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COLUMN: My bracket ruined my life

Esteban Ramirez, Sports Editor

March 28, 2012

Filed under Sports

It only took the first round of the NCAA men’s tournament for brackets all around the country to be busted when two 15-seeded teams got two huge upsets over a pair of number two-seeded teams. Sure, every year every person picks that one “Cinderella” team that will steal the show at the big dance and cause a sensation, but I doubt that anyone really expected to see...

COLUMN: College athletics must stay intact

Esteban Ramirez, Sports Editor

March 14, 2012

Filed under Sports

Athletics is usually one of the first things to think of cutting when a school is faced with financial problems or a budget crisis, but I think athletics is one of the departments that needs to stay. Athletics can help the school’s financial issues because a lot of sporting events make a lot of money for schools Unfortunately, a few schools have had to forfeit some...

COLUMN: Basketball needs new playoff system

Esteban Ramirez, Sports Editor

February 29, 2012

Filed under Sports

In sports, a lot of the talk is usually what should be the criteria to make the playoffs, and if a certain team is even worthy to be considered for a playoff spot. I like how in most sports, if you win the division, you can make the playoffs, but when two teams are battling for the division and have identical division or conference records, what do you look at next? I...

COLUMN: Right wing full of hate

Martin Chang, Opinions Editor

February 15, 2012

Filed under Opinion

When did the Republican Party become the party of hate? Because that is what it has become. At one time they stood for low taxes, small government, and representing morals in an increasingly hedonistic culture. But now it’s a party whose top priority is to spew a completely unreasonable amount of hate toward our president for no other reason than the color of his skin. Now,...

COLUMN: Is Super Lintendo all-hype or the real deal?

Esteban Ramirez, Sports Editor

February 15, 2012

Filed under Sports

It’s not insanity, it’s Linsanity. Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks has taken over the sports world. He has scored 20 points or more for five games straight, and before that he scored a total of 76 points for his career. At first I wasn’t sure about him because the first three games weren’t against the best competition, but after seeing him go shot for shot with Kobe...

COLUMN: Forget the lame trends

Patricia Rocha, Copy editor

February 15, 2012

Filed under Features

Style. You either have it or you don’t. What most people don’t realize is that actually having a style is a lot easier than all the fashion magazines might suggest. The main problem people have with fashion is that what’s “trendy” or “in” is constantly changing. Fads come and go, seasons dictate what colors we should be wearing, and it’s all basically up...

COLUMN: Here’s to a generation of, well.. nothing

Martin Chang, Opinions Editor

February 1, 2012

Filed under Opinion

During the 2000s, when I was growing in junior high and high school I looked at the kids around me and saw a startling inauthenticity. The things people said and the way people acted seemed a silly imitation of what they saw on television, or read in a magazine. The core of people seemed to be based on one-dimensional popular culture. They were defining themselves with throwaway...

COLUMN: Breaking down the football playoffs

Esteban Ramirez, Sports Editor

February 1, 2012

Filed under Sports

It was incredible how in both conference championship games the two teams that lost had big special teams errors that played a big part in them losing. I’m not going to say that the whole blame should fall on punt returner Kyle Williams of the San Francisco 49ers or on the kicker Billy Cundiff of the Baltimore Ravens, but seriously I thought you guys were professionals. I...

COLUMN: No more jammies ever

Patricia Rocha, Copy Editor

February 1, 2012

Filed under Features

The dictionary defines pajamas as “a loose usually two-piece lightweight suit designed especially for sleeping or lounging.” It’s kind of a sad fact that I should even have to explain that, but the harsh reality is that all too often I see people out in public dressed in clothes that you should obviously only sleep, workout, or clean your house in. These people...

COLUMN: It’s hard to decide what matters

Zak S. Cowan, Editor in Chief

October 5, 2011

Filed under Sports

With so much happening in the world of sports through the past few weeks, at Bakersfield College and beyond, I couldn’t keep focused on one topic. I’m probably going to jump around from topic to topic, but you’ll get over it. Cheer team Hats off to the cheer team for making me look like a moron by lighting up the Sept.  24 home football game against Citrus College. ...

COLUMN: What makes your favorite so personal?

Tyler McGinty, Opinions Editor

September 21, 2011

Filed under Opinion

-It seems that every film buff has a movie that speaks personally to them. I’m one of these guys, and for me that movie is “High Fidelity.” If someone tells me they don’t like that movie, or just hasn’t seen it, I get offended. I will have a long heated argument with someone, just because they don’t like my favorite movie. It’s probably because I see so...

COLUMN: Let’s find something to improve

Zak S. Cowan, Editor in Chief

September 21, 2011

Filed under Sports

As I was trying to make a list of some actions Ryan G. Beckwith, Bakersfield College’s new athletic director, could take to make the athletic department at BC even better, I found it difficult to find anything that really needed to be improved. Our facilities, like the football stadium and baseball/softball fields are magnificent, and our coaches do a great job utilizing...

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