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Gadfly Cafe: Animals as food, test subjects, and pets

Haley Duval, Senior Photo Editor

October 18, 2019

The Gadfly Cafe held its second discussion of the semester in the Norman Levan Center at Bakersfield College, on Oct. 16.   The Gadfly is an open discussion for students and faculty staff to engage and share thoughts on a variety of different subjects and issues. Bakersfield College's Philosophy professor and host of the Gadfly for the past three years, Reggie Williams,...

Bakersfield College professor showcases art around the world

Jocelyn Sandusky, Reporter

October 18, 2019

Diego Gutierrez, an adjunct professor at Bakersfield College, is giving back to the community by teaching students about his greatest love, art. It’s possible to say Gutierrez was destined to become an artist. His grandfather, Victor Monterrubio, was an experienced painter in Mexico and worked for Coca-Cola as an illustrator for over 40 years. When Gutierrez was eight,...

Vince Fong speaks about issues within California

Jacqueline Gutierrez , Reporter

October 18, 2019

Assemblyman Vince Fong spoke in the Levan Center about his journey, homelessness, and answered audience questions on Oct. 9.  Vince Fong, who was born and raised in Bakersfield, now represents his hometown in Sacramento.  Fong explained that he sits on the budget committee and that he is the vice chair for transportation. Fong also explained how he deals with the ho...

College student votes doubled in last year

Jacqueline Gutierrez, Reporter

October 7, 2019

More college students came out to vote in the 2018 midterm elections than the 2014 midterms, according to a news release from Jen McAndrew, a source from Tufts University. “The turnout gap between students over 30 and those under 22 narrowed from 22.3 percent points to 16.9 points,” according to McAndrew. During the 2018 midterm elections, the voting rate of all Ame...

Jose Bello speaks out about his time in ICE detention

Paige Atkison, Senior Digital Editor

October 4, 2019

Bakersfield College student and activist Jose Bello visited campus to share his story of detention and arrests by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) with an eager classroom. Bello, a pre-law student and business major, was first detained by ICE in May of 2018.  Just hours after his arrest, BC students and faculty rallied around him in support.  Representative...

Jeff Newby speaking about Gandhi’s life and upbringing in the Levan Center, Sept. 23.

Gandhi’s 150th birthday celebration

October 4, 2019

In celebration of Gandhi’s 150th birthday, Bakersfield College hosted a panel discussion to commemorate the legacy that was inspired by the actions of...

Erin Gruwell speaking about the “Freedom Writers” book.

Erin Gruwell visits BC campus

October 4, 2019

The author of the book “Freedom Writers” visited Bakersfield College and spoke about the challenges her students faced and how she helped them overcome...

New law changes California Community Colleges

Isabel Enciso, Reporter

October 2, 2019

AB 705 bill is fixing some problems, but also creating new ones in the California Community College District. This bill requires community colleges to maximize student success in math or English and complete transfer-level courses within a one-year timeframe. Meaning, community colleges will be using high school performance data as a primary measure on where students should...

Gandhi’s grandson speaks to BC community in Delano

Miranda Defoor, Editor-in-Chief

October 2, 2019

As part of Bakersfield College’s Distinguished Speaker Series and celebration of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birthday, his grandson, Arun Gandhi spoke to BC and Delano High students about lessons learned from his grandfather. The Sept. 30 event took place at the Delano High School auditorium, which was packed with members of the BC community. It was also live-streamed in the...

BC holds lecture on social justice and officer-involved shootings

Shawn Collins, Reporter

September 23, 2019

Professor Shawn Schwaller of Chico State University drew a sizable audience to Bakersfield College with a lecture discussing the issues of social injustice and officer-involved killings in Kern County. The crowd was a mix of both students and community members, and, while some students had initially planned to attend for extra credit, many had students were eager to attend...

Speaker talks about social injustice

Shawn Collins, Reporter

September 20, 2019

Professor Shawn Schwaller of Chico State University drew a sizable audience to Bakersfield College with a lecture discussing the issues of social injustice and officer-involved killings in Kern County. The crowd was a mix of both students and community members, and, while some students had initially planned to attend for extra credit, many had students were eager to attend...

Izzy Foster (left) and Tony Stone (right) performing a musical piece during the Panorama Creative Music Summit on Sept. 16 at Bakersfield College.

Creative Music Summit returns to BC

September 20, 2019

The Panorama Creative Music Summit returned to Bakersfield College on Sept. 16-19, at the Simonsen Performing Arts Center Indoor Theater. The summit, presented...

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