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Democrats, prepare for the long road ahead

Democrats, prepare for the long road ahead

Graham C Wheat, Contributing Editor

November 19, 2014

Filed under Opinion

  It seems like more than a trend in this country, but rather a basic instinct of the American voter. Turning over control of the government...

New Call of Duty: Advanced Warefare will get you flying

New Call of Duty: Advanced Warefare will get you flying

November 19, 2014

  Have you been playing the newest Call of Duty and thought to yourself, “Man I wish this game had limited-use jetpacks!” If so, you’re in...

Men’s restrooms: you have some options to choose

Men’s restrooms: you have some options to choose

November 5, 2014

There are a few estimates of how much time the average person spends in the bathroom. A British study found that people will spend one and half years of...

New courses and degree program a possibility for BC

Graham C Wheat, Contributing writer

October 22, 2014

Filed under News

  Bakersfield College may be getting a new section of courses and a new degree program, although nothing is set in stone yet. Recent legislation in Sacramento to offer 4-year baccalaureate degree programs at community colleges is a historic legislation, says a press release from the California Community College Chancellor’s office. Although the push is finally...

It’s a sadder day for Saturday cartoons

Graham C Wheat, Contributing writer

October 22, 2014

Filed under Opinion

The last vestiges of what it once meant to be a kid have forever faded into the ether, and it is a shift in the way our society thinks and acts. The sole-remaining block of broadcast Saturday morning cartoons has been pulled from the television lineup to never be resurrected again. The last piece of what childhood once meant was airing faithfully on The CW with shows...

Smash Bros. a good one again

Graham C Wheat, Contributing writer

October 8, 2014

Filed under Opinion, Reviews

  The fighting game-juggernaut that polished and solidified the frenzied four-player format has smashed its way, once again, to near perfection. Your dreams of pummeling Kirby’s cute pink face, or dropkicking Mario’s moustache, are now in the palm of your hand to duke it out on the bus, between classes, or in the bathroom. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (yes,...

BC getting new pre-law focus on campus

BC getting new pre-law focus on campus

October 8, 2014

  If you dream of becoming a lawyer or attorney, Bakersfield College has got you covered. Students interested in pursuing a career in law have...

Dawn of new Internet causing conflict in U.S.

Graham C Wheat, Contributing writer

September 24, 2014

Filed under Opinion

  We are on the edge of a new generation. A new way of thinking, and truly a new way of living is about to unfold upon the world. The edge of the precipice that we as a global society face to scale is now upon us, and the decisions we make today will ultimately determine how hard of a climb we must undertake and the slope where we may all plummet. This impetus that...

SoulCalibur II: A classic returns in HD

Graham C Wheat, Editor-in-Chief

December 4, 2013

Filed under Reviews

When SoulCalibur II was released 10 years ago it made waves in the video game world that would peak near tsunami status. It was a nearly perfect iteration of all the things that make a fighting game good. Balanced characters, tight responsive controls, and a cast of fighters that had more soul than most role-playing games at the time. Not to mention one of the best-written...

Black Flag fails to enter a new era

Graham C Wheat, Editor-in-Chief

December 4, 2013

Filed under Reviews

It has been nearly 30 years since any new, abrasive sounds have rung out from Black Flag, and, unfortunately, those sounds are best left in the past. The iconic LA punk rock band has seen many ups and downs, and their newest album “What the…” is no different from the band's checkered history. This chapter in Black Flag history, however, is truly a marred one. In...

Finals week: Let’s review

Graham C Wheat & Mayan Lara, Editor-in-Chief & Photo Editor

December 4, 2013

Filed under Opinion

PRO   With the end of the semester quickly approaching, student minds tend to gravitate toward one singular purpose. The looming dread of finals is an omnipresent force that seems to hang like a carrot before a donkey, carting us either to oblivion or redemption. There can be many scenarios when it comes to the reactions and feelings toward finals that are ...

Repeatability changes will affect students

Graham C Wheat, Editor-in-Chief

December 4, 2013

Filed under News

Changes to repeatability are affecting students with the start of the spring 2014 semester. With the exception to a few classes, students may now only take a class once, unless it is to replace unsatisfactory marks. Director of Admissions and Records Sue Vaughn said that the decision came directly from the state chancellor’s office. “There are classes that are repeatable,...

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