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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...

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...

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