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California becomes the sixth state to legalize physician-assisted suicide

Victoria Miller, Opinions Editor

October 21, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Earlier this month, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation that will allow terminally ill people to take their own life with the help of a physician, making California the sixth state to legalize physician-assisted suicide, or PAS. PAS is not a new concept. Switzerland has allowed assisted suicides to take place since 1947. In Belgium, euthanasia is legal, including...

‘American Horror Story: Hotel’ possibly the best season yet

By Cinthia Loera, Reporter

October 21, 2015

Filed under Opinion

The Hotel Cortez finally opened its doors to “American Horror Story “ fans on Oct. 7 for the show’s premiere of the fifth season. The highly anticipated premiere introduced its newest leading actress Lady Gaga, as well as returning guest stars Matt Bomer and Wes Bentley as the main roles this season. This season revolves around the Hotel Cortez in Los Angeles and its...

New phone apps make food ordering process simple

Carissa Diaz, Reporter

October 21, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Since cell phones have become so important to people’s everyday life, companies have come up with an idea to invent an app that makes ordering food much easier. These apps are everywhere and can be used for well-known fast food restaurants. I believe that it can be extremely helpful to anyone but more importantly to college students when it comes to saving time. Most...

Horror film will have audiences on edge

Horror film will have audiences on edge

Rhiannon Stroberg, Features Editor

October 7, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Fox’s new horror-comedy “Scream Queens” is destined to be a hit. On Sept. 22, Fox aired back-to-back episodes of the new series’ pilot and its se...

Offensive comedy gives comedic relief

AK Pachla, Reporter

October 7, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Reviews

I like to think I have a pretty good sense of humor, and I credit my parents for this. "Funny" is the emotional thread that runs through my childhood. "Funny" trumped everything, even when it wasn't intended to. My father would occasionally blurt things out in the middle of yelling at one of us kids that would make the whole affair spontaneously devolve into a standup routine. And...

Fox’s new series is sensational

Fox’s new series is sensational

Rhiannon Stroberg, Features Editor

October 7, 2015

Filed under Opinion

  Fox’s new horror-comedy “Scream Queens” is destined to be a hit. On Sept. 22, Fox aired back-to-back episodes of the new series’ pilot...

Selfies can be risky

Staff Editorial

October 7, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Selfies are fun and can be cool images, but apparently they’re causing more problems than sharks. According to The Telegraph online publication, so far this year 12 deaths have been caused by selfies or selfie attempts while only eight deaths have been by shark attacks. When thinking of social networks, especially Instagram and Snapchat, we think selfies. The thought...

BC students deserve free parking

Carl E. Littleberry Jr., Reporter

October 7, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Why should students at Bakersfield College have to pay for parking? It is ridiculous that after all of the money we put into going to school here, we still have to pay to park on campus. Considering other expenses college students have throughout a semester here, the thought of an added one like parking seems a bit over the top. Still, this would be fine if not for the fact...

Classical movies: Should they keep being remade?

Cinthia Loera and Carissa Diaz

October 7, 2015

Filed under Opinion

PRO Being someone who loves both old and recent movies, I tend not to have a problem with old movies being remade. At times when I watch classic films, I actually wonder what they would look like if they were able to be remade by more recent directors with access to better resources. When remaking films, directors choose to either stick to its original as close as poss...

‘The Visit’ falls short of expectations

Cinthia Loera, Reporter

September 23, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Reviews

Every year as the month of October approaches, I begin to anxiously wait for the new batch of horror movies to be released. This year, the one that was the first to catch my eye was directed by the one and only M. Night Shyamalan. After finding out that this movie was directed by the same man that directed "The Sixth Sense", "Signs" and "The Happening" (just to name a few),...

Bye summer, hello fall

Staff Editorial

September 23, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Reviews

Finally, summer is winding down, and fall is nearing. As the sky begins to have grayer days, the temperatures begin to fall. It’ll be nice to walk out of our houses and get in our cars without that instant rush of nearly unbearable heat – the heat that is seemingly just waiting for you in your car. The season of sweatshirts and jackets allows for more diversity when...

Kim Davis issues stem from lawyer

Rhiannon Stroberg, Features Editor

September 23, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Reviews

With the Supreme Court’s passing of same-sex marriage back in June, it came as a complete shock to me when I heard that a county clerk from Kentucky, Kim Davis, was not issuing marriage licenses to gay couples. At first, my thought process questioned, “Under what authority does this woman think she has the right to deny these couples their basic right as an American to...

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