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Will Smith’s “Gemini Man” is predictable

David Portillo, Reporter

November 4, 2019

A duo of Will Smiths star in the 2019 action flick “Gemini Man.” The film, directed by Ang Lee, is a real visual marvel. Although the film is an absolute joy to look at, the plot drags it down in the most cliché ways. The film follows Henry Brogan (Will Smith) and his sudden targeting of a mysterious operative who looks very similar to him, a clone also played by Smith...

Jonas Brothers are back and never been better

Jonas Brothers are back and never been better

November 4, 2019

It feels like 2008 all over again. After experiencing the Jonas Brother’s “Happiness Begins” tour at the Hollywood Bowl on Oct. 20, I certainly...

Op-ed: Stop victim-shaming sexual abuse survivors

Jocelyn Sandusky, Reporter

November 1, 2019

Two years ago, the MeToo and Times Up movements catapulted women’s sexual harassment and assault stories to the forefront of social and political activism.  The immeasurable amount of brave women who told their stories created an environment where speaking up isn’t as scary and pointless as it once was because there is comfort and strength in numbers. But even still...

Op-ed: Pros and cons of growing up in a small community

Bianca Cacciola, Reporter

November 1, 2019

Tehachapi is a small town in California that I am sure most people don’t know actually exists. The population is approximately 12,000 people and growing up in Tehachapi has been an experience that I wouldn’t change. Let’s face it, every small-town shares common characteristics and have their pros and cons.    Pro: A small-town community is a tight-knit community in...

The Clean Beauty Industry and The Harsh Chemicals Found in Cosmetics

Bianca Cacciola, Reporter

October 21, 2019

Many people who wear makeup or use skincare don’t put much thought into what actually makes up the products that go on their face or body. Many companies use harsh chemicals to preserve and keep the product smelling fresh. One of the harshest and most potent chemicals found in cosmetic and skincare products is parabens. Parabens are found in any product that has water...

Op-ed: Why fat is not a bad word

Haley Duval, Senior Photo Editor

October 21, 2019

Fat. The scary f-word to society's beauty standards. Much too often, people associate the word fat with ugliness, being unlovable, worthlessness, and a feeling of disgust. On social media, I constantly hear phrases like, “Ugh, I feel so fat today,” “I can't believe I ate like a fatty today,” or “Do I look fat?” and almost every time these phrases are said by non...

Op-Ed: My perspective on grief and the passing of loved ones

Tyler Frost, Reporter

October 17, 2019

It’s past midnight, and the moon seems to be the only thing shining given your current state of emotions.  You’re driving and listening to a song that you and your loved one sang together many times, while chowing down on their favorite gas station snack.  Your tears are making it hard to speak, though you feel that the moon would be the only thing that can hear...

Asthmatics suffer at the fair

Isabel Enciso, Reporter

October 4, 2019

The Kern Country Fair sucks. Now don’t take this out of context and think I’m dissing the fair. The fair had many great attractions to offer such as the food, a mini petting zoo, games, rodeos, music, and of course the Ferris wheel. Anyone can enjoy these attractions, but for someone who has asthma, it can be difficult to do. As an asthmatic, it’s difficult enough...

Debunking myths about veganism

Debunking myths about veganism

September 20, 2019

Seven myths about the vegan diet.  Myth No. 1: All vegans are skinny. A popular myth about the vegan diet is that vegans are all skinny.  Bu...

Will 2019 see the death of creativity?

Tyler Frost, Reporter

September 19, 2019

2019 is the lowest point in the history of popular culture in the U.S. The lack of originality and creativity coming from today’s entertainers is shocking considering the many mediums for creating and releasing content. Take movies for example. In an era with the most means of advertising and promoting films, Hollywood has failed to release a surplus of great projects...

Op-ED: The Sony and Disney split over Spider-Man

Tyler Frost, Reporter

September 9, 2019

Where’s Spider-man? A dramatic split between Disney’s Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures has fans devastated over the uncertain future of the Spider-Man character. Twitter and the entire “web” were stunned to hear that Spider-Man may no longer appear in Marvel movies. Though seen as a cornerstone Marvel Superhero, Spider-Man film rights belong to Sony Productions....

My journey as a vegan

My journey as a vegan

September 6, 2019

If you’re an animal lover, it probably crosses your mind from time to time that you consider going vegan. If you’re not already and you know you want...

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