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Día de los Muertos

Jessie De La O, Staff Writer

October 19, 2010

Instead of mourning the death of a loved one, a celebration of remembrance is held in the person's honor by the family of the deceased. The Day of the Dead—or El Día de Los Muertos—is celebrated on Nov. 1 and 2. Its origin is believed to go back to the Olmecs, a Pre-Columbian society ...

Sustainability Film Series turns out limited audience

Isabel Johnson, News Editor

October 5, 2010

A recorded lecture about water conservation by Brock Dolman attracted a limited audience last Thursday at the Bertolini Student Center. The video-lecture was part of the Sustainability Film Series Presented by the Associated Students Programs, the Student Affairs Office and the Center for Student Leadersh...

Review: Anon(ymous) compellingly blurs journey of one immigrant with many

Craig Couden, Web Editor

October 3, 2010

What if you want to go home, but there is no home to go to? The definition of home as both location and state of mind for immigrants living in the U.S. is the central theme of SRJC Theater Arts Department's new production "Anon(ymous)" written by Naomi Iizuka and directed by Liera V. Satlof. The pla...

Lecture: The Granular State of Matter

Craig Couden, Web Editor

September 30, 2010

If you've passed through downtown Santa Rosa, chances are you've seen Sebastopol resident Ned Kahn's artwork on the side of the AT&T building. Shimmering, silvery waves play across the side of the building in complex patterns, which deceivingly evoke thoughts of complex computer programs and multitud...

Review: The Town

Jessie De La O, Staff Writer

September 28, 2010

Academy Award winning screenwriter and actor Ben Affleck is usually known for movies in which he plays the best friend or the "good guy." But in the crime thriller "The Town," Affleck directs himself in the role of sympathetic, smart criminal, Doug MacRay who wants to change his life. "The Town" is s...

Stieg Larsson’s “Millenium Series” crosses cultural lines

Michelle Peirano, Co-Editor in Chief

September 20, 2010

It is not uncommon to hear people talking about "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo." Since the English publication of Stieg Larsson's "Millenium Series" in 2008 and the release of three Swedish movies adapted from the series in March, "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" generated much buzz in American pop cult...

Siqueiros headed movement away from Euro-centric art

Chris Jackson, Staff Writer

September 20, 2010

For David Alfaro Siqueiros, art and politics were inseparable. A Mexican artist and painter, Siqueiros, along with Diego Rivera and Jose Orozco rounded out the "big-three" of the Mexican muralist movement. Officially the Mexican Muralist Renaissance, the movement sought to ditch European standards of...

Review: My Friend Joe’s

Quinn Conklin, Opinion Editor

September 16, 2010

Soft colors and loud people greet you when walking through the door of My Friend Joe's, the new coffee shop across the street from SRJC. This spot has been a graveyard for coffee shops for years. Like graveyards, these coffee shops have been dark and musty places of quiet contemplation. Not Joes's, instead...

Restaurant Review: Brody’s Burgers and Brews

Robb Dearth, Staff Writer

August 29, 2010

4 Stars It started as an empty restaurant in July of 2009. On the corner of Cleveland and Russell Avenue, it was a hot spot for unsuccessful taquerias. The transformation into Brody's Burgers and Brews was no easy feat. "I did most of the remodel myself over the period of several months," said Da...

Laughter cures almost everything (incomplete)

Christopher Jackson, Staff Writer

August 29, 2010

Katy Perry

Alexander Campbell, Staff Writer

August 29, 2010

Katy Hudsons second album under the "Katy Perry" psuedoname titled "Teenage Dream" hit iTunes and retail stores this month. Powered by the strong success of her first single, summer anthem "California Girls" featuring Snoop Dogg, look for this album to be a commercial smash. On Teenage Dream there...

Large crowds expected at 3rd anual Petaluma Cinema Series

Robb Dearth, Staff Writer

August 29, 2010

The Petaluma Film Alliance (PFA) is getting ready to host its third Cinema Series on Wednesday nights at the Carole E. Ellis auditorium on the Petaluma Campus. "Each season the PFA schedules a mix of classic, foreign and independent films," SRJC Film and Media Studies professor Michael Traina said. ...

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