The good, the bad, and the fried

James Macias, Reporter
September 24, 2014

  Taste is what brought me out this weekend to the Kern County Fair – the taste of food. I am quite fond of eating, so this was a perfect assignment for rating food – and some drink – at the fair. For each place, I gave an overall score of up to 10, and then rated some individual choices up... Read more »

Butterfly exhibit attracts and intrigues all ages


Trina Goree, Reporter
September 24, 2014

Children wait in anticipation with their nectar-soaked magic sticks, made out of Q-tips, waiting for the moment a Monarch will land and feed, giving the children the opportunity to observe the butterflies at close range. A main attraction, new this year to the Kern County Fair, is the Butterfly Adventures... Read more »

Cookies bring in the dough


Elizabeth Castillo, Reporter
September 24, 2014

The cookies sold at the Panorama Grill and the Food Court Deli at Bakersfield College are baked fresh daily and are seeing a substantial increase in sales this semester. According to Alex Gomez, the Food Services manager at BC, last year saw sales of approximately 90-100 cookies per day. This semester,... Read more »

Kimberly Hoang visits Levan Center, introduces new novel.


Brooke Howard, Reporter
September 24, 2014

Kimberly Hoang visited Bakersfield College on Sept. 11 to give a presentation on her forthcoming book, “Dealing in Desire: Asian Ascendancy, Western Decline, and the Hidden Currencies in Global Sex Work,” in which her unique participant observation approach gave her insight on the political economy... Read more »

Laughter looks for a new home

Elizabeth Fernandez, Editor in Cheif
September 24, 2014

The Center for Improv Advancement, or the C.I.A as its founders and agents promote it, has been a home base group for local actors to learn and perform the art of comedic improvisation since 2008, and currently, the C.I.A is on the mission to raise enough funds to give Bakersfield its first comedy club... Read more »

Food booths at county fair serving more than just fine food for causes

Elizabeth Castillo, Reporter
September 24, 2014

  While the fair has many food options available, some food booths serve a greater purpose and provide major fundraising opportunities for local organizations. When an individual enters the fair, he can see the food booth affixed with a large, Boy Scout hat. This booth, run by the Bakersfield Boy... Read more »

Jessica Campbell running toward dream while making family proud


Monique Hansen-Garcia, Reporter
September 24, 2014

  The first thing you notice about Jessica Campbell is her smile, especially after she finishes a run. Campbell, a sophomore on the Bakersfield College cross country team, shows poise and control during her runs that help her finish strong. Her teammates and her coach Dave Frickel both appreciate... Read more »

Vapors gaining traction


Elias C. Ahumada, Opinions Editor
September 24, 2014

  It was hard to quit smoking cigarettes for Bakersfield resident Trevor Poe, as it can be for many smokers. Poe said, “I haven’t smoked a cigarette in about two months.” Poe has been vaping for some months now and he explained that the reason why he started vaping was to quit smoking cigarettes. “About... Read more »

Dark Veil Dynasty: new name, remains top-rated salon for 2014

Vanessa Munoz, Reporter/ Photographer
September 10, 2014

The city of Bakersfield voted for its favorite hair salon, naming Curl Up and Dye its new and most liked establishment for 2014. The award was given to Jose Duran and Alex Arias after their takeover of Curl Up and Dye, which has now been renamed Dark Veil Dynasty. Dark Veil Dynasty is located in downtown... Read more »

Permanent ink plays a part in young woman’s wellness

Elizabeth Fernandez, Editor in Chief
September 10, 2014

Neomi Garcia, 37, mother of three, experienced what is perhaps a parent’s worst nightmare after nearly losing her eldest daughter to a severe case of staph infection and MRSA. Samantha, 22, became susceptible to the medical condition after receiving too many tattoos within a short period of time and... Read more »

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