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Bakersfield College invites author Miroslava Chavez-Garcia to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Mariah Arviso, Digital Editor

September 19, 2020

Bakersfield College celebrated Hispanic Heritage month with, author and professor for UC Santa Barbara, Miroslava Chavez- Garcia. The discussion included letters and commentary from Garcia’s book, “Migrant Longing: Letter Writing Across the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands,” which went through the journey of Jose Chavez Esparza and Conchita Alvarado. The speaker was presented...

BC offers free COVID-19 testing

Mariah Arviso, Digital Editor

September 19, 2020

Bakersfield College teamed up with the Kern County Public Health Department to provide free COVID-19 testing for the community on Sept. 22. The testing site will be running from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. in the BC parking lot on the corner of Haley Street and University Avenue. “The best thing to know about this is that the testing that will be done, is the test that is looking for...

Construction workers working on the new Science and Engineering building at Bakersfirld College, September 2020.

Construction at Bakersfield College is still underway

September 17, 2020

The Bakersfield College campus on 1801 Panorama Drive was initially built in 1956, almost 65 years ago, according to the BC website. Since then, the campus...

Louie Cruz Beltran performs a virtual concert with Bakersfield College

Louie Cruz Beltran hosted a virtual concert with Bakersfield College on Sept. 16.

Thalia Pimentel, Reporter

September 17, 2020

Louie Cruz Beltran, a master percussionist, speaker, and entertainer hosted a virtual concert with Bakersfield College on Sept. 16 through via Zoom and...

BC held a seminar to discuss the BC Athletics Program during COVID

Amaya Lawton, Reporter

September 9, 2020

Bakersfield College, President Sonya Christian, hosted a virtual seminar, on Sept. 8, with the BC Athletics Program. President Sonya Christian started the meeting by discussing how this year has impacted everyone in many ways. She explained how even though many may not be able to meet right now there are still virtual options to get together. “… the concept of...

Students encourage to join BC’s Virtual Festival through Zoom

Mariah Arviso, Media Editor

September 9, 2020

Bakersfield College hosted a virtual engagement festival, on Sept. 2, to allow students to get involved in different activities and clubs that BC has to offer. The festival was an all-day event that had separate zoom calls set up from 10 a.m.-6:15 p.m. Many of the events varied from administrators discussing the different legal services that BC offers to professors explaining...

BC Foundation receives a “generous gift” for AP Early College students

Clifford (right) and Patricia Mettler (left) of the Clifford and Patricia Mettler State.

Victoria Meza, Reporter

September 2, 2020

The Bakersfield College Foundation program received a financial gift from the Clifford and Patricia Mettler State in early July. The gift was directed...

BCSGA invites students for weekly virtual workouts

Joselyn Green, Reporter

August 31, 2020

As part of BC's welcome week, Bakersfield College Student Government Association (BCSGA) has been holding a virtual fitness program hosted by trainer, Casey Babcock called the Renegade Fitness Program, every weekday until the end of November. According to Benny Balderrama, BC’s Program Manager for Campus Center Events and Services, stated “this program has been going...

Bakersfield College students’ views on remote learning

Victoria Meza, Reporter

August 27, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, academic institutions in Kern County remains a virtual learning environment for the fall 2020 semester. Remote learning has been affecting students since the middle of the Spring term and keep affecting them through this fall semester 2020. According to the Kern County Public Health Services Department, as of Aug. 25, Kern County has reached 28,854...

Zoom restored after early morning outage

Zoom's logo. Zoom had a worldwide service outage, which impacted issues for Bakersfield College starting back to class early Monday morning with remote learning.
The outage had started early this morning, Aug. 24.

Haley Duval, Editor-in-Chief

August 24, 2020

Zoom had a worldwide service outage, which impacted issues for Bakersfield College starting back to class early Monday morning with remote learning. The...

BC Jazz Studies creates digital album “The Quarantine Sessions”

Created art cover for the album

Haley Duval, Editor-in-Chief

June 29, 2020

When the global pandemic became a stay-at-home order in California and Bakersfield College moved to online in March of the spring 2020 semester, Kris Tiner,...

The 2020 Student Leadership and Involvement Awards Ceremony was hosted online

Jocelyn Perez, Reporter

May 1, 2020

Bakersfield College moved forward and arranged the annual Student Leadership and Involvement ceremony awards via Zoom and Facebook Live on April 30.  In the past two months, the BC community has put forth their efforts to continue in striving through the COVID-19 pandemic, and following through with the ceremony is just one of many.  The ceremony was hosted by Dire...

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