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‘Captain America: Civil War’ breaks ground in concept and execution

‘Captain America: Civil War’ breaks ground in concept and execution

Diego Crespo, Opinion Editor
May 8, 2016
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Following the devastating events of "Avengers: Age of Ultron" the third, and possibly final installment of the ultimate American trilogy, "Captain America: Civil War" opens with the Marvel Cinematic Universe in an odd place. Heroes are operating without proper regulate so when an international incident occu...

‘Sherlock Holmes and the Portal of Time’ is a refreshing mix of characters and storytelling

‘Sherlock Holmes and the Portal of Time’ is a refreshing mix of characters and storytelling

Rose Loza, Staff Writer
May 8, 2016
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“Great Scott, old boy!” The Huntington Beach Playhouse opened its first production of the season by introducing fans and audience members to the beloved detective Sherlock Holmes in this humorous adaptation, “Sherlock Holmes and the Portal of Time.” The play brings together Sherlock Holmes...

Blaze ‘N’ Glory Festival is fast approaching

Natalie Solano, Lifestyles Editor
May 4, 2016
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This year’s second annual Blaze 'N' Glory Festival is quickly approaching it will be taking place Saturday June 4 at the San Manuel Amphitheater festival grounds in San Bernardino. This year the headliner for the festival is NAS with performances from Atmosphere, The Growlers and many others. Th...

Review: ‘Only the Dead’ masterfully depicts the grim war in Iraq

Review: ‘Only the Dead’ masterfully depicts the grim war in Iraq

Zackary Mejia, Staff Writer
April 29, 2016
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“Only the dead see the end of war” is a quote attributed to the Greek philosopher Plato, whose most famous student, Aristotle, would go on to mentor Alexander of Macedonia. Without a doubt, through his military campaigns in West Asia, Alexander knew Plato’s proverb by heart. As his successors...

The Writes of Spring festival invites noteworthy guest speakers

The Writes of Spring festival invites noteworthy guest speakers

Nicolas Trujillo, Staff writer
April 27, 2016
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 Amongst the Earth Day and Career Day chaos the; poets, filmmakers, authors, and writers of all types, from this campus all rallied together for the Writes of Spring festival that would reveal the works of this campus as the winners of Rivers Voice, voiced their works on both the 20 and 21 of  this...

From battling cancer to medical school

From battling cancer to medical school

Ryan Guerrero, Managing Editor
April 27, 2016
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The British philosopher Allan Watts once said, "Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun." What Watts meant by that quote is that humans tend to over analyze and over value things to the point of depression. Watts believed that people should go out and enjoy t...

How the River Deep Student Film Festival and River’s Voice reading empowered students and their creativity

How the River Deep Student Film Festival and River’s Voice reading empowered students and their creativity

Zackary Mejia, Staff Writer
April 25, 2016
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The Writes of Spring event, hosted from April 20-21, featured seven guest speakers from different writing backgrounds, as well as the River Deep Student Film Festival and River’s Voice reading. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the event that celebrates the appreciation of the arts, whether it ...

‘The Vagina Monologues’ utilizes subtlety to help bring awareness to gender issues

‘The Vagina Monologues’ utilizes subtlety to help bring awareness to gender issues

Jocelyn Ortega, Staff writer
April 24, 2016
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“The Vagina Monologues” is a series of short stories based on real people and experiences that were at first intended to celebrate the vagina, but were later turned into a movement to end violence against women. The play was held on April 11 and 12 at the Wray Theatre. The monologues ranged fro...

Balinese Shadow Play: A Different Kind Of Entertainment

Balinese Shadow Play: A Different Kind Of Entertainment

Noah Garcia, Staff Writer
April 20, 2016
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Rio Hondo College welcomed the performing arts company, Bali & Beyond on March 16. It is an international performance group that shows the Indonesian traditional art of Balinese shadow play. Within the dim theater, all that was seen on stage was a large rectangular linen cloth with a bright light...

‘Zootopia’ is an important discussion on race relations in America

‘Zootopia’ is an important discussion on race relations in America

Diego Crespo, Opinion Editor
April 15, 2016
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Disney's animated properties tend to be generally well received regardless of actual quality. Not to say any of their films are individually terrible or subpar, but some have been significantly better than others and a handful of them are surprisingly tame in terms of theme and maturity. Thankfully th...

Re-visiting the sounds of Burial’s ‘Untrue’

Re-visiting the sounds of Burial’s ‘Untrue’

Ryan Guerrero, Managing Editor
April 12, 2016
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London is well-known for its deep, rich underground music scene consisting of various genre's including grime, dubstep, 2-step, and garage. Perhaps one of the UK's most influential underground pioneers, electronic producer Burial paved the way for many artists today not only in London but throughout...

Professors spark inspiration with ‘An Evening of Beautiful Music’

Professors spark inspiration with ‘An Evening of Beautiful Music’

Megan De Lara, Staff Writer
April 10, 2016
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It was a night full of fantastic tunes and passionate artists at the Wray Theater on April 5. Jannine Livingston, a professor of music here at Rio Hondo College, joined creative forces with fellow professors Steve Moshier and Frank Accardo, and violinist Donna Accardo to bring École De Musique Fant...

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