Sleep before finals week

Robin Shin, Online Editor
May 1, 2013

By Robin Shin Online Editor Instructors at Bakersfield College are required to give a final at the end of each semester, and many of them have mixed emotions and thoughts on the outcome and even the final itself. Rosa Garza, a Chicano history professor, stated that to her any exams are important. “It... Read more »

Preventing finals disaster

Robin Shin, Online Editor
May 1, 2013

By Robin Shin Online Editor   We all know that finals week is coming up, and this being my last semester at Bakersfield College, I can recall many memories as to how some of the people around me would study for their finals. I had friends who did the traditional idea of studying alone with the occasional... Read more »

Postal Service mails a remix of old & new

April 17, 2013

By Robin Shin Online Editor After a decade since the release of “Give Up,” The Postal Service is back with a re-issue.  The album was released in a digital, compact disk and vinyl copy, all three of which come in different prices.  When I first heard that they were going to re-issue the album,... Read more »

Time to finally be who I want to be

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Robin Shin, Online Editor
April 17, 2013

By Robin Shin Online Editor “All of you people born here, if you had to take that (citizenship) test — well, Canada would be building a fence right now.” That was a quote by Craig Ferguson. When I was a child, my idols consisted of firemen and policemen.  They were my idols because they did what... Read more »

BC hosts the Red and White Wine Festival

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Samantha Briggs, Reporter
April 17, 2013

By Samantha Briggs Reporter The Bakersfield Foundation held the annual Red and White Wine and Food Festival at Bakersfield College on April 12. The event took place on the lawn area north of Memorial Stadium. The gated area was packed with over 400 enthusiastic wine lovers, some who come to the extravagant... Read more »

Fragrant oils made by duo

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Robin Shin, Online Editor
April 17, 2013

By Robin Shin Online Editor   When having animals became problematic due to her allergies, Brenda Luetger, 54, decided to start the BJ’s Lavender Farm which has been open for the past five years. “I like lavender, so I figured, what the heck?”  she said. She and her daughter, Jessica Luetger,... Read more »

BC Homestuck fans speak of their fandom

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Robin Shin, Online Editor
April 3, 2013

By Robin Shin Online Editor   The author, Andrew Hussie, is currently known for his webcomic titled “Homestuck.” According to knowyourmeme.com, “Homestuck” ranks as No. 3 on the top 10 fandoms of 2012. Those within the fandom calls themselves “Homestucks,” and they range from the estimation... Read more »

Fun at Scottish Games and Gathering

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Mitchelle De Leon, Reporter
April 3, 2013

By Mitchelle De Leon Reporter   For anyone who enjoys Pixar’s “Brave,” finds pleasure in the sound of bagpipes or wants to see men wear kilts in person, the 18th Annual Scottish Games and Gatherings was the perfect event. The Kern County Scottish Society hosted the event at the Fair Grounds... Read more »

Dr. Phil’s ‘Life Code’ gives readers surprising insight

Robin Shin, Online Editor
March 14, 2013

Let me start this review by telling you that I have never watched a single episode of Dr. Phil’s show or even heard much about him, except in parodies where they made fun of him or he made fun of himself.   This book gave me the first impression from anything Dr. Phil related.  What was the first... Read more »

Bakersfield ranks last on literacy

Robin Shin, Online Editor
March 14, 2013

When I heard that for the second straight year, a study showed Bakersfield to be the most illiterate city in the United States, I was very shocked.  Maybe it is because I hang out with people who love to read and I too like to read.  Even before going to bed, I can’t sleep until I read a chapter... Read more »

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