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‘Sicario’ may not be for everyone

Crystal Valdez, Reporter

October 21, 2015

Filed under Opinion

If you cannot handle violence or graphic imagery, this movie is not for you. If you believe we live in a perfect American society, and that no government is as honest as ours, this movie may not be your favorite, but if you watch it, you may learn a thing or two about the world around you. I walked into this movie with little knowledge about its director, Dennis Villanueve,...

Public safety and firearms

Staff Editorial

October 21, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Sadly, another shooting tragedy happened at a community college earlier this month in Oregon. Mass shootings have been happening more in recent past than ever before. Each crisis causes us to consider our safety in places that we’d otherwise be perfectly safe in, as well as consider how we will react if this happened to us. There is college class time being dedicated...

Netflix original show’s are affecting the way Americans watch television, PRO

Mason Rockfellow, Photo Editor

October 21, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Since Netflix has entered into the streaming realm, weekly episodes cable and local television stations seem to be losing the viewer’s interest with Netflix now producing its own series. I hate when a new show comes out or the season premiere of a show that you have been watching comes out. The first episodes are always slow and leave you hanging, only for you to wait...

Netflix original show’s are affecting the way Americans watch television, CON

Chris Miller, Reporter

October 21, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Many people consider Netflix to be the superior entertainment option over TV because Netflix provides a wide variety of its own original series only viewable through Netflix on top of already aired TV shows. But what those people seem to forget is, most of the shows that people enjoy watching on Netflix originated from TV, not Netflix. Sure, Netflix has some awesome original...

California becomes the sixth state to legalize physician-assisted suicide

Victoria Miller, Opinions Editor

October 21, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Earlier this month, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation that will allow terminally ill people to take their own life with the help of a physician, making California the sixth state to legalize physician-assisted suicide, or PAS. PAS is not a new concept. Switzerland has allowed assisted suicides to take place since 1947. In Belgium, euthanasia is legal, including...

‘American Horror Story: Hotel’ possibly the best season yet

By Cinthia Loera, Reporter

October 21, 2015

Filed under Opinion

The Hotel Cortez finally opened its doors to “American Horror Story “ fans on Oct. 7 for the show’s premiere of the fifth season. The highly anticipated premiere introduced its newest leading actress Lady Gaga, as well as returning guest stars Matt Bomer and Wes Bentley as the main roles this season. This season revolves around the Hotel Cortez in Los Angeles and its...

New phone apps make food ordering process simple

Carissa Diaz, Reporter

October 21, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Since cell phones have become so important to people’s everyday life, companies have come up with an idea to invent an app that makes ordering food much easier. These apps are everywhere and can be used for well-known fast food restaurants. I believe that it can be extremely helpful to anyone but more importantly to college students when it comes to saving time. Most...

Horror film will have audiences on edge

Horror film will have audiences on edge

Rhiannon Stroberg, Features Editor

October 7, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Fox’s new horror-comedy “Scream Queens” is destined to be a hit. On Sept. 22, Fox aired back-to-back episodes of the new series’ pilot and its se...

Offensive comedy gives comedic relief

AK Pachla, Reporter

October 7, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Reviews

I like to think I have a pretty good sense of humor, and I credit my parents for this. "Funny" is the emotional thread that runs through my childhood. "Funny" trumped everything, even when it wasn't intended to. My father would occasionally blurt things out in the middle of yelling at one of us kids that would make the whole affair spontaneously devolve into a standup routine. And...

Fox’s new series is sensational

Fox’s new series is sensational

Rhiannon Stroberg, Features Editor

October 7, 2015

Filed under Opinion

  Fox’s new horror-comedy “Scream Queens” is destined to be a hit. On Sept. 22, Fox aired back-to-back episodes of the new series’ pilot...

Selfies can be risky

Staff Editorial

October 7, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Selfies are fun and can be cool images, but apparently they’re causing more problems than sharks. According to The Telegraph online publication, so far this year 12 deaths have been caused by selfies or selfie attempts while only eight deaths have been by shark attacks. When thinking of social networks, especially Instagram and Snapchat, we think selfies. The thought...

BC students deserve free parking

Carl E. Littleberry Jr., Reporter

October 7, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Why should students at Bakersfield College have to pay for parking? It is ridiculous that after all of the money we put into going to school here, we still have to pay to park on campus. Considering other expenses college students have throughout a semester here, the thought of an added one like parking seems a bit over the top. Still, this would be fine if not for the fact...

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