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Ensemble produces classical symphonies

Ensemble produces classical symphonies

By Jason Sykes, Assistant Sports Editor

March 18, 2015


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The West County Winds’ appeasing sounds reverberated throughout the Knox Center during a free concert on Sunday. The ensemble hosted the musical event at Contra Costa College, the first of two other concerts planned by the music department for the spring semester. The WCW played cla...

Art party’s second installment ‘fascinating’

Art party’s second installment ‘fascinating’

By Cody McFarland, Associate Editor

March 18, 2015


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BERKELEY — A one-night monthly art gallery and artist gathering is taking shape in the historic Sawtooth Building, where its second ever meeting Friday night turned out a congested success. The Berkeley Art Party reflects the joint effort of sculptor Barbara Stevens Strauss and ukulele make...

Art gallery to display watercolor mediums

By Roxana Amparo, News Editor

March 17, 2015


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The Watercolor Show art exhibit will be on dis- play in the Eddie Rhodes Gallery from now through April 25 to showcase a variety of student artwork through watercolor paintings and other mediums. Art professor Dana Davis said the department wants to expose the students’ art and the hard work th...

Spoken word, poetry energize library

Spoken word, poetry energize library

By Cody McFarland, Associate Editor

March 4, 2015


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Students expecting to study in the usual quiet confines of the Library were interrupted and entertained by oral interpretations of written works on Feb. 24. The faculty poetry reading and student open mic hosted the works of six faculty members, which in turn garnered the participation of six student...

African-American writers, poets showcase grassroot publishing

African-American writers, poets showcase grassroot publishing

By Lorenzo Morotti, Editor-in-chief

February 24, 2015


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African-American poet and author Joy Elan was born deaf but had no problems basking in the applause after she recited her spoken word poem “I’m a Survivor.” “I didn’t want to just be another deaf black kid born in Oakland. I wanted more than that. I wanted to get my work published,” Elan said...

Cultural connection inspires dancer, speaker to advocacy

Cultural connection inspires dancer, speaker to advocacy

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

February 24, 2015


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Dance major and Black Student Union Vice President and Treasurer Bridgette Lott displayed her full range of talents, presenting two historic compilations and exhibiting poise and grace in the student dance ensemble for the Heritage Month Celebration held at the Knox Center on Feb. 12. “Dance is just ...

Comedic acts challenge actors performing abilities

By Christian Urrutia, Photo Editor

February 11, 2015


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Rehearsals are underway for the opening play of the drama department, “All in the Timing,” premiering in early March at the Knox Center. Written by playwright David Ives and directed by adjunct drama professor Angelina LaBarre, “All in the Timing” is the first play to be performed during the 201...

Counselor earns international poets’ recognition

Counselor earns international poets’ recognition

By Roxana Amparo, News Editor

February 11, 2015


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Through exploring borders with her poetry, a Contra Costa College counselor won first place for 2015’s San Miguels Writers’ Conference (SMW). Norma Valdez-Jimenez will be attending a five-day prepaid conference with fellow poets, writers and published, inspiring figures. Valdez-Jimenez’s compellin...

Performers dazzle competition with international dance moves

Performers dazzle competition with international dance moves

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

February 3, 2015


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The international ballroom dance troupe from Contra Costa College is arguably the best-kept secret on campus. The dancers held their final dress rehearsal Saturday on campus and seamlessly flowed through both routines without missing a step. They also held those concrete Miss America smiles that have be...

Creative show never ceases to entertain

Creative show never ceases to entertain

By Jared Amdahl, Opinion Editor

January 27, 2015


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Seldom does a show like “The Venture Bros.” come along. The animated series aired on “Adult Swim” in 2003 and is returning for its sixth season later this year. Exactly when is still to be announced. For those of you who do not know the series, I shall lend a few paragraphs of insight. “The Venture ...

Display offers students opportunities to shine

Display offers students opportunities to shine

By Cody McFarland, Associate Editor

January 27, 2015


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An all-student art exhibit is on display in the Eddie Rhodes Gallery now through Feb. 26. Featuring the works of seven students, the exhibit, titled “New Art for a New Year,” showcases the variety of drawing and painting styles taught in Contra Costa College’s art department while simultaneously s...

Industry says goodbye to legend, hero

Industry says goodbye to legend, hero

By Florinda Hershey, Robert Clinton, Staff Writer, Sports Editor

December 10, 2014


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International icon and entertainer Roberto Gomez Bolanos, more commonly knownas Chespirito, died from heart failure Nov. 28 in Cancun, Mexico. He was 85. Bolanos, known for creating the long running authentically Mexican show “Chespirito,” was discovered innocently enough, waiting in line for a writing...

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