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Pictures show cultured world

Pictures show cultured world

Tamara L. Seward, Staff Writer

February 4, 2014

Photos by Cathie Lawrence Have you ever seen a picture and wondered, “what was the artist thinking?” What exactly do you consider art? Everyone has their own idea of what art should be. Who remembers the dogs-playing-poker picture? To some that is art. Some say, “the piece just called to ...

Frankenstein becomes human

Frankenstein becomes human

Joey Delano, Staff Writer

January 30, 2014

If you read my review of “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” in last week’s issue of the paper, you would know what I think of empty theaters. If not, let me bring you up to speed, an empty theater is generally indicative of the quality of the film. Speaking in generalities, I would agree. Everyone...

‘Water Dragon’ splashes again

‘Water Dragon’ splashes again

Stephanie Pattison, Staff Writer

January 30, 2014

Hiimwaterdragon’s new album, The Past of Hiimwaterdragon, was released Jan. 25. This album is unlike his others as it has remastered tracks from some of his old bands he was in, hence the name of the album. However, it is not all remastered tracks. There are songs he wrote years ago and had never...

Rap music degrades itself

Kimberly A. Stelly

January 30, 2014

There have been many trends and styles in the hip hop industry, but one aspect of hip hop culture that seems to have increased in discussion is the degradation of rap music. In the entire history of rap music, there have always been bad rappers just as there are mediocre artists in any other field...

Blockbuster is definitely lackluster

Joseph Delano

January 23, 2014

An empty theater is almost never a good sign for moviegoers. Sure, an empty theater can be nice aesthetically, but the lack of patrons is usually indicative of the quality of the feature film. This proved to be true, as “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” floundered. This film is the fifth installment...

Student artist prevails : poster garners money, accolades

Student artist prevails : poster garners money, accolades

Stephanie Pattison

January 23, 2014

“There is a problem with underage drinking in the community,” said Rebecca Talley, Art and Advertising professor at Los Medanos College. Talley was approached by the city of Antioch to try and help raise awareness on the subject. Teri Lynn Lowery, Antioch Project Coordinator for Underage ...

Black Holiday Movie Reviews

Madeline Henderson

December 11, 2013

This has been a good season for the Afro-American movie stars.  In the past two months there have been six Afro-American movies shown in theatres throughout the country. There has been some talk of these Afro-American actors and actresses being nominated for Academy Awards “Black Nativity” is...

Malala inspires many in memoir

Malala inspires many in memoir

Nadira Erfan

December 4, 2013

“The girl who stood up for education and was shoot by the Taliban.” I Am Malala, a brave memoir of a 15 year old Muslim girl named Malala Yousafzai, is co-written with journalist Christina Lamb.  Malala is the girl who stood up for education and got shot in the face by the Taliban. The book...

Catching Fire Review 2

Catching Fire Review 2

Jazmine Gordon

December 4, 2013

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, was a great movie sequel to its successor. Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) return as victors from the previous 74th Hunger Games to take on the rebellion in the districts of Panem, in which they become targeted by the capitol. E...

Catching Fire Review 1

Catching Fire Review 1

Alexandra Tagliamonte

December 4, 2013

Catching Fire, far surpasses the first film, The Hunger Games, with its intensity and dark twists. The film’s plot is very loyal to Suzanne Collins 2009 bestseller, from which the film was adapted. It’s safe to say that if you read the book, you won’t be disappointed with this film. The movie...

Album makes a splash

Album makes a splash

Stephanie Pattison

December 4, 2013

Hiimwaterdragon’s new self-titled album was released Nov. 25. This is Water Dragon’s first solo album release since he started his new band, Hiimyourmom. I was very excited because Water Dragon has been one of my favorite musicians for years now. I purchased his new album as soon as it was released...

Gospel Hip Hop Explosion concert crumbles

Kimberly Stelly

November 21, 2013

Last week’s Gospel Hip Hop concert was expected to be uplifting. Unfortunately, the artists and the coordinators couldn’t seem to pull it off. Six minutes until show time Thursday night, and there were only 17 people inside Los Medanos College’s spacious Recital Hall. The room could have easily...

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