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Mass Effect Review

Isabel Johnson, Copy Editor

March 13, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Mass Effect 3 (ME3) will hit all the right notes for avid gamers, science fiction fans and lovers of good stories. Many games are somewhat lacking in plot and character development: Bethesda's latest offering of Skyrim is an excellent game in many ways, but has a main plot of “Dragons! You can kill...

Cook up some pasta from scratch like this

Houston Smothermon, Features Editor

March 11, 2012


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Growing up, making pasta for dinner meant boiling store-bought noodles ‘til they stuck to the wall, popping open a can of Prego, and viola! Spaghetti. There’s nothing wrong with that, but I think it’s fun to make everything from scratch. Pasta noodles are just egg, flour and oil—they’re...

She Flew Bombers

Drew Sheets, Opinion Editor

March 11, 2012


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It was Sweetwater, Texas, 1942. The pilot came in flying low like she had done thousands of times. She leveled off right in front of the gunner's position and laughed as the big guns opened up on the target she towed thirty feet behind her. The pilot knew the gunners well and loved her job. About...

In the know

Ken Kutska, Assistant A&E Editor

March 11, 2012


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3/13 My So Called Enemy (Film Presentation) Santa Rosa Junior College, Doyle Library Room 4245 12 p.m. / Free admission 3/14 Spring Petaluma Film Series ‘The Piano’ Carole Ellis Auditorium, Petaluma 6 p.m. / $5 general, $4 students 3/15 Celebrating Her Story Santa Rosa...

A prop-less “Our Town” shines with acting

Ken Kutska, Assistant A&E Editor

March 11, 2012


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The SRJC Theater Arts’ spring production of “Our Town,” is a slow, subtle emotional rollercoaster that leaves audiences laughing and crying at its brilliance. The play is about the small, close-knit community of Grover’s Corner, New Hampshire, set in the early 1900s. Divided into three acts,...

Local muscian looks to make a difference

Leah Phillips, Staff Writer

February 28, 2012


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Growing up surrounded by gangs and violence, it’s not hard to get introduced to a bad crowd and start on the wrong path in life. But Mickale Jones chose a different path for himself: to make a difference through his words. Jones, 19, is an SRJC student who grew up in Roseland, Calif. where he started...

Recipe: Curry Chicken

Houston Smothermon, Features Editor

February 28, 2012


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The word “curry,” is an umbrella term used by westerners in reference to a variety of dishes that originate in Southeast Asia. The use of various complex mixtures of exotic spices is the only real common thread. Contrary to popular belief, not all curries are “hot” like many of the dishes...

“This Means War” Movie Review

Jessie De La O, A&E Editor

February 28, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Originally touted as a romantic comedy, “This Means War” was all that and a little bit more. It was clearly a ‘chick flick’ that provided laughs, romance, emotions and plenty of action, but it also made you realize the predicament one could get into if you don’t tell the truth from the beginning. Lauren...

Reed Martin with The Reduced Shakespeare Company

Jessie De La O, A&E Editor

February 28, 2012


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Calling Reed Martin a clown is not an insult. Prior to his current employment, Martin was a circus clown for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. That experience comes in handy today as Martin’s two jobs require him to draw a few laughs from an audience. In a cramped office inside Burbank...

Art Faculty Art gallery

Ken Kutska, Assistant A&E Editor

February 28, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Vibrant art decorates the walls and floor of the SRJC Art Gallery exposing the talents of SRJC instructors; not just as educators, but as artists. In the Faculty Art Show, held in the art gallery on the first floor of Doyle Library, a large collection of about 30 pieces of art by faculty is on display...

Reed Martin: Man of a Thousand Faces

Reed Martin: Man of a Thousand Faces

Jessie De La O, A&E Editor

February 27, 2012


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Calling Reed Martin a clown is not an insult. Prior to his current employment, Martin was a circus clown for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. That experience comes in handy today as Martin’s two jobs require him to draw a few laughs from an audience. In a cramped office inside Burbank...

“This Means War” Movie Review

Jessie De La O, A&E Editor

February 27, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Originally touted as a romantic comedy, “This Means War” was all that and a little bit more. It was clearly a ‘chick flick’ that provided laughs, romance, emotions and plenty of action, but it also made you realize the predicament one could get into if you don’t tell the truth from the beginning. Lauren...

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