Cal State University, Bakersfield's Kegley Institute of Ethics held its fourth annual fall lecture on Oct. 15 at the Dore Theatre. Reza Aslan, noted as "one of the nation's most respected experts on Islam and the Middle East," gave a lecture titled after his book "How to Win a Cosmic War: Why We're Losing the War on Terror."
Christopher Meyers, the director of the Kegley Institute,... Read more »
Bakersfield College golfer Katherine James tied for 13th place with a 165 at the 9th annual Lady Otter Invitational Oct. 6-7 in Monterey as the BC women's golf team competed against 21 other colleges and universities. At the Bayonet/Black Horse golf courses, BC finished in ninth place for the team score. BC finished second in community colleges as Sierra College finished first... Read more »
The Bakersfield College volleyball team has been up and down its last two matches, which included a loss to the state's No. 1-ranked team LA Pierce.
Pierce defeated the Renegades in three games 25-18, 25-18, 25-10 on Oct 14.
During the match donations were taken, and t-shirts were sold for the Attack the Cure fundraiser.
Coach Carl Ferreira felt like the event was a success... Read more »
Freshman Addison Hay dedicates himself to the Bakersfield College wrestling team and does so by staying focused before and during a wrestling match. Hay does not need any pre-match rituals. As Hay said, "I just clear my head."
Hay, 21, discovered wrestling in 2002 at Foothill High School and has enjoyed it ever since. Hay admitted that it was in honor of his late grandfather's... Read more »
Cross-country athlete Cesar Mireles has finished first for Bakersfield College's men in the last four consecutive races the team has competed in.
Sophomore Mireles, 18, has finished first for BC multiple times, yet he believes he could finish better. He said, "I want to improve my times, probably in the mid-20's," referring to the time between 20 minutes and 21 minutes.
Mireles... Read more »
The Bakersfield College football team has used a strong running attack and a quarterback change to win its last two games and improve to 3-4 overall and 2-1 in the Northern National Conference.
"We've got some extremely large guys up front that look to create some seams," head coach Jeff Chudy said. "The tandem of running backs that we have in (Bruce) Frieson, (Andre) Smith... Read more »
Everything about the Earth and its elements are good, said BC art professor Marlene Tatsuno.
And she loves manipulating and shaping those elements: clay, glass, etc. Ever since high school, Tatsuno has enjoyed the sensations of working with clay and glass.
At Tatsuno's "Hands On: Home Grown" reception on Oct. 16 at Bakersfield College's Wylie and May Louise Jones Gallery in... Read more »
From creepy, gory, scary creatures to wholesome pumpkin picking and hay wagon rides, Bakersfield offers all to enjoy through the month of October in celebration of Halloween.
Returning for its fifth year of "fear," The Chamber Haunted attraction claims to be Bakersfield's most horrifying tradition, and according to Asia Marchbanks, 14, it is. "It was so scary," said Marchbanks.... Read more »
The Bakersfield Improvisational Team (BIT) has recently moved from The Spotlight Theatre to The Empty Space theater. Along with a location change came the addition of some new shows. Major League Improv, or MLI, are short skits performed in a head-to-head competition. Also featured are long form skits.
Matthew Borton, marketing manager and team member of BIT, has been a part... Read more »
Homecoming week has arrived at Bakersfield College.
There are several activities planned for students, administration and faculty alike, including three-legged races, ultimate Frisbee, and tug-o-war. Prizes include gift baskets with gift certificates for Cruz Thru Car Wash, Coldstone Creamery, and various restaurants, as well as movie tickets. Also, free tickets to Saturday's... Read more »
Bakersfield's LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Questioning), along with other organizations, have been preparing for 8 months for the fifth annual Bakersfield Gay Pride Festival.
"Our theme today is love, equality, pride. Really, that's what this whole year is about," said Chair of the LGBTQ Whitney Wedell.
About 25 vendors and their booths lined the Bakersfield... Read more »
Bakersfield's Star Trek club, Nemesis Station, hosted its 10th annual charity bowlathon for the Jamison Children's Center on Oct. 11 at AMF Southwest Lanes.
The event started with a speech by club president Daryl Curtis, who thanked sponsors and donators such as Logan's Roadhouse Grill, California Living Museum and Enterprise Drilling Fluids. Russo's Books and the East Hills... Read more »