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WWE Smackdown wrestles it out in Bakersfield

Karla Gutierrez, Photo Editor

February 25, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Sports

“WWE Smackdown Live” on the USA Network had a television taping happen at the Rabobank Arena on Feb. 13. The doors opened with a near full audience at 3:30 p.m. This show included wrestlers like the current WWE Champion AJ Styles, current WWE Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair, Randy Orton, etc. The show started at 4:50 p.m. with a dark match [a non-televised match]...

Letting go of the idea of perfection

Letting go of the idea of perfection

Paige Atkison, Reporter

February 25, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

My name is Paige and I am a perfectionist. I spend hours each day thinking about how I can be more efficient with my time, how I can do more with my academic...

Self-love takes practice

Self-love takes practice

Christina Benavides, Copy Editor

February 25, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

My journey with self-love has been difficult due to mental illness, but not impossible. I’ve learned a lot about myself the past few years. It took me...

A live act

A live act

Karla Gutierrez, Photo Editor

February 25, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

When I was younger I always watched wrestling thinking how cool it would be to go to a wrestling show live instead of watching it from my television. Then...

“Black Panther” was a success

“Black Panther” was a success

Alexandra Apatiga, Editor-in-Chief

February 25, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Reviews

Marvel Studios just released its newest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. "Black Panther" debuted over the President’s Day weekend to an as...

Managing your education and illness

Managing your education and illness

Paige Atkison, Reporter

February 11, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

As someone who is living with several chronic illnesses, I can personally attest to how difficult it can be to manage schoolwork and health. Juggling medications,...

My friend the sociopath

My friend the sociopath

Christina Benavides, Copy Editor

February 11, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Some of us are whole hearted, and we are willing to accept almost anyone. Especially because those of us dealing with mental illness already feel cast...

Women!!!

Women!!!

Karla Gutierrez, Photo Editor

February 11, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Women have been attempting to find their place in the world, from the right to vote to obtaining equality. In professional wrestling, however, women have...

Bruno Mars performance has ‘no comparison’

Bruno Mars performance has ‘no comparison’

November 22, 2017

The first time I listened to “Nothing on You,” by Bruno Mars, I knew I would be a lifelong fan. In addition to his voice that has no comparison, his...

It doesn’t define me

It doesn’t define me

Christina Benavides, Reporter

November 20, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Our struggles are not always visible. I have a specific learning disability that affects my mental health and education. When you are a community college...

My first time at the LA Comic Con

Karla Gutierrez, Reporter

November 20, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Reviews

Stan Lee Comic Con, also known as Los Angeles Comic Con, was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center Oct. 27 to 29. I’ve only been to the Bakersfield Comic Con, so I thought it would be interesting to go outside of my Bakersfield bubble and go to this convention. Plus, some of my favorite people were going to be there like Stan Lee and Pee-wee Herman; there were al...

Make new sugar rules

Jenny Brito, Reporter

November 20, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Although I grew up in another country, I was always somehow connected to America. My father used to travel to the United States for business frequently, so I grew up hearing stories about his adventures in America. Whenever he came back from his trips, I would stay awake just to see what presents he brought me. Don’t get me wrong, I wanted to see him too, but, secretly, it...

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