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Pro-Con, Medical marijuana stirs up the community or not

Bertin Rodriguez, Sharida Rejon

May 7, 2014

Filed under Commentary

Pro- With medical marijuana being such a hot topic nowadays, is it really as bad as most people say it is? When most people think about medical marijuana, they think about things tied to it, not the actual medicinal perks that it holds. It is not the medical marijuana’s fault that people rob dispensaries, or that crime rates go up in neighborhoods where dispensaries are...

Game Review- Ubisoft Montreal develops yet another instant classic

Bertin Rodriguez, Editor in Chief

May 7, 2014

Filed under Commentary

Imagine the best elements of a 2D platformer with the challenge of a role-playing game, toss in a hint of turn-based fighting and add a handful of beautiful graphics. This is “Child of Light” in a nutshell. Developers Ubisoft Montreal have another gem on their hands with this game. You play as a small girl named Aurora, who is taken from her father to Lemuria. Upon arriving...

Movie Review- Spider-Man sequel caters to hardcore fanbase

Bertin Rodriguez, Editor in Chief

May 7, 2014

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“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” is what you expect from a sequel to a very successful reboot, but with all the new characters and information they threw at us they had enough for another movie in there. The cast was great like the first film, and they use every special effect they could get their hands on to make this movie beautiful visually. Andrew Garfield, who plays Peter...

Music Review- Boring music from legendary Santana

Bertin Rodriguez, Editor in Chief

May 7, 2014

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If you’ve heard one Santana song, you have heard them all. “Corazon” is no different than the rest. “Corazon” is the 22nd studio album by Santana, and there are a few songs that stand out to me. But out of 15 tracks, a couple of songs just don’t cut it. One of the best songs on the album is “Margarita” and it features Romeo Santos. The song isn’t bachata,...

Game Review- Newest game in Trials series will not disappoint

Bertin Rodriguez, Editor-in-Chief

April 23, 2014

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A new addition to the Trials series, Trials Fusion brings back everything players loved about it with some new added features that are sure to please anyone from the hardcore to the casual player. Ubisoft and the developers of the game, RedLynx, attempt at adding a storyline to this Trials game, but fail at making it a selling point, so it’s more like an afterthought....

Music Review- Rapper stays ‘Honest’ with his sophomore album

April 23, 2014

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After almost two years, Future has released his sophomore album “Honest,” and easily regains his spot within the upper echelon of the hip hop game. There is a little of something for everybody in this album. The super team of Future with executive producer Mike WiLL Made It make Honest a real contender for best hip hop album. Future announced his sophomore album in which...

Food Review- Boss Pizza needs some more work to be good

Bertin Rodriguez, Editor in Chief

April 2, 2014

Filed under Commentary, Opinion, Reviews

There is a new name in town for pizza, and it seems to think it’s the boss. That is not the case with Boss Pizza Co. located in downtown Bakersfield at 1525 18th St. It is more like an unpaid intern in the pizza business. Blink and you might miss this small restaurant located next to On The Rocks. I have been waiting for this place to open since I heard about it on Facebook....

Movie Review- Ferrera and Peña make movie ripe for the picking

Bertin Rodriguez, Editor in Chief

April 2, 2014

Filed under Commentary, Opinion, Reviews

“Cesar Chavez: An American Hero” is the right way to make a biography movie that shows the history of an important event in time. From beginning to end, the film will have you on a rollercoaster of emotions from happy to sad and back again. It follows Cesar Chavez, one of the most important civil rights leaders of the modern era, and the struggle between the farm workers...

Food Review- Taco throwdown puts flavors versus value

Bertin Rodriguez, Editor-in-Chief

March 19, 2014

Filed under Commentary, Opinion, Reviews

Bakersfield is not short of places to get tacos. One of the most popular ways to get them are from the numerous taco trucks located around town on the sides of roads or in front of other businesses. I visited four taco trucks and tried two different tacos at each truck. I tried one taco of carne asada (steak) and one of al pastor (pork). Tacos Velasquez located on the c...

Breakfast should not be just for breakfast

Bertin Rodriguez, Editor in Chief

February 20, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Breakfast is supposedly the most important meal of day, so why don’t all fast-food establishments serve it all day long? All fast-food establishments should serve breakfast all day, so that we can eat what we want, when we want, and they can just rake in the money. Jack in the Box is the only establishment, out of the big fast-food chains, that serves breakfast all day...

Renegades finishes off fourth in WSC at 4-6-4

Jason Reed, Reporter

November 21, 2013

Filed under Sports

The Bakersfield College Renegades soccer team has wrapped up its season, finishing fourth in the Western State Conference at 4-6-4 and 8-8-4 overall. Held back by injuries nearly all season long, BC will miss the postseason for the second straight year. The Renegades final game of the season was against Glendale College on Nov. 15, ending in a 0-0 tie score. In the...

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