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Bakersfield College Student Welcome Week

Bakersfield College Student Welcome Week

January 16, 2019

The spring semester kicked off at Bakersfield College and with that came an array of first time and returning students, including the frantic search for...

Bakersfield Marketplace hosts annual Menorah lighting

Cassidy Eisen, Reporter

December 5, 2018

Filed under Features, Holiday, Who Knew?

Hosted by the Chabad of Bakersfield, the local Jewish community came together to celebrate the first night of Chanukah and witnessed the 16th Annual Public Menorah lighting at the Marketplace on Dec. 5. More than 50 attendees celebrated over traditional pastries, dreidels, and live music and dancing. Rabbi Shmuel Schlanger expressed his gratitude to see so many n...

Helping end isolation in detention one immigrant at a time

Bryana Lozoya, Reporter

December 5, 2018

Filed under Features

    The Kern Welcoming and Extending Solidarity to Immigrants (KWESI) is a nonprofit organization under the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kern County. Their volunteers visit immigrants detained at the Mesa Verde detention facility in downtown Bakersfield. Their goal is to end the isolation of immigrants in detention by visiting, providing emotio...

Cosplayers attend formal ball

Ruben Lira, Reporter

December 5, 2018

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The Cosplay Senpais held its first annual Cosplay Formal on Dec. 1 at Wasp Nest Studios. Cosplay Senpais is a Facebook live show featuring two hosts Lisa Fong and Charlene “Charley” Welch who teach people about every aspect of cosplay, tutorials on how to make cosplay and make it fun along the way. The reason they call themselves “Senpai” because they are like the upperclassman...

Annual BC Jazz ensemble brings Christmas spirit

Cassidy Eisen, Reporter

December 5, 2018

Filed under Campus, Features, Who Knew?

The BC Jazz ensemble brought the spirit of Christmas to campus at their annual winter concert in the Simonsen Performance Center on Dec. 3. Directed by Kris Tiner, the group performed familiar Christmas tunes from artists Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, and P.I. Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite to an almost full house. Tiner thanked the audience for coming and suppor...

CSUB poetry read for 100th WWII Anniversary

Cassidy Eisen, Reporter

November 26, 2018

Filed under Features

To memorialize the 100th anniversary of America’s involvement in World War I (WWI), the CSUB Public History Institute brought together various members of the community to read poetry from the era in the Dezember Reading Room of the Walter W. Stiern Library on Nov. 7. English Professor Matthew Woodman discussed the impact of this particular type of poetry had on readers during this time. Through this for...

CSUB’S Dore Theater hosts Gregory Boyle

Rosa Salazar, Reporter

November 25, 2018

Filed under Features

The Kegley Institute of Ethics (KIE) at CSUB hosted guest speaker, Gregory Boyle, for their 14th annual fall lecture at the Dore Theater on Nov. 13.  Boyle, an American priest, is the founder of Homeboy Industries, which is the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation, and reentry program in the world.  Boyle’s speech, “Gangs and Social Enterprises: The Et...

Bakersfield hosts annual Comic Con

Taylor Jensen, Reporter

November 25, 2018

Filed under Features

The 11th annual Bakersfield Comic Con was hosted at the Kern County Fairgrounds to have pop culture lovers rejoice on Nov. 17 and 18.  It was a packed weekend at the Fairgrounds as people crowded vendors to observe and purchase the merchandise they were selling such as comics, sports and wrestling memorabilia, Pokémon, anime and paintings. Not only were there vendors, but...

Bakersfield College students perform LGBT play “The Boys in the Band”

Charr Davenport, Reporter

November 25, 2018

Filed under Campus, Features

The Bakersfield College Performing Arts Theater Department presented the controversial 1968 play “The Boys in the Band” from Nov 14 - 17. More importantly, the cast and crew made an effort to help educate people about the LGBTQ+ community after each show. “The Boys in the Band” is a play about Michael (played by Robert Montero-Blanks), a gay man who is throwing a...

Project Series: A celebration of local writers at The Empty Space

Cassidy Eisen, Reporter

November 25, 2018

Filed under Features

For several seasons, The Project Series has showcased and celebrated the creative visions of local writers. In the most recent rendition of the series, The Empty Space hosted Project: Phobia, a compilation of one-acts each inspired by different phobias, from Nov.16-18. On one of the performance nights, a crowd of about 50 people witnessed Project: Phobia. The 45-minute performance...

Drillers dominate wrestling

Franco Castelo, Reporter

November 25, 2018

Filed under Features, Spotlight, Struggle/Spotlight

BHS has always done well and achieves recognition in Wrestling. BHS has won many state championships and has qualified in division one and state finals for half a century. BHS is one of the only schools in the country that is known for its success in the wrestling community. Andy Varner, BHS wrestling coach, loves his passion and career as a coach. Varner said he loves the exp...

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