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Review: “Self-made: Inspired by the life of Madam C.J. Walker”

Angel Magdaleno, Reporter

March 24, 2020

Netflix's limited series "Self-made: Inspired by the life of Madam C.J. Walker," premiered on March 20. It is based on the true story of Madam C.J. Walker, born with the name Sarah Breedlove.  Breedlove was the first woman to become a self-made millionaire. She grew up in difficult times losing her parents at a young age, being orphaned by the age of seven. She was the first ...

Met Opera live streams performances despite the shutdown

Adeli Arvizu, Reporter

March 18, 2020

The Metropolitan Opera House in New York temporarily closed its doors due to the Coronavirus. However, the shutdown has not prevented the Opera house from providing devoted viewers content through live stream. The Met Opera joined several businesses, organizations, and educational systems that were forced to stop running within the past week because of the virus’s presence...

Childish Gambino teases upcoming music with a surprise album

Humberto Chairez, Reporter

March 17, 2020

Donald Glover, also known as Childish Gambino, released a surprise collection of new music on March 14 named “Donald Glover Presents,” on his website. Glover released the new album exclusively online through his streaming website for a limited time. It was taken down mid-day on March 15. It has been four years since the release of his last album “Awaken, My Love!,”...

“On my Block” season three was alright

Angel Magdaleno, Reporter

March 16, 2020

Netflix’s original series “On My Block,” came out in 2018. Season one was such a hit that people were anticipating the second season. When season two came to an end, people were left hanging, wanting more of the show. The long awaited third season of “On My Block,” was released on Friday March 11.  After a terrible ending to season two of “On My Block,” ther...

Review: Kiss blows away Bakersfield crowd

Marina Gonzalez, Reporter

March 9, 2020

What a mind-blowing performance from the legendary rock band KISS in Bakersfield at the Mechanics Bank arena on March 2. KISS gave an amazing concert performance for the Bakersfield crowd as part of their big End of the Road Tour that began on Jan. 31, 2019. Before KISS came out on stage, another legendary singer named David Lee Roth and his band opened the show and performed...

Review: BC Theater shows

Review: BC Theater shows “The Pillowman”

March 6, 2020

The Bakersfield College Theater Arts Department produced “The Pillowman,” at the Edward Simonsen Performing Arts Center at BC. The show was presented...

Opinion: “Gentefied” premiers on Netflix

Dunia Cantu, Reporter

March 2, 2020

“Gentefied” tells the story about a Mexican American family in Los Angeles trying to fight the gentrification that is happening to their Boyle Heights neighborhood. Gentrification is when wealthy people come into poor neighborhoods to buy buildings and renovate them to make them look nicer. So, that they can pull more people in with money. Before it premiered on Netflix...

Changes made to season 28 of “Dancing with the Stars”

Bianca Cacciola, Reporter

November 30, 2019

Season 28 of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” has come and gone with a new champion crowned. The most recent star of “The Bachelorette” Hannah Brown, and her partner, professional dancer Alan Bersten, were named the winners of the 12-week dance competition on Nov. 25.  While the new champion has faced backlash on her win, the majority of complaints have been wi...

Do not waste your time with Bucky’s Hot Chicken

Jocelyn Sandusky, Reporter

November 20, 2019

Anyone who had been waiting for Bakersfield to get a delicious Nashville Hot chicken sandwich spot will have to continue waiting. The fairly new food truck, Bucky’s Hot Chicken, is bland and over-compensates for its lack of flavor with an overbearing bomb of powdery seasoning. Over the past couple of years, Nashville Hot chicken sandwich restaurants, like Howlin’ Ray’s...

Foreign film “Parasite” is a must-see

Jocelyn Sandusky, Reporter

November 20, 2019

New and exciting material can be hard to come across in an age where everything seems to have already been done, and remakes are all the rage. Bong Joon-ho’s award-winning film “Parasite” is smart, hilarious, thrilling and exciting, and most importantly, original. The film centers around the Kim’s, a family of four living well below the poverty line in South Korea....

Apple TV+ debut overshadowed by the lackluster drama “The Morning Show”

Jocelyn Sandusky, Reporter

November 18, 2019

The highly anticipated launch of Apple’s new subscription service, Apple TV+, was extremely disappointing. Much of the buzz surrounding the new streaming service was attributed to the debut of their original drama series, “The Morning Show.” But despite major star power and a socially relevant premise, the first episode of “The Morning Show” is dull, and Apple should...

Overwatch 2 coming soon

Alex Gutierrez, Reporter

November 18, 2019

Earlier this month at Blizzcon, an annual gaming convention hosted by Blizzard entertainment to discuss new games releases, features, and content, Blizzard announced a new highly anticipated sequel or expansion to the “Overwatch” franchise. Jeff Kaplan and the “Overwatch” team introduced a new series to its already popular “Overwatch: Origins” series at the convention...

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