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The Renegade Rip

Melissa Puryear, Reporter

December 8, 2017No Comments

Tara Hunt, a Bakersfield College student and a field representative aid for Supervisor Leticia Perez from the 5th District in Kern County, attended the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) 123rd Annual Conference on Nov. 29 at the Sacramento Convention Center to talk about criminal justice reform policies like AB109 and Prop. 47. Hunt traveled to Sacramento to speak about how criminal justice reform policies like AB109 and Prop. 47 helped her and others who were or are currently incarcerated. Both policies reduce felonies to misdemeanors for certain theft and drug possession offenses and authorized those who are serving sentences considered felony offences to be reduced to misdemeanors. They are also designed to decrease the...

Melissa Puryear, Reporter

December 8, 2017No Comments

Author Gerald Haslam of Sonoma State University, a native of Bakersfield and alumnus of Bakersfield College has written extensively about the diverse people of Kern County and the central valley. On Nov. 30, he talked about what he had observed during his lifetime, at Homecoming: An Evening with Gerald Haslam at the Levan Center for the inaugural opening of the National Endowment for Humanities grant “Energizing Humanities in California’s San Joaquin Valley.” The directors of the grant program, History professor Oliver Rosales, English professor Andrew Bond, and Professor of Commercial Music Josh Ottum, coordinated the event. Bond attended the event via live-stream with his students from Arvin, while Rosales read a prepared statemen...

Paige Atkison, Reporter

November 30, 2017No Comments

The psychiatrist asked if I was willing to enter a treatment center for eating disorders. "Yes," I said. She looked at me, suspicious. "There's an opening at a hospital in Los Angeles," she said. "Go home and pack, you'll be admitted tomorrow." My mother wept. My brother, only eight years old, held on to the hem of my jacket and buried his face in my side. My mother drove us home, each of us crying in silence. She researched the hospital I would attend, showing me pictures of the facility on her laptop. The rooms were beautiful, full of dark wooden furniture and deep colors. I packed a bag. I was given a list of items I could not bring: shaving razors, mirrors, anything made of glass, anything that could be broken. I carefully selected...

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Public Health Office teams up with spiritual leader to talk safe sex

November 28, 2017

While being the eleventh most populous county in California, Kern is currently competing with its larger neighbors for the position of having the highest rates of sexually transmitted diseases in the state. The less-than-prestigious title is currently held by San Francisco County, but with a 40 percent...

Californian Assemblyman Rudy Salas visits Bakersfield College

Californian Assemblyman Rudy Salas visits Bakersfield College

November 28, 2017

The Bakersfield College Student Government Association hosted a Power Lunch with California State Assembly member, Rudy Salas, at 11 a.m. on Nov. 27 in the Fireside Room. The event provided BC students with the opportunity to pose questions to Salas, while enjoying a lunch that consisted of grilled...

Director of Norman Levan Center Jack Hernandez to retire

Director of Norman Levan Center Jack Hernandez to retire

November 28, 2017

Jack Hernandez is retiring from the position of director of the Norman Levan Center of the Humanities, which he has held since its inception in the Spring of 2007. Reginald Williams, a philosophy professor at BC, will be taking the position in June. “I thought, ‘Well, I’ve done a lot, and its...

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Melissa Puryear, Reporter

December 8, 2017No Comments

Author Gerald Haslam of Sonoma State University, a native of Bakersfield and alumnus of Bakersfield College has written extensively about the diverse people of Kern County and the central va...

Megan Fenwick, Social Media Editor

November 30, 2017No Comments

A showing of "Dynamic Earth: Exploring Earth's Climate Engine," a production made by Spitz Creative Media and NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio, among others, was...

Californian Assemblyman Rudy Salas visits Bakersfield College

November 28, 2017No Comments

The Bakersfield College Student Government Association hosted a Power Lunch with California State Assembly member, Rudy Salas, at 11 a.m. on Nov. 27 in the Fireside Room. The...

Orwell’s dystopian nightmare “1984” comes to Bakersfield College

Christina Benavides, Reporter

November 28, 2017No Comments

The theatrical performance of George Orwell’s “1984” took place in The Black Box Theatre at Bakersfield College on Nov. 17. The play based on English author George...

Free On the Outside event discusses destroying stigmas

November 28, 2017

  Free on the Outside (FOTO), an organization that is a part of the Bakersfield College Student Life, hosted a panel discussion,...

‘The Book of Liz’ makes BC students laugh

November 20, 2017

The Empty Space Theater premiered its latest play, “The Book of Liz,” on Nov. 10 at 8 p.m. “The Book of Liz” lasted 80...

Student Health Center helps with healthcare

November 20, 2017

The Bakersfield College Student Health Center will be having an Omni Family Health table available on campus to help students...

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Trans Remembrance Day remember those that have lost their lives

Christina Benavides, Reporter

November 30, 2017No Comments

Bakersfield College students gathered for Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) in the Fireside Room on Nov. 20. The SAGA (Sexuality and Gender Acceptance) club hosted...

My Struggle: Melissa Puryear

Melissa Puryear, Reporter

November 30, 2017No Comments

I decided to return to Bakersfield College to finish my journalism degree in the summer of 2015. I had only a year to use my GI benefits from having served in the Army, before...

BC’s Merritt Holloway performs at CSUB

Alexandra Apatiga, Reporter

November 30, 2017No Comments

The Music and Theater Department at California State University, Bakersfield held a senior recital on Nov. 18, with CSUB student Merritt Holloway performing the piano for...

Megan Fenwick, Social Media Editor

November 30, 2017No Comments

A showing of "Dynamic Earth: Exploring Earth's Climate Engine," a production made by Spitz Creative Media and NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio, among others, was...

BC brings puppies to her BC students stay stress free before finals

November 30, 2017

The Bakersfield College Library hosted a Miracle Mutts event, to help students de-stress before finals week on Nov. 27. The dogs...

My six hour session to color my hair for the first time

November 30, 2017

When I was in 7th grade, I always wanted to dye my hair. At the time, I wanted to dye it red, but my mom was very strict on hair...

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Teddy Bear Toss collects 10,0549 stuffed toys

Alexandra Apatiga, Reporter

November 30, 2017No Comments

Bakersfield came out to participate in the 19th Annual Teddy Bear Toss at Rabobank Arena Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 25, where the Bakersfield Condors defeated the San Antonio...

Bakersfield College’s volleyball team loses to El Camino College

Megan Fenwick, Social Media Editor

November 30, 2017No Comments

The Bakersfield College women’s volleyball team lost 3-0 to El Camino College on Nov. 21 during the first round sweep of the South Regional Playoffs, putting them out of...

BC basketball player Pablo Rebollo shares his story

Jenny Brito, Reporter

November 30, 20171 Comment

Pablo Rebollo, 20, has only been in the United States for four months, yet he has already become a valuable member of Bakersfield College Men’s Basketball team. Born...

Guns and Hoses event plays for charity

Alexandra Apatiga, Reporter

November 30, 2017No Comments

Kern County Firefighters and Law Enforcement battled it out on the ice at Rabobank Arena for the 19th Annual Guns & Hoses Game over Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 25, all...

Horack is the most efficient in CA

Karla Gutierrez, Reporter

November 20, 2017No Comments

Bakersfield College volleyball coach Carl Ferreira said that Brooke Horack is ranked the most efficient middle blocker in the state. Horack has been playing volleyball since...

BC Volleyball beats West LA 3-0

Alexandra Apatiga, Reporter

November 20, 2017No Comments

The Bakersfield College volleyball team will be going to the Western State Conference after a decisive win against West Los Angeles College Nov. 10, with a solid victory 3-0. The...

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“The Universe of Us” colors us impressed

Christina Benavides, Reporter

November 30, 2017No Comments

If you use Tumblr, you might recognize some of the poems from “The Universe of Us” by Lang Leav. The international best-selling author has pieces in this book that will...

Bocado’s Sushi Bar has good service but bland food

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November 30, 2017

Located on Coffee Road, Bocado’s Sushi Bar seems like the perfect illustration of the melting pot metaphor....

Bruno Mars performance has ‘no comparison’

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My first time at the LA Comic Con

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