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The deadly Kern River has many deaths each year

Stacie Norris, Reporter

May 8, 2019

The death toll for the Kern River in 2017 tied an all-time record high of 15 set in 1985, according to 23 ABC News.  The numbers for 2018 will be released just before the Memorial Day holiday. The Kern River, sometimes referred to as Killer Kern by locals, is a river that runs about 165 feet long and has claimed the lives of several people during the last few years. This...

Book Talk hosted by Dr. Mario T. Garcia at Bakersfield College

Amir Guyton, Reporter

May 8, 2019

The Levan Center hosted Book Talk with Dr. Mario T. Garcia which took place at Bakersfield College on May 2. During the talk, Dr. Mario T. Garcia talked on his new book “Father Luis Olivares, A Biography: Faith, Politics and the Origins of the Sanctuary Movement in Los Angeles.” Throughout the discussion, Garcia went over pieces of his book, which the biography runs ...

Stop by The Arizona, it’s well worth it

Logan King, Reporter

May 8, 2019

On any Sunday Bakersfield has a lot to offer. My preferred way to spend a Sunday morning is to go out for a meal. Breakfast is a meal I take quite seriously. Thus, I chose an old town Kern establishment, The Arizona Cafe. Located at 809 Baker Street since the 1970s, The Arizona has been serving Bakersfield since 1953. Nearby are other Bakersfield institutions like Woolgrowers,...

A retiring custodian’s farewell to BC

May 8, 2019

Custodian Ruben Rosales, I’ve been a custodian for 23 years. I will be retiring on July 31, 2019. I want to express myself on being a successful custodian. First of all, you have to love what you do every day. You have to come to work with a good attitude, if you have problems do not bring them to work, they will affect your work and your attitude toward others. When you’re...

An evening of BC Choir and Chamber Singers

Laura Lanfray, Feature Editor

May 8, 2019

In an evening of world music and fund-raising, the Bakersfield College Choir and Chamber Singers performed their spring choral concert titled, “Elements” in the Edward Simonsen Performing Arts Center on April 26. The show featured a variety of songs and music which celebrate life as a whole under the theme of the elements of earth, air, fire, and water. Jennifer Garett,...

Music discussed in the Levan Center

Taylor Jensen, Editor-in-Chief

May 8, 2019

Deep Cuts and Conversation took place for the final time this semester in the Levan Center on May 30. Philosophy Professor and Levan Center Director Reggie Williams, Jazz Ensemble Director Kris Tiner, and Commercial Music Professor Josh Ottum present songs of their choice that have an underlying meaning that match the theme of the event and then ask the audience for song requests. Williams mentioned that the...

Artisanal Food and Craft Beer discussed at the Levan Center

Artisanal Food and Craft Beer discussed at the Levan Center

May 1, 2019

Ken Albala, a professor of history and a food historian at the University of the Pacific, hosted a talk which situates food into a broader historical,...

Q&A: BC’s star softball pitcher, Kylee Fahy

Q&A: BC’s star softball pitcher, Kylee Fahy

Haley Duval, Photo Editor

April 26, 2019

For the last 17 years, Kylee Fahy’s life has always been about softball. Bakersfield College’s right-handed softball pitcher is ranked No. one in strikeouts...

BC presents the life of Chicano activist Oscar Zeta Acosta

Stacie Norris, Reporter

April 26, 2019

The documentary “The Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo” played for BC students in Forum 101 on the BC campus April 24. This documentary was presented to others the life of Oscar Zeta Acosta. Acosta was an attorney who played an important role in the Chicano movement. Born in El Paso, TX in1935, Acosta moved with his family when he was a small boy to River...

Annual Plein Air Painting Festival held in Downtown Bakersfield

Laura Lanfray, Feature Editor

April 26, 2019

This year marked the fifth annual Kern County Plein Air Painting Festival were painters from all around the county were invited to put their skills to work all around Bakersfield and the surrounding areas from April 8-13.  "Plein air" is a term that describes the act of painting in the open air rather than in a studio. Fourteen participants took to the town on April 11 and crea...

Little ones creates crafts for Easter Celebration

Stacie Norris, Reporter

April 26, 2019

The California Museum hosted its annual spring and Easter celebration on April 20.  The 2-hour event offered outdoor games as well as arts and crafts for those who wanted to stay indoors.   The day was overseen by Eliza Van Dyke and Nick Banducci along with a few volunteers from Stockdale High School. Kids of all ages were concentrating hard on making bunny eyeglasses t...

Vegan Fest hosted in Bakersfield for the first time ever

Haley Duval, Photo Editor

April 26, 2019

The Hens Roost, a local grassroots business and restaurant specializing in diner-style vegan food in downtown Bakersfield, hosted Bakersfield's first ever Vegan Fest on Mall View road on April 20. A variety of local eateries attended the event, included; Vida Vegan, We be Grubbin, Bakersfield Pizza Co, Paleta Co, Flame and Flour, Better Bowls, the Hens Roost, and PB jacks. The...

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