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Column: The perils of family planning

Column: The perils of family planning

J.R. Hensley, Reporter

September 20, 2016

Filed under Columns

Apparently my previous attempt to write an article about having kids was too dry and matter-of-fact, or so my husband tells me. What came about was...

Column: It shouldn’t be there but we might as well vote yes on it

Column: It shouldn’t be there but we might as well vote yes on it

Tyler McGinty, News Editor

September 20, 2016

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Proposition 59 is a toothless, wasteful and terribly misleading proposition that I cannot wait to vote yes on. What Proposition 59 essentially says is ...

Column: Officials should be consistent

Column: Officials should be consistent

Sam L. Jaime, Reporter

September 20, 2016

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I should have come to this conclusion back in 2008 when Paul Pierce flopped to the floor and was literally carried off by teammates in an amount of pain...

Column: Lucky to come out twice

Column: Lucky to come out twice

J.R. Hensley, Reporter

September 7, 2016

Filed under Columns

Coming out is one of the biggest moments in any gay man’s life and I was lucky enough to do it twice. My initial attempt was met with such shock,...

Column: Start the first week off right

Column: Start the first week off right

Veronica Morley, Reporter

September 7, 2016

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Being a college student nowadays feels nearly impossible. Most college students are full-time students who are working at least one job and have other...

Column: No debate for third-parties without significant reforms

Column: No debate for third-parties without significant reforms

Tyler McGinty, News Editor

September 7, 2016

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I’m going to say something that I’m sure is going to make a lot of people upset, including me: third-party candidates do not belong in the presidential...

The new age of media and self worth

Brooke Howard, Features Editor

May 13, 2015

Filed under Features

In this relatively new age of Internet and social media, we tend to value ourselves by what persona we show online. Our self-worth is measured in likes and followers and we forget what is real. Some real problems are coming out of this media age. Such as, a lack of social skills, lack of empathy for others self-esteem, and all around a bad self-image. The other day a...

Stick with what you know you are good at

Vanessa A. Munoz, Opinions Editor

March 19, 2015

Filed under Opinion

As with most things in life, time seems to make things better. For example, wine, medicine, movies, technology and food. One thing that has declined in talent over time is music. Almost anyone can get a record deal these days from actors to athletes just as long you have the funds to cover the equipment usage. Athletes like Shaquille O’Neal have tried to share their rhythm...

Advice from an unlikely source

Brooke Howard, Features Editor

March 19, 2015

Filed under Features

When I lived in Los Angeles, an elder man once came up to me and said, "Just don't get out of the line, that's all you have to do." I took it pretty literally since at the time I was standing in a line for Chipotle. I started to retort with a joke along the lines of, "Oh no sir, I'm very serious about my Chipotle burritos," until he cut me off and continued, "What you are...

The hip-hop and rap feud deciphered

Vanessa A. Munoz, Opinions Editor

March 5, 2015

Filed under Opinion

What is the difference between rap and hip-hop? Well, that would depend on who you ask. If you ask an adult over the age of 50, you will get a lot of negativity toward what is considered real music in general. For the younger generation, most of them think the old stuff is lame and feel that rap music now is more diverse or that it’s even better. What some don’t differentiate...

What to regret in your 20s, nothing

Brooke Howard, Features Editor

March 5, 2015

Filed under Features

Being in your 20s is hard. Your 20s is the decade of change, huge life decisions, and you have to accomplish all of this with limited time, money, and sleep. You might feel like you are being pulled in a million different directions, and your teachers, parents and peers are all watching you very closely. Blink-182 even has a whole song dedicated to everyone hating you...

Athletes need our support

Mohamed Bafakih, Sports Editor

February 4, 2015

Filed under Sports

Besides being home to over 17,000 students, Bakersfield College is also represented by over 300 total student-athletes. Despite those numbers, we can’t even draw a decent-sized crowd to come watch our athletes – who sacrifice many obstacles through strenuous periods of times long before the start of the season – finally showcase their abilities that go unnoticed by colleagues. As...

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