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Television Review: Suspense veiled by ‘80s vibe

Television Review: Suspense veiled by ‘80s vibe

James Macias, Features Editor

September 20, 2016

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Netflix has really been stepping up to the plate lately with regards to producing high quality original content for their rapidly expanding audience. They...

Game Review: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Game Review: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Morgan Park, Reporter

September 20, 2016

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“Deus Ex: Mankind Divided” is a game that believes in its own vision. Square Enix Montreal has spent the past five years blowing out the world that...

Restaurant Review: Bakersfield’s very own “Speakeasy”

Restaurant Review: Bakersfield’s very own “Speakeasy”

September 7, 2016

A speakeasy is a very specific kind of place, or at least they were about 90 years ago when the prohibition of alcohol in America was busy defining American...

Game Review: Take flight in ‘No Man’s Sky’

Game Review: Take flight in ‘No Man’s Sky’

Morgan Park, Reporter

September 7, 2016

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It’s kind of crazy that “No Man’s Sky” is finally out. In the time following its announcement three years ago, we’ve been wondering if Hello...

Album Review: Frank Ocean delivers again

Album Review: Frank Ocean delivers again

Jacob Tovar, Reporter

September 7, 2016

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Ever since Channel Orange dropped back in 2012, fans (including myself) have been dying to get ahold of new music by Frank Ocean. After being played with...

Album Review: New Korn singles show a return to old style

Album Review: New Korn singles show a return to old style

Stephen Underwood, Reporter

September 7, 2016

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Being a follower of the current hard rock and metal styles and trends in America, no local bands get my attention more than Korn and Adema. They are by...

Product Review: The FX-6ci quadcopter falls short

Product Review: The FX-6ci quadcopter falls short

James Macias, Features Editor

September 7, 2016

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  The FX-6ci is a remote controlled quadcopter (r/c quad) manufactured in China by Fineco ltd., a Chinese science and technology company. If you...

Movie Review: ‘Sixteen Candles’ need to be blown out

Crystal Valdez, Features Editor

May 3, 2016

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So for this movie review, I was asked to spice it up. Instead of going to see a movie in theaters, the suggestion was made that I should watch an older movie on Netflix, something from the 60s, maybe 70s. I was down for the idea until a fellow staff member kept saying, “Watch ‘Heat’ and give a woman’s perspective!” First of all, which one? Second of all, what...

Album Review: So-so view on Drake’s ‘Views’

Mohamed Bafakih, Contributing Editor

May 3, 2016

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Four studio albums and seven years into his music career, and the question still remains: Are we going to get the Drake that provides therapy sessions to help get us over an ex, or the Drake that will bring lyrically-decent bars with his exquisite flow. His first album since “Nothing Was the Same,” which released in 2013, “Views” gives us a view of Toronto’s own...

Concert Review: Rock band punks out at own show

Misty Severi, Reporter

April 19, 2016

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As a first time reviewer and viewer of the punk rock band SWMRS, I had pretty high expectations of the concert. However, when SWMRS took the stage, I expected them to be leagues ahead of the rest of the bands in talent, but instead they failed in comparison to The Frights. There were four bands in total that performed on April 6, and each one rose in talent as the bands...

Album Review: Von Zimmer’s album is decent

Misty Severi, Reporter

April 19, 2016

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As someone who pays more attention to the lyrics than if a song is musically complex, I would say that lyrically, the artist Von Zimmer has a real talent. Von Zimmer, a songwriter from South Dakota, just put out a new album and sent The Rip a copy in hopes of a review. The paper decided to oblige. There are 10 songs on Von Zimmer’s album “Freddie’s Extra Teeth,”...

Movie Review: Parody movie has much laughter to all the viewers

Mason J. Rockfellow, Editor in Chief

April 5, 2016

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“Meet the Blacks” is a comical take on the past suspense movie series “The Purge.” Carl Black, played by Mike Epps, is a resident of Chicago who has his own wiring company and ends up robbing drug dealer Key Low, played by Charlie Murphy, after Key Low gets arrested. After robbing Key Low of his money and a large amount of marijuana, Carl uproots his family and...

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