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BC students take action against BPD

BC students take action against BPD

February 1

Just as last semester was coming to a close, Bakersfield College students Xavier Hines and Timothy Grismore were arrested and taken into custody by police...

A healthy trip to Washington, D.C.

A healthy trip to Washington, D.C.

February 1

Over winter break, Bakersfield College’s Ray Purcell was invited to the White House for his contributions in the field of Health and Wellness. He was...

SGA president reviews his term

SGA president reviews his term

Lizette Chavez, Reporter

February 1

Filed under News

As elections for a new Student Government Association near, Matt Frazer’s term as SGA president will soon be coming to an end. Frazer sat down and...

Drought relieved by rain, but not beaten

Drought relieved by rain, but not beaten

February 1

According to a recent data poll from the U.S. Drought Monitor, 38 percent of the state of California is no longer in a drought, the largest margin the...

Card readers add extra security to BC campus

Card readers add extra security to BC campus

February 1

Bakersfield College’s 2017 Spring semester is slated to see many small-scale maintenance projects, but one of the most significant projects is already...

Bakersfield college obituaries

Bakersfield college obituaries

February 1

THOMAS H. DAVIS, III was on the Social Science faculty from 1965 to 1996.  He passed away on Sunday, Nov. 13th.  Tom was always ready to jump into a...

Ward 5 seat set for special election

Dylan Bryant, Reporter

February 1

Filed under News

Following the death of City Council member Jeffrey Tkac, the residents of Bakersfield’s Ward 5 will have the opportunity to make their voices heard in a special election to fill the seat. Tkac took his own life on Jan. 5, a few weeks into his term. The Bakersfield City Council began their first meeting of the year by honoring Tkac, whom was remembered as a loving father...

Adjunct sentenced for sexual misconduct

Zach Sullivan, Reporter

February 1

Filed under News

Former Bakersfield College adjunct professor Andrew Hubbard will serve a year in jail after pleading no contest to a felony sex charge in which he was accused of engaging in sexual acts with a minor. Hubbard, 27, reached a plea deal with the prosecution, which dropped three other charges against him. According to court documents, Hubbard received a text message on July 19,...

Bakersfield marches for women’s rights

Bakersfield marches for women’s rights

February 1

Bakersfield citizens gathered on the corner of Stockdale Highway and California Avenue the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration as part of the Women’s...

Male suspect who’s involved in the incident in BC parking lot has been arrested

Mario Saldaña, Digital Content Editor

January 26

Filed under News

The Bakersfield Police Department have arrested the suspect who was involved in the incident at the parking lot that involved a woman being sexually harassed on Jan. 23 early in the morning. The conformation of the arrest came from an email that was sent to BC students by the department of public safety director Christopher Counts with this official statement of events: “The...

Power outage leaves students frustrated

Lizette Chavez, Reporter

January 23

Filed under News

A power outage caused by a fallen tree and a downed transformer resulted in the cancelation of classes on Monday morning. On Jan. 23 an email alert and text were sent out to students and staff at 9:16 a.m., though many students were already on campus before the alerts were received. Other students were left inconvenienced as some had a far commute. Diana Lopez, 20, did not...

Woman attacked by a male near the college campus

Mario Saldaña, Digital Content Editor

January 23

Filed under Developing Stories, News

The Bakersfield College Department of Public Safety was informed of an incident that occurred on Christmas Tree Lane near Mt. Vernon Avenue between 8:30 am and 9:00 am on the morning of Jan. 23. A female student walking to the campus this morning on Christmas Tree Lane near Mt. Vernon Avenue noticed a Hispanic Male, late teens to early 20’s Average build, 5’2”,...

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