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Noble Folk: A noble inclusion to downtown Santa Rosa

Noble Folk: A noble inclusion to downtown Santa Rosa

Edgar Soria Garcia, Cartoon/ Illustrator Editor

February 7, 2019


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Noble Folk Ice Cream & Pie Bar opened its new location in the heart of Santa Rosa on Fourth Street. With the town square consisting of bars and cafés, the addition of Noble Folk was something downtown Santa Rosa didn’t know it needed. Noble Folk is located at 539 Fourth St., making it the only ice ...

“King of the Dudes”: Sunflower Bean’s bold attempt to save rock falls short

“King of the Dudes”: Sunflower Bean’s bold attempt to save rock falls short

Jesse Kapukui, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019


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“King of the Dudes” is the latest four song EP from New York City based rock band Sunflower Bean. The album was released on Jan. 25 with a runtime of roughly 20 minutes. The band departs from their clean and glossy sound for a fast-paced, nostalgic rock record and, unfortunately leaves much to be...

Cage the Elephant drops new single “Ready To Let Go”

Cage the Elephant drops new single “Ready To Let Go”

Jesse Kapukui, A&E Writer

February 6, 2019


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“Ready To Let Go” is the newest song from Grammy Award-winning alt-rock band Cage the Elephant released on Jan. 29. This single is the emotional return to music fans have hoped for after a year of silence. Born and raised in the small town of Bowling Green, Kentucky, band members Matt and Brad ...

An Oscars synopsis and review: “If Beale Street Could Talk”

An Oscars synopsis and review: “If Beale Street Could Talk”

Riley Palmer, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019


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“If Beale Street Could Talk” is a warm, welcoming conversation about the beauty and anguish of the African-American experience in the 1970s. Director Barry Jenkins adapted the film from the novel of the same name by James Baldwin, aiming to draw parallels between the struggles of the black communit...

“Resident Evil 2”: Guns and gore and guts — oh my!

“Resident Evil 2”: Guns and gore and guts — oh my!

Jordan Allums, A&E Editor

February 5, 2019


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Capcom has started off 2019 with a strong remake of 1998’s “Resident Evil 2,” reanimating the classic survival horror entry with a modern face-lift and adding to the list of recent standouts in the single-player genre. The game released on Jan. 25 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The re...

Album preview: Ariana Grande’s message to those who’ve done her wrong: “Thank U, Next”!

Album preview: Ariana Grande’s message to those who’ve done her wrong: “Thank U, Next”!

Raul Ojeda, Staff Writer

February 4, 2019


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Five months after the release of her much anticipated “Sweetener” album, Ariana Grande is set to release her most iconic album to date “Thank U, Next,” this Friday. The album features controversial song titles such as “Fake Smile,” “Bad Idea” and “Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I’m B...

Preview: SRJC Theatre Arts presents “All the Great Books”

Preview: SRJC Theatre Arts presents “All the Great Books”

Jordan Allums, A&E Editor

February 3, 2019


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The Santa Rosa Junior College theatre arts department will stage an abridged production of “All the Great Books” this March, a show The Washington Post described as English class meets Monty Python. The play is a brief and comedic rendition of the works of legendary literature figures and thi...

Fidlar struggles to break free

Fidlar struggles to break free

Jesse Kapukui, A&E Writer

January 30, 2019


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“Almost Free” is the third studio album from Los Angeles punk band Fidlar; it released on Jan. 24.  Band members Zac Carper, Elvis Kuehn, Max Kuehn and Brandon Schwartzel take some big risks to break free from their familiar punk identity. The band released its debut album in 2013, the self-titled “Fi...

“Glass” is brittle; M. Night Shyamalan fails to live up to the hype

“Glass” is brittle; M. Night Shyamalan fails to live up to the hype

Jordan Allums, Staff Writer

January 20, 2019


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Warning: This review contains minor spoilers!  M. Night Shyamalan's “Glass” falls flat despite its excellent predecessors, and in true Shyamalan fashion, the movie takes one step forward and two steps back. “Glass” is directed by M. Night Shyamalan and stars James McAvoy, Bruce Willis a...

Don’t buy a DUMB camera; use your SMART phone

Don’t buy a DUMB camera; use your SMART phone

Abraham Fuentes, Photo Editor

December 13, 2018


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Your smartphone’s camera can likely rival any DSLR. It’s small, fast, powerful and able to share photos worldwide within seconds. With a few simple tips, you can improve your photography skills and Instagram worthiness. Rule 1: Rule of Thirds The Rule of Thirds focuses on the position of ...

Tietsort’s top five movies and video games of 2018

Tietsort’s top five movies and video games of 2018

Kirk Tietsort, Writer

December 13, 2018


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With the constant release of new movies and video games, there isn’t enough time to watch and play them all. Instead, movie-buffs and gamers should devote their time to only the best of a given year; it’s the more efficient option. So those of you searching for the best film and gaming exper...

Top *seven deals for students

Top *seven deals for students

Matthew McGill, Staff Writer

December 13, 2018


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*The original version of this story included incorrect information. Reading Cinemas in Petaluma does not offer a $6 student ticket and free popcorn. We apologize for the error.  Healdsburg Golf Course Abraham Fuentes Students willing to drive to Healdsburg can find spectacular views with outstanding service at the Healdsburg Golf Course, loca...

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