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BC art exhibit moves to an online format

Jocelyn Perez, Reporter

April 2, 2020

The Bakersfield College Art Student Exhibition made a shift in moving to an online format for the first time ever on April 2. Art students display their art as they showed a sense of leadership to the community by adjusting to the new norms of social distancing.  The digital exhibit was held by the Jones Art Gallery which invited everyone to see student artwork made in BC...

Gaming consoles are now out of stock

Jocelyn Perez, Reporter

April 1, 2020

As the entire world has been instructed to self-quarantine themselves by many health officials and authorities, people look towards keeping themselves entertained with gaming consoles which has left most retailers sold out of the Nintendo Switch.  These gaming consoles are nowhere to be found unless you are willing to pay an absurd amount of money for one.  The Nin...

BC hosts virtual career expo for students

Collin Koch, Reporter

April 1, 2020

Bakersfield College hosted an Industrial Technology and Transportation virtual career expo on April 1 for students interested in the industrial career field.  Various employers from around Kern County had Zoom calls for students to join and ask questions about specific industries. Businesses like Bolthouse Farms, Crown Lift Trucks, US Army and many more were able to connect with the...

BC holds panel to discuss student concerns

Mariah Arviso, Reporter

April 1, 2020

Bakersfield College held a digital panel discussion, on March 31, for students who expressed their concerns about online classes and personal obstacles about having classes from home.  BC’s President, Sonya Christian, started off the conversation with updates about COVID-19 cases worldwide and in California. Christian discussed a new program called Back to Colleg...

Refunds for college students during the coronavirus pandemic

Mariah Arviso, Reporter

March 31, 2020

The Chancellor of California Community colleges, Eloy Ortiz Oakley, signed an executive order (2020-21), on March 20, that allows students attending any community college in California to withdraw from classes with an excused withdraw on their transcripts, as well as receive refunds for any classes dropped.   This order was put into place to ensure the safety and well-bei...

2020 Census

Mariah Arviso, Reporter

March 31, 2020

The 2020 California Census count started on March 12 and will conclude on April 1.   Every ten years, the Census count happens to ensure that enough state funding is given based on the number of citizens in each state. Previous Census counts have determined the amount of funding California has gotten for health care, emergency services, and public schools. Some ...

Thoughtexchange throughout the coronavirus pandemic

Priscilla Carballo, Reporter

March 31, 2020

Thoughtexchange is a resource that is located in Canada and founded in 2009 and it has helped out while the coronavirus pandemic is ongoing. Thoughtexchange is an online resource that connects others. “We’ve [the employees at Thoughtexchange] built an awesome enterprise crowdsourcing platform that thousands of leaders around the world use to learn and bring people to...

Businesses that are remaining open during the coronavirus pandemic

Jocelyn Perez, Reporter

March 31, 2020

As the streets of Bakersfield continue to look more uninhabited, some businesses persevere through times of struggle. Most services that are known as essential, proceed in remaining open.  All Sno Shack locations will continue to remain open. Their hours of operation are starting from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Services are also available on GrubHub and doordash. Nearly all restau...

How COVID-19 may be transmitted

Jocelyn Perez, Reporter

March 31, 2020

There are still a number of unanswered questions that many have about COVID-19. The virus is fairly new and information is limited to even experts on how the virus is spread as they continue to conduct data.  According to health experts, the health measures that have begun to take place during late January have affected the transmission rate of COVID-19 to drop drastically. N...

Social media’s impact on the coronavirus pandemic

Marina Gonzalez, Reporter

March 27, 2020

Social media accounts sharing reports on the coronavirus has caused many fears and paranoia for people trying to avoid the outbreak. The media has produced reports and uploaded footage about the coronavirus outbreak in a way that has made viewers more afraid to be outside of their homes. According to the Fox 17 website, viewers are consuming a lot of information about t...

Grocery delivery services are unable to keep up with demand

Jocelyn Sandusky, Features Editor

March 26, 2020

As the U.S. sees a rapid increase in the number of coronavirus cases, many Americans are choosing to quarantine themselves in their home to help to stop the spread of the virus, and for some, to obey a stay-at-home order. Though people may leave their homes to get supplies from essential businesses like grocery stores, many are instead turning to technology to avoid large cr...

COVID-19 brings Kern County together

Collin Koch, Reporter

March 26, 2020

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Kern County are rising fast. This is not stopping the community of Bakersfield, however, from supporting one another during these times of panic. Churches have formed groups to help those in need of supplies and services, neighborhoods are coming together to support each other and local businesses are supporting those in need. For example, ...

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