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Adjunct sentenced for sexual misconduct

Zach Sullivan, Reporter

February 1, 2017

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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, 2017

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, 2017

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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, 2017

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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, 2017

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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”,...

BC professors surprised by Trump’s win

Veronica Morley, Reporter

December 2, 2016

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This last election season drew out a great deal of attention, reaction and outrage. Since Election Day concluded with the announcement of Donald Trump as the new President-elect, protests and riots have ensued in multiple cities and universities throughout the country and social media. Two Bakersfield College professors weighed in with their professional opinions and views...

BC pledges support in time of uncertainty

BC pledges support in time of uncertainty

December 2, 2016

Bakersfield College president Sonya Christian took to the BC Delano Campus to make a public statement addressing the college’s undocumented students...

Financial aid details a mystery to many BC students

Zach Sullivan, Reporter

December 2, 2016

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As the deadline for financial aid applications approaches, Bakersfield College students are aware of the scholarships available and are eager to apply, but many do not know how to do so. Bakersfield College offers Pell Grants, Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGFW), as well as numerous other scholarships offered by BC,...

Marijuana now legal but still very regulated

Dylan Bryant, Reporter

December 2, 2016

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In the midst of an unprecedented election, many lost sight of a historic event that took place that Tuesday night. Californians voted in favor of Proposition 64 by a margin of over 10 points, putting an end to 100 years of cannabis prohibition in the state. The measure establishes legal limits for possession, growing, and taxes and regulates sales. Any adult over the age...

Teachers approved to carry guns

Dylan Bryant, Reporter

December 2, 2016

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The Kern High School District passed a measure allowing staff with conceal & carry weapon permits to carry their firearms on campus last week. The measure passed 3-2. The session was held so that trustee Chad Vegas, who is scheduled to leave office in January, could vote on the matter before stepping down. His successor, Joey O’Connell, publicly opposes the policy. Proponents...

KCCD ‘disappointed’ by verdict

Zach Sullivan, Reporter

November 16, 2016

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Chris Hine, general counsel for the Kern Community College District, said the district is, “pleased that the actions of Bakersfield College athletic director Sandi Taylor were vindicated by the verdict,” following a lawsuit in which Bill Kalivas, a former wrestling and golf coach at Bakersfield College, sued the KCCD over health and safety concerns. Hine said whi...

Kalivas comments on $13,000 settlement

Zach Sullivan, Reporter

November 16, 2016

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Bill Kalivas, a former wrestling and golf coach at Bakersfield College, said he is happy to be exonerated following the verdict two weeks ago of a civil lawsuit he filed in 2014 after being told he would not be retained as a coach. Kalivas, who was also a professor at BC for 27 years, said that he contacted administration to voice his concerns over the safety of the wrestling...

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