Bakersfield’s Greek Orthodox church has lots of BC connections

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James Macias, Reporter
October 8, 2014

Hiding on the east side is a close-knit family of Greek immigrants and American converts called The Hellenic Community of St. George Greek Orthodox Church. This community has been an integral part of Bakersfield history and has influence over our lives even today. Past members have founded key businesses... Read more »

Bachelors auctioned off for a good cause

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Amber Hayden, Photo Editor
October 8, 2014

Since June of this year, the Boots and Bachelor’s auction has been in the works to raise funds for the Bakersfield homeless center, and on Sept. 26, it took place at the Crystal Palace. With tables and chairs set up all around the stage and even up in the balcony, close to 400 women packed themselves... Read more »

BC Choir raising funds for international travel

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Monique Hansen-Garcia, Reporter
October 8, 2014

With the new SPARC classrooms open and the PAC theaters near completion, the director of Choral Activities at Bakersfield College is expanding her scope of fundraising. Jennifer Garrett, a professor of the BC choral program, is planning and preparing a trip to Rome, Florence, and Venice, Italy for the... Read more »

Victoria Pyle piling in the goals for BC

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Mohamed Bafakih, Reporter
October 8, 2014

It’s unusual for an incoming freshman athlete at any level to come in to a new system, at a new school, under a new coaching staff, and immediately put a mark on the field instantly – all while being on a nine-game road-trip to kickoff the collegiate season. Victoria Pyle, Ridgeview High School’s... Read more »

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

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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 »

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 »

Cookies bring in the dough

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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.

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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 »

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