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BC’s Veteran Center receives Community College Board grant

Rosa Salazar, Reporter

October 11, 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 ...

Former BC vice president runs for KCCD trustee

Rosa Salazar, Reporter

September 28, 2018

Filed under Campus, News

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

Filed under Campus, Features

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

Filed under Campus, Features

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

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

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

Filed under Campus, News

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

Filed under Campus, Features

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...

Local business owner offers athletic donation to BC

Local business owner offers athletic donation to BC

Taylor Jensen, Reporter

September 28, 2018

Filed under Campus, Features, News

Bakersfield College Department of Athletics received a $100,000 donation back in July 2018 from community member, Jim Elder, owner of the Sequoia Paint Co....

Bakersfield College’s soccer team suffers first loss of season against Fresno Rams

Cameron Johnson, Reporter

September 27, 2018

Filed under Campus, Sports

The Renegade Women’s soccer team faced the defending CCCAA State Champions, Fresno City College, at Memorial Stadium on Sept. 18.  Having gone 5-0 to start the season, the Renegades were up for the test against a Fresno City team that didn’t lose a game in the previous season.  “We believe we’re at the same level as this team,” said head coach Scott Dameron of h...

Panorama Creative Music Summit hosts composer along with student performers

Panorama Creative Music Summit hosts composer along with student performers

September 27, 2018

Bakersfield College held the Panorama Creative Music Summit on Sept. 22. It began with Chris Tiner, the music director, hosting a Q&A with compose...

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

Todd Banker, Reporter

September 27, 2018

Filed under Campus, Features

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...

Pickleball tournament raises money for BC tennis

Issy Barrientos, Photo Editor

September 27, 2018

Filed under Campus, Features, Sports

The tennis complex at Bakersfield College hosted the Second Annual Pickleball Cup from Sept. 22 to Sept. 23. Nick Jacobs, the head tournament director, said the majority of the proceeds from the event would go back to Bakersfield College’s tennis team and the remainder would go to the 20-30 Club in town. The 20-30 club, according to its website, is a youth development program...

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