Ag summit addresses water issue, future


Alisia Sanchez, Photographer
October 22, 2014

Led by U.S. Rep. and honorary chairman Kevin McCarthy, Bakersfield College was host to the first annual Kern County Agriculture Summit that took place in the Gil Bishop Gymnasium Oct. 9. “Since we’re in Kern County, why haven’t we done this before,” McCarthy asked of host and Bakersfield College... Read more »

NAMI walk to fight against mental illness


Christopher A. Baptiste, Reporter
October 22, 2014

“Every one knows someone with a mental illness,” said Erika Dixon, walk manager of this year’s NAMI walk that took place Oct. 18 at Riverwalk. Those in attendance ranged from individuals with a mental illness and their families to friends and supporters. Students of the Bakersfield College nursing... Read more »

Cesar Luna an inspiration at home, leader among team


Mohamed Bafakih, Reporter
October 22, 2014

“He’s my Hercules, my hero, my everything. That’s how I define him.” These are the words of 184-pounder Bakersfield College wrestler Cesar Luna’s mother, Lisa Rodriguez, after she saw her son take a rare loss against the state’s eighth ranked wrestler, Cuesta College’s Jeff Sanchez, here... Read more »

Cross-country coach retiring after 10 years


Monique Hansen-Garcia, Reporter
October 22, 2014

Bakersfield College cross-country coach David “Dave” Frickel is set to retire, with his last semester to be in spring of 2015. Frickel has taught at Bakersfield College for 10 years, along with being the coach for both the cross-country and track & field teams. He started his career in 1977,... Read more »

Bakersfield’s Greek Orthodox church has lots of BC connections


James Macias, Reporter
October 8, 2014

Hiding on the east side is a close-knit family of Greek immigrants and American converts called The Hellenic Community of St. George Greek Orthodox Church. This community has been an integral part of Bakersfield history and has influence over our lives even today. Past members have founded key businesses... Read more »

New theater opens with Shakespeare plays


Amber Hayden, Photo Editor
October 8, 2014

The long awaited opening for the outdoor theater has finally come to an end. With the Shakespeare festival going on, it will bring two timeless plays: The Taming of the Shrew and Macbeth. The plays will run repertory to each other with Taming opening the festival. Professor Randy Messick, Director for... Read more »

Cross country does well at home meet

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Monique Hansen-Garcia, Reporter
October 8, 2014

The Bakersfield College men’s and women’s cross country teams placed first at the Bakersfield Invitational held at the Kern Soccer Field on Sept. 26. On a mild weather and slightly breezy day, the Bakersfield College runners brought home the top four individual places in each race. Four schools total... Read more »

BC getting new pre-law focus on campus


Graham C Wheat, Contributing writer
October 8, 2014

  If you dream of becoming a lawyer or attorney, Bakersfield College has got you covered. Students interested in pursuing a career in law have a new, streamlined pathway courtesy of BC. In conjunction with the State Bar of California’s Council on Access and Fairness (COAF), 24 community colleges... Read more »

PAC classrooms in use, theaters are on the way


Monique Hansen-Garcia, Reporter
September 24, 2014

Although the theaters may not be up and running just yet, the classrooms in the Simonsen Performing Arts Center are open and being utilized as construction continues on the theaters. The halls stream with students from the BC Theater Club as they wait for an acting class instructed by Department Chair... Read more »

Cookies bring in the dough


Elizabeth Castillo, Reporter
September 24, 2014

The cookies sold at the Panorama Grill and the Food Court Deli at Bakersfield College are baked fresh daily and are seeing a substantial increase in sales this semester. According to Alex Gomez, the Food Services manager at BC, last year saw sales of approximately 90-100 cookies per day. This semester,... Read more »

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