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James Burger, is it worth the drive?

Hope ShyAnne, Reporter

February 22, 2019

It was a hole in the wall, and it wasn’t worth the time- James Burger, located on James Road, is a bland burger joint. It was pouring down rain, and I was freezing, discovering a new tasty burger was on my mind. However, I ended up tasting a very tasteless patty on a warm buttered bun. James Burger, opened by Waou Elis about three months ago, is located by the oil field...

Ariana Grande gets personal in newest album “Thank U, Next”

Rosa Salazar, Copy Editor

February 21, 2019

Ariana Grande gives off bad bitch vibes in her newest album titled, “Thank U, Next,” which dropped Feb. 8, just five months after “Sweetener.” The album gives listeners a glimpse into Grande’s personal life and sprinkles the importance of self-care. The 41- minute concoction has the iconic single “Thank U, Next,” that was released on Nov. 3. “7 Rings,”...

Escape Room: Despite a decent premise, it is not good enough to save its own life

Hope ShyAnne, Reporter

February 8, 2019

The conundrum of six strangers solving an escape room that suddenly turns into numerous death traps appeared as if it would be a good horror movie, but in reality, was a death trap for the audience to sit through for an hour and a half. Released on January 4 of this year, “Escape Room,” directed by Adam Robitel, had thriller, mystery, and horror fans excited to wa...

The Hens Roost: Local vegan restaurant provides the best variety of food choices

Amir Guyton, Reporter

February 8, 2019

For those who are vegan and live in Bakersfield it can be quite difficult finding a place that we can eat out or congregate with fellow vegan friends. Vegan food has come a long way from just the typical and most accessible staple foods such as salads and tofu. Surely no one could have ever imagined a day would come when there would be American foods such as burgers reinvented...

Sony’s Spiderman surely satisfies

Sony’s Spiderman surely satisfies

February 8, 2019

As an aspiring artist, animation, as an art medium, is important to me. The possibilities achievable through animation are limited only by their creator’s...

M. Night Shyamalan’s movie “Glass” is not a standalone

M. Night Shyamalan’s movie “Glass” is not a standalone

Bryana Lozoya, Digital Editor

January 25, 2019

There is only one word I would use to sum up the movie "Glass." Disturbing. James McAvoy’s portrayal of Kevin Wendell Crumb, a man with multiple...

RBG wins R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Bryana Lozoya, Digital Editor

January 24, 2019

On the Basis of Sex, directed by Mimi Leder, was released Jan. 2019. The movie is the biography of Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s life and journey through her academic career and her work as a lawyer before becoming a justice for the United States Supreme Court. Actress Felicity Jones’ profound portrayal of Ginsberg in the movie highlighted the adversity of being a woman d...

Apple products; smaller is better

Franco Castelo, Reporter

December 5, 2018

Apple has impressed the world for over a decade now with their technology and has improved communication and made life easier for the individual. With new products coming out such as the iMac Pro, the iPhone XS and the iPad Pro ii, people have been excited to see what they can get out of these new products and they were not disappointed. Right now, in the market, the two...

“Creed II” becomes next best movie in the infamous “Rocky” series

Taylor Jensen, Reporter

December 5, 2018

Following in his father’s footsteps, Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) fights through major life struggles and Viktor Drago (Florian Munteanu), who, in turn, seeks retribution for his homeland of Russia in the masterpiece of a film that is “Creed II.” This film is the 8thinstallment of the “Rocky” franchise and in the original films, the story was focused on Rocky B...

Ariana Grande’s latest music video “Thank You, Next” features a bevy of pop culture

Haley Duval, Reporter

December 5, 2018

What teaches love, patience, and pain, with an ironic early 2000s and late 90s movie references and not just a regular mom but a cool mom? Ariana Grande's latest music video and single “Thank You, Next.” Grande is known for creating some amazing music videos, but she may just top them all with her “Thank You, Next” masterpiece and we stan. Released Nov....

The 1975 releases new album “A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships”

Rosa Salazar, Reporter

December 5, 2018

After two long years and months of cryptic social media posts, British indie/pop band The 1975 finally blessed fans with their third album titled, "A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships" (ABIIOR) on Nov. 30. The album takes you through time, wrecks your emotions (if you have any), and almost makes you believe in love. The 58-minute album begins with the self-titled intro "The 1975....

“The Hate U Give” captures both discrimination and racial biases

Ja'Nell Gore, Reporter

November 9, 2018

“The Hate U Give” realistically captured the tension and discrimination between law enforcement and the black community. It also included the experience of a black teenager being around predominantly whites and the experience of being in a neighborhood ran by drug lords. For the most part, director George Tillman Jr. and screenplay writer Audrey Wells did a good job...

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