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Annual BC Jazz ensemble brings Christmas spirit

Cassidy Eisen, Reporter

December 5, 2018

Filed under Campus, Features, Who Knew?

The BC Jazz ensemble brought the spirit of Christmas to campus at their annual winter concert in the Simonsen Performance Center on Dec. 3. Directed by Kris Tiner, the group performed familiar Christmas tunes from artists Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, and P.I. Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite to an almost full house. Tiner thanked the audience for coming and suppor...

BC Consent Project meets with fellow Renegade students

Cameron Johnson, Reporter

December 5, 2018

Filed under Campus

The Bakersfield College Consent Project held a meet and greet on Thursday, Nov. 29 at the Campus Center. The meet and greet gave the Project an opportunity to meet Bakersfield College’s student body and communicate to them their core values. Vice President Fitzgerald Graves was manning the Project’s table, which featured informational pamphlets and flyers for upcoming events....

BC’s Office of Student Life presents suicide discussion

Saad Kazi, Reporter

December 5, 2018

Filed under Campus

There’s a ‘silent epidemic’ that affects 25% of adults and about 10% of every college campus. It’s called depression, and though no one likes to talk about their own stories, it’s leading some people to take their own lives every day. Bakersfield College’s Office of Student Life held an informative presentation discussing the causes, consequences, and stigmas...

Bakersfield College students perform LGBT play “The Boys in the Band”

Charr Davenport, Reporter

November 25, 2018

Filed under Campus, Features

The Bakersfield College Performing Arts Theater Department presented the controversial 1968 play “The Boys in the Band” from Nov 14 - 17. More importantly, the cast and crew made an effort to help educate people about the LGBTQ+ community after each show. “The Boys in the Band” is a play about Michael (played by Robert Montero-Blanks), a gay man who is throwing a...

BC details the history of museums

Saad Kazi, Reporter

November 25, 2018

Filed under Campus, Features

There are approximately 850 million visits each year to American museums, more than the attendance for all major league sporting events and theme parks combined. “Who knew?” Professor David Koeth asked when listeners gave puzzled reactions to this statement. Different aspects of museums were shared by Bakersfield College faculty members Duane Anderson, Rae Ann Kumelos, Nan Gomez-H...

Cultures explored during International Education

Katalina Quintanilla, Reporter

November 25, 2018

Filed under Campus, Features, Who Knew?

International Education Week kicked off on Nov. 13 with two days of celebration at Bakersfield College with the theme, “Passport to the World.”  Bakersfield College International Student Organization (ISO) represented a diversity of countries and cultures.  With the help of ISO, BC students had the privilege to learn about their own international students as well...

BC graduation rates increase

Katalina Quintanilla, Reporter

November 25, 2018

Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Many students dismiss the idea of attending a community college right after high school. Why? The reputation of attending a community college is that many never finish what they start and end up dropping out. However, Bakersfield College changed that stigma with an increase with their graduation and transfer rates. According to the California Community College’s webs...

Moorpark College gets demolished by BC’s team

Franco Castelo, Reporter

November 9, 2018

Filed under Campus, Sports

The Renegade football team played against Moorpark College on Nov. 3 in Memorial Stadium and left with a huge win, with the final score of 31-0. For the first half, both teams played well.  Cameron Roberson scored the first touchdown with a return of 77 yards.  Bakersfield College displayed great plays and dominated both offensively and defensively. By the end of t...

Women’s soccer edges out win against Citrus

Hector Martinez, Features Editor

November 9, 2018

Filed under Campus, Sports

On Oct. 30 the Bakersfield College Women’s soccer team defeated Citrus College 1-0 at Memorial Stadium.  The first half was dominated by the Renegade’s soccer team. Even though the Renegades produced many goal-scoring, opportunities were not able to finish them either because there were offside calls or goalkeeper saves. The first half finished 0-0.  BC score...

Bakersfield College holds its annual Vetfest

Taylor Jensen, Reporter

November 9, 2018

Filed under Campus, Features

The Bakersfield College Veteran’s Services presented the annual Vetfest in front of the CSS building to provide services, insight, food, and entertainment to attendees and student veterans on Nov. 7.  Vendors and tents such as the Wounded Hero Fund, local gyms and the Marines were set up all around to inform and provide service for veterans, students, and locals. ...

Veterans Week: Bakersfield College hosts a panel on The First World War

Katalina Quintanilla, Reporter

November 9, 2018

Filed under Campus, Features

Presented as part of Bakersfield College Veterans Week, The Levan Center hosted a panel discussion, “World War I: A Retrospective,” on Nov. 6 to discuss the importance of the 100th anniversary of World War I and the impact it had on future wars and soldiers.  Bakersfield College’s history professors Paul Beckworth, Olivia R. Garcia, F. Javier Llamas, and Tina Mend...

BC holds mock crime scene for criminal justice students

Cassidy Eisen, Reporter

November 9, 2018

Filed under Campus, Features

Criminal Justice Professor Harlan Hunter’s students worked to collect data and evidence in the staged crime lab located in the basement of the Language Arts Building during CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) Week which started Nov. 5.  In the crime lab, a dummy was staged covered in blood, positioned next to a gun. Proxy money, drugs, and alcohol were also spread out ac...

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