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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...

Will Smith’s “Gemini Man” is predictable

David Portillo, Reporter

November 4, 2019

A duo of Will Smiths star in the 2019 action flick “Gemini Man.” The film, directed by Ang Lee, is a real visual marvel. Although the film is an absolute joy to look at, the plot drags it down in the most cliché ways. The film follows Henry Brogan (Will Smith) and his sudden targeting of a mysterious operative who looks very similar to him, a clone also played by Smith...

The Clean Beauty Industry and The Harsh Chemicals Found in Cosmetics

Bianca Cacciola, Reporter

October 21, 2019

Many people who wear makeup or use skincare don’t put much thought into what actually makes up the products that go on their face or body. Many companies use harsh chemicals to preserve and keep the product smelling fresh. One of the harshest and most potent chemicals found in cosmetic and skincare products is parabens. Parabens are found in any product that has water...

Antonio Brown and the “Patriot Way”

Antonio Brown and the “Patriot Way”

Tyler Frost, Reporter

September 12, 2019

The NFL season has come and gone as the New England Patriots won Super Bowl 54 nearly five months prematurely with their stunning acquisition of wide receiver...

My journey as a vegan

My journey as a vegan

September 6, 2019

If you’re an animal lover, it probably crosses your mind from time to time that you consider going vegan. If you’re not already and you know you want...

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 ...

New Hellboy movie is more accurate but ultimately disappointing

Bryana Lozoya, Digital Editor

April 29, 2019

The 2019 movie “Hellboy” is based on the Dark Horse comic book character of the same name created by Mike Mignola. It is a reboot of the  “Hellboy” film series that were released in the early 2000s directed by Guillermo Del Toro, and it draws inspiration from the comic books “Darkness Calls”, “The Wild Hunt”, and “The Storm and the Fury”.  Neil M...

Feminism: Comparing crime and consequences

Rosa Salazar, Copy Editor

April 5, 2019

Is there a double standard between crimes committed by men versus crimes committed by women? You bet your sweet bippy. But before we begin talking statistics, let’s define what a crime is. A crime is “an action or omission that constitutes an offense that may be prosecuted by the state and is punishable by law.”  Basically, it’s doing stuff you know you shouldn’...

Sony’s Spiderman surely satisfies

Sony’s Spiderman surely satisfies

February 8, 2019

As an aspiring artist, animation, as an art medium, is important to me. The possibilities achievable through animation are limited only by their creator’s...

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