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Opinion: Students’ spirits light up at ‘Runner Nights carnival

Kiara Zabala, Outreach and Recruitment April 10, 2023

California State University, Bakersfield hosted it’s ‘Runner Nights Carnival in person for the first time in three years since before the COVID-19 pandemic. The carnival offered free food, games,...

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Game Review: Atomic Heart

Christopher Gomez, Staff Writer April 6, 2023

Imagine if Russia won WWII and became a powerful force across the nation: That’s the main setting of the video game “Atomic Heart.”   You play as an experienced Russian soldier named P-3....

Scream VI movie poster.

Review: ‘Scream VI’ slashes the Big Apple

Zachariah Rush, Opinions Writer March 26, 2023

The “Scream” franchise is one of the longest-running horror franchises in film history. Unlike other classic horror franchises such as "Friday the 13th," where most of its entries are self-contained,...

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Women of CSUB share their stories on International Women’s Day

Autumn Layton , Features Editor March 22, 2023

In honor of International Women’s Day, California State University, Bakersfield celebrated the accomplishments of diverse women throughout the campus.    There are a couple of holidays in March,...

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Review: Zero sugar still gives that Monster buzz

Jacob Torres , Staff Writer March 22, 2023

Energy drinks have spiked in popularity over the years, and are a necessity for many people on the go, college students included.   Recently a new energy drink has hit the shelves, a new sugar-free...

Official movie poster for Cocaine Bear

Movie Review: ‘Cocaine Bear’

Christopher Gomez, Features Writer March 16, 2023

Let it be known, don’t ever let a bear ingest cocaine. "Cocaine Bear” is directed by Elizabeth Banks and is based on an event that happened in Georgia during 1985.   A smuggler named Andrew...

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Review: Mimosa Cafe fizzes with customer service

Autumn Layton, Features Editor March 14, 2023

A mimosa flight caught my attention while scrolling on Facebook; from then on, I constantly saw pictures and videos of the food and drinks at the Mimosa Cafe. After hearing numerous positive reviews,...

CSUB professor Michael Burroughs consults on new Hulu series Accused

CSUB professor Michael Burroughs consults on new Hulu series ‘Accused’

Jacob Torres , Staff Writer March 9, 2023

Michael D. Burroughs, associate professor of philosophy at CSUB and director of the Kegley Institute of Ethics, was involved in an ethics consulting project, along with the media company ATTN, for...

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2022 Albums in Review

Kiara Zabala, Outreach and Recruitment February 27, 2023

2022 gave us more music than we knew what to do with. It seemed as if every day another artist was dropping some album.  The new year means changes will occur, whether we like it or not. Some are...

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Counting down the best and worst Super Bowl commercials of 2023

Christopher Gomez, Staff Writer February 26, 2023

The Superbowl is a major sporting event that showcases the best NFL teams competing against each other. Millions gather to watch football, so this is also a great opportunity for companies to promote...

Review: The Last of Us episodes 1-4

Review: ‘The Last of Us’ episodes 1-4

Nicholas Castillo, Video Team Member February 19, 2023

HBO's “The Last of Us” is the latest film adaptation based on a popular video game franchise.   The show takes place in a post-apocalyptic future of earth with a unique spin on the zombie genre....

Homecoming Royalty Alfonso Hernandez Corral and Makaila Clay address the students at the homecoming dance.

CSUB hosts its first homecoming dance in 3 years

Autumn Layton, Features Editor February 17, 2023

Bloom and Blossom was the theme for the Spring 2023 Homecoming dance and there was good music, new experiences, and a whole lot of fun.    This year's homecoming dance is new to a lot of students...

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