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Petaluma film festival delves deep

September 13, 2011

Whether you are an aspiring student director or an avid film buff, the 2011 Petaluma Fall Cinema Series has something for you. Starting Sept. 7 and ending  Dec. 14, films will be shown every Wednesday in the Carole L. Ellis Auditorium on the Petaluma campus of SRJC. Each screening begins at 7 p.m.,...

Music as Means

Claire Tillinghast, Staff Writer

May 17, 2011

SRJC would have seemed desolate to any pedestrian strolling through campus Thursday evening. However, if they passed by Bertolini Student Center, they would've heard a steady beat resonating from behind its doors.  Through those front doors a crowd of about 35 gathered to listen to three musica...

Cheap summer thrills

Phyllis Heagney

May 17, 2011

Facing a summer of wine-country price tags on a starving student's budget? Despair not! This list has your name all over it. Now that gas prices have made even a trip to the beach a topic of debate, have your own creative fun with these handy suggestions. DIRT CHEAP - 3rd Street Cinema, $3 bucks all...

“Piece Work” transforms poetry and art

James L. Alban

May 17, 2011

The lights of the main stage dimmed in the crowded Burbank Auditorium. As the chatter of an audience of hundreds simmered into a quiet anticipation dark silhouettes took their position on stage. Mirrored dance studios, tireless rehearsals suddenly become distant memories. The lure of opening night called...

Harmony Festival

Kaitlin Gregg

May 17, 2011

Tick. Tick. Tick. The arm of the clock slowly falls into line and the last of the finals are turned in. The spring semester is over, grades are in and life is good. This is the moment SRJC freshman Nicole Downs is waiting for as the semester comes to a close. "It has been a hard year transitioning...

Lowrider film cruises onto campus

Heather Frendo, Staff Writer

April 24, 2011

Parking at Emeritus is usually around back. But it was front row parking on the sidewalk outside Newman Auditorium, at least for three classic lowrider cars, when old school lowriding met SRJC April 18, for the Arts and Lecture Series grand finale film presentation, "Why I Ride: Low and Slow." It was chrome, ...

Jesus Christ Superstar: Reborn in Burbank

James L. Alban, A&E Editor

April 24, 2011

Forty years after its debut revolutionized the world of musical theater, the rock opera extravaganza "Jesus Christ Superstar" has been resurrected by the Theatre Arts department at Santa Rosa Junior College. Opening April 29 in Burbank Auditorium, the company of more than 100 actors, dancers, musicians,...

Oscar winner talks editing, sound design and one-upping Thomas Edison

Craig Couden, Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 20, 2011

The Oscar-winning editor and sound designer behind such films as "Apocalypse Now" and "The English Patient" gave students and film aficionados insight into his work as part of the Spring Cinema Series, April 13. Three-time Oscar winner Walter Murch discussed his experience editing Francis Ford Coppola'...

Rock and roll relics revisited at Petaluma campus

Armando Torres-Garcia, Opinion Editor

April 4, 2011

Whether you're a Dead Head, a "Summer of Love" fan or just a poster art aficionado, you are sure to find a masterpiece that transports you to a psychedelic world at Petaluma Campus' Mahoney Library Gallery. The gallery is featuring "Rock Poster Art: From the San Francisco Ballroom Era and Beyond." The ...

Jalisco will leave your stomach content and your wallet empty

Quinn Conklin, Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 4, 2011

Jalisco Mexican Food has sat across from SRJC for 28 years, providing a close, convenient mealtime destination. Over the years it has faded into the background as more dining options popped up around campus, but Jalisco still offers decent food with a side of sticker shock. The restaurant offers a s...

Killing time: “Roadkill Revenge”

Quinn Conklin, Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 4, 2011

Helping fuzzy little animals get revenge on the evil cars, missile trucks and fighter jets that menace them on the roads sounds like it could be a lot of fun, and it is for the first 10 levels or so. As we know, cars and fuzzy animals don't mix well. Cars are usually the aggressors, but in "Roadkill Reve...

Jean Hegland explores the writing process

Kaitlin Gregg , Contributing Writer

April 4, 2011

Reading is a conversation that started with literacy, according to Jean Hegland, an SRJC instructor and author who spoke about a writer's process and techniques March 14, in Newman Auditorium. The interview-style conversation, with fellow staff member Terry Mulcaire, gave a unique look into the multi-f...

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