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Nearby Authentic Mexican Cuisine

Mary Watson

March 19, 2013

Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

From the outside, Pokéz may look like just another alternative, hole in the wall kind of Mexican restaurant, but don't be fooled. Despite it's appearance, a wide array of different people eat there, including everyone from large families with children to lone business men on their lunch break.Don't walk in and order a California burrito right away though; this is not ...

SoundBreak Playlist: Locals Only

Angelica Wallingford

March 12, 2013

Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

San Diego is a melting pot of music from different genres and artists, which makes the local music scene here in our city very interesting and entertaining. Here are some of my favorites at the moment. 1. Neat Beats - "Science is My Girlfriend" Neat Beats is the alias of philosopher Alvin Fenner. He creates really interesting and introspective electronic music that really gets you ...

Words are like ammunition

Jennifer Manalili

March 12, 2013

Filed under VOICE

Words are like ammo, they have power, and in some ways that power can be used to hurt people. Perhaps our art is a reflection of this knowledge.Recently, the popular and critically acclaimed film director Quentin Tarantino came under fire after the release of "Django Unchained." At its heart, the film is a love story shrouded in controversial times. It takes place in 1858, ...

The ‘n’ is silent

Aldo Ramirez

March 12, 2013

Filed under VOICE

Acclaimed movie director Quentin Tarantino has once again embarked on a dialectic controversy due to the frequent use of the "n-word" in his latest production "Django Unchained," where he uses the controversial word over 100 times."Django Unchained" is set two years prior to the Civil War and portrays the life of Django (Jamie Foxx), a slave that embarks on a quest to find...

We give words their power

Paul Smoot

March 12, 2013

Filed under VOICE

"There's a n----r on a horse!" gasps a surprised townsman to his wife in Oscar winning director Quentin Tarantino's newest cult attraction "Django Unchained." "Django Unchained" is an epic western that centers around Django (Jamie Foxx), a slave turned bounty hunter who journeys across the U.S. to rescue his beloved wife from a cynical plantation owner. The movie, directed...

Hollywood sides with misogyny and loses

Jennifer Manalili

March 12, 2013

Filed under VOICE

In “Sputnik Sweetheart,” Haruki Murakami writes, “If they invent a car that runs on stupid jokes, you could go far.”In another attempt to appeal to younger audiences, “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane was chosen to host the Oscars.While ratings rose, viewership couldn’t save him from doing terribly, so badly that he addressed the aud...

Google+: Destroying search results?

J. Rae Chipera

March 12, 2013

Filed under VOICE

Google+ seems to be a sociological mistake overall, but there are a few features that make the social media platform worth using.“Hangouts,” a way to chat face-to-face over a long distance using a webcam, is the single most useful feature on it. The Google Talk plugin helps create an experience that is truly superior to what can be obtained on any other site, includi...

Audience participates in ‘Love Me’ performance

kaily sanders

March 12, 2013

Filed under LIFE

“Life is not unfair – it’s balanced." These words of wisdom were offered by Stacy Dyson during her second appearance at City College on Feb. 20. Dyson, a performance poet, playwright and a cappella vocalist, performed in the Saville Theatre in honor of Black History Month. Dyson began the show with a jazz singing performance, in which she had the audience participate by...

Kenya’s quest for life

Faduma Muhidin

March 12, 2013

Filed under LIFE

Did you know that a certain someone, namely President Barack Obama’s father, belonged to the Luo tribe of Kenya? For many Kenyans struggling in their race for stability and globalization, an important key to this quest is herding animals for hides to make leather and fur products.This and much more was discussed in a presentation held in City's Career Transfer Center V ...

Academic All-American Jonna Kallstrom

LaShawn Encarnacion

March 12, 2013

Filed under SPORTS

Winning First Team All-American for an athlete is a prestigious honor and for one Lady Knight Softball player, that dream has now become a reality. Jonna Kallstrom, catcher for the Lady Knights softball team, was awarded the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference First Team All-American award. A sophomore at City, Kallstrom is also an international student who comes from Leksan...

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