Students, get some manners

Staff
November 19, 2014

A simple hello, thank you, and good morning can go a long way. A problem with the Bakersfield College campus and the students who attend classes on here is that many seem to lack proper etiquette. So often we find certain areas around campus to be filthy and that has a lot to do with students not picking... Read more »

‘Gotham’ making a name for itself on prime time TV

Phillip Rodriguez, Reporter
November 19, 2014

  Never have I looked forward to an ongoing TV series than I have when waiting for the crime drama that is “Gotham.” Set as a prelude to the inception of the iconic Dark Knight, Batman, the show takes place immediately after and surrounding the events that shaped Bruce Wayne after being orphaned... Read more »

Democrats, prepare for the long road ahead

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Graham C Wheat, Contributing Editor
November 19, 2014

  It seems like more than a trend in this country, but rather a basic instinct of the American voter. Turning over control of the government every two years to the other party seems like just a normal thing to do. This instinct is manufactured, and a detriment to the country every time it happens. The... Read more »

Republicans get their chance to take the reigns

James Macias, Reporter
November 19, 2014

  The Republican Party is firmly in control of Congress following the recent midterm elections. Finally, we have an atmosphere in which our legislature can no longer complain that it’s impossible to get anything done. So-called “partisan politics” has been a common scapegoat of our leadership... Read more »

Aid process needs revision here at BC

Monique Hansen-Garcia, Reporter
November 19, 2014

  There needs to be an overhaul in how financial aid for community colleges operates. Max 90 units and no financial aid? Excuse me, but what the hell? OK, it’s cool, I’ll just appeal, they have to understand. “Denied.” Not enough evidence of the circumstances and cannot appeal under the... Read more »

BC classooms falling apart and resources being wasted

Staff
November 5, 2014

The construction that has plagued Bakersfield College is a hot topic that has been discussed over and over during the last couple of months. As students, there is really nothing that we can do about the current construction except be careful and continue on with our daily routine. There is something... Read more »

What are we doing in the restroom, ladies? Eating, sleeping and talking?

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Trina Goree, reporter
November 5, 2014

  Where one relieves oneself is usually a topic best left unsaid, but I feel the time is way overdue to discuss, or at least share, my views regarding the women’s restrooms on campus. I must begin with the women’s restroom in the Admission and Records building. This restroom is extremely outdated... Read more »

Men’s restrooms: you have some options to choose

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Graham C Wheat, Contributing Editor
November 5, 2014

There are a few estimates of how much time the average person spends in the bathroom. A British study found that people will spend one and half years of their lifetime on the porcelain throne. Interestingly enough, men spend more time on the actual toilet at an average of one hour and 45 minutes a week;... Read more »

The 24-hour challenge steps without social media

Monique Hansen-Garcia, Reporter
November 5, 2014

The pettiness that people exhibit on social media is extreme. The lack of privacy and the overexposure, and the issues that plague our Facebook or Twitter accounts, all have become so extreme that violence and even death or suicide can be linked to social media. It seems like the more clothes you take... Read more »

Even in 2014, we still have yet to put away the old scars of discrimination

Monique Hansen-Garcia, Reporter
November 5, 2014

Racism is still alive and brewing in the hearts of men and women who feel superior or less superior than one another based on the color of their skin. Too often we encounter racist propaganda in our day to day, that instead of racism dying, we have become desensitized. With major cases like the Treyvon... Read more »

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