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Cinema series connects students with filmmakers

Lee Sandwina, Staff Writer

February 5, 2011

Foreign, classic and new independent films featuring several guest filmmakers and Oscar nominees take over Carole L. Ellis Auditorium Wednesday nights at the SRJC Petaluma campus in the Petaluma Film Alliance's (PFA) fourth Cinema Series season. The first month of the 15-week season is aimed at developi...

History and environment highlight “Printmaking” show

Quinn Conklin, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 5, 2011

"Prints by Northwest Artists" opened Friday afternoon at the SRJC art gallery located on the first floor of the Frank P. Doyle Library. This show, subtitled "Significant Impressions in Printmaking from Oregon, Washington and Montana," drew a crowd of about 40 art teachers, art students and art love...

What is MLG?

Jeremy Hoskins, Contributing Writer

February 5, 2011

David Walsh and his team, Final Boss, make $60,000 each year for playing videogames. This is no game of luck, all of the players who compete in Major League Gaming, rely on hours of practice and pure skill. Competitive play has existed since the beginning of the videogame era, but Major League Gami...

Review: SRJC’s “Voice of the Prairie” enthralls with turn of the century magic

Heather Frendo, Staff Writer

February 5, 2011

I'm not going to lie. I wasn't excited about "The Voice of the Prairie" at first. Knowing little about it, I read the synopsis which basically described it as a down home folk tale complete with live blue grass music. Honestly, the promise of folk tales and Blue Grass together at any one time make me ...

Film explores hate and hope

Quinn Conklin, Opinion Editor

December 8, 2010

More than 150 people turned out in the rain and cold for the Napa Valley premiere of Michael Ramsdell's, "The Anatomy of Hate, a Dialog for Hope" on Thursday night. This documentary looks at the sources of hate, the manipulation of the fear response in humans and people who have overcome fear to ident...

Review: Call of Duty: Black Ops

David Anderson, Contributing Writer

December 7, 2010

The "Call of Duty" franchise has quickly become a gaming world juggernaut. With the immense success of its previous releases "Call of Duty: World at War" and "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2," it is no surprise that Treyarch's latest addition is flying off the shelves. "Call of Duty: Black Ops" takes th...

Rialto Cinemas reopens under new ownership

Haley Sansom, Layout Editor

December 6, 2010

Independent film lovers cried foul in May when Rialto Cinemas owner Ky Boyd lost his lease, turning the building over to Dan Tocchini. On Wednesday, Nov. 24, Tocchini reopened the theater under the name Summerfield Cinemas, doing his best to preserve the environment the previous owner had crea...

Willy Wonka: a show worthy of a golden ticket

Allyce Ferrua, A&E Editor

December 3, 2010

There are a few things I remember from my childhood. My favorite toy: pogs. My favorite TV show: Rugrats. And my favorite book: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. So when I found out SRJC's Theater Department was putting on a stage adaptation, I was excited but nervous. I hoped the prod...

Movie Review: Burlesque

Jessie De La O, Staff Writer

November 30, 2010

Tell me if you've heard this story before: a 20-something woman from a small town dreams of becoming famous, so she quits her job and moves to Los Angeles. Well, this familiar story grows tiresome as "Burlesque" hits heavily trod note after note. In the film, Grammy award-winning singer Christina Aguilera p...

My Friend Joe celebrates national novel month

Quinn Conklin, Opinion Editor

November 14, 2010

Local coffee shop My Friend Joe is celebrating National Novel Writing Month, not by trying to write a novel in a month as most participants do, but instead Alexis Bauer and her band of mad, merry writers set out to create a novel in a single day. National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo started in San...

Parker Quartet captivates audience at SRJC

Isabel Johnson, News Editor

November 14, 2010

When the music began, the audience was entranced. A quick inhalation. Perfect unison in a crescendo of sound drew listeners into the Parker Quartet's realm and refused to let them free. Opening with Joseph Haydn's Quartet in C Major, Op. 20, No. 2, the quartet's incredible rapport and complete absorp...

Director Hendrik Hölzemann pays visit to Cinema Series

Craig Couden, Copy Editor

November 14, 2010

The SRJC Fall Cinema Series welcomed German writer and director Hendrik Hölzemann to speak about his film "Off Beat" on Nov. 3 at Ellis Auditorium. During the question and answer sessions, Hölzemann discussed film school, his experiences as a filmmaker trying to get movies produced in Germa...

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