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The Contax G1: The camera I hate to love

The Contax G1, a relic of of 20th century engineering
Aryk Copley December 16, 2020

My relationship with the Contax G1 is complicated. When I first looked into picking one up, I wanted something that every photographer wants at some point; a camera that could do it all. I was, at the...

“Population: One” review

Be the last squad standing in the new VR battle royale,
Stephen Howe December 10, 2020

When I first heard about “Population: One,” a new virtual reality battle royale game developed by BigBoxVR, I was very put off.  I thought to myself, “Battle royale in VR? This sounds super janky.”...

Best movies to watch this Christmas break: Must-see & new releases

Best movies to watch this Christmas break: Must-see & new releases
Priscilla Terry, Staff Writer December 9, 2020

It’s almost been a year since the COVID-19 lockdowns disrupted our weekly routines and opportunities for leisure. Movie theaters are becoming a thing of the past as movie enthusiasts and producers...

“Mank”: Fincher’s fossilized feature feels fresh

James Domizio, Editor-in-Chief December 8, 2020

A thrill for movie nerds, a cascade of meta-narratives and an explosion of old-timey cinematic devices, “Mank” rewards patient viewers with an experience unlike any other in director David Fincher’s...

“Softie”: A film all hopeful activists must watch

Liam Vinueza, Staff Writer December 8, 2020

For all those hopeful activists longing for change, in a year where our current systems are being questioned, one need not look further than Sam Soko’s documentary “Softie.” In collaboration with...

SRJC theater presents a pandemic miracle with “It’s a Wonderful Life”

SRJC theater presents a pandemic miracle with “It’s a Wonderful Life”
Michael Combs and Peyton Krzyzek December 4, 2020

SRJC’s Theater Arts prevailed through this unprecedented pandemic year of remote learning and arranged an innovative and heartwarming production with “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Its final showings...

Top 10 country songs released in 2020

From Morgan Wallen to Florida Georgia Line and Sam Hunt, this list of Country music hits released in 2020 has something for all to enjoy.
Nick Vides December 3, 2020

2020 has had a lot of downs, something country music thrives on, so it’s no surprise that artists have created some of their best songs this year to provide an escape from the lonely COVID blues. Here...

SRJC Theatre Arts presents “It’s a Wonderful Life,” its first online musical ever

Students acted from their homes with Zoom during the shooting of
Michael Combs and Peyton Krzyzek November 26, 2020

Santa Rosa Junior College Theatre Arts performs “It’s a Wonderful Life” as its second online play and first online musical” at 7:30 p.m. Friday Nov. 27 live on YouTube.  The iconic story about...

A decade later, “Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys” can finally be appreciated as the masterpiece it is

Cover of the album
Cass Stewart, Staff Writer November 22, 2020

When My Chemical Romance’s fourth studio album “Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys” first hit stores, fans were divided over the futuristic album, which combined the sounds of ‘60s...

Local band Kurupi reflect on quarantine with their bold new EP

Kurupi's introspective, DIY energy makes for a wonderfully catchy reflection on loneliness and life during COVID-19.
Tucker Lang, Staff Writer November 19, 2020

Kurupi’s "Con Mi Gente: Shelter In Place Demos" is a poignant yet intimate look at the effect COVID-19 has had on our lives and a must-listen for any Santa Rosa Junior College student who loves music...

System of a Down is back with two chilling new tracks

System Of A Down: Daron Malakian (top left), Serj Tankian (top right), John Dolmayan (bottom left), Shavo Odadjian (bottom right) come together with new music for the first time in 15 years raising over  $600,000 for charity.
Emma Molloy, Staff Writer November 18, 2020

Armenian-American metal group System of a Down shocked listeners after a dramatic breakup and a 15-year hiatus by dropping two new tracks full of outrage and astounding guitar riffs, treating fans to a...

Museum of Sonoma County hosts Día de los Muertos sculpture garden event

Museum of Sonoma County hosts Día de los Muertos sculpture garden event
Maritza Camacho, Staff Writer November 1, 2020

The Museum of Sonoma County is keeping the magic of Día de los Muertos alive with a free, immersive outdoor art display celebrating loved ones who have died. The exhibit features artwork by Peter Perez,...

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