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Op-Ed: How to believe women in the era of the #MeToo movement

Haley Duval, Reporter

October 15, 2018

Filed under Commentary, Opinion, Perspectives

The testimony of Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford captured many people’s attention around the country through social media. Ford appeared at the Senate hearing to address her allegations of sexual assault against Kavanaugh. Ford alleges the assault took place in 1982, at the hands of Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge. Upon watching and following the h...

It’s okay to be you

Samantha Briggs, Reporter

May 1, 2013

Filed under Perspectives

By Samantha Briggs Reporter Scars tell a story, they are like battle wounds. I have so many scars and bruises from my childhood, not from abuse or neglect, but from pure clumsiness. As a child my nickname was the klutzy queen. It’s not a very creative name but it was fitting. I was the girl who fell on stage during a recital or graduation. In the fifth grade I was in my...

Sharing the dark past to help others

Hannah Breeland, Opinions Editor

May 1, 2013

Filed under Perspectives

By Hannah Breeland Opinions Editor I slowly started to shake, my hand being the main culprit. My mouth was open but I had forgotten how to speak. So I continued to open and close my mouth. The lump in my throat was making it impossible to talk. With every second that pasted in silence, my heart beat faster. “He’s been arrested,” I repeated. “Yes Hannah I know, but why what h...

Finding relief through music

Martin Chang, Editor in Chief

May 1, 2013

Filed under Perspectives

By Martin Chang Editor in Chief When I decided to write about my songwriting process for this page, I originally was going to tell you, the audience, that writing songs is not that big of a deal. That it’s really just putting a few chords together and singing a melody on top. That still is true, and it’s how I write songs, but sometimes the stars align and those simp...

Acceptance comes with loss

Ruben A. Perez, Reporter

May 1, 2013

Filed under Perspectives

By Ruben A. Perez Reporter I feel that I’m a very fortunate person.  As a gay person in a conservative town, for the most part, I’ve never really felt that uncomfortable being who I am. There’s only two times that I’ve really felt weird being gay, and that all began with me coming out. The first person I came out to ended up doing me wrong.  For all intents and purposes we...

Time to finally be who I want to be

Time to finally be who I want to be

Robin Shin, Online Editor

April 17, 2013

Filed under Perspectives

By Robin Shin Online Editor “All of you people born here, if you had to take that (citizenship) test — well, Canada would be building a fence ...

Tattoos have become more than just a trend

Priscilla Dauven, Photographer

April 17, 2013

Filed under Perspectives

By Priscilla Dauven Reporter Tattoos are a form of expression; our bodies are like an empty canvas waiting to be turned into a beautiful masterpiece. Many people get tattoos to represent something or someone important in their lives. Tattoos are a beautiful form of expression that seem to be a huge trend among the younger generations nowadays. Unless you have a tattoo,...

Easy to be inspired by the comedy of Norm Macdonald

Martin Chang, Editor in Chief

April 17, 2013

Filed under Perspectives

By Martin Chang Editor in Chief Norm Macdonald is the funniest talker in America. It’s not really about the jokes he tells, but it’s how he tells them that makes me laugh like no other. He has a way of putting emphasis on words. His deadpan delivery isn’t so dead. He always seems gleeful when telling his jokes to Howard Stern or Conan O’Brien. He gives his jok...

Admiring the adventurous

Hannah Breeland, Opinions Editor

April 17, 2013

Filed under Perspectives

By Hannah Breeland Opinions Editor I have a tendency to admire strong independent women, and who wouldn’t. I guess to be proper, I would say my idols are girls. One of my idols is Arya Stark, a fictional character from “Game of Thrones.” In the beginning of the series, she’s 9 years old.  For those who don’t know, the show is about several noble families fi...

A place to call home

Robert Mullen, Reporter

April 3, 2013

Filed under Perspectives

By Robert Mullen Reporter I was born in Bakersfield. I was raised here for most of my life and even after I moved up to Frazier Park, Bakersfield was still home, and I still visited just about every other week. I was incredibly excited moving back here for college and still feel right in this city, as opposed to a small mountain town that never really charmed me. Some...

The family force

Mitchelle De Leon, Reporter

April 3, 2013

Filed under Perspectives

By Mitchelle De Leon Reporter   At eight o’clock on most nights, my father taps my door and announces, “Time to eat.” We then heat our dinner, which my mother prepares hours earlier. My brother groans, suggesting that we should have eaten by seven. My father turns on the warm lights directly above the table, illuminating our once peach-colored carpet, now...

Much more than I was expecting

Samantha Kelly, BC Student

April 3, 2013

Filed under Perspectives

I was intrigued when I saw the ladies of the Muslim Student Association at a booth applying henna and informing students about their traditional headscarf, the hijab. Noticing my curiosity, I was greeted by the friendly faces of the MSA. They told me about the henna and asked if I was interested in wearing a hijab around for a day. I was elated. I have been interested...

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