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Social Media is an important tool in times of the pandemic

Victoria Meza, Reporter

September 14, 2020

Since its creation, social media has been the tool for everyone to get in touch with their families and friends. Social media has improved the way new and old generations can communicate, and it has been converted into an important tool to establish any kind of relationship. Social media is an important tool; it is very useful, mostly in these times of the pandemic that has...

Op-ed: COVID-19 essential workers

Amaya Lawton, Reporter

September 1, 2020

COVID-19 has affected many lives by creating financial and health burdens. Many businesses had to close temporarily to stop the spread of the virus, but many that stayed open were essential businesses. The employees that kept their jobs during the closures are now considered essential workers. Essential workers, according to the Congress website, were defined in 2013 as,...

Amazon Prime’s “Chemical Hearts” is just another coming of age story

Selena Paiz, Reporter

August 31, 2020

Amazon Prime released a new movie to add to the collection of coming of age stories on August 21. Movies such as “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” and “Paper Towns” are similar in writing and should be as enjoyable to watch as “Chemical Hearts.” It is based on the book called, “Our Chemical Hearts” by Krystal Sutherland, and the movie was directed by Ricard...

Op-ed: To vaccinate or not

Olivia Patterson, Reporter

May 11, 2020

Will there be a cure for the coronavirus disease within the next few months? When they do discover the cure, will everyone be required to get vaccinated? What about those that don’t want to be vaccinated? Will they be forced? These are questions many of us are thinking about. But what will the cure for the coronavirus disease entail?  “Vaccinations are Injections of a killed m...

Op-ed: overcoming the downfalls of social distancing and myself

Jocelyn Perez, Reporter

April 26, 2020

Some days are better than others. Some days I feel like I’m accustomed to this new life already. Some days I’m tired of deciding on what viewpoint I want to have for that day, which will depict how I feel for the rest of the day.  Do I want to be motivated and accomplished today and get all my homework done? Do I want to pretend like this crisis doesn’t get past me? Or ...

Op-ed: Books versus games

Marina Gonzalez, Reporter

April 23, 2020

There are many forms of entertainment in the world like video games and books, but with more modern technology being made, more people have decided to play video games instead of reading books. I used to play video games a lot when I was younger, but as I grew over the years and started to focus more on school, I changed my habit to reading books. There are over 2.5 ...

Op-ed: Overcoming body image issues

Marina Gonzalez, Reporter

February 19, 2020

Many young girls, especially teenage girls, often have problems with their body just because of the little extra weight they see on themselves. They shouldn’t have to be negative and judge themselves about it due to false social standards. When girls look at themselves, or look at other girls who are thinner than them, they may ask themselves, how are they so skinny? Why...

Op-ed: “Uncut Gems” is a must see

Olivia Patterson, Reporter

January 30, 2020

Adam Sandler plays Howard Ratner, an epic and unforgettable role in the wide released film “Uncut Gems.” He plays a delusional and adorably optimistic jeweler.  The film was created and directed by Josh and Benny Safdie and Ronald Bronstein. It's definitely the best two hours and fifteen minutes of any film this year. The film was nominated for best director at the New...

Op-Ed: O Ramen

Luis Rojas, Reporter

December 11, 2019

When it comes to Japanese food there are only a few places that I have visited in Bakersfield for a good bowl of Ramen. I’m not a big fan of Japanese food but when I first saw or heard about Ramen it was in one of those food shows of Anthony Bourdain on Netflix. I have been to a couple of Japanese restaurants and usually, I go there for Sushi but it turns out I don’t...

OP-ED: There is more than one way to cheat

Isabel Enciso

December 4, 2019

Everyone believes that breaks ups are the worst because they don’t want to be with you anymore that they found someone else to be with, that breaks-ups only break your heart and all this other crap. I don’t find that true, you ever walked into your apartment to find your boyfriend performing sexual acts with another woman? Yeah, now that’s what I call heartbreaking. To...

Changes made to season 28 of “Dancing with the Stars”

Bianca Cacciola, Reporter

November 30, 2019

Season 28 of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” has come and gone with a new champion crowned. The most recent star of “The Bachelorette” Hannah Brown, and her partner, professional dancer Alan Bersten, were named the winners of the 12-week dance competition on Nov. 25.  While the new champion has faced backlash on her win, the majority of complaints have been wi...

Op-Ed: Living with siblings with disabilities

Jacqueline Aquian, Reporter

November 18, 2019

Having siblings isn’t easy for anyone. Having siblings with disabilities is different than most but it isn’t a bad thing. I am in a family of five with two my parents and two brothers. One of my brothers is the oldest, I am the middle child and then there is my little brother. With the three of us, we are each five years apart. My older brother is in college studying...

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