‘Warlords’ brings old school feel for gamers


Brooke Howard, Reporter
December 3, 2014

At BlizzCon 2013, Chris Metzen, senior vice president at Blizzard, thrilled the World of Warcraft community with the announcement of the fifth expansion pack, Warlords of Draenor, which would take place in an alternate timeline and provide many players the nostalgia of the old Warcraft game play. With... Read more »

Back again: New Eminem album hits the high notes


Phillip Rodriguez, Reporter
December 3, 2014

  Guess who’s back, back again? The Real Slim Shady, Eminem, released his newest compilation album, Nov. 24, and per his reputation, he does not disappoint. With a burst of rhyme-packed words in the eponymously named first track, “Shady XV”, Eminem plays with rhyme schemes, and the listeners... Read more »

Newest ‘Hunger Games’ capitalizes on set-up of past story lines


Monique Hansen-Garcia, Reporter
December 3, 2014

  From the moment Katniss Everdeen appears on screen, until the moment the movie abruptly ends, every piece of the movie is like reading Suzanne Collins’ book. The way I pictured Cressida was true, the way I thought the now distraught Effie would look and feel, all the way to the feeling of... Read more »

New Call of Duty: Advanced Warefare will get you flying


Graham C Wheat, Contributing Editor
November 19, 2014

  Have you been playing the newest Call of Duty and thought to yourself, “Man I wish this game had limited-use jetpacks!” If so, you’re in luck. The latest iteration of the massive franchise, published by Activision, is making waves around the video game community just like it has for the... Read more »

Foo Fighters fall flat with latest lyrical foray


Elizabeth Castillo, Reporter
November 19, 2014

The Nicest Guy in Rock n’ Roll leads the Foo Fighters into sonic disappointment with their eighth studio album. “Sonic Highways” was written and recorded all over the nation. The album was supposed to reflect the musical diversity found all across the country from punk to blues to hard rock and... Read more »

Mesa Mexican Grill pleases newcomers


Trina Goree, Reporter
November 19, 2014

Mesa Mexican Grill restaurant is one of the latest eatery’s to open in Bakersfield. Luckily for Bakersfield College students, the restaurant is conveniently located blocks away on 2509 Mt. Vernon Avenue. The restaurant might be a little difficult to locate if it is your first time visiting. It took... Read more »

Walking Dead showing signs of life


Daniel Ojeda, Sports Editor
November 5, 2014

Let me start off by saying that I am a huge fan of The Walking Dead. I have seen every season and episode, including every episode of the current season airing on TV. There is only one way to describe the current season. That description is: Finally! These last couple of seasons have been plagued by... Read more »

Jessie J: New songs,cliche

Elizabeth Castillo, Reporter
November 5, 2014

Although Jessie J has some stand-out tracks on her latest record, “Sweet Talker,” they are drowned out by unmemorable tunes that scream familiarity. The British musician begins her album with “Ain’t Been Done.” The song illustrates her rapping abilities and then seamlessly transitions into... Read more »

NBA 2K15 makes a roar

Isiah Bryson, Reporter
October 22, 2014

NBA 2k15 returns as the undisputed champion of basketball video games with some improvements to the MyCareer mode and great visuals. At the start of the game, gamers will notice right away the stunning graphics. The player animations are the best to date in 2k15. NBA pregame rituals are one of the most... Read more »

The Game shows he’s still best in the west

Mohamed Bafakih, Reporter
October 22, 2014

The Southern California rap scene has found its life and catapulted over the past couple of years with the likes of YG, Kendrick Lamar, Problem, Nipsey Hussle, Dom Kennedy, Schoolboy Q, and Sage the Gemini. For over 10 years strong, and counting, the entire West Coast rap game has been on the back of... Read more »

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