Students address goals and dreams beyond BC

Marcus Castro, Reporter
May 13, 2015

As graduation approaches this year at Bakersfield College, students plan for their future. A big question for students who are planning on graduating is what is next for them. Alondra Lule, an 18-year-old English major at BC, plans on graduating in 2016. She then plans on transferring to University of... Read more »

Career Day held on campus

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Elka Wyatt, Reporter
May 13, 2015

Over 100 employers showed up on April 29 for Bakersfield College’s Career Day, offering jobs and information about their companies to an estimated 2,000 job seekers. The event, which was held in the Campus Center, was open to Bakersfield College students and the public. Its purpose is to let people... Read more »

WESTEC: the new fast track to a career in law enforcement

Victoria Miller, Reporter
May 13, 2015

Bakersfield College students can now obtain a career in law enforcement in less than five months through WESTEC; an administration of justice training program that’s collaborating with BC. Chris Resendes, who has 30 years of law enforcement experience and works with WESTEC, explains what makes this... Read more »

BC’s best in state and sixth in the nation

Elka Wyatt, Reporter
May 13, 2015

Bakersfield College has been ranked number six in the nation and number one in California for graduates earning more than the expected pay scale for their metropolitan area. In a study performed by the Brookings Institute, a non-profit research institution, it was found that BC was ranked sixth in post-grad... Read more »

BC community earn achievement awards

Mason J. Rockfellow, Reporter
May 13, 2015

Twelve awards went to students and faculty members of Bakersfield College at the 2015 Student Leadership and Recognition Awards Ceremony. The award ceremony was held on April 24 in the Campus Center’s Fireside Room in recognition of the nominees and winners’ merit this academic school year. Master... Read more »

BC holds an equity conference to educate both students and faculty

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Elizabeth Castillo, Editor in Chief
May 7, 2015

Bakersfield College held a conference on equity so that educators could better serve students in Kern County. The conference was held in the Levan Center and topics discussed included equity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics knowledge, the classroom and the equity gap experienced by... Read more »

Drug prevents HIV infection

Elizabeth Castillo, Editor in Chief
May 7, 2015

Although a drug that prevents HIV was approved in 2012, several organizations in Bakersfield that serve high-risk communities believe that Bakersfield is too uninformed of Truvada, the brand-name pill. The Food and Drug Administration approved Truvada for preexposure prophylaxis. PrEP means that the... Read more »

BC student body elects Fowler as new president

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Elizabeth Castillo, Editor in Chief
April 22, 2015

The Bakersfield College Student Government Association announced the winners of the 2015 general election, and Clayton Fowler will serve as president of the SGA. Fowler won the election by receiving 183 of the 595 total votes casted. According to Megan Lonsinger, an SGA senator and member of the Elections... Read more »

BC newspaper wins at journalism conference

April 22, 2015

Bakersfield College’s student newspaper, The Renegade Rip, was honored with two general excellence awards in the past few weeks. The Rip was notified by the California Newspaper Publishers Association that it was a Blue Ribbon Finalist in judging for the top community college newspapers in the... Read more »

A BC writing contest puts students into the future

Marcus Castro, Reporter
April 22, 2015

The Bakersfield College Writing Center is hosting a creative writing contest this semester, and the deadline for entries is approaching quickly. The topic of the contest is “the future.” Entries are allowed to be about any time in the future as long as it pertains to the future. Each student is allowed... Read more »

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