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Breast-feeding in public: Is it really that big of a deal? (Pro)

AK Pachla, Copy Editor

April 19, 2016

Filed under Opinion

I Googled “breast-feeding in public” and found out that on April 11, a woman participating in a case being heard in a North Carolina courtroom was expelled from the premises for breast-feeding her infant son. According to North Carolina law, a woman may breast-feed her child in any place where she is legally allowed to be. I started with the Google search because...

Preparation and care will help shortage

Preparation and care will help shortage

April 5, 2016

As we all know, California is in a serious drought. The shortage on water is a big deal in Kern County as we mostly rely on the snow from the mountains...

Reviews of game reviews

Chris Miller, Reporter

April 5, 2016

Filed under Opinion

The integrity and overall trustworthiness of video game reviews has plummeted over the years, and as time goes on, it seems to only be getting worse. Video game reviews, along with any kind of review in general, are sacred. They are personal opinions about a game after a reviewer has spent enough time on that game to give his or her own thoughts and share those thoughts with...

Donald Trump: Yes or No? (Pro)

Joe Bergman, Photo and Sports Editor

April 5, 2016

Filed under Opinion

The President of the United States is often considered to be the world’s most powerful person, leading the world’s only superpower. The president commands the world’s most powerful military, which is armed with the largest nuclear arsenal, and leads the world’s largest economy. One would think that a position with so much power would have stringent prerequisites,...

Donald Trump: Yes or No? (Con)

Freddie Ward, Reporter

April 5, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Donald Trump is no longer a joke, and it’s time for voters to take this sexist, racist, bigoted, lying, and narcissistic candidate seriously. Currently, he has won 18 of 30 primaries and has approximately 800 of the 1,237 delegates needed to secure the Republican nomination for President of the United States. First and foremost, Trump has no knowledge of the Constitution...

Cafeteria prices aren’t that bad

Freddie Ward, Reporter

March 15, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Take a second look at BC’s cafeteria’s prices. As a student, I thought, “wow,” I’m being hustled. I’m paying $6.20 for a hamburger combo, $6.90 for a chicken combo, $3.75 to $6.35 for a salad and $1.85 for cookies. So, I set out to see if I could get “more for less” on these combos, since these are the foods I purchase most often for lunch. My first stop...

Should college be free? (Pro)

James Macias, Reporter

March 15, 2016

Filed under Opinion

The words “free education” have been thrown around lately as if they are meaningless or something. Free education is not an issue to be taken lightly. Certainly everyone reading these words will find it to be a serious issue. It has been offered in several other countries that we consider ourselves equal with, if not superior to, such as France, Malta, Scotland and the...

Man tries to apply makeup

Man tries to apply makeup

Marcus Castro, Contributing Editor

March 15, 2016

Filed under Opinion

My first idea for this commentary was to review a pedicure from a man’s standpoint, as most men don’t get pedicures. I looked at my bank account and...

Men shouldn’t always be expected to pay for women on dates

Carl E. Littleberry Jr., Reporter

March 15, 2016

Filed under Opinion

I recently went out to a movie with a young lady named Angela who really opened up my eyes to a sort of stereotype or expectation women have for men. Now Angela and I are friends through and through, I mean we play Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 together in a clan, so you can say we are pretty close. However when we went out to watch the new movie “The Revenant”, Angela apparently...

Should college be free? (Con)

Chris Miller, Reporter

March 15, 2016

Filed under Opinion

The life of a student is an expensive one. As prices for food, utilities, and health insurance continue to rise, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to set aside money for school into an already tight budget, even with multiple part time jobs. It’s easy to see why many, especially Bernie Sanders, are clamoring to make college education free. However, what many people seem...

Smoking policy: Is it a good idea or a bad idea? (Con)

Smoking policy: Is it a good idea or a bad idea? (Con)

Joe Bergman, Photo Editor

March 1, 2016

Filed under Opinion

It is important to know where one is coming from before you read their opinion on something as unique as a smoking policy. I was medically retired after...

Smoking policy: Is it a good idea or a bad idea? (Pro)

Smoking policy: Is it a good idea or a bad idea? (Pro)

AK Pachla, Copy Editor

March 1, 2016

Filed under Opinion

By now, you’ve likely heard about the smoking ban on campus. It isn’t set in stone yet, but the way everything is looking, it seems all but a done...

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