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‘The Hunger Games’ is a classic story of good versus evil

Hannah Breeland, Reporter

March 28, 2012

In a game of life and death, an extraordinary girl with no magical powers or training must find a way to survive. With the world watching, Katniss is challenged with family loyalty and doing whatever it takes to stay alive, even if that means destroying the one person who helped her in her time of need. In “The Hunger Games” there is a futuristic world where North America...

Lotion works as promised

Lotion works as promised

Crystal Sanchez, Reporter

March 28, 2012

Spring is upon us and it is just a matter of time before girls start driving to the tanning salons to get that perfect summer tan. If you’re anything...

Avengers narrative confusing

Avengers narrative confusing

Jackie Gibson, Reporter

March 28, 2012

Hitting theaters in early May is the much awaited and anticipated action-packed superhero  “The Avengers” movie. With any new movie, you can expect...

Video game trilogy sees tremendous finale to series

Video game trilogy sees tremendous finale to series

March 14, 2012

Mass Effect 3 tells an in-depth story with many great moments, from an alien race nearly wiped out by the horrors of war, to  the tragic deaths and unsung...

‘Lorax’  wins over Seuss fan with visuals

‘Lorax’ wins over Seuss fan with visuals

March 14, 2012

The three types of films I despise the most are crappy adaptations of books I love, musicals and morality tales. I don’t need “Naked Lunch” made...

‘John Carter’ a fun pop-corn flick.

Keith Kaczmarek, Reporter

March 14, 2012

John Carter is one the best popcorn films of the year and undoubtedly is a lush and gorgeous adventure, but you’ll probably watch it on DVD or streaming from your favorite Netflix-like service because of the reviews and bad ad campaign. The movie defies categories, though critics have been comparing it unfavorably to every movie from Star Wars to Avatar to Indiana Jones....

Divorce the Bacon Shake now

Divorce the Bacon Shake now

Martin Chang, Opinions Editor

February 29, 2012

Ever have one of those days that started out okay, not great, just okay, but then it gradually gets worse and worse until you are having an undeniably...

‘Arrietty’  impresses

‘Arrietty’ impresses

February 29, 2012

Something that I normally don’t do, but decided to give it a shot, is go watch a full-length animated fantasy at the Maya Theater in Downtown Bakersfield. I...

Van Halen album brings rock back to airwaves

Van Halen album brings rock back to airwaves

February 29, 2012

Van Halen’s new album, “A Different Kind of Truth,” stirred up a number of reactions within the music industry after its international release on...

Depp’s adaptation simply not as good as original

Depp’s adaptation simply not as good as original

NIcholas Sparling, Reporter

February 29, 2012

Hunter S. Thompson was once quoted as saying, “Some may never live, but the crazy never die.” For him, this rings true. The recent release of “The...

Color Tattoo eye shadow has long lasting coverage

Color Tattoo eye shadow has long lasting coverage

February 15, 2012

When makeup commercials interrupt my favorite shows, a heavy sigh and an eye roll usually follow. Mascara that gives you five times the lashes? Sure. Foundation...

An Old West show for the cool young audience

Ruben Perez, Reporter

February 15, 2012

What does The Gaslight Melodrama’s newest play “Showdown in Shafter” have in common with a great plate of nachos?  They are both cheesy as hell.  That is not meant as an insult, because “Showdown in Shafter” is seven flavors of fun. If you have never been to The Gaslight Melodrama, they are definitely worth a visit.  They are only one of four Melodrama theaters...

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