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BC Career Day showcases job opportunities

Brandon Cowan, Reporter

May 2, 2017

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Career Day took place at the Bakersfield College Campus Center on April 26. There were a total of 96 different employers to give insight on job openings for students and other information about their companies. Gabriela Martinez, 21, a psychology major, attended Career Day at BC to apply for jobs. This is her fourth year at BC and she is planning on finishing her associate’s...

‘Right to Access Act’ gets revised

Morgan Park, Editor-in-Chief

May 2, 2017

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The “College Student Right to Access Act,” or SB 320, a bill that would mandate California colleges offer medical abortion pills to students who might seek them, has seen a significant change after passing in the Senate Health Committee on April 19 — removing community colleges from its language altogether. This means that if the bill were to pass, community colleges...

Smoking ban plan advances

Megan Fenwick, Reporter

May 2, 2017

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A procedure to make Bakersfield College tobacco-free has been approved by the College Council and will be added to the District Consultation Council’s agenda in the next few weeks. BC currently adheres to state law, which does not allow smoking within 20 feet of any entrance, exit, or window of a public building. If the tobacco-free procedure is approved, all smoking, tobacco...

Off-campus parking further restricted

Off-campus parking further restricted

May 2, 2017

Some of the nearby streets surrounding Bakersfield College have recently had signs posted up stating that there is no parking allowed unless a vehicle...

Garden Fest blooms on campus

Garden Fest blooms on campus

May 2, 2017

Bakersfield College’s 12th annual Garden Fest was held northeast of the football stadium on April 22. The event had many vendors, both old and new, set...

BC hosts Law Day on campus for students

Zach Sullivan, Reporter

May 2, 2017

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Bakersfield College’s Law Day Conference featured two panel discussions and workshops that informed students on what to expect in law school as well as how to deal with the stress that comes with it, while also featuring an internship fair where students were able to meet with representatives from local and visiting law schools and firms. Students in attendance were given...

Rising racial tensions in Kern addressed by BC professors

Ambria King, Reporter

May 2, 2017

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Over the past three years, there has been a sharp spike in racial tension in the U.S. According to a Gallup poll taken in March of 2017, “42 percent of Americans worry a great deal about race relations.” When the same poll was taken back in 2014, only 14 percent reported having such worries. The effects of these tensions have been witnessed fairly close to home. On April...

Financial Aid deals with issues of inaccurate balances on students accounts

Financial Aid deals with issues of inaccurate balances on students accounts

April 27, 2017

Recently Bakersfield College has been going through some technical difficulties with financial aid, which have resulted in in inaccurate balances on student...

Food truck catches on fire at ‘Noche de Cultura’

Food truck catches on fire at ‘Noche de Cultura’

April 24, 2017

A black truck attached to a taco van caught fire outside of the Outdoor Theater during the Noche de Cultura event. Two explosions were heard before some...

17th Annual Pulse Health and Wellness Fair kicks off on campus

17th Annual Pulse Health and Wellness Fair kicks off on campus

April 21, 2017

The Bakersfield College Health and Wellness Center and the Associate Degree Nursing program partnered with a group of local healthcare providers for the...

Final WHAM event talks modern female identity

Final WHAM event talks modern female identity

April 20, 2017

The Women’s History Month and More (W.H.A.M) committee held its last and final event, “The Evolution of the Selfie: Deconstruction of the Female from...

Congressional honor for former BC adjunct

Congressional honor for former BC adjunct

April 20, 2017

Former Bakersfield College student and current adjunct professor Justin Reid was recently nominated and awarded a congressional honor by Congressmen David...

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