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New veterans center will offer more resources and services for veterans

New veterans center will offer more resources and services for veterans

October 25, 2018

  Bakersfield College’s current veteran resource center is getting an overhaul thanks to new funding and growth. The BC Vet Center construction beg...

BC holds voter information seminar

Taylor Jensen, Reporter

October 17, 2018

Filed under Campus, News

Robert Price, a columnist at The Bakersfield Californian, gave an in-depth look of state propositions at the Bakersfield College library on Oct. 4. Price presented the California propositions on a slideshow and explained the "yes" and "no" voting options for each one. Initially, Price shared his thoughts on young people voting and its importance. "I think everybody should...

Veteran resource programs grant approved

Rosa Salazar, Reporter

October 17, 2018

Filed under Campus, News

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 apply f...

AB 705 will affect students hoping to transfer from Bakersfield College

Miranda Defoor, Web and Social Media Editor

October 17, 2018

Filed under Campus, Developing Stories, Front Page, News, Top Stories

Academic Development (ACDV) classes have been offered at Bakersfield College for students returning to college or students who would otherwise have trouble succeeding in transfer-level courses without additional preparation. Many ACDV classes are a stepping stone to the transfer-level courses students need to leave BC, and in that way, a stepping stone to their success. Commu...

BC women’s soccer team continue to build their strong winning streak

Franco Castelo, Reporter

October 15, 2018

Filed under Campus, Sports

Bakersfield College women’s soccer team faced  Victor Valley College at Memorial Stadium and left with another victory with the score of 4-0. With only seven seconds on the clock, Rhyan Acosta sent the ball from midfield and scores. Acosta displayed consistent and great passes and callouts to her teammates during the entire first half of the game. At minute 21,  Jackie Z...

Volleyball extends winning streak

Cameron Johnson, Reporter

October 15, 2018

Filed under Campus, Sports

The Renegade Women’s Volleyball team continued their season of dominance with another convincing win against West LA College on Oct. 10. The match was won 3 games to none with each win coming by 12 points or more.  Lanie Camarillo lead the team with 11 kills overall, and Penelope Zepeda was close behind with 10. Freshman libero Jessica Merante showed off her defensive skills with 13 digs. Zep...

Oct. 5 Volleyball game leads to victory

Malachi Parker, Reporter

October 15, 2018

Filed under Campus, Sports

The Lady Renegades played host in a top ten matchup with El Camino on Oct. 5 and came out victorious with a clean sweep with set scores of 25-23,25-22, and 25-21. The Lady Renegades came into this game with a 13-1 record and were riding a seven-game win streak.  El Camino came into the game ranked third in the state and a 10-1 record. Each set was hard fought with s...

BC holds public safety career expo

Todd Banker, Reporter

October 15, 2018

Filed under Campus, News

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

Filed under Campus, Features

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

Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

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

Filed under Campus, Features

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

Filed under Campus, Features, Top Stories

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...

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