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Course offers alternative to women’s studies

Course offers alternative to women’s studies

By Jose Jimenez, Spotlight Editor

May 17, 2015


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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, 2015


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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, 2015


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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, 2015


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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, 2015


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“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, 2015


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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, 2015


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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, 2015


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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...

Melodies engulf Knox Center in jazz extravaganza

Melodies engulf Knox Center in jazz extravaganza

By Nina Cestaro, Staff Writer

April 7, 2015


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The Knox Center was transformed into an intimate jazz venue featuring the Vocal Jazz Choir, Jazzology, Jazzanova and Claudia Villela, who performed for a lively crowd of students and music aficionados on March 28. Some of the acts demonstrated great potential, even though they are still at the beginnin...

Showcase raises concerns, defines social injustices

Showcase raises concerns, defines social injustices

By Marlene Rivas, Staff Writer

April 7, 2015


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Speech and media students expressed their thoughts, raised awareness on various issues and demonstrated skills built through their classes during the Speaker Showcase held in the Knox Center on March 26 from 7-9 p.m. The oral interpretations of DeAlaundria Gardner and Lerecia Davis covered social issues very much...

Lamar exhibits masterful storytelling

Lamar exhibits masterful storytelling

By Jose Jimenez, Spotlight Editor

April 7, 2015


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Kendrick Lamar is back and looks to redefine millennial music with his new album “To Pimp a Butterfly.” The album takes stabs at politics, institutions and all African-Americans who dare to question whether he is the “best from the West.” His raspy voice and clever lyrics are second to none right now...

Collection of hilarious scenes on display

Collection of hilarious scenes on display

By George Morin, Art Director

March 18, 2015


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The masterfully crafted acts of “All in the Timing” were well received by the crowd in the Knox Center Saturday afternoon, demonstrating the play’s lasting relevance two decades since its creation. Contra Costa College’s drama department presented eight lively and comedi...

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