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UberEats now available in Bakersfield

Melissa Puryear, Reporter

November 14, 2017No Comments

UberEATS, a newly emerging restaurant delivery service, launched by Uber, the same ridesharing service shuttling people to and from places around the city, brought the food delivery concept to the Bakersfield market on Nov. 13. Ordering food couldn’t be easier, and is at the touch of a button, according to Stephanie Sedlak, a communications manager for UberEATS. Bakersfield residents need only to download the UberEATS app or order from the UberEATS website online, and then choose from more than 25 local restaurants available. Consumers are charged a standard “booking fee” of $5.99 along with the cost of the food. But, according to Sedlak, “there are zero hidden fees.” According to Sedlak, one of the unique advantages to UberEATS...

BC sends Napa Valley College and Santa Rosa College a signed card

Alexandra Apatiga, Reporter

November 2, 2017No Comments

Since early October 2017, several wildfires across the state of California have been burning, and causing catastrophic damage to the land, destroying hundreds of homes. The most impacted by the fires has been Northern California’s wine country, including Napa and Sonoma County, home to Napa Valley College and Santa Rosa Junior College. Here at Bakersfield College, students were given the opportunity to offer support by signing cards to be sent to Santa Rosa Junior and Napa Valley College. Like Bakersfield, Napa and Santa Rosa each have a local community college which provides students the opportunity to transfer to a higher institution for education or immediately enter the workforce within two years. But this year’s semester...

Kern County cities placed in top 10 of most robocalls across the US

Melisa Puryear, Reporter

November 1, 2017No Comments

Bakersfield residents, and outlying communities within the 661-area code, were under siege in the month of August, as robocalls (companies that use an auto-dialer to place calls to landlines and cellular phones) skyrocketed, placing Kern County communities amongst the top- 10 listed cities across America for robocalls, while California residents received more of these calls than any other state in the nation. Statistics were compiled by YouMail Robocall Index™, which tracks, records and disseminates caller information and provides services that “stops robocalls with its highly accurate caller ID and smart blocking technology, … 8.9 million robocalls were placed to area code 661 in August 2017, equaling roughly 7.8 calls per person affected.” Kern...

Recent News Stories

Las Vegas shooting victims get help from Bakersfield

Las Vegas shooting victims get help from Bakersfield

November 1, 2017

Bakersfield law enforcement, radio, and TV stations teamed up for the Bakersfield Together fundraiser on Oct. 18 at the Fox Theater to benefit local victims of the Las Vegas massacre and their families. The shooting took the lives of five people from Kern County, and it left many others wounded. To...

AECOM to partner with BC for Measure J bond

AECOM to partner with BC for Measure J bond

November 1, 2017

Bakersfield College faculty met at the Levan Center on Oct. 25 to discuss the future of the campus using Measure J – a $503 million bond to construct new buildings and renovate the more than 60-year-old campus. The Measure J and Facilities Master Planning meeting included BC President Sonya Christian,...

The Office of Financial Aid holds a booth at the Health Connections Fair for scholarships

The Office of Financial Aid holds a booth at the Health Connections Fair for scholarships

November 1, 2017

A group of radiology students, gathered at the Office of Financial Aid booth on campus, during the Health Connections Fair on Oct. 5, to discuss financial aid and scholarships. Some students were asked questions by financial aid office representatives about whether they had applied for scholarships....

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Campus

BC tennis raises funds

Lizette Chavez, Editor-in-Chief

November 2, 2017No Comments

The Bakersfield College’s Men and Women’s Tennis Programs held a fundraising event in the BC cafeteria on Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. The fundraiser was held to raise money for...

Music festival offers students opportunity to improve vocals

Music festival offers students opportunity to improve vocals

Karla Gutierrez, Reporter

November 2, 2017No Comments

The Bakersfield College Chamber Festival is where the sound of music came alive on Oct. 23. in the Edward Simonsen Performing Arts Center. There was 12 high schools, plus...

Students learn about chemistry

Students learn about chemistry

Megan Fenwick, Social Media Editor

November 1, 2017No Comments

Bakersfield College held Chem Rocks, an event to promote Chemistry and other Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math(STEM) majors, on Oct. 24 in the Chemistry Courtyard...

‘Chasing the Harvest’ editor comes to BC

Christina Benavides, Reporter

November 1, 2017No Comments

Bakersfield College students welcomed editor Gabriel Thompson, for the second discussion of his book, “Chasing the Harvest: Migrant Workers in California Agriculture.” The...

One Book panel discusses poverty

November 1, 2017

A panel was held in the Norman Levan Center at Bakersfield College on Oct. 19 to discuss the book “$2 a Day: Living on Almost...

Masquerade Ball held at Campus Center

November 1, 2017

With at least 100 people attending the second annual Masquerade Ball at Bakersfield college, people from Kern County were encouraged...

Free community swim lessons held for the third year in-a-row at BC

October 23, 2017

The third Annual Free Community Swimming Lessons occurred at Bakersfield College on Oct. 7. The free swimming lessons were coached...

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Features

Beard Bash competition event raise money to help children

Beard Bash competition event raise money to help children

Melissa Puryear, reporter

November 14, 2017No Comments

Men with handle-bar whiskers, business beards and women in crafted (fake) beards, traveled from Southern California and Northern California, to Bakersfield, to compete for...

New Reading Oasis opens at Friendship House Community Center

New Reading Oasis opens at Friendship House Community Center

Lizette Chavez, Editor-in-Chief

November 14, 2017No Comments

The Kern Kiwanis Club in partnership with the Friendship House Community Center held a ribbon cutting event for a new community Reading Oasis on Nov. 8. The event was held...

Basketball player Murphy plans to pursue her goals on and off the court

Basketball player Murphy plans to pursue her goals on and off the court

Ambria King, Photo Editor

November 2, 2017No Comments

Bakersfield College women’s basketball player Aerin Murphy has only been attending BC for two semesters, but has already begun to set and pursue lofty goals both on and...

BC tennis raises funds

Lizette Chavez, Editor-in-Chief

November 2, 2017No Comments

The Bakersfield College’s Men and Women’s Tennis Programs held a fundraising event in the BC cafeteria on Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. The fundraiser was held to raise money for...

Cannon captain fires final shot for the season

November 2, 2017

John A. Medvigy, Bakersfield College’s gun crew captain who also is a member of the Vets Club, fired the final shot from the...

Music festival offers students opportunity to improve vocals

November 2, 2017

The Bakersfield College Chamber Festival is where the sound of music came alive on Oct. 23. in the Edward Simonsen Performing...

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Sports

Basketball player Murphy plans to pursue her goals on and off the court

Basketball player Murphy plans to pursue her goals on and off the court

Ambria King, Photo Editor

November 2, 2017No Comments

Bakersfield College women’s basketball player Aerin Murphy has only been attending BC for two semesters, but has already begun to set and pursue lofty goals both on and...

BC tennis raises funds

Lizette Chavez, Editor-in-Chief

November 2, 2017No Comments

The Bakersfield College’s Men and Women’s Tennis Programs held a fundraising event in the BC cafeteria on Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. The fundraiser was held to raise money for...

Cannon captain fires final shot for the season

Cannon captain fires final shot for the season

Melisa Puryear, Reporter

November 2, 2017No Comments

John A. Medvigy, Bakersfield College’s gun crew captain who also is a member of the Vets Club, fired the final shot from the cannon at BC’s last home game for the season,...

BC crushes Santa Monica, 48-0

BC crushes Santa Monica, 48-0

Alexandra Apatiga, Reporter

November 2, 2017No Comments

For the final home game at Bakersfield College’s Memorial Stadium Oct. 28, the BC Renegades defeated the Pirates of Santa Monica College 48-0, marking this win as 7-1 overall...

Bakersfield College men’s soccer team breaks losing streak with 1- 0 win against Victor Valley College

Bakersfield College men’s soccer team breaks losing streak with 1- 0 win against Victor Valley College

Ambria King, Photo Editor

November 2, 2017No Comments

Women’s soccer continues winning streak

Women’s soccer continues winning streak

Lizette Chavez, Editor-in-Chief

November 2, 2017No Comments

Bakersfield College Women’s Soccer team was victorious over Victor Valley College on Oct. 24 at the home game held at Memorial Stadium. In a seemingly well matched game...

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Reviews

Lots of delicious Greek options available at new location of Athena’s Greek Café and Grill

Lots of delicious Greek options available at new location of Athena’s Greek Café and Grill

Lizette Chavez, Editor-in-Chief

November 2, 2017No Comments

Athena’s Greek Café and Grill has a new location that has opened on 2900 Calloway Drive. The restaurant was decorated with ancient Greek themed art and was somewhat dimly...

Players can bend time with their farts in ‘The Fractured but Whole’

Players can bend time with their farts in ‘The Fractured but Whole’

November 2, 2017

“South Park: The Fractured but Whole” is a direct sequel to the game “South Park: The Stick of...

Rupi Kaur’s new collection of poetry, ‘The Sun and Her Flowers’ is bittersweet but uplifting

Rupi Kaur’s new collection of poetry, ‘The Sun and Her Flowers’ is bittersweet but uplifting

October 23, 2017

Rupi Kaur is a #1 New York Times best-selling author. Her second collection of poetry, “The Sun and...

Riverdale episode delivers twists

Riverdale episode delivers twists

October 23, 2017

The story continues ... the second season of “Riverdale” was premiered on Oct. 11 on The CW Channel. The...

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