The Advocate

Album’s pertinence persists

Album’s pertinence persists

By Cody McFarland, Associate Editor

December 10, 2014


Filed under Scene

Very few musicians I listened to during my childhood and in high school, besides the classics imparted to me by my parents, have had staying power enough to make my present day playlists. Though their later albums won’t be found among my favorites, pop-punk trio Blink-182’s 1997 sophomore studio release ...

Master Chief shines in his best game to date

Master Chief shines in his best game to date

By Jared Amdahl, Opinion Editor

December 10, 2014


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Anyone who has played video games for more than 10 years should be able to recall in great detail playing “Halo 2” on the original Xbox video game console. My own personal memories remain quite vivid and significant to this day. I stayed up all night just to get in one more match of “Team Sl...

‘Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’ resurrects aging franchise

‘Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’ resurrects aging franchise

By Jared Amdahl, Opinion Editor

November 20, 2014


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The latest "Call of Duty" video game is a solid addition to the series, created by a new development team that succeeded in resurrecting the aging franchise. Activision, a worldwide video game publisher, released "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare" on Nov. 4. The new developer, Sledgehammer games...

Speech and debate members showcase oratory talents

Speech and debate members showcase oratory talents

By Christian Urrutia, Photo Editor

November 19, 2014


Filed under Scene, Showcase

The topics and ideas presented by the speech and debate team piqued the interest of attendees during the annual Student Speaker Showcase at the Knox Center Thursday. The fine and media arts and drama departments were incorporated in the event, showing student-made digital film shorts and revealing t...

Portraiture showcase attracts community, alters perspective

Portraiture showcase attracts community, alters perspective

By Mayra Garcia, Staff Illustrator

November 19, 2014


Filed under News, Scene, Showcase

Peculiar paintings and a variety of art pieces were displayed at the Eddie Rhodes Gallery on Thursday. Stepping in, one would notice the unique art of Barbara Hazard, a San Francisco Bay Area artist. From 4:30-6:30 p.m. visitors were able to gaze upon the one-woman art show, “The Artist at Work: Facets...

Ceramic auction to fundraise for art supplies

Ceramic auction to fundraise for art supplies

By Marlene Rivas, Staff Writer

November 19, 2014


Filed under Campus Beat, News, Scene

In order to purchase materials used in art courses the fine and media arts department is having a fundraiser during the first week of December. The pottery and sculptures will be sold in a silent auction and include pieces made by Contra Costa College art students. The individual pieces will be num...

Album, a story told through tunes

Album, a story told through tunes

By Brian Boyle, Spotlight Editor

October 29, 2014


Filed under Scene, Showcase

There is almost nothing better than a story which grips you and runs away with your imagination. The flood of inspiration and adrenaline imparted by a masterfully crafted work is amazing in how powerful it can be. The only thing better than a story capable of this is when music has that power. In...

Three Seasons gives students real life skills

By Mike Thomas, Scene Editor

October 29, 2014


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At Contra Costa College, students do not have many choices when they get hungry, but the culinary arts department’s Three Seasons Restaurant is their go-to on campus spot. The Three Seasons is a formal dining room that is run by the culinary arts students where they serve customers solid gourmet...

‘Chinese Fountain’ refines musical scope

‘Chinese Fountain’ refines musical scope

By Lorenzo Morotti, Editor-in-chief

October 24, 2014


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In its fifth album, The Growlers have managed to blend pop, beach and classic rock with underlying psychedelic and gothic influences to produce its best album yet. Titled “Chinese Fountain,” this is the band’s most refined album. It was released on Sept. 23 by Everloving Records and has since made “B...

Community brings appetite, funding to culinary arts

Community brings appetite, funding to culinary arts

By Jason Sykes, Staff Writer

October 24, 2014


Filed under News, Scene

Students, community members and their families came out to sup- port the culinary arts and music departments during the Chocolate and Champagne fundraiser on Sunday. The annual fundraiser was held in the Three Seasons Restaurant located on the top floor of the Applied Arts Building. Tickets for the...

Quilt art exhibition attracts community

Quilt art exhibition attracts community

By Mayra Garcia, Staff Illustrator

October 24, 2014


Filed under Campus Beat, Scene, Showcase

A reception for the most recent exhibit at the Rhodes Gallery drew the largest crowd of any other receptions held this year. The reception for the exhibit of quilts and other fabric arts, titled “Layers of Meaning,” was held in conjunction with the Harvest Show ceramics reception taking place...

Abridged version of Shakespeare’s plays

By Christian Urrutia, photo editor

October 22, 2014


Filed under Campus Beat, Scene

Three actors are tackling 37 plays from the most famous bard in “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged" which premiered Tuesday at 8 p.m. and will continue  through Saturday in the Knox Center. Tickets will cost $10 dollars for students and general attendees will pay $15. Impro...

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