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Which streaming service is best to use right now

Angel Magdaleno, Reporter

March 25, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic worsens, people have been shut into their homes leaving them with much more time on their hands than normal. This is the time to binge watch favorite shows and movie sequels. Many streaming services like Netflix, Disney+, and Hulu have seen an increase in subscriptions amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Lately many of the streaming services like ...

Review: “Self-made: Inspired by the life of Madam C.J. Walker”

Angel Magdaleno, Reporter

March 24, 2020

Netflix's limited series "Self-made: Inspired by the life of Madam C.J. Walker," premiered on March 20. It is based on the true story of Madam C.J. Walker, born with the name Sarah Breedlove.  Breedlove was the first woman to become a self-made millionaire. She grew up in difficult times losing her parents at a young age, being orphaned by the age of seven. She was the first ...

Op-ed: Positive and negative effects of social media

Marina Gonzalez, Reporter

March 24, 2020

Social media, and other modern technology, have become a major part of our daily lives. With technology being prevalent, many people have chosen to join social media as a way to keep in touch with friends or follow celebrities. I have been using social media since I was fifteen and it has been a good thing for me to use because it has helped me keep in touch with friend...

Childish Gambino teases upcoming music with a surprise album

Humberto Chairez, Reporter

March 17, 2020

Donald Glover, also known as Childish Gambino, released a surprise collection of new music on March 14 named “Donald Glover Presents,” on his website. Glover released the new album exclusively online through his streaming website for a limited time. It was taken down mid-day on March 15. It has been four years since the release of his last album “Awaken, My Love!,”...

Waist trainers: helpful or dangerous?

Jocelyn Perez, Reporter

March 17, 2020

People who aspire to begin a fat loss journey look forward to seeing the results that all of those hours at the gym will give off, but working out might not be enough to get rid of those stubborn fat areas. Once people realize this, they often turn to products and alternatives that they believe will eliminate stubborn fat, such as the waist trainer. Waist trainers seem to...

Op-ed: What to do when tired of Netflix

Adeli Arvizu, Reporter

March 16, 2020

The pending Coronavirus has forced many people indoors and in order to prevent boredom, many people may choose to binge their favorite movies or tv shows on Netflix. While Netflix does offer various options to choose from, a person can only watch it for so long before they get tired of it.  If this happens or has happened to you, there are many other alternatives that will he...

Review: Kiss blows away Bakersfield crowd

Marina Gonzalez, Reporter

March 9, 2020

What a mind-blowing performance from the legendary rock band KISS in Bakersfield at the Mechanics Bank arena on March 2. KISS gave an amazing concert performance for the Bakersfield crowd as part of their big End of the Road Tour that began on Jan. 31, 2019. Before KISS came out on stage, another legendary singer named David Lee Roth and his band opened the show and performed...

Op-ed: Editors venture in San Francisco

Op-ed: Editors venture in San Francisco

March 6, 2020

We had the pleasure of attending the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) convention at the Hyatt Regency hotel in San Francisco on Feb. 27 through Feb. 29. We...

Review: BC Theater shows

Review: BC Theater shows “The Pillowman”

March 6, 2020

The Bakersfield College Theater Arts Department produced “The Pillowman,” at the Edward Simonsen Performing Arts Center at BC. The show was presented...

Op-ed: Vegan meals

Marina Gonzalez, Reporter

March 2, 2020

Many people have thought that trying vegan products are bad for you, but they are wrong. It turns out eating vegan products, or plant-based, are healthier than animal products. I recently learned about eating plant-based food from a documentary called “Game Changers”. where a UFC fighter does research on plant-based food and explains why it is better for your health...

Opinion: “Gentefied” premiers on Netflix

Dunia Cantu, Reporter

March 2, 2020

“Gentefied” tells the story about a Mexican American family in Los Angeles trying to fight the gentrification that is happening to their Boyle Heights neighborhood. Gentrification is when wealthy people come into poor neighborhoods to buy buildings and renovate them to make them look nicer. So, that they can pull more people in with money. Before it premiered on Netflix...

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...

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