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Food Review: Poke Land offers a unique take on seafood

April Reed, Features Writer March 24, 2024

If you’re like me, you stick to what you know, especially food orders at restaurants I regularly visit. It comes in handy when I only have a thirty-minute lunch and I need to get in and out quickly,...

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Maxine Alba: Showing up for herself and her community

Izabella Gonzalez, Features Writer March 18, 2024

Maxine Alba is a first-generation immigrant from the Philippines. She came here to California State, Bakersfield and started making a name for herself in the influencer space. As a Pre-Health nursing...

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Reinventing Success: How Rubi Zetino Balances Profit and Passion

April Reed, Features Writer March 17, 2024

“I think that business is very personal,” said Rubi Zetino with her chin up.  Zetino isn't afraid to mix business with pleasure. As owner of the ultramodern workspace, Charizma Studio, mixing...

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Ghazal Abbas Creates Space for Students 

Angela Torres, Features Writer March 17, 2024

Licensed mental health therapist Ghazal Abbas at California State, Bakersfield speaks of her hopes and goals as a therapist and CSUB counselor.   Abbas hopes to make students comfortable enough...

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Minaya Valentine: Encouraging and supporting her community

Jocelynn Landon, Features Editor March 17, 2024

From being homecoming queen for three years in a row, a public speaker at various events at Cal State Bakersfield, Minaya Valentine is constantly advocating, and representing all sorts of communities.   “I...

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Profile: Kaia Johnson Gears Up for Another Runner’s Softball Season

Brayden Snyder, Sports Writer March 13, 2024

Kaia Johnson is a red shirt Junior for the California State University, Bakersfield Runners Softball team. She is a centerfielder with big hopes for a great season. In past seasons the Runners have...

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Profile: Cal State Bakersfield’s Matthew Kurata talks about his experience playing for The Runners

Erik Ortega, Sports Writer March 4, 2024

Matthew Kurata, junior infield and catcher, has been a standout player in his first two years at California State University, Bakersfield. Now the starting catcher for the team, Kurata plans to win...

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Here are Five Bakersfield Instagram Accounts You Should Add To Your Follow List

April Reed, Features Writer February 28, 2024

Looking for a burst of inspiration to fuel your creative pursuits? With countless accounts dedicated to showcasing their talents and creativity, you’d probably be shocked to find out many of them come...

Screenshot of Geddy Lees, lead singer and bass player from the band Rush, memoir called “My Effin’ Life.

Review: My Effin’ Life by Geddy Lee

Marina Gonzalez, Features Writer February 22, 2024

Legendary rock musician Geddy Lee opens up about his life and career in his brand new memoir called “My Effin’ Life”, which was published back in Nov. 2023.  This memoir was very mind blowing...

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Review: Kelly’s Tandoori Grill: A blend of Indian and Mexican Cuisine

Izabella Gonzalez, Features Writer February 21, 2024

After hearing about numerous Indian food places around Bakersfield, a friend told me to try Kelly’s Tandoori Grill. As I have never tried Indian food before, I was excited to see how good it really...

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Profile: Modestas Kancleris

Hector Soto, Sports Writer February 21, 2024

Modestas Kancleris from Kaunis, Lithuania, brings a powerful sense of self-discovery off the basketball court. Playing forward, with a height of 6’9 for the Cal State University, Bakersfield’s...

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Homecoming season is kicking off at Cal State Bakersfield and Its time for all to get Rowdy

Jocelynn Landon, Features Editor February 20, 2024

The week of homecoming started off with a kick as ‘Runners were introduced to the homecoming candidates and gathered to learn more about upcoming events that are taking place from Feb. 19- Feb. 24.   Students,...

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