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Party School book cover by Jon Hart

A coming to age Novel by Jon Hart

Guadalupe Leon, Staff Writer June 17, 2023

Acceptance is what people seek throughout their lifetimes. To be accepted, people often buy items out of their price range to be perceived as better off or more desired by their peers. In addition,...

“The Last Croissant” production in correlation with CSUB sustainability symposium

“The Last Croissant” production in correlation with CSUB sustainability symposium

Dina Olvera, Staff Writer May 17, 2023

A comical play, “The Last Croissant,” by Veronica Tjioe, is an intriguing and thought-provoking production.   David Melendez, assistant professor of theatre history and literature, directed...

Illustration by Autumn Layton

Reading your way through the summer

Jacob Torres, Staff Writer May 16, 2023

  Fellow roadrunners! Summertime is here again, and what better way to kick off your summer than to immerse yourself in a good book? In case any of you are looking for suggestions about what to...

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, Magazine 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,...

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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...

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