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 »

Students back as construction continues


Darlene Mangrum, Reporter
September 10, 2014

It’s that time again, back to school. Back to rushing around campus to get to the next class on time, back to driving around trying to find the right parking space, back to seeing friends after a long summer vacation, and, for some, back to finishing what was started. One student who is a firm believer... Read more »

Cuisine for an ‘Orthodox’ cause


James Macias, Reporter
September 10, 2014

The Greek Food Festival took place on Sept. 5-6 at the Greek Orthodox Church. There was a festive atmosphere with the sounds of traditional Greek music in the air. Many people took part and the gracious disposition of the congregation was the most palpable feeling in the air. There were many varieties... Read more »

Childhood cancer survivor speaks up


Amber Hayden, Photo Editor
September 10, 2014

When the color gold is seen, most view it as a color that symbolizes nothing more than just another color. But to one mom, it means so much more. Diane Martinez is the mother of Ben, who had been diagnosed with cancer back in September 2013. Until then, she was unaware of it even being childhood cancer... Read more »

BC faculty and staff criticize new policy

Robert Mullen, Sports Editor
May 7, 2014

The Kern Community College District’s Board of Trustees decided to increase the district-wide mandatory reserves to 15 percent of the yearly budget, up from the five percent required by California law – a move which has caused some concern among the faculty and staff at Bakersfield College. Kate... Read more »

Award-winning author speaks in Levan Center

Amber hayden, Photographer
May 7, 2014

Award-winning director, screenplay writer, and author Marisa Silver visited the Levan Center April 24 to read passages from her book “Mary Coin.” Her book is based on the famous painting “The Migrant Mother,” which she spoke about before she read from her book. Silver has directed several movies... Read more »

Super Smash Bros. tournament attracts players

Bernie Rejon, Photo editor
May 7, 2014

Even after six years, Super Smash Bros. Brawl remains a popular choice for a tournament, so Ben Webby and a couple of his friends decided to host one at Wall Street Imprintables. “We’ve been playing this game for about three years, and we’ve wanted to see who is the best around,” Webby said. One... Read more »

Musical sounds of spring

Rigoberto Lopez, Photographer
May 7, 2014

Bakersfield College’s Spring Concert was held this semester outside of the gym, but director Tim Heasley mentioned that hopefully next year they would be performing in their new music room. There were three different types of bands playing: concert band, drumline and jazz ensemble. Heasley directed... Read more »

BC GSA hosts the Triwizard Tournament games

Sharida Rejon, Features editor
May 7, 2014

The Bakersfield College Gay Straight Association hosted their second GSA Fun Night on May 2. The Triwizard Tournament, which consisted of an evening of games and dancing, was themed around the Harry Potter films. Alex Delgado, president of the BC GSA, said that although the event is open to the community... Read more »

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