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Owner of Sweet Beast Bakery, Melinda Chavez, posing with her donuts on the grand opening day on Sept.18.

Sweet Beast is worth the treat

September 21, 2020

As you walk into the Sweet Beast Bakery you are greeted by amazing murals of 2-Pac and Notorious B.I.G and the sweet smells of treats. Sweet Beast Bakery...

Mulan remake is a letdown

Hector Morales, Reporter

September 17, 2020

Disney Plus just released the new live-action Mulan movie onto Disney plus on Sept. 4th. Customers had to pay an additional amount of $30. The Movie is set to be released to the public for free on Dec. 4. There were so many changes in this version of Mulan compared to the beloved 1998 animation. To dive into them, the story is first introduced to a young Mulan practicing...

Selena Gomez’s Rare Beauty is perfect for darker skin tones

Products from Selena Gomez's new makeup line Rare Beauty.

Joselyn Green, Reporter

September 17, 2020

Selena Gomez has created her own makeup line called Rare Beauty. According to an article on Billboard, Rare Beauty released on Sept.3. The product was...

Look out Starbucks, Dutch Bros is the new coffee in town

Hector Morales, Reporter

September 15, 2020

Back in June, Dutch Bros coffee announced that they would open a Bakersfield location on the northeast side of town. The coffee shop, located at 1517 Columbus St., would be the first store to open in Kern County. Many coffee fanatics were raving about the opening and anticipated for the coffee chain’s arrival for months. After waiting a whole summer, residents were able to...

Big Sean drops the most average album of 2020

Big Sean releases his fifth studio album “Detroit 2” on Sept. 4, 2020.

Nicholas Covello, Reporter

September 14, 2020

Detroit-based rapper Big Sean has been known as “corny” and “repetitive” for almost 13 years now by many rap fans, and a lot of people simply wrote...

Op-ed: Art is a relaxing hobby

Here is a painting of a purple flower that only took two days to make because the flower had to be sketched first and then painted. Pinterest provided inspiration because it was where the picture of the flower was found.

Marina Gonzalez, News Editor

September 13, 2020

Art comes in many different forms and has been a great way for people to be creative and express themselves. I was introduced to art by my grandmother,...

“The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” is a must-read book during this quarantine

Hugo Maldonado Garcia, Reporter

September 1, 2020

“The Hunger Games” universe finally expanded when the prequel was finally released in stores around the world. According to Suzanne Collins who...

Virtual event explores future of DC films

Mark Armendariz-Gonzales, Reporter

August 31, 2020

A virtual event known as DC Fan Dome was held on Aug. 22, where Warner Bros. announced multiple news about their upcoming comic book films. With Comic-Con being canceled this year due to COVID-19, many DC fans thought they would have to wait a while before hearing any news on their favorite superheroes, but with the announcement of this virtual event, it made up big time for...

Amazon Prime’s “Chemical Hearts” is just another coming of age story

Selena Paiz, Reporter

August 31, 2020

Amazon Prime released a new movie to add to the collection of coming of age stories on August 21. Movies such as “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” and “Paper Towns” are similar in writing and should be as enjoyable to watch as “Chemical Hearts.” It is based on the book called, “Our Chemical Hearts” by Krystal Sutherland, and the movie was directed by Ricard...

Official artwork for Justice League Dark: Apokolips War Featuring Darksied (top) Superman (middle) and John Constatine (bottom)

‘Justice League Dark: Apokolips War’ is a great way to end the universe *spoiler*

August 31, 2020

Warner Brothers Animation released Justice League Dark: Apokolips War on DC’s streaming service “DC Universe” in the summer of 2020. Apokolips War...

The cookies from Crumbl Cookies, located on Stockdale Highway has four specialty flavors: Warm Biscoff, Lemon Glaze, Reese's Peanut Butter Chip and Confetti Cake.

Is Crumbl worth the dough?

August 31, 2020

Located on Stockdale Highway, Crumbl Cookies is the sweet new addition to Bakersfield. The chain cookie company made its mark in town earlier this month...

Review: “Face the Music: A Life Exposed” by Paul Stanley

Marina Gonzalez, News Editor

August 29, 2020

Rock n Roll legend Paul Stanley opens up about his life, a career as a rock star, and journey through personal struggles in his autobiography “Face the...

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