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Family space brings Mexican culture

Family space brings Mexican culture

By Dylan Collier, Assistant Scene Editor

August 23, 2017


Filed under Scene

If you’re looking for a new Mexican restaurant to dine out at with the family, or grab a quick meal over your lunch break go to El Trompudo on San Pablo Dam Road. The restaurant is a hybrid and resembles that somewhere in between a fancy restaurant and a Taqueria. El Trompudo is a family-run business...

Strong leads drive show

Strong leads drive show

By Reggie Santini, Advocate Staff

August 23, 2017


Filed under Scene

The consummation of Netflix’s Marvel universe is a fun and well developed show with fantastic interaction between its lead characters. “The Defenders” was released on August 18, 2017 on Netflix. The show is made up of Matt Murdock (Daredevil), Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Danny Rand (Iron Fist)....

Dance groups highlight variety of styles

By Roxana Amparo, Editor-in-Chief

May 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Scene

Tango, hip-hop, jazz, ballet, reggaeton and more were on display for “Dance Jam 2017,” showcasing the talents of local dancers. “Dance Jam” nearly filled every seat in the John and Jean and Knox Center for the Performing Arts on Friday and Saturday, delivering 16 quality performances that lef...

Punk band satisfies fans

Punk band satisfies fans

By Xavier Johnson, Scene Editor

May 17, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Scene

Following up a classic album can be difficult for any band. Following up a classic album after 17 years is an exceptionally difficult task. Post-hardcore standouts At the Drive-In reached a high peak in the early 2000s releasing the influential “Relationship of Command.” “Interalia” (stylized...

Play counters stigmas

Play counters stigmas

By Sean Austin, Advocate Staff

May 17, 2017


Filed under Scene

The youth of the RYSE Center were met with a standing ovation from a sold out crowd on the second night of their annual production “Richmond Renaissance” Sunday evening at the El Cerrito High School Performing Arts Theater. The two-hour play touched on topics of overcoming obstacles within family, communit...

Ensemble shines in ‘colorful’ play

Ensemble shines in ‘colorful’ play

By Michael Santone, News Editor

May 2, 2017


Filed under Scene, Showcase

A fun and colorful production by the drama department closes out the 2016-17 season with energetic acting and distinct vocals. “Godspell,” directed by Kathryn G. McCarty with musical direction by Luis Zuniga and choreography by Latanya Tigner, is the sole musical of the season. The production sh...

‘13 Reasons Why’ de-mystifies suicide

‘13 Reasons Why’ de-mystifies suicide

By Reggie Santini, Spotlight Editor

April 25, 2017


Filed under Scene

Most of us can agree that high school was not the best time of our lives. We struggled to find ourselves, and dealt with low self-esteem and all the drama that raging hormones cause. The struggles of being a teenager in the Facebook era are now amplified and broadcast to thousands in a matter of seconds....

Local eatery serves taste of Salvadorian culture

Local eatery serves taste of Salvadorian culture

By Dylan Collier, Assistant Scene Editor

April 20, 2017


Filed under Scene

RICHMOND — If you are looking for unique and authentic El Salvadorian food with a twist, go to Taqueria La Bamba at 12345 San Pablo Ave., one block north of Barrett Avenue. Their hours are Monday through Wednesday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday through Sunday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The chefs churn out p...

Satirical musical makes biblical jabs

Satirical musical makes biblical jabs

By Jose Chavez, Advocate Staff

April 19, 2017


Filed under Scene

The drama department concludes its 2016-17 theater season with a musical that brings biblical parables to the stage. “Godspell” will be performed April 27-29 and May 4-6 at the John and Jean Knox Performing Arts Center on campus with shows starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for students and $15 fo...

Kendrick cements spot among the best

Kendrick cements spot among the best

By Anthony Kinney, News Editor

April 19, 2017


Filed under Scene

The hottest lyricist in the game, Kendrick Lamar, just released his third exceptional album solidifying why he’s so “damn” good. Released on April 14, “DAMN.” is a 14-track emotional body of art drenched in philosophical lyrics, clever rhyme schemes and raw storytelling over a variety of beat...

Cheaper options overshadow cuisine

Cheaper options overshadow cuisine

By Anthony Kinney, News Editor

March 29, 2017


Filed under Campus Beat, Scene

For on-campus dining students usually rely on Brix and Pronto to satiate their hunger and Aqua Terra Grill is often forgotten when discussing dining options. The sit-down restaurant operated by the culinary arts department is located in SA-130 and is open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday,...

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