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Beard Bash competition event raise money to help children

Beard Bash competition event raise money to help children

November 14, 2017

Men with handle-bar whiskers, business beards and women in crafted (fake) beards, traveled from Southern California and Northern California, to Bakersfield,...

New Reading Oasis opens at Friendship House Community Center

New Reading Oasis opens at Friendship House Community Center

Lizette Chavez, Editor-in-Chief

November 14, 2017

Filed under Features

The Kern Kiwanis Club in partnership with the Friendship House Community Center held a ribbon cutting event for a new community Reading Oasis on Nov. 8....

Basketball player Murphy plans to pursue her goals on and off the court

Basketball player Murphy plans to pursue her goals on and off the court

Ambria King, Photo Editor

November 2, 2017

Filed under Features, Sports

Bakersfield College women’s basketball player Aerin Murphy has only been attending BC for two semesters, but has already begun to set and pursue lofty...

BC tennis raises funds

Lizette Chavez, Editor-in-Chief

November 2, 2017

Filed under Campus, Features, Sports

The Bakersfield College’s Men and Women’s Tennis Programs held a fundraising event in the BC cafeteria on Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. The fundraiser was held to raise money for the tennis players’ uniforms, equipment and travel costs at away games, which can reach close to $300 per player. Nick Jacobs, head coach for the men’s and women’s tennis teams, shared some of his hopes...

Cannon captain fires final shot for the season

Cannon captain fires final shot for the season

November 2, 2017

John A. Medvigy, Bakersfield College’s gun crew captain who also is a member of the Vets Club, fired the final shot from the cannon at BC’s last home...

Music festival offers students opportunity to improve vocals

Music festival offers students opportunity to improve vocals

November 2, 2017

The Bakersfield College Chamber Festival is where the sound of music came alive on Oct. 23. in the Edward Simonsen Performing Arts Center. There was 12...

Students learn about chemistry

Students learn about chemistry

November 1, 2017

Bakersfield College held Chem Rocks, an event to promote Chemistry and other Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math(STEM) majors, on Oct. 24 in the...

‘Chasing the Harvest’ editor comes to BC

Christina Benavides, Reporter

November 1, 2017

Filed under Campus, Features

Bakersfield College students welcomed editor Gabriel Thompson, for the second discussion of his book, “Chasing the Harvest: Migrant Workers in California Agriculture.” The book discussion started at 7:45 a.m. and was held at the Levan Center. Students were treated with a full breakfast before asking Thompson questions they had about the book. These questions initiated...

One Book panel discusses poverty

One Book panel discusses poverty

November 1, 2017

A panel was held in the Norman Levan Center at Bakersfield College on Oct. 19 to discuss the book “$2 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America” by...

Renegade Struggles: James Tompkins

Renegade Struggles: James Tompkins

November 1, 2017

“Struggle, I think, is a part of success,” said James Tompkins, 34, as he opened up about his past year at Bakersfield College, and what he defines...

Local residents run 5k in costumes at the Park at Riverwalk for charity at the Haunted Hustle

Local residents run 5k in costumes at the Park at Riverwalk for charity at the Haunted Hustle

Ambria King, Photo Editor

November 1, 2017

Filed under Features

More than 150 local residents gathered at the Park at Riverwalk at 8 a.m. on Oct. 28 to participate in the Haunted Hustle, a 5k marathon hosted by Super...

Theater plays silent film with live music

Theater plays silent film with live music

November 1, 2017

The Fox Theater held a special screening of the original 1925 silent version of “The Phantom of the Opera” for one day only on Oct. 22. The film featured...

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