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BC holds public safety career expo

Todd Banker, Reporter

October 15, 2018

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Bakersfield College held a Public Safety Career Expo on Oct. 10. The expo consisted of 65 local, state, and federal agencies. The event was crowded with students, faculty and agency personnel. Bakersfield College Criminal Justice and Behavioral Science Professor Patricia M. Smith said the expo helps students answer questions regarding public agencies and their educational require...

Got Myth: A discussion on how myths still have an impact on today’s world

Issy Barrientos, Photo Editor

October 15, 2018

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The Norman Levan Center at Bakersfield College hosted the discussion “Got Myth: Ancient Stories That Still Inform 21st Century People, Politics, and Pop Culture,” on Oct. 10. Rae Ann Kumelos, an associate professor of English at BC, started the conversation by talking about archetypes. Kumelos described archetypes as molds.  The first archetype she mentioned was the king....

KCCD trustee candidates discuss policy ideas at community forum

Saad Kazi, Reporter

October 15, 2018

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Providing half a billion dollars for Bakersfield College to improve its campus, Measure J became the focal point of BCSGA’s Oct. 8 Community Public Forum for the Area 1 candidates for the KCCD Board of Trustees. “When you have all this Measure J money up here, I’m the only one that would be able to understand the bargain you’re going to see on the job,” said cand...

Gadfly: A roundtable talk on bias in society

Saad Kazi, Reporter

October 15, 2018

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Reggie Williams is a white man. But the BC professor and Gadfly Café host can’t expect every person to know that just by looking at his name. “How many other white people do you know named Reggie Williams?” he asked the room. It’s a question referring to how the name ‘Reggie’ is predominant among African American men, a fact that presents an unfortunate...

Author Sonia Nazario delivers speech at BC

Paige Atkison, Editor-in-Chief

October 15, 2018

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Pulitzer-winning journalist Sonia Nazario visited Bakersfield College to deliver a speech on immigration and journalism.   Joined by media leader Joaquin Alvarado, Nazario lead a discussion with BC students and faculty in an examination of today’s media Nazario began by recounting her family history of immigration.    Her father fled Syria due to persecution of Christian...

BC’s Veteran Center receives Community College Board grant

Rosa Salazar, Reporter

October 11, 2018

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The California Community College Board of Governors approved an $8.5 million dollar grant in the 2018-19 state budget to enhance veteran resource centers around California’s community colleges. According to David Lawrence, Veterans Services Specialist, colleges that applied for part of the grant depended on how many veterans were enrolled. “Colleges were allowed to ...

Former BC vice president runs for KCCD trustee

Rosa Salazar, Reporter

September 28, 2018

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The campaign kickoff and reception for Nan Gomez-Heitzeberg, candidate for Kern Community College District trustee, was held on Sept. 19. The election for KCCD trustee is Nov. 6 and registered voters have two votes in Area 1, the district Heitzeberg is running in, each for a different trustee. According to Heitzeberg the reception was for the public to get to know her...

BC’s William M. Thomas Planetarium hosts starlight show and film about space

Todd Banker, Reporter

September 28, 2018

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Prof. Nick Strobel greeted people entering the William M. Thomas Planetarium at Bakersfield College and took tickets for the film NASA: From Dream to Discovery on Sept. 20. After the introducing himself Strobel proclaimed, “You are actually underneath the largest planetary dome in all of the Central Valley.” After Strobel’s short description of the difference between...

Renegade Roundtable: A discussion about hate in today’s political climate

Katalina Quintanilla, Reporter

September 28, 2018

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Reggie Williams, director of the Levan Center, developed the idea of the Renegade Roundtable to create a conversation in today’s political, social, and economic issues. The first roundtable was held on Sept. 26. Michael Harvath, Steven Holmes, Erin Miller, and Neal Stanifer were four BC professors that participated in the roundtable. The topic they chose for this series...

Campus rapist sentenced to life in prison without parole

Paige Atkison, Editor-in-Chief

September 28, 2018

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Convicted rapist Brandon Robinson, 21, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, along with an additional 19 years and eight months on Sept. 26. Robinson was convicted of all 15 felony charges against him on Aug. 14. The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney John Allen. During the hearing, Robinson’s attorney, Ron Carter, requested that it be taken into...

BC coach runs for KCCD trustee

Laura Lanfray, Reporter

September 28, 2018

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Longtime Bakersfield College coach, Lorenzo Alvarez, is running for Area 2 Kern Community College District Board of Trustee's member this coming November election. Coach Alvarez held a Fundraiser at Luigi's Warehouse in East Bakersfield on September 18. The crowd of supporters and visitors mingled and ate as they waited for Alvarez to give his speech. Dr. Bill Baker, the former football team doctor at BC, attended the dinner t...

Living Colour bassist performs at Bakersfield College indoor theater

Living Colour bassist performs at Bakersfield College indoor theater

Taylor Jensen, Reporter

September 28, 2018

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Music is a form of art that can inspire, create, motivate, and even heal. Doug Wimbish, the bassist of Living Colour, visited the Indoor Theater on Sept. 24...

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