Community colleges should not be on the chopping block

James Licea, Copy Editor
May 4, 2011

With the state of California’s current economy, many people are talking about what will be cut next. In times like these, many have different ideas of where the money should be taken from and what should be done with it. Recently, the most popular cut has been in education. John and Ken, two popular... Read more »

BC does its part for Hands Across California and raises its funds

Mateo M. Melero, Reporter
May 4, 2011

On the corner of Mt. Vernon and University Avenues, Bakersfield College students, faculty members and school supporters joined hands April 17 in the charity event, Hands Across California, to raise scholarship money for California’s Community College System. Assembling at 2 p.m. the attempt failed... Read more »

Finals cast a shadow on social lives of students

James Licea, Copy Editor
May 4, 2011

During the last weeks of the spring semester, many students at Bakersfield College are preparing for finals.  As they get ready for their tests, students shared their experiences. Anna Agenjo, chair of the library, said that the amount of students studying in the library does not increase, but the amount... Read more »

Fit 94-year-old bowling hot for half a century

Sandra Ward, Reporter
May 4, 2011

  At a petite stature of no more than five-feet tall, Sunny Kennedy happens to be a dedicated senior league bowler competing in three separate senior leagues three days a week at the Regency Bowling Lanes in Bakersfield. There is something quite unique about this particular senior bowler that may... Read more »

Scholarships aren’t taken advantage of by many students

Amber T. Troupe, Reporter
May 4, 2011

College is expensive, and that is why scholarships are offered and provided to students to be able to afford to attend, but some students don’t even know how they work. Students had different reasons as to why they have or have not applied to scholarships. Naomi Ream, 18, and a nursing major, explained... Read more »

Man shares his lifelong love of blues

Amber T. Troupe, Reporter
May 4, 2011

With age comes wisdom and experience, and at 71, Nat Dove has plenty of both. Originally from Bryan, Texas, Dove’s first memories of hearing the blues was at age 3, when he could hear the music from next door at the club through his bedroom walls. He smiles as he began to remember. “I could hear... Read more »

Man collects cans to provide for family.

Ryan George, Photographer
May 4, 2011

Students at Bakersfield College may not know his name, but they know him as “the can guy.” Enrique Angeles, a legal immigrant from the Philippines, had big dreams and hopes awaiting him as he left his family behind in search of a prospering future in America. From Manila he traveled to the United... Read more »

Club receives a free rafting trip

Brian N. Willhite, Reporter
May 4, 2011

The Bakersfield College Sports Club will be beating the summer swelter with a white-water-rafting trip on the Kern River May 8. The adrenaline-pumping, wave-crashing event will serve as the club’s annual outing for its members, and it will also be free. The complimentary cruise down the river was made... Read more »

The Gate, The Place, The Music

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May 4, 2011

by Martin Chang The Gate, a community center in Bakersfield, California is a youth-friendly haven and hangout.

Politics viewed as an afterthought in student lives for excellent reasons

Keith Kaczmarek, Reporter
May 4, 2011

You probably don’t care about politics. Should you? Apathy toward politics is at a record high, even among young people who are notoriously disenchanted with politics. In many ways, America is becoming the democracy that chooses to not vote, but is anyone really surprised? Let’s face it, we aren’t... Read more »

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