Religious activist no longer big news

Staff
October 8, 2014

What seems to be to the dismay of many administrators and students, Bakersfield College’s Free Speech Area has been the hosting ground to an often-bombastic religious activist once again this semester. Nathaniel Runels, a past BC student, has been revisiting the campus weekly since the spring of 2014... Read more »

Beggars versus Bakersfield: Our responsibility for change?

James Macias, Reporter
October 8, 2014

  Homelessness and poverty are symbols that some unsavory and undesirable types use to avoid doing a hard day’s work. Some homeless are in poverty because of legitimate disabilities, which render them unable to care for themselves. As a society, we have a social responsibility to these individuals. However,... Read more »

Concealed weapons add another safety barrier

Elizabeth Fernandez, Editor in Chief
October 8, 2014

  Now, I won’t personally claim to carry, know of anyone, or agree completely with the notion of more guns, but there is a very valid argument in regard to allowing school faculty to carry concealed weapons. The most obvious reason is that allowing faculty to carry guns would even out the implication;... Read more »

Weapons on campus: invitation for violence

Amber Hayden, Photo Editor
October 8, 2014

  Lately it seems school shootings, or shootings in general have increased. And now there is talk of wanting to allow teachers and students to have concealed weapons while on school campuses across the nation. To say I don’t support the right to bear arms would be incorrect, but I can’t seem... Read more »

Marijuana legalization still an issue in the U.S.

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Phillip Rodriguez, Reporter
October 8, 2014

  The dichotomy of wrong and right, or at least the theory of what is moral and immoral, has existed since the inception of man, and as we are born and raised to be adults, all humans grow with a set of ideals for what is good and evil. Whether we are biased in our opinions on such matters is somewhat... Read more »

From book to big screen, ‘Gone Girl’ a must watch

Trina Goree, Reporter
October 8, 2014

  Amy Dunn is one twisted psychopathic bitch. Oh, and did I mention a wife as well? The highly anticipated movie depiction of the popular book titled “Gone Girl” by author Gillian Flynn came out over the weekend. “Gone Girl” premiered nationwide Oct. 3, and I was among the eager individuals... Read more »

New burger joint a must done-in

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Trina Goree, Reporter
October 8, 2014

  Sitting in angst, my belly filled with butterflies, hoping my lunch guests would enjoy their afternoon meal, I am consumed by nervousness. The state of nervousness did not last long due to the superb cuisine and spirits that are in abundance at Texas 28, an eatery located in the downtown Bakersfield... Read more »

Smash Bros. a good one again

Graham C Wheat, Contributing writer
October 8, 2014

  The fighting game-juggernaut that polished and solidified the frenzied four-player format has smashed its way, once again, to near perfection. Your dreams of pummeling Kirby’s cute pink face, or dropkicking Mario’s moustache, are now in the palm of your hand to duke it out on the bus, between... Read more »

Athletes and punishment

Daniel Ojeda, Sports Editor
September 24, 2014

  In a perfect world, professional athletes would only be subject to legal discipline for any player misconduct. For years now, professional sports leagues and teams have had to deal with disciplining players, which has sometimes felt like the decisions have been made at random. But for the commissioners... Read more »

Athletes and punishment

Monique Hansen-Garcia, Reporter
September 24, 2014

  The National Football League has seriously dropped the ball on the Ray Rice situation. The league has made a martyr of Rice by exploiting him in his domestic violence case, when other players have had situations worthy of reprimand. The Rice incident didn’t become an issue until we, the... Read more »

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