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Original play brings old story to life

Original play brings old story to life

By Xavier Johnson, Scene Editor

March 20, 2018

Folklore lives on in cultures by each passing generation relaying these stories to their children. With any longstanding story, individuals put twists on these childhood tales applying their own values mixed with influence from other people’s interpretations. Now, a world premiere of an original w...

Women’s diverse struggles told through ‘stunning’ performances

Women’s diverse struggles told through ‘stunning’ performances

By Jshania Owens, Staff Writer

March 5, 2018

The emotional intensity and the reality of being a woman in today’s world is highlighted in “Emotional Creature”, the drama department’s first production of the spring semester. The play is directed by Kathryn McCarty and was written by playwright Eve Ensler. Ensler also wrote “The Vagina Monolog...

Riveting beats energize Black Panther soundtrack

Riveting beats energize Black Panther soundtrack

By Efrain Valdez, Social Media Editor

February 28, 2018

“Black Panther: The Album” will be remembered as one of the best hip-hop movie soundtracks ever and it currently sits at the top of the Billboard 200 charts. This album will leave a deep cultural impact because of what the film means to the African-American community and the impact of Kendrick L...

Black Panther awes, redefines ‘super’

Black Panther awes, redefines ‘super’

By Anthony Kinney, Associate Editor

February 28, 2018

Since 1993, Marvel Studios has enjoyed a successful run bringing its comic book superheroes to life on the big screen in ways that have always been thrilling, gripping and, of course, action-packed, for movie-goers Marvel’s newest installment to its cinematic universe “Black Panther,” directed b...

Valentine dinner serves romantics, raises money for department

Valentine dinner serves romantics, raises money for department

By Jessica Suico, Assistant news editor

February 20, 2018

For anyone still looking for a destination for their Valentine’s Day dinner, the culinary arts department is hoping to be their final decision. Aqua Terra Grill will be the location of the Cupid’s Season Dinner tonight from 5-8 p.m. where guests will be treated to a five-course meal with one gla...

Vocal ensemble to showcase talent at Carnegie Hall

Vocal ensemble to showcase talent at Carnegie Hall

By Gabriel Quiroz, Advocate staff

February 15, 2018

The Contra Costa Singers is one of three collegiate ensembles from across the country chosen to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City on April 1. The Contra Costa Singers, who come out of the CCC Vocal Chamber Music classes, are the only performers chosen from a community college to perform at Go...

Film screening sells out Knox, celebrates life

Film screening sells out Knox, celebrates life

By Xavier Johnson, Scene Editor

February 6, 2018

Twenty-four years ago a young girl named Cecilia “Cecy” Rios was murdered in Richmond. After her murder the community at large came together to memorialize the ambitious girl who touched the lives of everyone she met. Now, two decades later, in the sold-out John and Jean Knox Center for the Per...

Theater festival selects five CCC students to compete

Theater festival selects five CCC students to compete

By Gabriel Quiroz, Advocate Staff

February 6, 2018

Five students from the drama department have been selected to go to the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival later this month in Spokane, Washington. Umi Grant, Oz Herrera-Sobal, Xavier Johnson, Akilah Kamau and Cody Poehnelt will all be competing at the week-long festival after receiving...

Timberlake’s reinvention hindered by boring music

Timberlake’s reinvention hindered by boring music

By Xavier Johnson, Scene Editor

January 30, 2018

After several years of relative quiet in the music scene, Justin Timberlake is back with a whimper. Timberlake is gearing up to unleash his upcoming album “Man of the Woods,” with three unremarkable singles released over the past month. With “Man of the Woods,” Timberlake seems to be attempt...

Bay Area poets modernize ‘Romeo and Juliet’ to tell Richmond narrative

Bay Area poets modernize ‘Romeo and Juliet’ to tell Richmond narrative

By Anthony Kinney, Associate Editor

January 18, 2018

In a Bay Area city where families are torn apart by street wars between opposing neighborhoods, a talented young poet interprets his city’s conflicts with toxic gun violence and brings it to life on the stage with a modernized twist on the classic play, “Romeo and Juliet” by playwright William S...

Taylor Swift’s holiday album intrigues, but fails to resonate

Taylor Swift’s holiday album intrigues, but fails to resonate

By Robert Clinton, Opinion Editor

December 8, 2017

Admittedly, I missed the meteoric rise to fame of the Pennsylvania native and pop star mogul Taylor Swift over the past 15 years. Like many with my musical sensibilities, I was abruptly introduced to America’s latest sweetheart and the idol of fair-haired girls globally in 2009 at the MTV Video Music ...

iPhone drives advancement of mobile technology

iPhone drives advancement of mobile technology

By Sean Austin, Advocate Staff

November 22, 2017

In advance of the holiday season, Apple introduced customers and longtime aficionados to the culmination of 10 years of work devoted to a product that would change the way people interact with their mobile device. The iPhone X, even with its high price tag of $999, shows that Apple isn't afraid to...

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