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Drive-in movie night at BC

Selena Paiz, Reporter

October 19, 2020

As a part of Bakersfield College’s homecoming week, BC held a Drive-in movie night on Friday Oct. 16 at the student free parking lot. The movie “Shrek” started at 7:30 pm until the movie ended. Those who attended had to obtain tickets through the Bakersfield College website to get a receipt and drive in. As attendees drove in, staff lead them to parking spots and made...

Beau Gaitors talks about the history of Afro-Latin Americans

Victoria Meza, Reporter

October 2, 2020

Reggie Williams welcomed the people to the second talk on the celebration of the month of the Hispanic Heritage. The webinar was called “Viewing the Invisible: Exploring the Black Presence in 19th Century Mexican History.” Historian, Beau Gaitors, was the guest speaker for the webinar on Sept. 30. Gaitors listed examples of the movies that were made in Mexico, in which...

Writer Justin Worland discusses systematic racism in a BC webinar

Victoria Meza, Reporter

September 24, 2020

Bakersfield College held a webinar on Sept. 22 about a recent article wrote by Justin Worland, a writer of the Time Magazine, about the systematic racism. He was interviewed by Dr. Oliver Rosales. They were introduced by BC’s president Sonya Christian. “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced,” Christian said. President...

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...

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