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BC’s World’s Got Talent

Tyler Goucher, Reporter

May 13, 2015

Filed under Campus, Features

Bakersfield College hosted its first World’s Got Talent auditions on April 15 in the Performing Arts Center with a great turnout. With a wide variety of contestants that tried out, only 10 were selected to move on to the semifinals that were held on April 22. The top six who were selected will move on to the finals, which will be held at the Performing Arts Center indoor...

Drugs may change minds

Drugs may change minds

May 7, 2015

Our minds are often plagued with thoughts and memories that have the ability to confuse and hinder our day-to-day processes. Depression and anxiety can...

“Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief” sheds new light on the religion

Tyler Goucher, Reporter

April 22, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Reviews

In the HBO documentary “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief”, Director Alex Gibney manages to give us an inside look at the controversial religion, which proved to be both interesting and deeply disturbing. Throughout the course of the 2-hour long documentary, several ex-members are interviewed about their time spent as dedicated followers of the cult-like...

Police brutality isn’t all that it seems

Tyler Goucher, Reporter

April 8, 2015

Filed under News

Recently in the United States, there has been an uprising of police brutality, or at least that’s what the media is portraying. It has become very popular for these media organizations to flood the airways with fear-mongering material aimed at sparking controversy and backlash, often times only shedding light on the victim’s perspective, rather than giving the viewer...

Secret worldwide elite group of evil billionaires: the Illuminati?

Tyler Goucher, Reporter

March 19, 2015

Filed under Opinion

John Lennon once said, “Our society is run by insane people for insane reasons.” I believe this is entirely true, however, these “insane people” are really just power hungry billionaires that treat everyone below them like pawns on a chessboard. It is quite simple. The people at the top of the pyramid want to stay at the top and the only way to do this is to brainwash...

BC finally has a new computer science club

Tyler Goucher, Reporter

March 19, 2015

Filed under Campus, Features

Drum roll please… Bakersfield College finally has a computer science club. Headed by computer enthusiast, Chad Hidalgo, Artificial Intelligence, or AI, is a new club that started in November 2014 and was officially recognized by SGA in January 2015. Being that there has been no computer science club prior, AI is a huge step forward for the department. “We are hoping...

Virtual Reality The experience: replacing your world in a second

Virtual Reality The experience: replacing your world in a second

March 19, 2015

Everything is black. There is little noise, except for the communication going on between the man in the room and myself. As the view in front of me brightens,...

Virtual Reality The story: former BC student shows off virtual world

Virtual Reality The story: former BC student shows off virtual world

March 19, 2015

Imagine the world you live in is replaced with an alternate reality. One where anything is possible and nothing is as it seems. What was once considered...

The local vampires only come out at night

March 3, 2015

Heresy is at it again. The Vampyre Ball, hosted by event creator Mike Fowler, was a huge success drawing local vampires together at nightclub Cielo 9 off...

Saul shows that AMC still has it

Tyler Goucher, Reporter

February 24, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Reviews

The AMC follow-up to one of the most critically claimed shows ever made, "Breaking Bad," manages to surprise fans with returning key characters and a story arch that explores events both before and after Walter White. Although the show was written by Peter Gould and Vince Gilligan with intentions to stand on its own without having to rely heavily on success of "Breaking...

Have a horror-filled Valentine’s Day at Talladega Frights

Tyler Goucher, Reporter

February 4, 2015

Filed under Campus, Features

Scared that your girlfriend might kill you if you don’t make plans for Valentine’s Day? Why not scare her right into your arms instead. Talladega Frights, the Central Valley’s biggest haunted attraction, which is located inside the Kern County Museum, is hosting their second annual My Bloody Valentine event this Valentine’s Day weekend. Among the various haunted attractions,...

New BC web broadcasting station serves students needs

New BC web broadcasting station serves students needs

February 4, 2015

EquityTV, Bakersfield College’s new webcast series, is shaping up to be an important addition to the continued education of our community. Coordinated...

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