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Jordan Peele solidifies his place in horror with “Us”

Jordan Peele solidifies his place in horror with “Us”

Edgar Soria Garcia, Illustrations Editor

April 5, 2019

Relying on psychological thrills with a mix of classic slasher films, “Us” tells a story with outstanding acting and directing. After the success of “Get Out,” Jordan Peele released his highly anticipated second film “Us,” where a family fights for survival when doppelgängers appear to kill ...

An SRJC art history instructor’s new novel explores 1960s Chicago

An SRJC art history instructor’s new novel explores 1960s Chicago

Zane Zinkl, Staff Writer

March 24, 2019

Mark Wilson, an adjunct art history instructor at Santa Rosa Junior College, recently published the novel “South Side Story,” his sixth work and first foray into fiction. The novel, available on Amazon Kindle, centers on the story of a young teen navigating through personal struggles in Chica...

CatVideoFest 2019

CatVideoFest 2019

Mark Fernquest, News Editor

March 12, 2019

Summerfield Cinemas was the place to be Sunday if you like cats and were in the mood to have a good time. CatVideoFest 2019, a 70-minute compilation of laugh-out-loud cat video clips, played to three sold-out theaters during the course of the afternoon. The festival is the highly successful brainc...

“House of Glass”: Latest single from Nashville-based alt-rockers Cage the Elephant

“House of Glass”: Latest single from Nashville-based alt-rockers Cage the Elephant

Jesse Kapukui, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019

Last month, Cage the Elephant announced its fifth album, “Social Cues,” with the release of a teaser track “Ready To Let Go,” where frontman Matt Shultz poetically retold the story of his failed marriage and how he triumphantly rebounded from a long period of depression and drug abuse. Musically, ...

Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery presents Stephanie Sanchez’s “Meanderings”

Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery presents Stephanie Sanchez’s “Meanderings”

Edgar Soria Garcia, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019

The Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery hosted an opening for “Meanderings: Sabbatical Exhibition,” a show featuring paintings by Stephanie Sanchez inspired by her her travels around the United States. The opening also included a second, collaborative show, “Parallels,” which also features travel-insp...

For the laughs to the lighting, go see “All The Great Books (Abridged)”

For the laughs to the lighting, go see “All The Great Books (Abridged)”

Abraham Fuentes, Staff Writer

March 9, 2019

Santa Rosa Junior College’s production of “All the Great Books (Abridged)” is an interactive and hilarious experience that amounts to a must-see show. I was expecting a simple comedy, but what I got was a magical tour of all the great books I should have read in high school. The main cast includes...

“Captain Marvel” soars high and above expectations as Marvel introduces a powerful female protagonist with charm and grit

“Captain Marvel” soars high and above expectations as Marvel introduces a powerful female protagonist with charm and grit

Jordan Allums, Arts & Entertainment editor

March 8, 2019

Despite the doomsaying of Internet trolls, Brie Larson knocks it out of the park, delivering a fun, snarky portrayal as the titular Captain Marvel. The majority of the film takes place on Earth in the mid-90s, years before any of the other Marvel films besides “Captain America: The First Avenge...

Local lip sync battle supports youth

Local lip sync battle supports youth

Zane Zinkl, Staff Writer

March 6, 2019

Students from Santa Rosa Junior College and other community members will gather Mar. 9 at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts  for the “Who’s Got The Chop’s Lip Sync Battle,” a highly anticipated team lip sync competition held each year to raise funds for Sonoma County youth. For the last f...

Don’t “sleep” on these 6 black artists

Don’t “sleep” on these 6 black artists

Jesse Kapukui, Staff writer

February 28, 2019

Black History Month is a time to celebrate the accomplishments, the talent and the history of African-Americans. In observation of the month, it’s time to shed some light on a few black musicians who deserve the recognition—regardless of the time of the year or the color of their skin. No mat...

“Thank U, Next”: a new era for Ariana Grande

“Thank U, Next”: a new era for Ariana Grande

Raul Ojeda, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

“Thank U, Next” is the latest and most prolific album from Ariana Grande, further cementing her status as a bonafide pop princess. Ariana Grande released her fifth studio album on Feb. 8 and is her most candid album yet. The track list includes hip-hop inspired beats and pop melodies, an aesthe...

Petaluma Cinema Series invites Academy Award nominated composer

Petaluma Cinema Series invites Academy Award nominated composer

Kaila Cotherman-Bohler, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019

Music might seem like a small part of a movie, but according to seasoned composer David Newman it is the most important piece of the equation. The Petaluma Cinema Series invited Academy Award nominated composer David Newman to lead a discussion about film composing Feb. 20 at the Santa Rosa Junior College C...

91st Academy Awards survives without a host

91st Academy Awards survives without a host

Raul Ojeda, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019

The Oscars aired without a host Sunday and did not suffer from the lack thereof. Though the night proceeded without a proper host, the presentees prevailed and kept the show going smoothly and in order. This was the first time in 30 years since the Oscars proceeded without a proper host. The 2019 Acad...

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