New SGA president excited for his term

Elizabeth Fernandez, Reporter
April 23, 2014

Just a regular Bakersfield College Student with some political background, Alex Dominguez, a political science major, prepares to take on the role of student body president and plans to “get things done.” After polls closed on March 27, over half of the students who had voted chose Dominguez. “I... Read more »

Club changes name, continues busy schedule

April 23, 2014

The Bakersfield College International Student Association club will now be known as the International Student Organization – or ISO. The name change is due to the club’s former acronym, being the acronym of the International Student Affairs department, which also oversees international students here... Read more »

Training looks to help prevent suicides

Sharida Rejon, Features Editor
April 23, 2014

The Bakersfield College Student Health and Wellness Center hosted its first suicide prevention training session on April 2. The method used in the session, referred to as QPR, is designed to train attendees to recognize the early warning signs of suicidal crisis and provides information on the appropriate... Read more »

Longtime librarians retire

Myrissa Johns, News Editor
April 23, 2014

Two familiar faces on campus, Marci Lingo and Dawn Dobie, Bakersfield College reference librarians, will both be gone after the end of June. Despite the usual focus of retirement being on one’s own future, Dobie and Lingo have stayed true to their reputations of being student-centered by voicing mainly... Read more »

Improvements on the way for music majors

Sharida Rejon, Features editor
April 23, 2014

For the first time in Bakersfield College history, students who are music majors will have the opportunity to improve their skills with the help of a new curriculum and a completely renovated facility. The newly established Associate of Arts for Transfer in Music degree is part of the changes that BC... Read more »

New degrees simplify transfer process

Myrissa Johns, News Editor
April 23, 2014

Bakersfield College will be offering several new Associate Degrees for Transfer in fall 2014. According to Billie Jo Rice, co-chair of the curriculum committee, 22 ADT programs have already been put into the new class catalog and will be effective for the fall 2014 semester. “[The ADT] allows the students... Read more »

Horticulture and Ag programs are ready for the annual Garden Fest

Robert Mullen, Sports Editor
April 23, 2014

Bakersfield College’s horticulture and agriculture programs will be holding the ninth annual Garden Fest on April 26 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at BC. The one-day festival will host over 150 vendors, including booths on gardening, pets, cooking, arts and crafts, a farmer’s market, and a live broadcast... Read more »

Grade check to help student athletes succeed

Robert Mullen, Sports Editor
April 2, 2014

Bakersfield College athletics is in the testing phase of a new grade check program designed to help student athletes. Helmed by Interim Athletics Director Sandi Taylor, the program is undergoing a trial with both the Track and Field and Swim teams during their 2014 seasons. Taylor says the intent of... Read more »

LED upgrades get installed around campus

Robert Mullen, Sports Editor
April 2, 2014

As part of funding given to Bakersfield College by the passage of California Proposition 39 back in 2013, the current bulbs in the light poles around BC are being replaced by new LED lights. Jim Coggins, the manager of Maintenance and Operations at BC, says it’s a race against the clock to install... Read more »

BC students raise funds for Relay for Life charity

Trina Goree, Reporter
April 2, 2014

There are more than a dozen members registered for Bakersfield College Delano Campus Renegades team that will participate in American Cancer Society Relay for Life on April 12-13. The advisers are Helen Calip and Loy Salarda, and the captains are Ana Santana and Krystal Vellido. The team members are... Read more »

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