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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...

‘Rick and Morty’ season three keeps up the pace

‘Rick and Morty’ season three keeps up the pace

Megan Fenwick, Social media Editor

September 13, 2017

Filed under Commentary, Opinion, Reviews

The comedic adult cartoon “Rick and Morty” is in the middle of airing its third season and it’s better than it’s ever been. The show’s strength...

Pro-Con, Medical marijuana stirs up the community or not

Bertin Rodriguez, Sharida Rejon

May 7, 2014

Filed under Commentary

Pro- With medical marijuana being such a hot topic nowadays, is it really as bad as most people say it is? When most people think about medical marijuana, they think about things tied to it, not the actual medicinal perks that it holds. It is not the medical marijuana’s fault that people rob dispensaries, or that crime rates go up in neighborhoods where dispensaries are...

Food Review- Ruben’s grows with same great food, but in a new location

May 7, 2014

Filed under Commentary, Uncategorized

Nestled in the Rosedale Village shopping center located in the corner of Calloway Drive and Rosedale Highway, is Ruben’s Mexican and Seafood Restaurant, a newly relocated restaurant that has a lot to offer. From the moment guests walk in, they are greeted by the courteous staff who seem eager and genuinely happy to assist them. Upon seating, the server brought the standard...

Game Review- Ubisoft Montreal develops yet another instant classic

Bertin Rodriguez, Editor in Chief

May 7, 2014

Filed under Commentary

Imagine the best elements of a 2D platformer with the challenge of a role-playing game, toss in a hint of turn-based fighting and add a handful of beautiful graphics. This is “Child of Light” in a nutshell. Developers Ubisoft Montreal have another gem on their hands with this game. You play as a small girl named Aurora, who is taken from her father to Lemuria. Upon arriving...

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