ASL program asks for equal treatment

Elizabeth Castillo, Reporter
December 3, 2014

Some members of the Bakersfield College community feel there is stigma associated with using American Sign Language on campus. Tom Moran, the foreign language department chair at Bakersfield College, hopes to educate the BC community about various misconceptions relating to the deaf community. “Some... Read more »

New campaign aims to help students stay above the influence

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Phillip Rodriguez, Reporter
November 19, 2014

  Multicolored strips of paper decorate multiple walls in the Language Arts Building of Bakersfield College. Each strip bears the statement “I am (above)” with a variety of words on each paper. The strips of paper are part of a project that was introduced by the Above the Influence Campaign,... Read more »

Gang activity peaks in Delano Community

Elias C. Ahumada, Opinons Editor
November 19, 2014

“Stop the violence, stop the violence, don’t they see who they are hurting?” said Maria Juana Gonzalez-Pena, 49, who’s son, Alberto Juan Gonzalez, 19, was found dead in a triple homicide in Delano on Oct 25. Homicides aren’t the only crimes that some residents in the area have been exposed... Read more »

Bomb threat sends BC students home

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Phillip Rodriguez, Reporter
November 19, 2014

The Bakersfield College Panorama campus was evacuated for over an hour and a half after a bomb threat was called into the Bakersfield Police Department anonymously on Nov. 12. Students were asked to leave via email, landlines and mobile devices at 3:53 P.M., prompting the temporary cancellation of scheduled... Read more »

District attorney visits BC campus

Phillip Rodriguez, Reporter
November 19, 2014

Kern County District Attorney Lisa Green spoke before Professor Randy Beeman’s History of California class Nov. 5. Beeman’s class, which has been learning about the history and origins of many gangs in California, were given a description of the Kern County DA’s office, as well as Green’s own... Read more »

BC to be a green campus

Brooke Howard, Reporter
November 19, 2014

Last summer, Bakersfield College’s only form of recycling, which was in the form of bins, were taken out of various parking lots. This semester, Craig Rouse, director of Maintenance and Operations, has been trying to initiate a new program that involves all of BC staff and students. “We are getting... Read more »

News briefs

Brooke Howard, Reporter
November 19, 2014

Nov. 19 – Dec. 3   CARE/CalWORKs “Adopt a Family” for our Holiday Tree located in the EOP&S office is accepting presents until Dec. 5th for underprivileged children.   Bakersfield College has changed its parking permit system. To order your Spring 2015 parking permit, visit www.permitsales.net/BAKCOLLEGE. New... Read more »

Student safety is a priority at BC

Elizabeth Castillo, Reporter
November 5, 2014

On Oct. 21 an email was sent to the Bakersfield College community regarding an indecent exposure incident. After this incident, students may be questioning the safety of the BC campus. BC has released an Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report that suggests there has been a drop in crimes on campus. The... Read more »

New application process shifts online

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Christopher A. Baptiste, Reporter
November 5, 2014

With a new online process, BC has a lot of scholarships to offer. Director of financial aid and Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOP&S) Primavera Arvizu said, “We have over 600 scholarships to offer, ranging from 100 to 3000 dollars.” The process was switched from paper to online to... Read more »

Saving water on campus

Brooke Howard
November 5, 2014

Bakersfield College has initiated water-conservation projects all around campus and could use your help too. When it comes to water conservation, small adjustments can have a huge impact. Director of Maintenance and Operations, Craig Rouse, said, “We’ve been browning-out the campus and watering the... Read more »

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