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Jazzy Mabel decides to bring the pride to Bakersfield for a third year

Jazzy Mabel decides to bring the pride to Bakersfield for a third year

Jocelynn Landon, Photo & Art Director May 15, 2023

When it comes to LGBTQ+ representation and safe spaces, Bakersfield is lacking, according to Jazzy, a small business owner from Bakersfield. For a third year, Jazzy decided to open up her backyard,...

Photo provided by Khyle Capulong.

Khyle Capulong expresses his experience as an international student from the Philippines during AAPI History Month

Jocelynn Landon , Photo and Art Director May 15, 2023

From cultural shock in America to fake diversity on campus, Khyle Capulong explains his experience and joys of being an international student from the Philippines.   “It was really like restricted...

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The Super Mario Bros. Movie Review: Oh Peaches

Kiara Zabala, Outreach and Recruitment Manager May 14, 2023

It seems as if Super Mario fans everywhere are divided on whether “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” was good or a huge let down. As someone who has played almost every Mario-related video game out...

Michael B. Jordan enters the ring of directors with creed III

Michael B. Jordan enters the ring of directors with ‘creed III’

Nicholas Castillo , Staff Writer May 11, 2023

Michael B. Jordan comes out swinging, pun very much intended, with his directorial debut film. The star has shown himself to be rather laid back in interviews, but he came into this film with weights on...

Tacos Mi Casa

Tacos Mi Casa

Haydee Barahona, Converge Editor May 10, 2023

Fernando Ramos had been a fieldworker in the 1990s, and in 2000, he started working at Alvarez Bakery. As a young father to six children, he felt the salary was not enough to support himself and...

Victoria Chipres (Left) and Emmalee Wright (Right) working at Financial Aid office

An unexpected passing of Emmalee Wright

Christopher Gomez, Staff Writer May 3, 2023

Emmalee Wright, 20, was a California State University, Bakersfield junior pursuing a career in psychology, with an emphasis in criminal justice, after transferring from Rio Hondo College in Los Angeles,...

Photo Provided by Vanessa Beltrán

Vanessa Beltrán puts the risk in risqué and anti-traditional

Ernesto Leon , Editor-in Chief May 2, 2023

A student who enjoys the macabre, and isn’t afraid for her plays to touch the risque or be anti-traditional, Vanessa Beltrán has won the Outstanding Undergraduate award in theatre at Cal State University,...

Nicholas Torres

Nicholas Torres philosophizes a future of teaching

Ernesto Leon , Editor-in Chief May 2, 2023

The study of fundamental nature, knowledge, and existence. To think critically and dive deep into analysis has become a joyous study for Nicholas Torres, the Outstanding Undergraduate for philosophy...

Madelyn Gaines

Madelyn Gaines’ spiritual journey leads to Morocco

Autumn Layton , Features Editor May 2, 2023

Religious studies and psychology major Madelyn Gaines is the recipient of the Outstanding undergraduate award for Religious Studies. This came with much hard work since the Fall of 2019, which is when...

Devin Mcgee preforming at his Recital in October of 2022

Devin McGee sings his way in a different direction

Autumn Layton , Features Editor May 1, 2023

Mom, Dad, Uncle, and both Sisters all have their bachelors from California State University, Bakersfield. Now it's Music’s Outstanding Award Recipient Samuel Devin Mcgee’s turn to add to the family...

The six panelists, Aaron Wan, Sonia Silva

The Asian American and Pacific Islanders bring awareness to the similarities and differences in their communities

Autumn Layton , Features Editor April 29, 2023

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is in May, but California State University, Bakersfield decided to celebrate early with an important panel discussion to explore the diverse experiences...

Plants and home decor at Haggin Oaks farmers market

Support local businesses at Haggin Oaks Farmers Market

Dina Olvera, Features writer April 13, 2023

The Haggin Oaks Farmers Market is available to the public and located in the parking lot of Kaiser Permanente, on 8800 Ming, Bakersfield. The farmers market is open, whether rain or shine, every...

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