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COLUMN: Use your creativity to mix up wardrobe

Patricia Rocha, Editor in Chief

September 19, 2012

Filed under Features

It’s hard to be fashionable on a budget, especially if you think you have to constantly shop for new trends and styles. However, it is easy to get creative with what you do have when you’re strapped for cash. A lot of times we find ourselves in a rut, and we end up wearing the same clothes or outfit combinations over and over again. The trick to enhancing the style we...

COLUMN: Life’s joy can be a simple process

Martin Chang, Opinions and Features Editor

September 6, 2012

Filed under Opinion

In the quick day-to-day pace, it can be easy to forget what is important in life. I had slept in before my class. I was naturally stressed and worried about getting to my class on time. But as I was walking briskly to class I began to notice the stillness of the morning. Walking from the library to the classroom for just the smallest time  there was no one around. In...

COLUMN: Changes are best for BC

Esteban Ramirez, Sports Editor

September 6, 2012

Filed under Sports

A lot of people at the Bakersfield College season opening football game were against all the changes that were made at Memorial Stadium. Some didn’t like messing with the tradition by switching sides and others didn’t like all the parking and tailgating changes, but when I first heard about it, the parking wasn’t that big of a deal, and them switching sides to where...

COLUMN: Fashion is more than spending money

Patricia Rocha, Editor in Chief

September 6, 2012

Filed under Features

It’s a sad fact that the fashion world often gets a bad rap. Any culture that defends spending hundreds of dollars on a single pair of sunglasses, or thousands on a single dress, is no doubt going to be called materialistic and shallow. Just the connotation of the word “fashion” brings to mind spoiled celebrities and over-paid super models. What most people don’t...

COLUMN: Music provides memories

Martin Chang, Opinions Editor

May 2, 2012

Filed under Opinion

What is the power of music? It captures moments in time. It gives people something tangible to remember when they look back in their lives. But it is so much more than a picture or an object you can put in a shoebox. It captures an emotional memory, something that captures what you felt, what you believed about the world. It just stays with people. For the past...

COLUMN: BC sports finishing year in style

Esteban Ramirez, Sports Editor

May 2, 2012

Filed under Sports

It’s easy to say that Bakersfield College athletics was headed for a down year when the football team had a disappointing year, but I say we’ve had a pretty good year in athletics. Most people forget that the football team was doing pretty good until their starting quarterback Brian Burrell got injured for the season. Even then we’ve seen some pretty incredible...

COLUMN: Keep style simple

Patricia Rocha, Copy Editor

May 2, 2012

Filed under Features

The fashion world operates in two seasons, fall and spring, but here in Bakersfield we get one very grueling one: hotter than the surface of the sun. Summer fashion is unique from any other time because it’s about the bare minimum. Fashionably layering tights, blouses and sweaters just isn’t practical when it’s a humid 90-degree day. Here in Bakersfield, it’s practically...

COLUMN: Baseball season destined to be great

Esteban Ramirez, Sports Editor

April 18, 2012

Filed under Sports

The 2012 baseball season is well under way, and I don’t think that I’ve been as excited for a season like this one because you don’t have a real clear-cut favorite. Sure you have the Anaheim Angels who made big news in the off-season getting first baseman Albert Pujols and starting pitcher C.J. Wilson, but I still think the team has inconsistency from the rest of their...

COLUMN: Molded by the city around me

Martin Chang, Opinions Editor

March 28, 2012

Filed under Opinion

There’s a unique beauty to this town, and it has shaped the person that I am. In between the dusty air, the cracked streets of downtown, the brown vista of oil derricks looking over Panorama Drive, the orange and purple sky distorted by pollution, a mood emerges. A mood that is not necessarily happy or picturesque, but it’s a landscape that creates a lyrical, bittersweet...

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...

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