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BC professors surprised by Trump’s win

Veronica Morley, Reporter

December 2, 2016

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This last election season drew out a great deal of attention, reaction and outrage. Since Election Day concluded with the announcement of Donald Trump as the new President-elect, protests and riots have ensued in multiple cities and universities throughout the country and social media. Two Bakersfield College professors weighed in with their professional opinions and views... Read more »

Financial aid details a mystery to many BC students

Zach Sullivan, Reporter

December 2, 2016

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As the deadline for financial aid applications approaches, Bakersfield College students are aware of the scholarships available and are eager to apply, but many do not know how to do so. Bakersfield College offers Pell Grants, Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGFW), as well as numerous other scholarships offered by BC,... Read more »

Marijuana now legal but still very regulated

Dylan Bryant, Reporter

December 2, 2016

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In the midst of an unprecedented election, many lost sight of a historic event that took place that Tuesday night. Californians voted in favor of Proposition 64 by a margin of over 10 points, putting an end to 100 years of cannabis prohibition in the state. The measure establishes legal limits for possession, growing, and taxes and regulates sales. Any adult over the age... Read more »

Teachers approved to carry guns

Dylan Bryant, Reporter

December 2, 2016

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The Kern High School District passed a measure allowing staff with conceal & carry weapon permits to carry their firearms on campus last week. The measure passed 3-2. The session was held so that trustee Chad Vegas, who is scheduled to leave office in January, could vote on the matter before stepping down. His successor, Joey O’Connell, publicly opposes the policy. Proponents... Read more »

KCCD ‘disappointed’ by verdict

Zach Sullivan, Reporter

November 16, 2016

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Chris Hine, general counsel for the Kern Community College District, said the district is, “pleased that the actions of Bakersfield College athletic director Sandi Taylor were vindicated by the verdict,” following a lawsuit in which Bill Kalivas, a former wrestling and golf coach at Bakersfield College, sued the KCCD over health and safety concerns. Hine said whi... Read more »

Kalivas comments on $13,000 settlement

Zach Sullivan, Reporter

November 16, 2016

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Bill Kalivas, a former wrestling and golf coach at Bakersfield College, said he is happy to be exonerated following the verdict two weeks ago of a civil lawsuit he filed in 2014 after being told he would not be retained as a coach. Kalivas, who was also a professor at BC for 27 years, said that he contacted administration to voice his concerns over the safety of the wrestling... Read more »

Measure J passes, secures BC renovations

Morgan Park, Reporter

November 16, 2016

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Last week’s election saw the passing of several new bond measures in Kern County, the largest of which was Measure J, a nearly $503 million bond that will enable new construction and renovations throughout the Kern Community College District. The schools of the KCCD include Bakersfield College, BC’s Delano campus, Porterville College and Cerro Coso College, all of which... Read more »

Kern Republicans have Grand Old Watch Party

Kern Republicans have Grand Old Watch Party

November 16, 2016

The Republican watch party took place on Nov. 8 at JC’s Place in downtown Bakersfield. The atmosphere was jubilant as update after update came in with... Read more »

‘It’s a Matter of Life and Death’ awes the crowd

‘It’s a Matter of Life and Death’ awes the crowd

November 6, 2016

Bakersfield College choir director Jennifer M. Garrett has outdone herself with a pivotal and breathtaking performance during the “It’s a Matter of... Read more »

City drafts rules for food trucks

Zach Sullivan, Reporter

November 6, 2016

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Following a unanimous decision by the Bakersfield City Council, the city will enact chapter 5.66 of the Bakersfield municipal code, which deals directly with food trucks. The ordinance details the city’s rules regarding the definition of food trucks, application approval, denial, revocation, general food vending vehicle requirements, food vending vehicle requirements in the... Read more »

California propositions cover many issues

California propositions cover many issues

November 6, 2016

The general election is right around the corner, and that means Californians will have to decide whether to pass or fail the 17 voter initiatives on the... Read more »

BPD seeking applicants

BPD seeking applicants

October 18, 2016

Retired Bakersfield police officer Joe Grubbs recently came and spoke to Professor Pat Smith’s Introduction to Criminal Justice (CRIM B1) class about... Read more »

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