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Echo Times issue #3 is now out on stands around campus. Here is a list of our latest stories:

The latest form of addiction: TV binge watching

Life is art for these four college alumni

Pete Carroll: From Mariner to Seahawk

Spirit and passion take the stage in “Earthly Flight”

Super Bowl XLVIII was totally for the birds

Spring Break: COM students are not part of “party culture”

Drought predictions get watered down

Waiting to graduate: Many students support themselves through college by working in restaurants

Marin homes of the rich and famous

Drought predictions get watered down

By Roddy Heckelman

Phoenix Lake’s spillway is now overflowing after recent rains this February.

Phoenix Lake’s spillway is now overflowing after recent rains this February and March.

Recent rains have quelled the mandatory rationing proposal by the Marin Municipal Water District. After the storm on the fifth thru the ninth of February, and 15 inches of rain, the Marin reservoir system increased from 53 percent capacity to 66 percent.

Marin’s reservoir system is now above 78 percent capacity, and at close to normal for this time of year. Although not much rain is in the forecast, the reservoir system has enough water to last Marin’s residents until next winter if necessary.

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Pete Carroll: From Mariner to Seahawk

Super Bowl coach set his goals at College of Marin

By Kyle Kelly and Max Wolf-Johnson

Seattle’s Pete Carroll celebrates after his Seahawks won the Super Bowl with a dominating win over Denver.

Seattle’s Pete Carroll celebrates after his Seahawks won the Super Bowl with a dominating win over Denver.

 

Pete Carroll: Super bowl champion, former 49ers defensive coordinator, and College of Marin graduate. It has been over four decades since the boyishly cheerful head coach of the Seattle Seahawks attended school here at College of Marin.

Born in 1951 in San Francisco and raised in Greenbrae, Carroll found an early love for sports. Later, as a student athlete at Redwood High School in Larkspur, he played basketball, baseball, and football.

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The latest form of addiction: TV binge watching

Sleepless students binge on Netflix series

By Chandra Smith

 

Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) and Walter White (Bryan Cranston) appeared in an ad promoting their often binged series “Breaking Bad,” which ended last September.

Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) and Walter White (Bryan Cranston) appeared in an ad promoting their often binged series “Breaking Bad,” which ended last September.

 

Type the word “binge” into the Google search bar, and “binge watching” is the first term offered. Enter the phrase “binge watching” into the field, and the first few options are: “binge watching TV,” “binge watching Netflix,” “binge watching House of Cards,” or “binge watching Breaking Bad.”

Netflix has effectively inducted a new remote social event into our already media-saturated society. Like broadcast sports, holidays, and huge media events, we can participate in the activity solo, or in a group.

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Marin homes of the rich and famous

Celebrities attracted to some of the most expensive real estate in the country

By Kyle Kelly

Marin home of San Francisco Giant’s Pitcher Barry Zito, which overlooks beautiful Tamalpais Valley.

Marin home of San Francisco Giant’s Pitcher Barry Zito, which overlooks beautiful Tamalpais Valley.

 

Over the years, Marin has unquestionably remained a special place for some of the world’s most successful people and brightest stars.  In a most recent report published by the S.F. Gate, Marin County surpassed the hefty sum of $120,000 per joint income tax return.  This figure, seemingly  high to most people, fails to represent the true virtuosity of Marin’s wealth.  Many of the rich and famous here remain distant from the public eye.

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