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Burke takes place as KCCD chancellor

Morgan Park, Editor-in-Chief

March 1

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Over the winter break, the Kern Community College District appointed a new district chancellor in Tom Burke, who previously served as chief financial officer for the district since 2001. Burke officially began his new role on Jan. 17, the first day of the Spring 2017 semester. “I really didn’t think about [the chancellor position] until Sandra [Serrano] started getting...

Memorial to be held for a long-time BC English professor

Memorial to be held for a long-time BC English professor

Zach Sullivan, Reporter

March 1

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Bakersfield College will hold a memorial for long-time English professor Nancy Edwards on March 4 to celebrate her life. The memorial will feature poetry...

BC faculty speaks on textbooks

BC faculty speaks on textbooks

March 1

Textbooks have long been a topic of discussion among students in the college system — be it lamentations over their price, their necessity, or their...

BC professor hosts art gallery

Megan Fenwick, Reporter

February 15

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Bakersfield College art professor Diego Gutierrez Monterrubio showcased his art in Metro Galleries on Feb. 3. The show was free and part of the monthly Art Walk held downtown during every First Friday. Monterrubio’s art show filled both stories of the gallery, consisting of two collections and a sculpture. The first collection, called “Una Novela de un Amor Eterno,” depicts...

Speaker draws embittered crowd

Speaker draws embittered crowd

February 15

A large crowd of students was drawn around a religious speaker at Bakersfield College on Feb. 8. Nathaniel Runnels, 25, faced largely negative reactions...

California to assist unregistered students

California to assist unregistered students

February 15

Following last November’s presidential election, many questions arose about what would happen to many of the policies that were established during the...

Muslim student worries for family

Muslim student worries for family

February 15

The political battle making headlines around the world is separating families here in Bakersfield. Huda, 22, is a Bakersfield College student whose parents...

Public Safety pursues man who exposed himself to students

Public Safety pursues man who exposed himself to students

February 15

Two incidences of indecent exposure sprung campus security into action around 7:21 p.m. on Feb. 6. In an email to students sent at 9 p.m., Department...

BC professor spends vacation on Kilimanjaro

BC professor spends vacation on Kilimanjaro

February 15

Over the winter break, Bakersfield College professor Krista Moreland was climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. This massive mountain is in an eastern part of Africa...

Guided Pathways will provide assistance to lost students

Guided Pathways will provide assistance to lost students

February 15

Bakersfield College has joined the Guided Pathways project, which will navigate the average student to a faster graduation process by showing them what...

Measure J funds to come in April

Measure J funds to come in April

February 15

Around the time Measure J (the $503 million bond measure that will fund new constructions and renovations across the Kern Community College District) passed...

Incident on campus involved a male suspect exposing to students

Morgan Park, Editor-in-Chief

February 7

Filed under News

Two incidences of indecent exposure sprung campus security into action around 7:21 p.m. on Feb. 6. In an email to students sent at 9:00 p.m., Department of Public Safety director Christopher Counts described the incident, saying the Bakersfield Police Department notified them of the first incident that had happened around 4:50 p.m. The suspect was a white male in their 20’s...

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