Opinion

Children, race and ratings: CNN sensationalizes its news coverage for better ratings

By Steven Barker Managing Editor   Of the three preeminent, nationally-televised news networks (CNN, Fox News and MSNBC), CNN has long presented itself as the most objective news source. However, perhaps because of the network’s struggling television ratings – an October article by medialite.com reported that CNN’s primetime viewership is the lowest among the three … Continue reading

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation rally Bakersfield citizens to walk for a cure
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Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation rally Bakersfield citizens to walk for a cure

Jessica Martinez Staff Writer  The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Walk to Cure Diabetes was held the morning of Nov. 16 at Yokuts Park in Bakersfield by the Central Valley chapter of the organization. JDRF’s website defines Type 1 Diabetes as “an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin—a hormone essential to the ability … Continue reading

Police vehicle crashes on the Westside Parkway in Bakersfield
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Police vehicle crashes on the Westside Parkway in Bakersfield

By Josh Lofy Staff Writer When police and witnesses have a difference of opinion, who do you believe? On Mar. 16, 2013, Officer Richard Davis, a veteran of 15 years,totaled a brand new police cruiser on the then uncompleted Westside Parkway. According to ABC23, several witnesses described what the officer was doing as a joy ride and mentioned … Continue reading

‘Prism’ shows the dimensions of Katy Perry
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‘Prism’ shows the dimensions of Katy Perry

Athena Skapinakis Features Editor ‘Prism,’ shows the dimensions of Katy Perry Katy Perry embarks on a journey of enlightenment in her quasi-spiritual album, “Prism.” She delves beyond the sugary-sweet confection of “Teenage Dream,” her sophomore album, and touches on reflection and recapturing self-worth as she reinstates her confidence after surviving her turbulent 2012 divorce. “Roar” … Continue reading