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Bakersfield College invites author Miroslava Chavez-Garcia to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Mariah Arviso, Digital Editor

September 19, 2020

Bakersfield College celebrated Hispanic Heritage month with, author and professor for UC Santa Barbara, Miroslava Chavez- Garcia. The discussion included letters and commentary from Garcia’s book, “Migrant Longing: Letter Writing Across the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands,” which went through the journey of Jose Chavez Esparza and Conchita Alvarado. The speaker was presented...

Alex Dominguez interviews BC Alumni Clayton Fowler for the Renegade Alumni Council

Victoria Meza, Reporter

September 18, 2020

Alex Dominguez interviewed renegade Alumni Clayton Fowler on the evening of September 16th. He starts by introducing himself as a former Bakersfield College Student Government Association President (BCSGA President) and a former Alumni from the class of 2015. He decided to form a group along with his friends called “The Renegade Alumni Council” to work with BC foundation...

Kern Behavioral Health and Recovery Service holds community forum for National Recovery Month

Sydney McClanahan, Reporter

September 18, 2020

The Kern Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (KernBHRS) held a community forum, on Sept. 17 via Microsoft Teams, in honor of suicide prevention and recovery month. “This recovery month, the theme is ‘Celebrating Connection.’ We know that connections and a sense of community are a really important part of recovery,” said, Alison Burrowes, Deputy Director of Kern...

Two of the several murals part of the Chalk Walk Scavenger Hunt hosted by Kern County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services.

Local artists came together to bring awareness for Suicide Prevention Week

September 17, 2020

Through Sept. 11 to 13, Kern County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services hosted a Chalk Walk Scavenger Hunt along with an art group known as Creative...

Red classic car cruising down Chester Ave.  during the Bakersfield Downtown Cruise, Sept. 11.

Honoring those who fallen with a cruise

September 17, 2020

On Friday, Sept. 11, Bakersfield Downtown Cruise hosted a cruise night that fell on the memorial of 9/11. Jordan Tyack and Debbie Lee hosted the Chester...

Local band Hate Drugs is adjusting to the new normal for musicians during COVID-19

Sydney McClanahan, Reporter

September 17, 2020

Bakersfield is full of talented musicians of all genres, but during a worldwide pandemic, live music has come to a standstill. Local indie rock band, Hate Drugs, is making the best of these uncertain times while still adjusting to quarantine. “Quarantine has made going on tour and playing live shows virtually impossible. It makes sense given the current crisis, but it...

Louie Cruz Beltran performs a virtual concert with Bakersfield College

Louie Cruz Beltran hosted a virtual concert with Bakersfield College on Sept. 16.

Thalia Pimentel, Reporter

September 17, 2020

Louie Cruz Beltran, a master percussionist, speaker, and entertainer hosted a virtual concert with Bakersfield College on Sept. 16 through via Zoom and...

The Ubisoft Forwards event flyer announcing the event, where they announced new games that are being released and presented trailers games on Sept. 10.

Ubisoft reveals the next year’s game line up

September 14, 2020

Videogame company Ubisoft held their virtual Ubisoft Forward event on Sept. 10th to showcase their next year of game releases. The event started with...

BC’s athletic director and head football coach views on the Black Lives Matter moment

Victoria Meza, Reporter

September 10, 2020

Bakersfield College has launched a series of live Facebook discussions with the Danny Morrison Show. In episode #8, Morrison discussed how the world of sports has been managing the Black Lives Matter movement and the response of it. The panel included BC’s Athletic Director and Dean of Kinesiology, Reggie Bolton, and BC’s Head Football coach, R. Todd Littlejohn. The discussion...

BC held a seminar to discuss the BC Athletics Program during COVID

Amaya Lawton, Reporter

September 9, 2020

Bakersfield College, President Sonya Christian, hosted a virtual seminar, on Sept. 8, with the BC Athletics Program. President Sonya Christian started the meeting by discussing how this year has impacted everyone in many ways. She explained how even though many may not be able to meet right now there are still virtual options to get together. “… the concept of...

Students encourage to join BC’s Virtual Festival through Zoom

Mariah Arviso, Media Editor

September 9, 2020

Bakersfield College hosted a virtual engagement festival, on Sept. 2, to allow students to get involved in different activities and clubs that BC has to offer. The festival was an all-day event that had separate zoom calls set up from 10 a.m.-6:15 p.m. Many of the events varied from administrators discussing the different legal services that BC offers to professors explaining...

BC introduces the Equal Opportunity Diversity Advisory Committee

Hector Morales, Reporter

September 7, 2020

Bakersfield College started the Equal Opportunity Diversity Advisory Committee, or EODAC, for students that are African American or POC. EODAC committed themselves to be reactive, active, and proactive about pointing out and discussing racism in Bakersfield College. The EODAC had four goals in mind. First, to have a racial equity student success agenda which allows Black...

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