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Op-ed: Overcoming body image issues

Marina Gonzalez, Reporter

February 19, 2020

Many young girls, especially teenage girls, often have problems with their body just because of the little extra weight they see on themselves. They shouldn’t have to be negative and judge themselves about it due to false social standards. When girls look at themselves, or look at other girls who are thinner than them, they may ask themselves, how are they so skinny? Why...

Op-ed: Green Day is back and better than ever

Randall Brewer, Reporter

February 19, 2020

Pop punk/Rock band Green Day released their 13th studio album on Friday and it is special. “Father of all”, the title of the album did not disappoint. All the songs while they are very short show a new side of Green Day that the fans can get into. “Father of All…” is very political. Lyrics like “fingers up cause there’s no one to trust” shows that even though...

Don’t be ashamed for living at home

Jocelyn Sandusky, Features Editor

February 12, 2020

After reaching major life milestones like graduating high school and turning 18, there is a societal pressure to immediately start an adult life and quickly transition out of childhood. For a lot of us, that means gaining independence from our parents by moving out of the family home. At 22, I am still living there. Even though living at home makes me feel inadequate, embarrassed...

Four types of exercise

Jocelyn Perez, Reporter

February 12, 2020

Most people can recall a time where they’ve found themselves persistently wanting to be more active, whether it’s for maintaining a certain physique, to be healthier, more flexible, or to avoid diseases. Believe it or not, all exercises fall into four basic categories, those being endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility. A lot of people are misinformed that they...

Cumbia Festival comes to Bakersfield

Marina Gonzalez, Reporter

February 12, 2020

Attending the 2020 Bakersfield Cumbia Festival was an amazing experience because it had a lot of great music and fun dancing. This year’s event, held on Feb. 1 at the Kern County Fairgrounds was full of a lot of people drinking, eating food, and doing a lot of dancing to the music. A lot of the attendees were excited to attend this festival because they wanted to see...

Op-ed: XFL week one recap

Randall Brewer, Reporter

February 10, 2020

XFL week one has come to an end and it did not disappoint one bit. The high-flying action, former National Football League players and new rules that had many including commentators on edge game after game. Week one started their inaugural return on Saturday with the DC Defenders versus the Seattle Dragons. The Defenders came out strong, quarterback Cardale Jones stole the...

Op-ed: Shakira and Jennifer Lopez brought the Latin heat to the Superbowl LIV

Dunia Cantu, Reporter

February 10, 2020

Shakira and Jennifer Lopez brought the Latin heat to the Superbowl LIV halftime show on Feb. 2 in Miami, Fl. It was the first time that two Latinas would take the Superbowl stage together to make history. Shakira opened the show with one of her singles “She Wolf,” which was a great song to start off with. It got the crowd going. During her performance she surfed...

Op-ed: NFL Honors Awards

Angel Magdaleno, Reporter

February 10, 2020

The NFL celebrated its 2019 - 2020 season on Feb. 1 with its annual NFL Honors awards in Miami, Fl. The NFL Honors awards is where the NFL’s best players come together and celebrate the outstanding year the season’s best players had. Over the weeks prior to the awards night, players were given ballots to vote for their pick on players of the year, while coaches were...

Op-ed: “Uncut Gems” is a must see

Olivia Patterson, Reporter

January 30, 2020

Adam Sandler plays Howard Ratner, an epic and unforgettable role in the wide released film “Uncut Gems.” He plays a delusional and adorably optimistic jeweler.  The film was created and directed by Josh and Benny Safdie and Ronald Bronstein. It's definitely the best two hours and fifteen minutes of any film this year. The film was nominated for best director at the New...

Op-ed: XFL Who’s hot and who’s not

Randall Brewer, Reporter

January 30, 2020

The XFL (Extreme Football League) is back in full swing straight after Superbowl all thanks to CEO of WWE Vince McMahon and Oliver Luck (former owner of National Football League Europe).  This time with better funding and a supposedly more streamlined approach they strive to become what the AAF (American Alliance of Football) failed to do, bring spring football back from the...

King Princess performs at the Wiltern in Los Angeles

Dunia Cantu, Reporter

January 30, 2020

King Princess brought her “Cheap Queen” Tour to The Wiltern in Los Angeles on Jan 25. She was set to perform twice at the venue, on Jan. 24 and 25, and both days where sold out. The Wiltern holds up to 1,850 people so you can imagine what the whole venue that was filled up looked like. Before King Princess would take the stage, performer Kilo Kish would open for her....

Queen & Slim runs away to a beautiful outcome

David Portillo, Reporter

December 11, 2019

“Queen & Slim” is a 2019 film that acts as a social commentary for police brutality, social justice, and racism in America. The film is directed by Melina Matsoukas and was distributed by Universal Pictures. The two main characters of the film are queen and slim, played by Jodie Turner-Smith and Daniel Kaluuya. The movie is seen as an African American take on the...

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