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‘Sailor Moon’ installments satisfy fans with ‘Crystal’

By Jordan Khoo, Staff Photographer

April 8, 2016


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For all the people who love the TV series “Sailor Moon,” especially me, here’s an update on what’s been happening so far. The anime “Sailor Moon,” that you know, is a bit different than the new revision “Sailor Moon Pretty,” which is now showing this year. How different, you may ask? ...

‘Dawn of Justice’ fails to match hype

‘Dawn of Justice’ fails to match hype

By Edwin Herrera, Staff Writer

April 8, 2016


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"Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” is a perfect example of film that a bunch of executives thought would be an amazing story, but could not translate it onto the screen.  The second entry in a Warner Bros. series leading up to the Justice League film is a giant mess with a jumpy plot. It is a...

Kendrick Lamar’s latest album exposes social ills

Kendrick Lamar’s latest album exposes social ills

By Jason Sykes, Staff Writer

April 8, 2016


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Over the past few years we have been introduced to new ways of listening to music. It has become extremely easy for listeners to grab their favorite artist’s music without having to take a step into a local store. With the new streaming services, many artists have taken advantage of being able to r...

WrestleMania surpasses record but fails to deliver

WrestleMania surpasses record but fails to deliver

By Xavier Johnson, Assistant Sports Editor

April 8, 2016


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WrestleMania 32 drew a record crowd of 97,769 people to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Sunday. The show was more of a showcase for past stars and overall spectacle rather than strictly in-ring action. The leaning on old legends Stone Cold Steve Austin, Shawn Michaels, Mick Foley and The...

Twilight Princess remake amplifies quest

Twilight Princess remake amplifies quest

By Cody Casares, Photo Editor

April 8, 2016


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Ten years after its initial release for the GameCube in 2006, “Twilight Princess HD,” continues to provide a level of fulfillment that only the Zelda series could. Whether you’re bounding across the land of Hyrule on horseback or navigating one of the nine masterfully crafted dungeons on your quest...

Kenshin slits feudalism

Kenshin slits feudalism

By Mike Thomas, Scene Editor

March 16, 2016


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An anime that mixes themes of politics and romance is rare these days. “Ruroni Kenshin” does exactly that, beautifully. Nothing beats the sound of two swords colliding with Japanese music in the background. Swords clash in this anime series, with a  new Japanese government on the cusp of falli...

NBA athlete takes chance on ‘Aunt Pearl’ shoe line

NBA athlete takes chance on ‘Aunt Pearl’ shoe line

By Joseph Bennett, Staff Writer

March 16, 2016


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The entire world knows and wears Nike shoes, some for comfort, some for style, but nobody can argue with what brought the brand its epic popularity — stars. Nike pairs its shoes with professional athletes, at the peak of their respective sports, in an attempt to bolster its relationship with winnin...

Aspiring actor hones talent

Aspiring actor hones talent

By Mike Thomas, Scene Editor

March 9, 2016


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From an actor’s perspective, people learn every skill by acting them out. As a lifelong entertainer, motivated by the desire to make his biggest supporter proud, theater major Oz Herrera-Sobal, 20, has played roles in four productions in a span of two years since enrolling at Contra Costa College. “My m...

Show scrutinizes football star’s legacy

Show scrutinizes football star’s legacy

By Jshania Owens, Staff Writer

March 9, 2016


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Before one of the most infamous double murders of the 1990s turned a football legend into a wanted man, O.J. Simpson (played by Cuba Gooding Jr.) had retired from his successful career and began acting and broadcasting football games. But “The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” hits the nail o...

Performance sheds stereotypes, hypes ‘powerful’ message

Performance sheds stereotypes, hypes ‘powerful’ message

By Asma Alkrizy, Opinion Editor

February 25, 2016


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A burst of liveliness and inspiring dialogue will be presented in the form of a play highlighting African-American experiences on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in the Knox Center. The free performances are organized by Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Innovation at the District Office in collaboration with th...

Satirical work prods cinema’s ‘golden age’

Satirical work prods cinema’s ‘golden age’

By Christian Urrutia, Editor-in-chief

February 10, 2016


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The stylishly sleek and a wonderfully captured period-piece feel to the latest Coen brothers’ movie heightens the film visually, but overall the story turns out rather underwhelming and leaves some wanting more. “Hail, Caesar!” is a comedy-musical directed by brothers Joel and Ethan Coen and is t...

Modern Java brewery forges into Richmond

Modern Java brewery forges into Richmond

By Marci Suela, Art Director

February 10, 2016


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Students can seek refuge at Kaleidoscope Coffee from distracting cramp spaces and loud blending sounds. With its quiet and mellow ambience, students can appreciate the inviting atmosphere and enjoy a decent cup of coffee brewed from beans grown locally.   Its hours range from Sunday to Thursday 6 a....

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