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Music Review- Rapper stays ‘Honest’ with his sophomore album

April 23, 2014

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After almost two years, Future has released his sophomore album “Honest,” and easily regains his spot within the upper echelon of the hip hop game. There is a little of something for everybody in this album. The super team of Future with executive producer Mike WiLL Made It make Honest a real contender for best hip hop album. Future announced his sophomore album in which...

Pro, Con- All the play with no pay

Daniel Ojeda, Amber Hayden

April 2, 2014

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Pro-  If everyone else gets money, pay students Student athletes perform and entertain millions of college sports fans. Without them, the millions of dollars that collegiate athletics generates simply would not exist. We wouldn’t have the millions of fans buying tickets to watch a game, and those same fans definitely wouldn’t be subscribing to those expensive cable...

Game Review- 2D classic shooter proves it is worthy, Mercenary Kings

April 2, 2014

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Mercenary Kings gives you the classic feeling of Metal Slug with an RPG element that will have you grinding on enemies to collect supplies to upgrade your gear for hours. You have the choice to play two characters, King and Empress, and they are both infantry experts. The rest of the mercenaries are M.I.A. and Colonel Tasker thinks that CLAW is behind the whole thing. CLAW...

Music Review- Shakira surprises with her new album

Sharida Rejon, Features Editor

April 2, 2014

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Shakira’s 10th studio album, which is self-titled, has proved that certain artists really do get better with time. The Colombian singer’s music has been contagious throughout the years, and her artistic image has always been dance influenced, and although I did get that during the first few tracks on the album, it was the ballads that unexpectedly won me over. From...

Food Review- Boss Pizza needs some more work to be good

Bertin Rodriguez, Editor in Chief

April 2, 2014

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There is a new name in town for pizza, and it seems to think it’s the boss. That is not the case with Boss Pizza Co. located in downtown Bakersfield at 1525 18th St. It is more like an unpaid intern in the pizza business. Blink and you might miss this small restaurant located next to On The Rocks. I have been waiting for this place to open since I heard about it on Facebook....

Staff Editorial- BC website improves to be less outdated

April 2, 2014

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The Bakersfield College website has seen a major overhaul and it should not go unnoticed. The website is definitely cleaner and modern looking now, but it seems like some important resources have been thrown to the back burner in order for the school to do some serious self-promotion. Is the website just a bunch of bells and whistles or is it really useful? What takes center...

Movie Review- Ferrera and Peña make movie ripe for the picking

Bertin Rodriguez, Editor in Chief

April 2, 2014

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“Cesar Chavez: An American Hero” is the right way to make a biography movie that shows the history of an important event in time. From beginning to end, the film will have you on a rollercoaster of emotions from happy to sad and back again. It follows Cesar Chavez, one of the most important civil rights leaders of the modern era, and the struggle between the farm workers...

Game Review- Titanfall’s multiplayer keeps you coming back

Robert Mullen, Sports Editor

March 19, 2014

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“Titanfall” is just one of those games that enthusiasts of online first person shooters will have to pick up. The debut game from Respawn Entertainment and published by EA games exclusively for Microsoft systems is an addicting shooter that’s hard to put down. Honestly, it isn’t hard to see why. The gameplay is fast and fluid. Your character will zip around the battlefield,...

Pro Con Construction causes concern

Robert Mullen, Myrissa Johns, Editors

March 19, 2014

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Pro Traffic congestion makes the widening a must do I am all for the widening of 24th Street because I believe that it needs to be done, regardless of what opponents might say. One of the primary reasons is the massive traffic problems. The street was not designed to handle the volume of cars that drive through that road every day either into or out of downtown, especia...

Movie Review- ‘Rise of an Empire’ lives up to hype

Robert Mullen, Sports Editor

March 19, 2014

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Sequels these days are usually bad, but fans of the original “300” will love “300: Rise of an Empire,” and they won’t be the only ones who end up enjoying this stylistic action flick. “Rise of an Empire” for the most part runs concurrent with the original film, though its focus is different. While the first film’s attention is fixed almost wholly on the Spartans...

Canning wants all her education paid for by her parents

Sharida Rejon, Features Editor

March 19, 2014

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Rachel Canning, a rebellious teenager from New Jersey, is causing controversy around the world after she made the drastic decision of suing her parents after she left their house a couple days shy of her 18th birthday. Canning, an honor student and cheerleader at Morris Catholic High School, a private school, is now demanding for her parents to pay for the remaining of her...

Food Review- Taco throwdown puts flavors versus value

Bertin Rodriguez, Editor-in-Chief

March 19, 2014

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Bakersfield is not short of places to get tacos. One of the most popular ways to get them are from the numerous taco trucks located around town on the sides of roads or in front of other businesses. I visited four taco trucks and tried two different tacos at each truck. I tried one taco of carne asada (steak) and one of al pastor (pork). Tacos Velasquez located on the c...

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