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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...

Op-ed: Green Day is back and better than ever

Randall Brewer, Reporter

February 19, 2020

Pop punk/Rock band Green Day released their 13th studio album on Friday and it is special. “Father of all”, the title of the album did not disappoint. All the songs while they are very short show a new side of Green Day that the fans can get into. “Father of All…” is very political. Lyrics like “fingers up cause there’s no one to trust” shows that even though...

Don’t be ashamed for living at home

Jocelyn Sandusky, Features Editor

February 12, 2020

After reaching major life milestones like graduating high school and turning 18, there is a societal pressure to immediately start an adult life and quickly transition out of childhood. For a lot of us, that means gaining independence from our parents by moving out of the family home. At 22, I am still living there. Even though living at home makes me feel inadequate, embarrassed...

Four types of exercise

Jocelyn Perez, Reporter

February 12, 2020

Most people can recall a time where they’ve found themselves persistently wanting to be more active, whether it’s for maintaining a certain physique, to be healthier, more flexible, or to avoid diseases. Believe it or not, all exercises fall into four basic categories, those being endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility. A lot of people are misinformed that they...

Cumbia Festival comes to Bakersfield

Marina Gonzalez, Reporter

February 12, 2020

Attending the 2020 Bakersfield Cumbia Festival was an amazing experience because it had a lot of great music and fun dancing. This year’s event, held on Feb. 1 at the Kern County Fairgrounds was full of a lot of people drinking, eating food, and doing a lot of dancing to the music. A lot of the attendees were excited to attend this festival because they wanted to see...

Op-ed: XFL week one recap

Randall Brewer, Reporter

February 10, 2020

XFL week one has come to an end and it did not disappoint one bit. The high-flying action, former National Football League players and new rules that had many including commentators on edge game after game. Week one started their inaugural return on Saturday with the DC Defenders versus the Seattle Dragons. The Defenders came out strong, quarterback Cardale Jones stole the...

Op-ed: Shakira and Jennifer Lopez brought the Latin heat to the Superbowl LIV

Dunia Cantu, Reporter

February 10, 2020

Shakira and Jennifer Lopez brought the Latin heat to the Superbowl LIV halftime show on Feb. 2 in Miami, Fl. It was the first time that two Latinas would take the Superbowl stage together to make history. Shakira opened the show with one of her singles “She Wolf,” which was a great song to start off with. It got the crowd going. During her performance she surfed...

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