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Cast of ‘Gone Girl’ nails acting

Cast of ‘Gone Girl’ nails acting

By Christian Urrutia, Assistant Photo Editor

October 7, 2014


Filed under Scene

Marriage is hard work. It’s even harder with crazy counterparts. That is one of the harsh realities David Fincher’s adaptation of “Gone Girl” throws into our faces and does not turn away. Author Gillian Flynn wrote the screenplay from her 2012 best-seller which starts Ben Affleck and Rosamund...

Batman-less show takes network by storm

Batman-less show takes network by storm

By Mike Thomas, Scene Editor

October 7, 2014


Filed under Scene

It is official. Comic books are taking over television. With “Gotham” coming into play, it is taking the FOX Network by storm. No one can picture Gotham City without the caped crusader roaming the streets at night, but that is the case with “Gotham.” The show reveals the origin of Batman,...

Bay Area classic still rolling in dough

By Janae Harris, Assistant Photo Editor

October 7, 2014


Filed under Scene

Sitting at home late at night with a major sweet tooth? King Pin is the place to be. It is open daily from 7 a.m. to 3 a.m. The store is located off of Telegraph and Durant near UC Berkeley. There is street parking in a pretty convenient location. It is surrounded by cool dinner choices...

Shawshank’s Redemption inspires hope

Shawshank’s Redemption inspires hope

By Christian Urrutia, Photo Editor

October 7, 2014


Filed under Scene

Rarely is a film capable of holding such emotional prestige in a moviegoer’s heart and when one does, it deserves to be universally recognized. Released 20 years ago, “The Shawshank Redemption” is a film that has been bestowed with critical praise for two decades. It has earned the label of...

Fans get chance to relive wild ride

Fans get chance to relive wild ride

By Mike Thomas, Scene Editor

October 2, 2014


Filed under Scene, Showcase

Commonly known as a cult horror movie, Netflix's new original "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" is a replica of the action packed horror film that rocked the late '90s. Viewers and cult fans will get to relive the wild ride of the Gecko brothers as they cause mayhem while trying to cross the border...

Samsung releases waterproof phone

By Janae Harris, Assistant Photo Editor

September 30, 2014


Filed under Scene

Another Galaxy smartphone has made its way onto the technological scene. First there was the Galaxy S5, then there was the Galaxy s5 Active with AT&T and now we have the Galaxy S5 Sport. The phone comes in two colors; a cherry red and electric blue. The build of the phone overall is heavy duty, making...

Realistic game gets blood pumping

Realistic game gets blood pumping

By Cody Casares, Assistant Photo Editor

September 30, 2014


Filed under Scene, Showcase

This year’s installment of video-game developer EA Sports’ FIFA series, “FIFA 15,” delivers an immersive, heart-pounding and realistic experience that may just steal more than a few hours of your day. While improvements to the overall feel of the gameplay and look of the graphics in “FIFA...

Dragon boats fill the Bay

Dragon boats fill the Bay

By Qing Huang, Photo Editor

September 24, 2014


Filed under News, Scene, Showcase

Photos by Qing Huang, photo editor

Annual festival sparks citizen involvement, fun

Annual festival sparks citizen involvement, fun

By Lorenzo Morotti, Editor-in-Chief

September 24, 2014


Filed under Scene, Showcase

EL SOBRANTE — Thou-sands of people meandered up and down the middle of the street as they savored the inviting smells, sights and sounds of a rapidly changing community. A section of San Pablo Dam Road, stretching from Appian Way and ending at El Portal Drive, was shut down to automobile traffic...

Fusion cuisine adds flair to restaurant scene

Fusion cuisine adds flair to restaurant scene

By Janae Harris, Assistant Photo Editor

September 24, 2014


Filed under Scene

After their appearance on the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives”, many may have heard of the Japanese-Korean fusion food truck, Koja Kitchen. At a great price in a convenient location, there’s no turning back once you’ve enjoyed what Koja Kitchen has to offer. It provides...

Apple faithful rally for upgraded iPhone

By Rodney Woodson, Associate Editor

September 24, 2014


Filed under Scene

Before pulling up to the corner of the Fourth Street Apple Store in Berkeley at around 10:30 p.m. on Thursday evening, I crossed my fingers, hoping for a short line. Standing around spot number 50 in line, I realized my hopes of leaving the store and arriving home with the phone of my choice in a...

Ink removal increases confidence

By Van Ly, Opinion Editor

September 24, 2014


Filed under Scene

A tattoo can be a mark of the past that is hard to forget. But there is a chance to erase the needled-ink and start over once again. In partnership with the San Pablo Economic Development Corporation and New Skin Adult Tattoo Removal, Removing Barriers is a non-profit program that provides tattoo...

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