The Advocate

Vengeful spirit seeks bloody retribution

Merit Onyekwere grasps a heart in

By Gabriel Quiroz, Staff Writer

October 24, 2018

Attention to detail would be an understatement when referring to the drama department’s recently closed original ghost story production of “Vengeance: A Ghost Story.” The story, inspired by a Chinese play, recounts the life of a family of five on an annual trip that entangles a birthday with a...

Exhibit explores perspectives not typically observed

Union City resident John Lacabanne views photography by his sister Lisa Lacabanne in the Eddie Rhodes Gallery Oct. 17.

By Kyle Grant, Staff Writer

October 24, 2018

A picture is worth a thousand words — or, so they say. In the Eddie Rhodes Gallery on Oct. 17, photographs adorned the wall, and for those in attendance, these pictures had lots to say. A mix of both black and white and color photographs taken by three Contra Costa College student photographers decorated...

‘Carter V’ fails to snatch attention from fresh ears

'Carter V' fails to snatch attention from fresh ears

By Andrew Weedon, Scene Editor

October 17, 2018

In any environment, whether suburbs or slums, victories and setbacks are a common occurrence. However, across all aspects of societal divisions, the heartfelt words of a loving mother are the ultimate motivation to succeed. Dwayne Michael Carter, who goes by the stage name Lil Wayne, seems to agree...

‘Fortnite’ update unites gamers, adds features

'Fortnite' update unites gamers, adds features

By Luis Lopez, Staff Writer

October 14, 2018

“Fortnite,” the free to play battle royale game that has more than 120 million players online at any given time, recently made an update to its game that will change how multiplayer video games are played forever. Epic Games, the development company behind the most popular game in the world (“Fortnite”),...

Shoreline festival honors nature’s beauty, relevance

Scout master Fred Stevens helps a mother hold her daughter as she walks across an obstacle course set up by the Boy Scouts of America at the North Richmond Shoreline Festival in Point Pinole on Saturday.

By Jose Arebola, Staff Writer

October 9, 2018

POINT PINOLE ­— Free food and a festive atmosphere marked a celebration of the environment and Bay Area climate justice on the shores of Point Pinole Saturday. The North Richmond Shoreline Festival is an event sponsored by the North Richmond Shoreline Open Space Alliance (NRSOSA) which has been held...

Clowns, fiends serve terror

Clowns, fiends serve terror

By Jose Arebola, Staff Writer

October 9, 2018

Horror rolls into town as a new terrifying attraction has opened up for those brave enough to face it and strong enough to survive. The haunted house at the Hilltop Mall, hosted by Nite Terrors, aims to have patrons take part in an immersive horror story. The show runs on weekend nights through Oct. 2...

Is that worth it? Burgers on campus

By Michael Santone, Editor-In-Chief

October 3, 2018

PRONTO: PIMENTO CHEESBURGER $3.50 If you’re looking for an adventurous twist on the cheeseburger, Pronto is the place to go. Often times deconstructing the American classic and infusing it with exotic flavors will yield lackluster results. However, the Pimento Cheeseburger, currently on the menu, is ...

Passion, resilience shine in ‘Allegiance”

“Allegiance” is the new musical running until Oct. 21 at the Contra Costa Civic Theatre in El Cerrito.  The play follows a group of Japanese-Americans struggling to survive in the internment camps of the 1940s.

By Jose Arebola, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018

EL CERRITO — A new musical at the Contra Costa Civic Theatre here is sharing a deeply impactful and thrilling performance. “Allegiance” follows the experiences of a Japanese-American family’s struggles to survive through the internment camps of the 1940s. The production, running until Oct....

Ghostly tale would kill to scare you

Joshua Saephan (right) and Murphy Williams (middle) attempt to hide from Merit Onyekwere (left) during rehearsal for “Vengeance: A Ghost Story” in the Knox Center on Monday.

By Jose Arebola, Staff Writer

September 25, 2018

For those looking to spend their evening in suspense and horror, the drama department’s play “Vengeance: A Ghost Story,” from playwright and director Carlos-Manuel Chavarria, promises to deliver quite the fright. All taking place over the span of one night, an Ortize family vacation in the woods...

‘White Boy Rick’ introduces Detroit street legend’s life to Hollywood

'White Boy Rick' introduces Detroit street legend’s life to Hollywood

By Efrain Valdez, Sports Editor

September 19, 2018

Films are supposed to either put audiences in fictional worlds that expand imaginations or offer viewers a better understanding of real life situations. The film “White Boy Rick,” which is based on a true story, takes the audience to 1984 Detroit, Michigan in the midst of a crack cocaine epidemic. This...

El Sobrante Stroll energizes community

An Air Time Action Sport cyclist jumps over two boys as part of a performance during El Sobrante Stroll on Sunday.

By Joel Umanzor, Staff Writer

September 18, 2018

EL SOBRANTE— The early weeks of September bring about a familiar sight of local families and inquisitive visitors sampling local wares and happily walking the streets of the sleepy East Bay town of El Sobrante. The El Sobrante Stroll is an annual event held every second Sunday of September. The stroll...

Original cuisine reveals ability, tickles tastebuds

Team Dilly Dilly celebrate their win in the kitchen of Aqua Terra Grill during the Culinary Clash on Sept. 6

By Gabriel Quiroz, Staff Writer

September 11, 2018

The Aqua Terra Grill was filled with culinary arts students eager to share their work Thursday as they stood proudly behind their group’s dishes for their competition event the Culinary Clash. Culinary Clash, the new name given to the previously titled Iron Chef competition, is held at the beginning of eac...

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