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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...

Thoughts on Andrew Luck’s retirement

Thoughts on Andrew Luck’s retirement

Tyler Frost, Reporter

September 6, 2019

The unforeseen retirement of Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has sent shockwaves throughout the Natiovnal Football League.  Luck, the former number one overall pick in the ...

Seth Rogen’s “Good Boys” is enjoyable for its mature humor and gags

David Portillo, Reporter

September 6, 2019

From the raunchy, foul, and hilarious mind of comedian Seth Rogen comes a comedy of smaller, or rather, younger proportion. This summer gave audiences the comedy “Good Boys,” produced by Rogen and directed by Gene Stupnistky. The movie is a typical Rogen comedy packed with drugs, alcohol, violence, and swearing. But through all of its crudeness, the film sheds light...

Spider-man “was never meant to last forever” with Marvel’s MCU

Spider-man “was never meant to last forever” with Marvel’s MCU

September 6, 2019

Where's Spiderman? A dramatic split between Disney's Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures has fans devastated over the uncertain future of the Spiderman character. Twitter...

Op-ed: Daily life with mental illness

Jocelyn Sandusky, Reporter

September 6, 2019

It is 6:30 p.m., 30 minutes before I have to start getting ready for work, and I am sitting on my bathroom floor, crying hysterically. I am desperately trying to do my deep breathing techniques to calm my anxiety but it seems impossible because it feels like my throat is closing shut. I cannot breathe and I am starting to hyperventilate. My heart begins to race and I am feelin...

Problematic artists and their music

Rosa Salazar, Copy Editor

May 8, 2019

Everyone likes listening to music and that's a fact. It doesn't matter what genre or artists you listen to as long as it makes you happy! Sometimes we, as listeners, run into a problem on whether or not we should continue to listen to an artist who is considered problematic. For example, should we keep on listening to artists who are accused of sexual abuse. Kelly, despite ...

Stop by The Arizona, it’s well worth it

Logan King, Reporter

May 8, 2019

On any Sunday Bakersfield has a lot to offer. My preferred way to spend a Sunday morning is to go out for a meal. Breakfast is a meal I take quite seriously. Thus, I chose an old town Kern establishment, The Arizona Cafe. Located at 809 Baker Street since the 1970s, The Arizona has been serving Bakersfield since 1953. Nearby are other Bakersfield institutions like Woolgrowers,...

Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger breaks MLB records in historic April start

Haley Duval, Photo Editor

May 1, 2019

It’s no secret that Cody Bellinger had one of the best starts MLB history. Only 23 and just two years since he got called up to the big leagues, Bellinger is breaking MLB record after record this 2019 season. He does not show any weakness when it comes to playing the game. Bellinger ended the month of April with 14 home runs, tying the MLB record with Albert Pujols in 2006 and Alex R...

Winter has arrived! *spoiler*

Winter has arrived! *spoiler*

April 29, 2019

With two episodes down Game of Thrones wasted no time to give its fans and viewers the goods. With the first two episodes of the eighth and final season...

New Hellboy movie is more accurate but ultimately disappointing

Bryana Lozoya, Digital Editor

April 29, 2019

The 2019 movie “Hellboy” is based on the Dark Horse comic book character of the same name created by Mike Mignola. It is a reboot of the  “Hellboy” film series that were released in the early 2000s directed by Guillermo Del Toro, and it draws inspiration from the comic books “Darkness Calls”, “The Wild Hunt”, and “The Storm and the Fury”.  Neil M...

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