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 »

Michael J. Fox shares views about time

Myrissa Johns, News Editor
May 7, 2014

“People think I’m an expert on time because I did these movies,” said actor Michael J. Fox, who is most well-known for his role in “Back to the Future.” Although he joked that he doesn’t know anything about time travel, flux capacitors, space-time continuums or jigawatts, he said his experiences... Read more »

Relay For Life raises more than a million

Sharida Rejon, Features editor
May 7, 2014

299 teams and approximately 4,069 participants were able to raise $1,135,485.50 at the 23rd annual Bakersfield Relay For Life, which took place on a 24-hour span beginning on May 3. The Bakersfield Relay For Life, hosted by the American Cancer Society, has successfully raised over $1 million annually... Read more »

Coyle to retire from culinary arts department

Sharida Rejon, Features Editor
May 7, 2014

  After being on staff for 35 years at Bakersfield College, Chef Patrick Coyle, the Culinary Arts department chair, is retiring. Coyle, whose journey at BC started in 1969 as a nursing student, later determined that his calling was actually in the culinary arts, so he changed his major and graduated... Read more »

Clouds don’t hinder Garden Fest celebration

Robert Mullen, Sports Editor
May 7, 2014

Dark clouds and the threat of rain couldn’t put a damper on the ninth annual Garden Fest at Bakersfield College, which took place April 26. The nine-hour event saw thousands in attendance from the community and across the San Joaquin Valley, visiting vendor booths run by clubs and organizations from... Read more »

BC alumnus gives 10 percent of earnings to less fortunate

Elias C. Ahumada, Reporter
May 7, 2014

In every envelope, a simple, but encouraging message is written. A message to inspire and give hope to a person that is in need of help. Shade Gumapac, a former Bakersfield College student, who graduated in 2010 in theater arts has been giving 10 percent of his monthly wages to people in the Bakersfield... Read more »

Moran sees re-election as redemption and growth

Elizabeth Fernandez, Reporter
May 7, 2014

Polls closed at the end of March and Jimmy Moran, former treasurer, was officially re-introduced to Bakersfield College’s student government as vice president-elect for the next academic year. Moran was involved in last semester’s substance and misconduct allegations against the Student Government... Read more »

Student reveals Dream Act’s impact

Sharida Rejon, Features editor
May 7, 2014

“Since I started school I knew that I didn’t have the same opportunities as everyone else, and when I was in high school it was very hard for me because everyone was talking about college, but I didn’t know what was going on back then,” said 19-year-old Adelaida Hernandez, an undocumented student... Read more »

Guests gather for the Greek Food Festival, greeted by Greek guitar

Amber Hayden, Photographer
May 7, 2014

The sounds of the bouzouki, a Greek guitar, played through speakers as guests walked into the annual Greek Food Festival on May 3 at St. George Greek Orthodox Church on Truxtun Avenue. Along with the sounds, there were also the smells of several traditional Greek foods. There were several booths set... Read more »

Sampley steps down to do non-profit work

Rigoberto Lopez, Photographer
May 7, 2014

American Sign Language professor DeAnn Sampley will be retiring this semester. Sampley has dedicated 36 years of ASL teaching to Bakersfield College and now wants to do mission work for a non-profit organization called Children to Love International, where they reach out to orphans in Romania, India,... Read more »

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