New STEM room a boon

Cassandra McGowan, Reporter
December 4, 2013

The department of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics received its very own tutoring room last month, and it is expected to help STEM majors be even more successful while at Bakersfield College. Interim Dean of Instruction for STEM Liz Rozell said that there are more than 3,500 BC students... Read more »

Finals: Student opinions differ

Nicholas Torres, Reporter
December 4, 2013

Finals week is looming and that means students are either prepared or frantically doing last minute assignments. Several Bakersfield College students gave opinions on whether  or not finals are necessary, and offered some tips on how to prepare for them. Finals start on Dec. 7 for students with Saturday... Read more »

BC scholarships a prime opportunity for many kinds of students

Myrissa Johns, Reporter
December 4, 2013

There are many scholarship opportunities at Bakersfield College, according to Primavera Arvizu, Financial Aid and Extended Opportunity Programs and Services director. “I think students should always apply, even though they think ‘I’m not good enough,’ or ‘I don’t have a chance,’” she... Read more »

BC sports honors alums

Jason Reed, Reporter
November 21, 2013

Bakersfield College has added four new members to the football Hall of Fame. On Nov. 14, BC inducted John Alexander, Peter Reyes, Bill Houser and Gerry Collis into the 2013 Hall of Fame. “It’s the most surprising thing I could imagine,” said Reyes. Reyes is a BC graduate and still runs out on the... Read more »

First concert ’50s and ’60s jazz fest

Sharida Rejon, Photographer
November 21, 2013

The Bakersfield College jazz ensemble held their fall concert on Nov. 14. The concert, which consisted of a repertoire of big-band arrangements of jazz tunes from the ’50s and ’60s, is the group’s first concert this semester. Kris Tiner, who has been the jazz program director and instructor at... Read more »

BC bookstore seeks ‘B.I.G.’ council with faculty, students

Cassandra McGowan, Reporter
November 6, 2013

It has been two-and-a-half years since Barnes and Noble took over the Bakersfield College bookstore, and the company is now ready to implement a new committee for the Kern Community College District’s bookstores. Bookstore Innovation Group, or B.I.G., is already in use in many of the other college... Read more »

BC club celebrates Day of the Dead

Kennedy Thomas, Reporter
November 6, 2013

Bakersfield College’s M.E.Ch.A. club celebrated Dia de Los Muertos on Oct. 31 with a fundraising event in the Campus Center, featuring traditional Mexican food, dance, and music. Flora Garay, 19, president of M.E.Ch.A., oversaw the event.  Garay said that the club experienced a good turnout from students... Read more »

Speaker questions ‘real Indian’ idea

Cindy Hernandez, Reporter
November 6, 2013

Matthew Garrett has been studying the definition of the term “Indian” for most of his career. He asks himself what it takes to be a real Indian these days. Garrett is a California Native American and active Latter-Day Saint Mormon. He has an M.A. in American History earned at the University of Nebraska... Read more »

Free parking section to stay, for now

Robert Mullen, Reporter
November 6, 2013

On June 28 Zav Dadahboy, the vice president of student services at Bakersfield College, met with the student government association to discuss with them plans to remove free parking from BC and increase the price of parking permits. On Oct. 10 the Kern Community College District’s board of trustees... Read more »

BC presents free hip-hop workshop

Sharida Rejon, Photographer
November 6, 2013

A free hip-hop dance workshop was offered to all Bakersfield College students and members of the community at Bakersfield College on Nov. 3. The workshop was hosted by Bakersfield College dance instructor and Eve-leen’s Dance Studio owner Eve-lyne Thomas, and taught by Bakersfield College student Courtney... Read more »

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