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Five Netflix shows to watch while you’re cooped up

Five Netflix shows to watch while you’re cooped up

Jonathan Bigall, Staff Writer

April 8, 2020

With shelter-in-place orders extended through April, here’s a list of five must-watch new and old shows on Netflix that will make your home quarantine more enjoyable. “Altered Carbon” With elements taken from “Black Mirror,” “Ghost in the Shell” and “Blade Runner,” there is a beauti...

Five free feel-bad film classics for quarantine

Five free feel-bad film classics for quarantine

James Domizio, Editor-in-Chief

April 8, 2020

It’s easy to get bored with your typical media consumption habits during quarantine. Instead of another list of feel-good content that will take your mind off the coronavirus pandemic, here are five gloomy films you can access for free, along with thousands of other public domain films at archive...

Board games to beat boredom; Five not-digital games to entertain during shelter-in-place

Board games to beat boredom; Five not-digital games to entertain during shelter-in-place

Arthur Gonzalez-Martin, Staff Writer

April 8, 2020

Everyone is stuck indoors until this pandemic blows over. If you’re bored of Netflix and video games, there is another option to occupy your time: board games. An American staple since long before video games, board games have expanded to a number of themes and types, from deep 4x strategy in Twi...

Refurbished Burbank Auditorium opens after two-year closure

Refurbished Burbank Auditorium opens after two-year closure

Edgar Soria Garcia, Magazine Editor

March 19, 2020

The grand reopening of Santa Rosa Junior College’s Burbank Auditorium brought students, faculty and alumni alike through inviting doors to celebrate the updated building. “We’re really here, aren’t we!” said Leslie McCauley, chair of SRJC’s theater arts department. “We’re still pinching o...

“Sonic the Hedgehog”: Forgettable but fun video game adaptation

“Sonic the Hedgehog”: Forgettable but fun video game adaptation

Arthur Gonzalez-Martin and Stephen Howe

March 12, 2020

From “Prince of Persia” to “Assassin’s Creed,” video game film adaptations are notoriously bad, but “Sonic the Hedgehog” is an odd surprise. The film concerns the inter-dimensional blue anthropomorphic hedgehog named Sonic, voiced by Ben Schwartz. Sonic had fled to Earth because of an u...

Tame Impala returns with trippy, electronic “The Slow Rush”

Tame Impala returns with trippy, electronic “The Slow Rush”

James Domizio, Editor-in-Chief

March 5, 2020

“The Slow Rush,” the fourth studio album by psychedelic music project Tame Impala, is a vibrant, genre-bending alternative rock odyssey, despite a few flat songs.  The album was released on Valentine’s Day and came after a slow rollout of singles: “Borderline,” “It Might Be Time,” ...

“The Cripple of Inishmaan” to open renovated Burbank Auditorium March 6

“The Cripple of Inishmaan” to open renovated Burbank Auditorium March 6

Edgar Soria Garcia, Magazine Editor

March 5, 2020

After a year-long hiatus from performing at Burbank Auditorium, Santa Rosa Junior College Theatre Arts returns to the newly renovated historic venue with “The Cripple of Inishmaan” to open the auditorium’s new 200-seat studio theater.  Set in 1934, “Inishmaan” follows Billy Claven, a disabled or...

Going Gaga for “Stupid Love” 

Going Gaga for “Stupid Love” 

Edgar Soria Garcia, Magazine Editor

March 3, 2020

Lady Gaga’s new single, “Stupid Love,” graces Gaga fans with the artistic, out-of-this-world sounds and fashion on which the star has built her career, but breaks away from the country- and jazz-influenced style of her recent works. The song is the first single from Lady Gaga’s sixth solo album...

Horrible Horror: Awful internet-themed horror movies I’ve watched so you don’t have to

Horrible Horror: Awful internet-themed horror movies I’ve watched so you don’t have to

Edgar Soria Garcia, Magazine Editor

March 3, 2020

There are thousands of horror movies out in the world featuring different themes, languages and cultures. Some of them are bound to be terrible. Lately there has been an influx of horror movies revolving around the internet, movies including “Unfriended,” “#Horror” and “The Den.”  Spoiler warnin...

Daybreak: A true teenage wasteland

Daybreak: A true teenage wasteland

Jonathan Bigall, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

“Daybreak,” released on Netflix in October, is a teen comedy set in a zombie apocalypse, and despite the tropes, the show is fun and colorful. Colin Ford stars as Josh Wheeler as he and his friends desperately try to find his missing girlfriend while trying to survive both zombies and wasteland ...

Pliny the Younger: Well worth the wait

Pliny the Younger: Well worth the wait

Nick Vides and Luke Morrow, Photography

February 25, 2020

For two weeks every year, the Russian River Brewing Company releases one of the nation’s most sought after beers: Pliny the Younger. This Triple IPA is only available to consume at the brewery’s taprooms, that is, until this year. After 16 years of brewing Pliny the Younger, RRBC decided to make t...

Which supermarket has the best chocolate chip cookies?

Edgar Soria Garcia and Alex Fuller

February 13, 2020

We've all been there, you brought another case of chocolate chip cookies to a potluck from a random supermarket. But have you wondered if the one you purchased were any good? No need to drive around town trying to find the best market cookies, we've done that for you. Watch Alex and Edgar taste test...

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