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‘Complete Works’ takes shape

Teresa Gaines, [email protected]
September 1, 2016
Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

When you think Shakespeare, you typically flash back to sophomore year of high school when you SparkNoted a sonnet to ensure an inkling of understanding. For the most part, rapping and “Macho Man” Randy Savage don’t come to mind. But at Los Medanos College, these pop culture references are what...

Drama takes on a full semester

Drama takes on a full semester

Teresa Gaines, [email protected]
August 25, 2016
Filed under Features, Top Stories

If you’ve never witnessed a play performed by the Dramatic Arts Department of Los Medanos College, this semester is a perfect opportunity for you to make up for lost time. You’re especially in luck if you enjoy comedic or socially relevant works, as the scheduled shows have an overall comic and whimsical...

‘Hell or High Water’ thrills

Tyler Mortimore, [email protected]
August 24, 2016
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Capitalism is the villain in David Mackenzie’s neo-western “Hell or High Water,” the driving force behind the thievery at the center of the film: the seizure of the West Texan land from the Comanche, the slow drain of wealth from Texans to the banks and the two brothers (Chris Pine and Ben Foster)...

“Kubo” charms audiences of all ages

“Kubo” charms audiences of all ages

Beatriz Hernandez, [email protected]
August 23, 2016
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“Kubo: And the Two Strings” takes its audience through an 11-year-old boy’s journey when he uncovers the truth behind the stories he tells to the villagers for money through the use of origami and the shamisen, a Japanese three-string guitar. Set in ancient Japan, the film begins with Kubo’s...

Student artist proves talent

Student artist proves talent

Jamie Perlee, [email protected]
May 16, 2016
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Staying up until 4 a.m. working on a piece of art because sudden inspiration is what LMC art student Stephanie Gomez considers a “perfect night.” Gomez is majoring in studio arts, fine arts and liberal arts at Los Medanos College, where she is a part of the Honors Program and Alpha Gamma S...

A teapot takes shape

May 13, 2016
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by Cathie Lawrence When Kalee Kennedy wants a cup of tea, she makes her own teapot first. Kennedy, a communications studies major, has been doing ceramics for two years, lives in Antioch and graduated from Deer Valley High School before enrolling at LMC. She plans on attending Sacramento State in t...

Students bring ‘Serenity’

Students bring ‘Serenity’

Beatriz Hernandez, [email protected]
May 12, 2016
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The Los Medanos College drama department’s production of “Project Serenity,” is able to convey its message of perseverance, despite minor issues with its writing and execution. The directing class put the show together after being inspired by a pair of virtual reality goggles brought in during...

Radiohead returns

Radiohead returns

Michael Martinez, [email protected]
May 11, 2016
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After five years, we've come full circle and once again I have the experience of listening to a new Radiohead album. “A Moon Shaped Pool” is the follow up to 2011's “The King of Limbs,” an album that left a sour taste in my mouth as it felt short and ultimately un- cathartic. With that in...

New Drake album delivers

New Drake album delivers

Taylor Stroud, [email protected]
May 5, 2016
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If you are a Drake fan, you probably know that the ominous album “Views,” has been in the works at least since 2014. On Friday April 29, the much-anticipated 20-track album was finally released to the world. The album reflects upon his life in Canada, his career and his exes. Because of its length,...

Canadian popstar deserves respect

Tyler Mortimore, [email protected]
May 5, 2016
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It’s been nearly a year since we were blessed with the pop album of the decade. On June 24, 2015, notable Canadian Carly Rae Jepsen released her third album “Emotion,” her first since her hastily-assembled 2012 album “Kiss Me.” That record’s indifferent reception — despite it being a...

‘Kimmy’ still unbreakable

‘Kimmy’ still unbreakable

Joseph Delano, [email protected]
May 4, 2016
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The Tina Fey and Robert Carlock machine “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” is just that — unbreakable. The hilariously-witty second season of the quirky comedy was released by Netflix April 15. In typical Netflix fashion, all 13 episodes were released at once. The inaugural season of the comedy...

Gospel warm pipes

Gospel warm pipes

May 3, 2016
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