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Op-ED: Collecting sneakers is now more than just a fashionable trend

Op-ED: Collecting sneakers is now more than just a fashionable trend

November 25, 2018

Sneaker culture has evolved into a phenomenon that now reaches far beyond the typical sneakerheads and Jordan collectors. More and more people across th...

Op-ED: Victoria’s Secret excludes both plus-size and transgender runway models

Op-ED: Victoria’s Secret excludes both plus-size and transgender runway models

November 25, 2018

Uh-oh. Victoria doesn’t have a secret anymore. What has been her secret? Transphobia and fatphobia. Which if you ask me it doesn’t look so great on ...

Netflix’s new reboot of “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” brings a dark twist

Miranda Defoor, Web & Social Media Editor

November 9, 2018

Filed under Commentary, Opinion, Reviews

A new take on the 90’s sitcom, “Sabrina the Teenage Witch,” took off on Netflix after its release. Though the new series features Sabrina (Kiernan Shipka), her aunts Hilda and Zelda (Lucy Davis and Miranda Otto), and her cat Salem - it is based on the 2014 comic of the same name, a darker version, and not merely a lighthearted remake of the old show. The show takes...

Op-Ed: Watch the upcoming NBA season

Malachi Parker, Reporter

October 26, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Sports

Ladies and gentlemen, the NBA season is upon us once again. With an active offseason, many teams improved while some teams stayed stagnant. Many elite players found a new home through trades and free agency this summer. LeBron James is now a Los Angeles Laker with a young set of teammates to hopefully help him reach his ninth straight NBA Finals. Reigning champion Golde...

“A Star Is Born” suprises audiences

“A Star Is Born” suprises audiences

Cassidy Eisen, Reporter

October 26, 2018

Filed under Features, Opinion, Reviews

The best rendition yet of “A Star is Born,” is a total knockout that will hit you with every emotion possible. It told a story of love, addiction, an...

Hozier wows fans with new EP “Nina Cried Power”

Paige Atkison, Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Reviews

Hozier’s new EP “Nina Cried Power” wowed listeners upon its late September release. Hozier, a folk-rock artist from Ireland, first made waves with his single “Take Me to Church” in 2013. Since then, Hozier has collected numerous awards, including a Grammy nomination. Hozier’s self-titled album made its debut in 2014, and fans have patiently waited for the release o...

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...

Op-Ed: How to believe women in the era of the #MeToo movement

Haley Duval, Reporter

October 15, 2018

Filed under Commentary, Opinion, Perspectives

The testimony of Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford captured many people’s attention around the country through social media. Ford appeared at the Senate hearing to address her allegations of sexual assault against Kavanaugh. Ford alleges the assault took place in 1982, at the hands of Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge. Upon watching and following the h...

WWE in Bakersfield

Taylor Jensen, Reporter

October 15, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Rabobank Arena opened back in 1998 on Oct. 1 and has since held numerous incredible events such as concerts, sports games, musicals, plays, symphonies, circuses and many more. However, one event that has stood out tremendously throughout the 20-year history of the arena is World Wrestling Entertainment. The WWE, then World Wrestling Federation (WWF), was the first sold-out...

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...

Super Smash

Ruben Lira, Reporter

September 17, 2018

Filed under Columns, Commentary, Opinion

“Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” comes out this holiday season for Nintendo Switch. It is a highly anticipated game for the end of the year as it will have every character ever. Over 67 characters have been announced so far and over 300 stages for combatants to take to the fight. This is the greatest franchise of all-star characters since its very first game back on Nintendo...

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