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Super Smash

Ruben Lira, Reporter

September 17, 2018

Filed under Columns, Commentary, Opinion

“Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” comes out this holiday season for Nintendo Switch. It is a highly anticipated game for the end of the year as it will have every character ever. Over 67 characters have been announced so far and over 300 stages for combatants to take to the fight. This is the greatest franchise of all-star characters since its very first game back on Nintendo...

Make Sex Safe Again

Bryana Lozoya, Reporter

September 17, 2018

Filed under Columns, Commentary

Having the knowledge about practicing safer sex is important for every person who is sexually active or considering becoming sexually active. Refreshing and expanding one’s knowledge about practicing safer sex is just as important because some information may have slipped by unnoticed, new information may have been released, or something may have been forgotten. Sexually...

BlacKkKlansmen boasts surprising humor and lightness through a dark film

BlacKkKlansmen boasts surprising humor and lightness through a dark film

Bryana Lozoya, Reporter

August 31, 2018

Filed under Commentary, Opinion, Reviews

“BlacKkKlansman” is a great movie and worth the money.  The film is based off Ron Stallworth’s memoir, with the same title, about his time as an ...

Ariana Grande’s new album “Sweetener” is a sweet treat for fans

Ariana Grande’s new album “Sweetener” is a sweet treat for fans

Rosa Salazar, Reporter

August 31, 2018

Filed under Commentary, Opinion, Reviews

Ariana Grande’s fourth album titled “Sweetener”was released Aug. 17 2018. “Sweetener”is a pleasant treat that subtly tastes somewhere between...

Op-Ed: Oversaturating songs on albums lessens quality

Cameron Johnson, Reporter

August 31, 2018

Filed under Commentary, Editorial, Features, Opinion

Music has always been a primary source for me to zone out on long drives, zone in while working out, or most importantly to express how I’m feeling in a particular moment. With that being said I’ve come a long way since buying explicit songs on my family’s shared iTunes account without my parents’ permission. As a college student it is invaluable to have the ability...

WWE creates new reality show: NXT

Taylor Jensen, Reporter

August 30, 2018

Filed under Columns, Commentary

NXT, a brand of WWE, started in 2010 as a reality show in a way on cable television and was WWE’s developmental system. The one-hour show showcased ridiculous obstacle courses, mediocre promos from up and coming superstars, and wrestling matches that weren’t very entertaining. With that said, it wasn’t taken seriously at all. Fans saw NXT as boring and a joke ...

Let’s Talk About Sex

Bryana Lozoya, Reporter

August 30, 2018

Filed under Columns, Commentary, Uncategorized

Talking about sex and sexual wellness is something that should be spoken more openly about in Kern County—between families, friends, schools, and healthcare professionals. There is still a hefty amount of discomfort and stigma when it comes to openly discuss sex and all that it entails. Because of that, it plays a role in negatively impacting our community. This kind of co...

Go Pokemon Go

Ruben Lira, Reporter

August 30, 2018

Filed under Columns, Commentary, Features

Two years have passed since the release of the mobile app game Pokémon Go from Niantic Labs. Almost everyone was playing the game when the game first released. Constant crowds would pepper the parks and streets searching far and wide for the Pokémon to add to their collection. Players would even stay up as late as 4 in the morning, hunting digital creatures, level up their ...

New Vietnamese restaurant Rolls and Grill has healthy and low-cost alternatives to fast food

Melisa Puryear, Reporter

October 4, 2017

Filed under Commentary, Reviews

Six weeks ago, a new Vietnamese restaurant called Rolls and Grill opened in the Ming Plaza shopping strip a few doors down from Ross Dress for Less. It’s a very clean, casual, and balanced eating environment which has bright lighting, spacious seating area with a window ledge table complimented by tall chairs, and pleasant music videos to keep diners entertained. The decor...

Kingsman still funny, but vulgar

Lizette Chavez, Editor-in-Chief

October 4, 2017

Filed under Commentary, Reviews

“Kingsman: The Golden Circle” was released in theaters on Sept. 22 to the joy of its sequel asking fans and the chagrin of many critics. The film, lasting 141 minutes and uncut, left much to be desired in the way of characterization of both its new and old characters. This honestly left the viewer wondering what the point of some of the new characters were for, if not just...

‘IT’ intimidates with a great story

‘IT’ intimidates with a great story

Christopher Cocay, Reporter

October 4, 2017

Filed under Commentary, Reviews

“IT: Chapter One” (2017), directed by Andy Muscietti and based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King, has already broke and is still breaking records...

Prequel turns back the clock

Prequel turns back the clock

October 4, 2017

After two years of waiting, it was announced early in June that the prequel “Life is Strange: Before the Storm” was going to be released on Aug. 31...

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