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BC Jazz Studies creates digital album “The Quarantine Sessions”

Created art cover for the album

Haley Duval, Editor-in-Chief

June 29, 2020

When the global pandemic became a stay-at-home order in California and Bakersfield College moved to online in March of the spring 2020 semester, Kris Tiner,...

Sandi Taylor with Bakersfield College's softball team during her years as head softball coach. Bakersfield College’s President Sonya Christian announced Taylor will be officially retiring on June 25 after 30 years working at BC.

Q&A: Bakersfield College athletic director Sandi Taylor on retirement and proudest accomplishments

May 31, 2020

Bakersfield College announced that athletic director and longtime head softball coach, Sandi Taylor, will be officially retiring on June 25 after 30 years...

Film veteran advises BC students

Jocelyn Sandusky, Features Editor

May 8, 2020

BC professor David Kanoasamoa hosted assistant director Jeff Okabayashi, whose film credits include “Avengers: Endgame,” “Transformers” and “Pirates of the Caribbean,” for a Zoom Q&A session on April 30. Okabayashi briefly introduced himself at the beginning of the call and quickly turned it over to the students, who asked questions about his time in the industry ...

BC collaborates with Castle in a storm

Priscilla Carballo, Reporter

May 5, 2020

Castle in the storm is an online outlet made by Kaitlin Hulsy to showcase student work. It also offers advice, writing, and art from professionals. “In the very beginning, I frankly had no idea that I would be building a website. What I did know is that a large concentration of Bakersfield College students would be facing a kind of adversity that was unparalleled,” Hulsy sa...

Mental health during the pandemic

Mariah Arviso, Reporter

May 5, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused everyone to stay within their homes unless of an absolutely necessity.  Everyone deals with stressful situations differently, but some of those tactics could be unhealthy for one’s mental health. The protocol for social distancing and the shelter-in-place order were the large reasons for an increase in people dealing with depres...

Fly over to honor healthcare workers

Collin Koch, Reporter

May 1, 2020

The American Aeronautical University conducted a flyover on April 30 to honor the essential workers of Kern County. The flyover showcased five world war two trainer planes, four T-6 trainers and one red biplane, that flew across Bakersfield.  “We as a university thought we would have an opportunity, to act as a community to keep ourselves protected to keep doing stuff....

Challenges and joys of the pandemic

Mariah Arviso, Reporter

May 1, 2020

When COVID-19 first appeared, it caused an uproar of panic in communities worldwide. Grocery stories were understocked and restaurants closed the dining area. Then the shelter-in-place order was announced on March 19, and everyone was asked to stay home with the exception of essential needs.   With everyone at home, people had to become creative to keep themselves ent...

LSU championship

Humberto Chairez, Reporter

April 29, 2020

Louisiana State University (LSU) is set to play the University of Akron on April 29 for the Rocket League Collegiate Championship. Rocket League is a massively popular game that is available to play on all gaming platforms. The concept of cars playing soccer has even been broadcasted on ESPN2. Each game lasts five minutes, and overtime lasts until one team has scored. The...

Red Cross searches for volunteers

Humberto Chairez, Reporter

April 29, 2020

The local Red Cross held its spring Virtual Volunteer Fair on April 22 and 23 to reach out to people looking to help their communities and abroad. “The work we do here impacts lives every day,” Taylor Poisall, Senior Volunteer Recruitment Specialist for the Central Valley American Red Cross, said. “Every 60 seconds, 63 people are assisted.” The Central Valley Red...

Sports returning

Collin Koch, Reporter

April 29, 2020

NASCAR, and several other motorsports, introduced virtual racing to keep fans entertained throughout the COVID-19 racing drought.  Since the start of COVID-19, race fans have been able to watch replays of past races presented by Fox Sports and NBC Sports network. Fans have also gotten to see a virtual kind of racing with the premier drivers tuning in to compete in the vi...

Homeless shelters overcoming COVID-19

Dunia Cantu, Reporter

April 29, 2020

Two shelters in Bakersfield have been affected by COVID-19, but they are not letting it stop them from giving back and keeping the homeless community safe.  The meal services and programs at The Mission at Kern County remain open because it is defined as an essential service to the community. According to The Mission at Kern County’s website, it has increased handwashing and ...

Little Caesars and other fast food restaurants providing contactless delivery

Olivia Patterson, Reporter

April 26, 2020

Little Caesars enhanced their pizza pickup service by implementing the first contactless Pizza Portal pickup, where customers scan their phones with their QR code and pick up their custom ordered pizza from a heated compartment without any contact required.  The Little Caesars Pizza Portal was implemented a few years ago with its famous five dollar Hot-N-Ready pizzas. Howeve...

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