County works to restructure GET

Monique Hansen-Garcia, Reporter
September 10, 2014

Kern County supervisors ask for the resignation of the CEO of Golden Empire Transit, and a joint city to county transportation committee and its members are responsible for the buses running again. The GET’s board of directors sought the resignation of the agency’s CEO, Annazetta Henderson.... Read more »

Football sanctions left with many questions

Brooke Howard, Reporter
September 10, 2014

There seems to be little movement in the legal action Bakersfield College took against the football sanctions. Leading the case for the college and the district is Christine Maloney of Foster Employment Law. It is unclear the bases of the lawsuit but the sanctions allegedly violate the CCCAA’s own... Read more »

Rally calls McCarthy to action on immigration

Elizabeth Castillo, Reporter
September 10, 2014

Local community leaders have varying opinions on the immigration issue, but one position rings clear regardless of political creed: the system is broken. At the end of August, a group of immigration activists rallied outside the Bakersfield office of Congressman Kevin McCarthy as a call to action. “The... Read more »

BC rally focuses on water issues


Elizabeth Fernandez, Editor in Cheif
September 10, 2014

The “Rally for Water for the Central Valley,” as flyers read, was set up by the Student Government Association and hosted at Bakersfield College on Sept. 3. The event brought along Kern County elected officials to discuss the California water drought and inform students of how they can ease conditions. Officials... Read more »

Construction impedes BC students

Construction workers are seen near the Mathematics building at BC across from the forum and gym area.

James Macias, Reporter
September 10, 2014

The Bakersfield College campus appears, to some, to be in shambles. Students attending classes the first week were welcomed by heavy equipment next to mounds of dirt and on top of trenches, walkway signs with enough yellow tape for an entire season of CSI, new pipes, old pipes, backhoes, and trucks –... Read more »

New director of student life looks to prioritize student needs


Phillip Rodriguez, Reporter
September 10, 2014

Recently, Bakersfield College has acquired a permanent member to its administration. Replacing the interim Director of Student Life Elizabeth Peisner, is Nicky Damania, who additionally will be in charge of supervising all SGA meetings. Four weeks into his position here at BC, Damania said that he would... 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 »

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 »

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