Plot falls flat in new Malick flick, “To the Wonder”

By Dalton Amador The Guardsman It’s impossible to talk about “To the Wonder” without bringing up Terrence Malick’s previous film, “The Tree of Life.” The ever-reclusive Malick has with each film he’s both written and directed, six in total over the last 40 years, further refined his unique style of emphasizing soft-spoken and introspective overhead narration and stationary shots of an idle outdoors over traditional plot and...

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Movie review: Plot falls flat in new Malick flick, “To the Wonder

  By Dalton Amador The Guardsman It’s impossible to talk about “To the Wonder” without bringing up Terrence Malick’s previous film, “The Tree of Life.” The ever-reclusive Malick has with each film he’s both written and directed, six in total over the last 40 years, further refined his unique style of emphasizing soft-spoken and introspective overhead narration and stationary shots of an idle outdoors over traditional plot and...

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Mexika new year celebration showcases traditional dance
Mar22

Mexika new year celebration showcases traditional dance

By Dalton Amador The Guardsman About 50 people, plus a few dozen dancers, gathered at Mission campus March 11 for a six-hour long celebration of the Aztec New Year, which began at midnight. The celebration took a somber tone as participants also remembered Ernesto “Xe” Acosta Gonzalez, a City College student who was murdered Feb. 10. “Xe is going to dance with us one last time tonight,” Xe’s father, Mazatzin Acosta, said. “We have the...

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The payroll tax increase hurts low income workers
Feb08

The payroll tax increase hurts low income workers

By Dalton Amador The Guardsman The punditocracy and public opinion are unanimous: President Barack Obama “won” the fiscal cliff deal. The United States Congress, for the first time in almost 20 years, voted to raise taxes on the wealthy and avoided cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. President Obama and the Democratic Party may have won the politics—all tax increases, no spending cuts, with public opinion firmly behind...

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Times change to comply with the law
Dec04

Times change to comply with the law

By Dalton Amador The Guardsman After being in violation of state law for the past five years, City College is now publishing the exact time classes begin and end. All community colleges in California must conform their scheduling practices to the standards set by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office according to Title 5, Section 55702.  In September 2008, the Chancellor’s Office emphasized in a new report that “[t]he...

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