many lining up well before the event was set to start. The main attraction for many of the attendees was the delicious cultural delicacies, like tamales, Conchas and Tostilocos. But the food was...

Finding recovery through community

Finding recovery through community

By Jose Arebola, Scene Editor

November 7, 2018


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An impactful story set around family and community struggles in the digital age graces the stage beginning Friday and continues through Nov. 18 at the John and Jean Knox Performing Arts Center. “Water by the Spoonful,” written by Quiara Alegria-Hudes, traces the stories of multiple characters connected...

Horror sequel revives iconic franchise

Horror sequel revives iconic franchise

By Michael Santone, Editor-In-Chief

October 24, 2018


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Nothing screams that time of the year more than the iconic masked serial killer Michael Myers, who returns to the big screen in “Halloween,” directed by David Gordon Green. With its release on Friday, the film broke box office and franchise records by grossing $33.3 million on that opening day. The...

Vengeful spirit seeks bloody retribution

Vengeful spirit seeks bloody retribution

By Gabriel Quiroz, Staff Writer

October 24, 2018


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Attention to detail would be an understatement when referring to the drama department’s recently closed original ghost story production of “Vengeance: A Ghost Story.” The story, inspired by a Chinese play, recounts the life of a family of five on an annual trip that entangles a birthday with a...

Exhibit explores perspectives not typically observed

Exhibit explores perspectives not typically observed

By Kyle Grant, Staff Writer

October 24, 2018


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A picture is worth a thousand words — or, so they say. In the Eddie Rhodes Gallery on Oct. 17, photographs adorned the wall, and for those in attendance, these pictures had lots to say. A mix of both black and white and color photographs taken by three Contra Costa College student photographers decorated...

‘Carter V’ fails to snatch attention from fresh ears

‘Carter V’ fails to snatch attention from fresh ears

By Andrew Weedon, Scene Editor

October 17, 2018


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In any environment, whether suburbs or slums, victories and setbacks are a common occurrence. However, across all aspects of societal divisions, the heartfelt words of a loving mother are the ultimate motivation to succeed. Dwayne Michael Carter, who goes by the stage name Lil Wayne, seems to agree...

‘Fortnite’ update unites gamers, adds features

‘Fortnite’ update unites gamers, adds features

By Luis Lopez, Staff Writer

October 14, 2018


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“Fortnite,” the free to play battle royale game that has more than 120 million players online at any given time, recently made an update to its game that will change how multiplayer video games are played forever. Epic Games, the development company behind the most popular game in the world (“Fortnite”),...

Shoreline festival honors nature’s beauty, relevance

Shoreline festival honors nature’s beauty, relevance

By Jose Arebola, Staff Writer

October 9, 2018


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POINT PINOLE ­— Free food and a festive atmosphere marked a celebration of the environment and Bay Area climate justice on the shores of Point Pinole Saturday. The North Richmond Shoreline Festival is an event sponsored by the North Richmond Shoreline Open Space Alliance (NRSOSA) which has been held...

Clowns, fiends serve terror

Clowns, fiends serve terror

By Jose Arebola, Staff Writer

October 9, 2018


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Horror rolls into town as a new terrifying attraction has opened up for those brave enough to face it and strong enough to survive. The haunted house at the Hilltop Mall, hosted by Nite Terrors, aims to have patrons take part in an immersive horror story. The show runs on weekend nights through Oct. 2...

Is that worth it? Burgers on campus

By Michael Santone, Editor-In-Chief

October 3, 2018


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PRONTO: PIMENTO CHEESBURGER $3.50 If you’re looking for an adventurous twist on the cheeseburger, Pronto is the place to go. Often times deconstructing the American classic and infusing it with exotic flavors will yield lackluster results. However, the Pimento Cheeseburger, currently on the menu, is ...

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