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Beyoncé takes struggle and makes ‘Lemonade’

Beyoncé takes struggle and makes ‘Lemonade’

Adria Watson, [email protected]
April 27, 2016
Filed under Features, Top Stories

Beyoncé released her sixth studio album “Lemonade” this past Saturday and did not disappoint. The album includes 12-tracks and an hour-long film — adding additional context to the songs — that debuted on HBO. As a longtime Beyoncé fan, I truthfully believe that this is her best album to date....

Drama tackles ‘Project’

Drama tackles ‘Project’

Beatriz Hernandez, [email protected]
April 27, 2016
Filed under Features

The Los Medanos College directing class is bringing the show “Project Serenity” to the Little Theater beginning Thursday, May 5 at 7 p.m. The story is set in a mental hospital that uses virtual reality technology on its patients to control them. “It is very indicative of a cyclical paradigm...

‘Huntsman’ lacks direction

‘Huntsman’ lacks direction

Yetunde Ogunleye, [email protected]
April 25, 2016
Filed under Features

“The Huntsman: Winters War,” prequel to the groundbreakingly boring ‘reinvention’ of the Snow White fairytale, “Snow White and the Huntsman,” although stunning visually, still left me with the same question: Why was so much money thrown into a film that’s only watchable because of the hope...

Sher art exhibit shows range

Sher art exhibit shows range

Adria Watson, [email protected]
April 22, 2016
Filed under Features

Los Medanos College presented Elizabeth Sher’s exhibit “Crossing the Digital Divide,” in the art gallery Wednesday, April 20. The event showcased a variety of Sher’s digital art pieces including those that had a combination of both her digital and hand drawn and painted creations. Sher said...

Production ‘Pretty’ smashing

Beatriz Hernandez, [email protected]
April 22, 2016
Filed under Features

In a world with obsessed beauty, the Los Medanos College drama department’s production of “Reasons to Be Pretty,” is able to educate its audience on the subject of self-image and the consequences of words, despite minor issues with the writing. This show is the third and final installment in...

‘Jungle’ retelling delights

Tyler Mortimore, [email protected]
April 20, 2016
Filed under Features

Hollywood is regularly criticized for its reboot- and sequel-heavy business model, often milking a franchise for two or three sequels before the well runs dry — then waiting a decade to reboot it and start all over. This usually is a fair criticism — a classic like “Jaws” turns into a trilogy...

“Pretty” Set to Premiere

Beatriz Hernandez, [email protected]
April 14, 2016
Filed under Features

The Los Medanos College Drama Department is bringing the show “Reasons to be Pretty” to the LMC community and it will be performed at the Little Theater beginning Wednesday, April 20 at 7 p.m. Drama students John Dunn and Konnor Heredia will be directing the third and final comedic play in a trilogy...

Film is ‘Special’

Tyler Mortimore, [email protected]
April 14, 2016
Filed under Features

There’s something about a done-right pursuit movie — the everyman in dire trouble, the cheap motels with slack-jawed attendants, the lone pair of headlights hurtling down a desolate highway, the shotguns, the duct tape — that makes for a magical experience. Jeff Nichols’ new film “Midnight...

Deftones offers a haunting atmosphere in Gore

Atreyu Hinckley
April 14, 2016
Filed under Features

Alternative metal band Deftones has returned with their eighth studio album titled “Gore.” Prior to its release, the Sacramento natives decided to expand into a more experimental and melodic type of sound — rather than their usual heavy-guitar sound — combined with the melodic vocals of lead ...

Changing chancellors

April 7, 2016
Filed under Features

The California Community College Board of Governors appointed Deputy Chancellor Erik Skinner as Acting Chancellor. Skinner is temporarily replacing the recently-retired Brice W. Harris until they can find a permanent Chancellor. According to the “Meet the Chancellor” page on the chancellor’s...

LMC and Hillview concert bands impress

Kimberly Stelly, [email protected]
April 7, 2016
Filed under Features

Wall to wall positive comments as excited parents, students and faculty made their way into Los Medanos College’s recital hall this past Wednesday night in anticipation for LMC’s and Hillview Jr. High’s concert band performances. The accolades and positive comments were well deserved as both bands...

‘Golf’ starts rocky, picks up speed

‘Golf’ starts rocky, picks up speed

Beatriz Hernandez, [email protected]
April 7, 2016
Filed under Features

Politicians already have a hard time pleasing all parties involved – add race into the mix and it creates conflict when caring for both your own race group and others. The Los Medanos College drama department’s production of “Radio Golf” is able to depict this struggle despite minor complications...

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