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Former professor directs play revival

By JoJuan Johnson, Advocate Staff

December 11, 2019

In a move that builds on expanding cast diversity in local theater, Contra Costa College African American theater instructor Terrance Ivory premiered “Hype Man-A Break Beat Play” Oct. 10 at Los Medanos College. His interpretation is based on the actual work by award-winning playwright, director,...

Raymond’s Pizzeria: Fresh artisan pizza delights

By Janet Lira, Advocate Staff

December 11, 2019

Pizza is usually thought of as another greasy junk food, but Raymond’s Pizzeria in Point Richmond has taken the idea of an over-commercialized snack food to new heights through a variety of ingredients. This pizzeria stands out among the rest because it has no refrigeration, all the food is made...

Longtime establishment delivers classics

Sukie’s Kitchen, located across El Portal Drive from Contra Costa College, offers a wide variety of American comfort food in a classic, spacious dining room that’s been in operation for over 40 years.

By Luis Lopez, Advocate Staff

November 13, 2019

Nestled between an international supermarket, and Contra Costa College in San Pablo, lies a small diner, Sukie’s Kitchen, that has been serving up breakfast for locals for more than 40 years. Sukie’s Kitchen is open seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. The tradition of going to Sukie’s...

Trailblazing effort brings Frida Kahlo’s story to life

A young Frida Kahlo, played by Vanessa Crisostomo Garcia (right), shows Diego Rivera, played by Carlos-Manuel Chavarria, her artwork during “Frida Kahlo: The Artist; The Woman” in the Knox Center on Oct. 24.

By Jose Arebalo, News Editor

November 13, 2019

A young actress seamlessly embodied the soul of Frida Kahlo as the drama department put on the world premiere of an emotionally explosive biographical play that gave audiences a glimpse into the heartbreak surrounding the life of the eclectic artist. In a performance that allowed the story to play...

Urban natives re-claim untold familial stories

Urban natives re-claim untold familial stories

By Xavier Johnson, Web Editor

October 23, 2019

Centuries of systemic erasure of Native American (Indian) culture other than street names and sports team mascots pushes the Indian populations living in cities into the shadows. But Tommy Orange’s incredible novel “There, There” brings light to the urban Indians residing in the United States. Fr...

‘Joker’ raises the bar

Joaquin Phoenix portrays the Arthur Fleck, the Joker, in the new film 'Joker' directed by Todd Phillips

By Luis Lopez, News Editor

October 23, 2019

Todd Phillips has directed and co-written the greatest comic book-based movie ever made with “Joker” because in this film there is an actual attachment to the character that other comic book movies have lacked. Where other movies are focused on keeping fans of the source content happy, this film...

Actress embraces stage for first role

By Jose Arebalo, Advocate Staff

October 9, 2019

Excitement filled the air as a small group of thespians rehearsed for their upcoming opening of a Spanish language only production of “Frida Kahlo —The Artist; The Woman” which opens Oct. 18 in the Knox Center. The play centers around the life of Kahlo, exploring the famous character’s life...

‘Fortnite’ targets esports success

Kyle “Bugha” Geirsdorf is awarded $3 million after winning the Fortnite World Cup this past summer.

By Xavier Johnson, Web Editor

September 25, 2019

This past summer a 16-year-old professional gamer earned more prize money in the Fortnite World Cup than Tiger Woods won at The Masters and more than San Francisco 49ers star tight end Greg Kittle’s current NFL contract. Kyle “Bugha” Geirsdorf took home $3 million for his World Cup victory and...

Oakland comedy embraces culture

 Marcus, played by Dontae Clark (left), Benny, played by Santiago Rosas (middle), and Nina, played by Reyna Amaya (right) deliver biting satire in the new comedy webseries “The North Pole.”

By Xavier Johnson, Web Editor

September 25, 2019

A great satire is able to weave many different issues into one narrative. Connecting the intersections of climate change, gentrification, immigration and gun violence in Oakland is what “The North Pole,” accomplishes so well. The web series, available on YouTube, produced by Rosario Dawson, chronicles...

Analyzing Bastille’s New Album

Analyzing Bastille's New Album

By Daniel Hernandez, Social Media Editor

September 4, 2019

It can feel like the apocalypse is upon us when all that is talked about are the threats of climate change, chaos created by destructive politicians and fighting a battle with our internal conflicts. As a soundtrack to accompany the chaos, British alternative rock band Bastille published their thir...

‘Series of Seven’ display student work

Art is on display at the “SERIES OF 7” exhibit, created by seven women from Contra Costa College, at the BridgeStorage and ArtSpace in Richmond. This exhibit runs through Oct. 25 and is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

By Cindy Pantoja, Editor-in-Chief

August 28, 2019

The Contra Costa College art department will celebrate the beginning of the fall semester with an art exhibition showcasing the work of seven of its most talented women artists. The event is organized by Bridge ArtSpace located at 23 Maine Avenue in Richmond. Iris AlRoy, marketing director of Bridge...

Discounts available for students

List of common student deals that can be acquired by using a .edu email address when signing up.

By Jose Arebalo, Advocate Staff

August 28, 2019

The true cost of attending college is made up of more than just the price of classes and textbooks. Going to class is a commitment that takes away the opportunity to work with that time instead. Because of this, it should come as no surprise that many products and services come at a discounted price...

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