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Last ‘Twilight’ more than just sparkly vampires

Hannah Breeland, Reporter

November 28, 2012

The sun has finally set or, in this case, risen on the “Twilight” franchise, bringing an end to sparkly, love-sick vampires and shirtless werewolves. “Breaking Dawn Part 2” was released on Nov. 16, and I have to say it was the best in the series, although where “Twilight” is concerned, that isn’t saying very much. It’s the same theme as the last four,...

'AC:3' has its lows but is still worth it

‘AC:3’ has its lows but is still worth it

November 15, 2012

Assassin’s Creed: III is the latest sequel to the long-running Assassin’s Creed series. So many gamers are fans of this series that AC: III grossed...

New disappointing rap collaboration

New disappointing rap collaboration

Ruben Perez, Reporter

November 15, 2012

E-40 and Too $hort have come together to create the double album “History: Function and Mob Music.” With two of the biggest names in Bay Area rap,...

Lotus’ new album breaks boundaries

Omar Oseguera, Photo and Multimedia Editor

October 17, 2012

“Until The Quiet Comes” is the new album by producer Flying Lotus released on Warp Records. The album is Lotus’ return from his phenomenal 2010 release, “Cosmogramma,” which was a mind-expanding piece of free-jazz-influenced production. “Until The Quiet Comes” is Lotus returning to a more narrow approach to beat making, but still breaking boundaries and showcasing...

Game remake worth wait

Robin Shin, Photographer

October 17, 2012

To all the Pokemon fans out there, the release of the animated promo for the release of “Pokemon Black and White 2,” was only an addition of high expectations upon the anticipation they already had. The moment I saw the promo, I was hyped up about the release of the first numbered sequel to the Pokemon series. There was a promotional event going on in GameStop, giving...

Characters lacking depth in new Rowling adult novel

Hannah Breeland, Reporter

October 17, 2012

It’s hard to believe “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling has come out with a book for adults. After reading the book, I can’t stress the “adult” part enough, no joke. “The Causual Vacancy” expresses a world of sex, drugs, addiction, and suicide.  The only similarity to Rowling’s previous books is that it takes place in England. The book is about a small...

Burritos given a political flavor

Angel Villagomez, Photographer

October 3, 2012

Well, it’s campaign season and President Obama and Mitt Romney are campaigning all over the country to win your vote. Because it is voting season, some people might notice that an establishment in Bakersfield is selling burritos named after President Obama and Mitt Romney. Hmm, was one better than the other? So I tried both at El Taco Fresco on the corner of Chester Avenue...

Green Day’s new album catchy but lacks depth

Martin Chang, Opinions and Features Editor

October 3, 2012

Let me tell you why Green Day is a band people still talk about. For me, there is not a band that I feel gets me more than Green Day. When the lead singer Billy Armstrong sings about boredom and lack of motivation on songs like “Burnout” and “Longview,” it was like he was ripping pages out of my nonexistent diary. I didn’t need one with his songs. It may...

No Doubt a bad album

Patricia Rocha, Editor in Chief

October 3, 2012

After listening to the new No Doubt album, “Push and Shove,” I am extremely disappointed. However, I wasn’t disappointed from the start. When I first heard the single “Settle Down” online I was really excited for what else was coming. The song had the right hook and the rocksteady-influenced sound that everyone’s used to, and I could not have been more excited...

‘Black Mesa’ mod gets a graphical facelift

Robin Shin, Photographer

October 3, 2012

After the destruction of Black Mesa Research Corporation 14 years ago on “Half-Life,” the PC gamers are taken back to the year of 1998 with the help of the “Black Mesa Modification Team.” “Black Mesa” was an eight-year long modification (also known as: Mod) project which many fans of the Half-Life franchise have been waiting and looking forward to. Although...

‘Obama’s America’ a weak attempt at conspiracy theories

‘Obama’s America’ a weak attempt at conspiracy theories

Omar Oseguera, Photo and Multimedia Editor

September 19, 2012

“2016: Obama’s America” is a documentary film by Dinesh D’Souza, which is based on D’Souza’s book “Obama’s America: Unmaking the American...

Blu’s lyrics and music show poetic possibilities of hip-hop

Blu’s lyrics and music show poetic possibilities of hip-hop

September 19, 2012

In July of 2007, rapper Blu and producer Exile released their first album as the duo Blu & Exile. That album, titled “Below The Heavens,” became...

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