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“This Means War” Movie Review

Jessie De La O, A&E Editor

February 27, 2012

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...

The Role of the Black Panthers

Ken Kutska, Assistant A&E Editor

February 14, 2012

The Black Panther Party was a huge movement in the 1960’s when intolerance was high and unity was strained. Before a Santa Rosa Junior College Bertolini Center audience on Feb. 8, Elbert “Big Man” Howard, former Oakland Black Panther Party member and Political Activist, spoke about the idoneous...

May Day: Review

Keshia Knight, Co-Editori-in-Chief

February 14, 2012

The sweet lulls of the New Amsterdams and the timeless emo classics of The Get Up Kids have a common brilliance: singer Matt Pryor. Pryor’s discography ranges well into double digits, with countless releases from both of his popular Indie bands.  He has proven he can produce great music, but Pryor’s...

In the Know

Ken Kutska, Assistant A&E editor

February 14, 2012

  Wednesday Feb. 15 Black History Documentary Go to High School, Go to College! The Black List Bertolini Student Activities Center, Santa Rosa Campus 4 p.m. Thursday Feb. 16 Michael Schenker featuring Robin McAuley, Luvplanet and Points North Last Day Saloon, Santa Rosa 8 p.m. / $25 advance...

In the Know

February 14, 2012

Wednesday Feb. 15 Black History Documentary Go to High School, Go to College! The Black List Bertolini Student Activities Center, Santa Rosa Campus 4 p.m. Thursday Feb. 16 Michael Schenker featuring Robin McAuley, Luvplanet and Points North Last Day Saloon, Santa Rosa 8 p.m. / $25...

“Glimpses: Eye-Witnessed, Remembered and Lived (History of African-Americans in Sonoma County)” Lecture

Jessie De La O, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 14, 2012

Rev. Ann Gray Byrd is a civil rights and equality advocate, author, humanitarian and motivational speaker. Upon graduating from Santa Rosa High School in 1954, she became the first Secretary of the Santa Rosa NAACP branch her parents help establish. In celebration of Black History Month, SRJC held...

Fortune Summoners Review

February 14, 2012

I wish I could tell you how “Fortune Summoners” lived up to Carp Fulgar’s first release, “Recettear.” I wish I could tell you this game wasn’t a waste of money and time. It has all the elements there: nostalgia-friendly side scrolling action, adorable protagonist, quirky characters and...

“Glimpses: Eye-Witnessed, Remembered and Lived (History of African-Americans in Sonoma County)”

Jessie De La O, A&E Editor

February 13, 2012

Rev. Ann Gray Byrd is a civil rights and equality advocate, author, humanitarian and motivational speaker. Upon graduating from Santa Rosa High School in 1954, she became the first Secretary of the Santa Rosa NAACP branch her parents help establish. In celebration of Black History Month, SRJC held a...

Extremely, incredibly near the middle

Extremely, incredibly near the middle

Noah Diamond-Stolzman, Multi-Media Editor

January 29, 2012

As a piece of narrative fiction, Stephen Daldry’s “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” could use some work, but as a vehicle to deliver many heavy-handed emotional punches it is quite a success. Based on the 2005 novel of the same name, the film tells the story of young Oskar Schell, who is...

Film series back for another round

Leah Phillips, Staff Writer

January 29, 2012

The Petaluma Cinema Series is back with an award-winning line-up of films this semester, kicking off Wednesday nights on Feb. 1 in the Carole L. Ellis Auditorium at Santa Rosa Junior College’s Petaluma Campus. The 2012 Petaluma Spring Cinema Series will offer a weekly showing of films, including new ...

“Hugo” brings message, magic to 3D

Noah Diamond-Stolzman, Multimedia Editor

December 15, 2011

Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo” is a fantastic, imaginative adventure that will likely stand out as one of the highlights of the legendary director’s career. “Hugo” is a magical journey that all can enjoy; an adventure of resolution, redemption, and a pure glimpse into the heart of one of cinema’s...

Crepe Daze: great crepes at great prices

Quinn Conklin, web editor

December 15, 2011

Sunny yellow walls and wooden tables gives Crepe Daze a cozy, homelike feeling from the moment you walk through the door. The shelves loaded with books and games in the corner as well as the wall full of coffee mugs give the place the feel of  a café as opposed to a restaurant. The walls are decorated...

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