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Op-ed: NFL Honors Awards

Angel Magdaleno, Reporter

February 10, 2020

The NFL celebrated its 2019 - 2020 season on Feb. 1 with its annual NFL Honors awards in Miami, Fl. The NFL Honors awards is where the NFL’s best players come together and celebrate the outstanding year the season’s best players had. Over the weeks prior to the awards night, players were given ballots to vote for their pick on players of the year, while coaches were...

Op-ed: “Uncut Gems” is a must see

Olivia Patterson, Reporter

January 30, 2020

Adam Sandler plays Howard Ratner, an epic and unforgettable role in the wide released film “Uncut Gems.” He plays a delusional and adorably optimistic jeweler.  The film was created and directed by Josh and Benny Safdie and Ronald Bronstein. It's definitely the best two hours and fifteen minutes of any film this year. The film was nominated for best director at the New...

Op-ed: XFL Who’s hot and who’s not

Randall Brewer, Reporter

January 30, 2020

The XFL (Extreme Football League) is back in full swing straight after Superbowl all thanks to CEO of WWE Vince McMahon and Oliver Luck (former owner of National Football League Europe).  This time with better funding and a supposedly more streamlined approach they strive to become what the AAF (American Alliance of Football) failed to do, bring spring football back from the...

King Princess performs at the Wiltern in Los Angeles

Dunia Cantu, Reporter

January 30, 2020

King Princess brought her “Cheap Queen” Tour to The Wiltern in Los Angeles on Jan 25. She was set to perform twice at the venue, on Jan. 24 and 25, and both days where sold out. The Wiltern holds up to 1,850 people so you can imagine what the whole venue that was filled up looked like. Before King Princess would take the stage, performer Kilo Kish would open for her....

Queen & Slim runs away to a beautiful outcome

David Portillo, Reporter

December 11, 2019

“Queen & Slim” is a 2019 film that acts as a social commentary for police brutality, social justice, and racism in America. The film is directed by Melina Matsoukas and was distributed by Universal Pictures. The two main characters of the film are queen and slim, played by Jodie Turner-Smith and Daniel Kaluuya. The movie is seen as an African American take on the...

Op-Ed: O Ramen

Luis Rojas, Reporter

December 11, 2019

When it comes to Japanese food there are only a few places that I have visited in Bakersfield for a good bowl of Ramen. I’m not a big fan of Japanese food but when I first saw or heard about Ramen it was in one of those food shows of Anthony Bourdain on Netflix. I have been to a couple of Japanese restaurants and usually, I go there for Sushi but it turns out I don’t...

Op-Ed: My bitter-sweet emotions of K-Mart closing in Tehachapi

Bianca Cacciola, Reporter

December 11, 2019

The K-Mart in Tehachapi is closing in December. While it was an anticipated closing, due to Walmart opening in town this past August, it is a bittersweet reality my family has to face. While I was growing up, my parents both worked so my grandma would take care of me in the mornings until one of their shifts ended. She would put some lipstick on my cheeks, grab my hand and...

Changes made to season 28 of “Dancing with the Stars”

Bianca Cacciola, Reporter

November 30, 2019

Season 28 of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” has come and gone with a new champion crowned. The most recent star of “The Bachelorette” Hannah Brown, and her partner, professional dancer Alan Bersten, were named the winners of the 12-week dance competition on Nov. 25.  While the new champion has faced backlash on her win, the majority of complaints have been wi...

Op-Ed: Ways to get over a breakup

Isabel Enciso, Reporter

November 18, 2019

We have all been there. If it was being cheated on or a relationship that just ended out of the blue. Having the feeling of being lost and hurt and not knowing what to do after the break-up. Now in my perspective going through a break-up can be the saddest but the best thing to happen to anyone. But there are so many ways to get over a break-up then reinventing yourself. I...

Op-Ed: Living with siblings with disabilities

Jacqueline Aquian, Reporter

November 18, 2019

Having siblings isn’t easy for anyone. Having siblings with disabilities is different than most but it isn’t a bad thing. I am in a family of five with two my parents and two brothers. One of my brothers is the oldest, I am the middle child and then there is my little brother. With the three of us, we are each five years apart. My older brother is in college studying...

Will Smith’s “Gemini Man” is predictable

David Portillo, Reporter

November 4, 2019

A duo of Will Smiths star in the 2019 action flick “Gemini Man.” The film, directed by Ang Lee, is a real visual marvel. Although the film is an absolute joy to look at, the plot drags it down in the most cliché ways. The film follows Henry Brogan (Will Smith) and his sudden targeting of a mysterious operative who looks very similar to him, a clone also played by Smith...

Jonas Brothers are back and never been better

Jonas Brothers are back and never been better

November 4, 2019

It feels like 2008 all over again. After experiencing the Jonas Brother’s “Happiness Begins” tour at the Hollywood Bowl on Oct. 20, I certainly...

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