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Op-ED: The new Kanye

Cameron Johnson, Reporter

October 15, 2018

Filed under Commentary, Editorial, Opinion

While growing up I came to idolize famous people or celebrities who were influential in areas that I was interested in. I looked up to Kobe Bryant when I was first learning to love basketball, and when I become infatuated with Apple I loved Steve Jobs. But undoubtedly, the person I looked up to the most was the Chicago rapper Kanye West. His musical genius mixed with an unmatched...

When does cringe culture go too far?

Charr Davenport, Reporter

September 28, 2018

Filed under Commentary, Editorial, Opinion

Many people find high school to be a trying time. It can also be a place where students learn to be ashamed of themselves. Teenagers try new things, discover new music, wear different clothes, find things that make themselves feel good. Every teen goes through a period of discovery. So why do they shut each other down? When I started high school, I had already discovered...

Op-ED: How can we best react to celebrity deaths?

Cameron Johnson, Reporter

September 27, 2018

Filed under Commentary, Editorial, Opinion

Death is an unavoidable aspect of life, and it seems to sting a little more when a life is lost at such a young age. Potential is lost; the opportunity for a person to achieve something great is stripped away from them prematurely. Death at a young age, unfortunately, is a common thing, and it has been taking place in the music industry since its beginning. However, a focus...

“American Vandal” keeps momentum in new season

Ruben Lira, Reporter

September 27, 2018

Filed under Commentary, Editorial, Reviews

“American Vandal” has released an amazing second season on Netflix. The show is a mockumentary series created by Dan Perrault and Tony Yacenda. It is a parody of true crime documentaries such as “Making a Murderer” and “Serial.” The season starts after the events of the second season in which two students Peter (Tyler Alvarez) and Sam (Griffin Gluck) helped a stud...

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...

Violence has become a problem


September 10, 2014

Filed under Editorial

With the recent rise in violence, it has made us wonder how people can be so cruel to one another. Look at what has gone on here in Bakersfield alone. Over the summer, it has seemed that people can barely get along with anyone. If it isn’t some form of accident that we hear about, it's about how someone was killed, often for a petty reason. A few weeks ago, a staff...

Staff Editorial- BC website improves to be less outdated

April 2, 2014

Filed under Commentary, Editorial

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...

Important history shouldn’t be ignored

March 19, 2014

Filed under Editorial

With a large amount of festivities put on at Bakersfield College, you would think that every year during Black History Month there would be some kind of event or series of events planned. Nope! It wasn’t even acknowledged once by BC or SGA. No events were planned, and we didn’t even see a mention of it on campus at all. That’s unacceptable. This campus community needs...

Staff Editorial- An area for all to respect and enjoy

March 5, 2014

Filed under Editorial, News, Uncategorized

Free speech is always taken to extremes. Either someone is very timid about their opinions or they are very open and verbal with their opinions. Bakersfield College has a Free Speech area that is open to anyone who wishes to share an opinion about a cause or a topic. Many of us have noticed that over the past few weeks this area has been used for clubs to recruit new members,...

Staff Editorial- New cards a waste of time and money

February 20, 2014

Filed under Editorial

U.S. Bank is now responsible for all financial aid disbursements, and they also control our Bakersfield College identification cards. As students, we should be concerned that the card, known as the OneCard, holds all of our private BC information. Upon receiving your card in the mail, which took way too long, you register it online and decide whether you want the basic account...

Pro- Con- Security concern in Sochi Olympics

By Elias C Ahumada and By Daniel Ojeda, Reporters

February 5, 2014

Filed under Editorial, Features

Pro With the Winter Olympics around the corner, athletes from all over the world are making final preparations. All the hard work, training, and sacrifice will be put to the test on the big stage, the Sochi 2014 Olympics, but the athletes competing in this year’s Olympic Games aren’t the only ones making final preparations. Some U.S. military troops are also getting...

Staff Editorial- Classified employees and their importance

February 5, 2014

Filed under Editorial

Classified employees are sick and tired of being overworked and underpaid. Does that matter to us as students? First, let’s explain that classified employees are basically the workhorse of any school. They are the secretaries, the maintenance workers and the people who process the many financial aid applications every semester. So yes, these employees are very important....

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