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Problematic artists and their music

Rosa Salazar, Copy Editor

May 8, 2019

Everyone likes listening to music and that's a fact. It doesn't matter what genre or artists you listen to as long as it makes you happy! Sometimes we, as listeners, run into a problem on whether or not we should continue to listen to an artist who is considered problematic. For example, should we keep on listening to artists who are accused of sexual abuse. Kelly, despite ...

The Los Angeles teacher’s strike ends with reform

Amy Sarmiento, Reporter

January 24, 2019

Teachers and educators throughout the Los Angeles public school district went on strike in earlier in January, impacting about 500,000 students and their families. Teachers sought to improve students’ overall education by demanding that the district hire more school staff, decrease class size, and provide higher wages. Many argued this affected the current students’...

Current Victoria’s Secret models walking on the runway.

Op-ED: Victoria’s Secret excludes both plus-size and transgender runway models

November 25, 2018

Uh-oh. Victoria doesn’t have a secret anymore. What has been her secret? Transphobia and fatphobia. Which if you ask me it doesn’t look so great on ...

Op-Ed: Watch the upcoming NBA season

Malachi Parker, Reporter

October 26, 2018

Ladies and gentlemen, the NBA season is upon us once again. With an active offseason, many teams improved while some teams stayed stagnant. Many elite players found a new home through trades and free agency this summer. LeBron James is now a Los Angeles Laker with a young set of teammates to hopefully help him reach his ninth straight NBA Finals. Reigning champion Golde...

Op-ED: How can we best react to celebrity deaths?

Cameron Johnson, Reporter

September 27, 2018

Death is an unavoidable aspect of life, and it seems to sting a little more when a life is lost at such a young age. Potential is lost; the opportunity for a person to achieve something great is stripped away from them prematurely. Death at a young age, unfortunately, is a common thing, and it has been taking place in the music industry since its beginning. However, a focus...

Admin changes hurt BC students

September 12, 2013

Another semester has begun at Bakersfield College, and students are clamoring to return to their academic glory after a summer of indulgence. Yet, it seems that the administration is still lost in the summer shuffle. More administration changes over the break, including the dean of students, have left BC with some interim administrators and new faces. This revolving door...

EDITORIAL: Congress did not approve this war


November 2, 2011

With the Libyan revolution coming to a close, the American people should take a step back and assess the situation we’re in. Our involvement in Libya has breached the same line that Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq did: unconstitutionality. For America to engage in a war, there must be approval by Congress. That did not happen for any of those wars,  and it did not happen...

EDITORIAL: An American visionary leaves behind global legacy


October 19, 2011

The death of Steve Jobs has not just been the passing of a famous entrepreneur, but in many ways it has been a hit to the American Dream. The man’s life mirrors the mythology surrounding the promise of America. He started a small company with a few friends and turned it into one of the most successful in its industry, creating out of nothing a new way to make money and...

EDITORIAL: Troops need to be on American soil


September 21, 2011

The United States has become a global empire. With the models of empires before us we have occupied over 130 countries with military bases. There are two main reasons as to why this is wrong. First, the budget for such a thing is crippling our economic growth. Second, it is ideologically conflicting with the ideas that our country was built upon. For our country to ever...

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