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Demand for stricter gun laws keeps Americans divided when dealing with gun ownership laws

Victoria Miller, Opinions Editor

September 23, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Reviews

Gun control has been a very hot topic in recent years. With shootings in shopping malls, movie theaters, universities and schools, many Americans are asking for laws that will implement some new form of gun control. The problem with these laws is the potential for infringing on our second amendment rights, and that is why America is torn over the question of gun control. The...

The debate continues for professional athlete pay

Giovanni Lopez and Rhiannon Stroberg

September 23, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Reviews

PRO What is a professional athlete worth? Whatever their skills, strengths and popularity are, making athletes worth every cent they are paid. I hate to be so blunt and honest, but it’s absolutely true. They are considered the best of the best at what they do. Best at passing basketballs, best at throwing footballs, best at kicking soccer balls, anything that they touch ...

Caged animal debate goes on as circus comes to town

Mason J. Rockfellow, Giovanni Lopez, Photo Editor, Reporter

September 10, 2015

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Pro There are all types of unique things that come to town with the circus, that if it wasn’t for the circus, you wouldn’t get to see or experience them. Exotic animals are one of the things I am talking about. You don’t usually get the chance to see a tiger, lion, or an elephant outside of a cage, man-made habitat or out from behind glass. Getting to see those big...

‘Momentary Masters’ becomes instant classic

‘Momentary Masters’ becomes instant classic

Javier Valdes, Copy Editor

September 10, 2015

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  Nowadays, the definition of what one constitutes to be a great album varies greatly with the multitudes of new sounds that our universal ear...

Christian’s leadership resonates

Staff

September 10, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Reviews

Bakersfield College president Sonya Christian has been offered a three-year contract, which is what many of us had hoped for. The last three months have shined a spotlight on Christian after enduring a fight to stay on as our BC president once the Kern Community College District decided that she might not be fit to continue running the BC campus. The truth is that many...

Pokémon trading card game captures experience

Chris Miller, Reporter

September 10, 2015

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The official Pokémon Trading Card Game Online card simulator captures the experience of playing with and collecting Pokémon Cards almost perfectly. The PTCGO is a free downloadable card game simulator for PC found on the official Pokémon site. The PTCGO is a card game simulator that allows players to battle with, collect, and trade virtual Pokémon Cards with its online...

Is desert the new normal in a drought- stricken region?

A.K. Pachla, Reporter

September 10, 2015

Filed under Opinion

On days when the temperature is in the hundreds, one thing I hear people ruefully reminding themselves is “at least it’s a dry heat.” Having lived in both Bakersfield and Michigan, I know it’s true that there’s something to be said for low humidity in general. Once the air gets warm enough, it’s the difference between opening your front door into a dry sauna...

N.W.A. biopic promises not to disappoint fans

N.W.A. biopic promises not to disappoint fans

Crystal Valdez, Reporter

September 10, 2015

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  “Straight Outta Compton” is the perfect movie to watch if you want to end your summer with a bang. Its music and its LA vibe will have you...

The mentally draining idea of marriage

The mentally draining idea of marriage

Rhiannon Stroberg, Reporter

May 7, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Every girl dreams of her perfect wedding. Well, every girl except me. I’ve never really liked the idea of marriage simply because I have witnessed plenty...

The moral dilemma of having an abortion

The moral dilemma of having an abortion

May 7, 2015

I am opposed to abortion being used as a form of birth control. I am, however, not opposed to abortion for health reasons or products of incest or rape. When...

Women at fault for their inferiority

Marcus Castro, Reporter

May 7, 2015

Filed under Opinion

For many decades, men have been at fault for women’s inferiority, but women are at fault as well. When it comes to the feminism movement and women’s advancement in society, people say that women have made it far. The reality is, women haven’t made it nearly as far as they need to. One of the reasons that men are at fault for women’s subjugation is that men have...

Baltimore: City of mayhem

Kevin Phillips, Reporter

May 7, 2015

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The city of Baltimore has been facing riots for several days now. The riots began because another young, black man was left dead by the hands of the police. The man, Freddie Gray, was placed in custody for making eye contact with the police and then running. He did not break the law, so why did the police chase him? Some might say, “Why did he run?” No one knows, but...

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