Staff
December 3, 2014

While the weather isn’t all that cold outside, it is winter. All the trappings of the end of year preparations and celebrations are quickly becoming commonplace. Whatever your denomination, or prescription of faith, Christmas is just a fact of life in December. The familial festivities are inescapable... Read more »

Shooting near BC sparks debate- CON

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Monique Hansen-Garcia, Reporter
December 3, 2014

On the evening of Nov. 13 a highway speed chase lead to the death of Ramiro James Villegas, a 22-year old male, stunning the East Bakersfield community. Only a five minute drive or fifteen minute walk from the Bakersfield College campus, Bakersfield Police Department officers shot Villegas after he refused... Read more »

Shooting near BC sparks debate

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Elizabeth Fernandez, Editor in Chief
December 3, 2014

OK, let’s get one thing straight. When it comes to the topic of police brutality there is no pro and con. It’s a matter that shouldn’t exist in our society. I was asked whether I believed the Bakersfield City Police Department was currently suffering from a case of cops gone bad, and my answer... Read more »

No excuse for abuse on the BC campus

Monique Hansen-Garcia, Reporter
December 3, 2014

Domestic violence and rape of college students cannot go unreported. Too often issues that happen at school, or even at home, go without ever being acknowledged. Statistics would have you believe that 1 in 4 female college students will be a victim of a rape or domestic violence incident. Some national... Read more »

Many steps to finding the emaning of life and its rewards

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James Macias, Reporter
December 3, 2014

I am going to tell you the meaning of life. I bet you are thinking that no one can know that, or else that it is subjective and indefinable in any kind of broad or generalized sense. This is not the case. It is actually pretty easy to figure out what the meaning life is and how it affects you. Let me... Read more »

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 »

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