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Break the stigma and offer help

Break the stigma and offer help

November 30, 2017

Filed under Columns

Suicide is a controversial topic. Even those who have never experienced it have a heavy opinion on the topic. I speak from my own experience of having...

Don’t feel guilty, it’s okay to indulge, just moderate

Jenny Brito, Reporter

November 30, 2017

Filed under Columns

If you walk around campus, you are likely to find a vending machine filled with snacks in virtually every building. Even in the bookstore, you can purchase anything you crave. You can see people eating in the most random places, such as the restroom. Yes, I am talking about the ones near the cafeteria. There is food that tempts us everywhere we go, but that is okay. I believe...

It doesn’t define me

It doesn’t define me

Christina Benavides, Reporter

November 20, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Our struggles are not always visible. I have a specific learning disability that affects my mental health and education. When you are a community college...

Make new sugar rules

Jenny Brito, Reporter

November 20, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Although I grew up in another country, I was always somehow connected to America. My father used to travel to the United States for business frequently, so I grew up hearing stories about his adventures in America. Whenever he came back from his trips, I would stay awake just to see what presents he brought me. Don’t get me wrong, I wanted to see him too, but, secretly, it...

‘Gamers are not dead’

‘Gamers are not dead’

Brandon Cowan, Web Editor

November 20, 2017

Filed under Columns

“Gamers” are not dead. Several articles written by video game journalism websites were posted in late August 2014 and early September 2014 stating...

Just try to Breathe

Just try to Breathe

Christina Benavides, Reporter

November 2, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

My courses at Bakersfield College have allowed me to socialize and interact with new people. This can sometimes be a nightmare for a person who is dealing...

Learn to read labels

Jenny Brito, Reporter

November 2, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

We often hear that the best approach to healthy eating is based on nutrition labels, and the Food and Drug Administration encourages people to check nutrition information before buying their food. Labels show calories as well as percentages of macronutrients and vitamins; knowing that information can help people make better choices. Here’s the thing: reading labels can...

Games create friendship

Games create friendship

Brandon Cowan, Web Editor

November 1, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Video games bring many different kinds of people together. There are many different communities that have been created by gamers. There are so many...

Tumblr can hurt

Tumblr can hurt

Christina Benavides, Reporter

October 23, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

For some people social media is a place to escape and unwind. For those suffering with serious mental health issues, this could be a triggering place. Tumblr...

Stop the hypocrisy

Jenny Brito, Reporter

October 23, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I’m not a big fan of social media, but I must admit that Instagram has a special place in my heart. I love following accounts that post about health and motivation. Instagram posts have inspired me to be more accepting of myself and others. For instance, I have seen many accounts of overweight people who not only accept themselves as they are, but are not ashamed to share...

My online friends

My online friends

Brandon Cowan, Web Editor

October 23, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

It does not matter what I look like. When I am playing video games, I can be myself. My early childhood did not consist of climbing trees and playing...

Escape in games

Escape in games

Brandon Cowan, Web Editor

October 4, 2017

Filed under Columns

A way that video games help people is by providing a means to escape from the terrible things that are happening in someone’s life. I have never been...

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