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Hundreds of students participate at the Kern County Science Fair

Amy Sarmiento, Reporter

March 15, 2019

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The annual Kern County Science Fair was on March 12 at the Rabobank Arena Convention Center. Hundreds of students from grades 4 to 12 had a chance to participate. The Kern County Science Fair is sponsored by the Kern County Science Foundation. Joe Saldivar, a professor of Biology at Bakersfield College gave a speech at the Science Fair focusing on curiosity and why it...

Animal rights groups work on proposing no-chaining bill, locally and statewide

Hope ShyAnne     , Reporter

March 15, 2019

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The Anti-Chain Division of the Anti-Dog Fighting Campaign Worldwide Organization has been attempting to propose a bill to keep dogs from being chained up in Kern County and California. Jennifer Kanady, the director of the Division, is working with rescues in the area, such as the Bakersfield Boxers and Bullies. According to Kanady, animal control in Kern County is very...

What does love mean?

What does love mean?

March 15, 2019

For this Gadfly Cafe session, people discussed the meanings of love, purpose, and value on March 13 at the Levan Center. The Gadfly Cafe is where students...

Two-day blood drive at BC

Hilario Ismael Gomez, Reporter

March 15, 2019

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Free themed T-shirts and saving lives highlighted the recent blood drive on the Bakersfield College campus with people from all over the community in attendance.  The Houchin Blood Bank and the BCSGA hosted their annual two-day blood drive event on March 6 and 7.  Houchin Community Blood Bank is a non-profit organization known for being the main provider of safe and...

Bakersfield College hires armed officer as a campus security measure

Logan King, Reporter

March 14, 2019

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Many college campuses across the U.S. have hired armed security officers, including Bakersfield College. In addition to hiring the officer, Bakersfield College offered an active shooter response training in the Levan Center on March 4th.  Due to the increase in active shooter cases across the nation, many institutions have begun to re-address their security and response ...

Renegade inspired lunch truck arrives on campus

Renegade inspired lunch truck arrives on campus

March 14, 2019

The Bakersfield College food services celebrated the addition of their new food truck with a grand opening sample giveaway on the gym huddle on Feb. 27. Due...

Former California Senator Jean Fuller leads a discussion on women in leadership

Amir Guyton, Reporter

March 6, 2019

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The Levan Center at Bakersfield College hosted Women in Leadership, a panel that's meant to empower, encourage and inspire women to pursue leadership positions by having local women in power discuss their influences, challenges, and successes along with words of advice for young women on March 1. The panel included a powerhouse of local women such as Former California Senator J...

Women’s Month kicks off with Wendy Wasserstein’s “Uncommon Women and Others”

Logan King, Reporter

March 6, 2019

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The final showing of the play "Uncommon Women and Others" ended its shows cycle on March 2nd at the Simonsen Performing Arts Center at Bakersfield College. The play was written by Wendy Wasserstein and is set in 1972 at Mount Holyoke College. The play communicates the dry comical style of Wasserstein while providing an intimate look into the tenants of second-wave...

Clemantine Wamariya shares her story at the Levan Center

Clemantine Wamariya shares her story at the Levan Center

Rosa Salazar, Copy Editor

March 6, 2019

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Clemantine Wamariya, storyteller, human rights activist and author, spoke about her early life and her memoir, “The Girl Who Smiled Beads,” at the...

BC’s CTE and Pat Smith gives insight on juvenile justice

Jazmin Velazquez, Reporter

March 6, 2019

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Bakersfield College hosted the Juvenile Justice Employer Panel on Feb. 27 at Bakersfield College. BC Career and Technical Education and Patricia Smith presented a panel of experts in the juvenile justice field to talk about evidence-based behavior strategies to reduce criminal behavior on youth people in Kern County. Each panelist discussed their role working with yo...

Read Across America Day celebrate Dr. Seuss at Bakersfield’s elementary schools

Amy Sarmiento, Reporter

March 4, 2019

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The United Way of Kern County (UWKC) hosted the 5th annual Read Across America Day event on Feb. 28 at various elementary schools across Bakersfield, one of which was Edison Pre-School. Children arrived at school dressed up in Dr. Seuss themed outfits and gathered around to read a book together. Every volunteer reader gathered in the main office and was distributed to ea...

Kern County Career Expo brings future jobs to all ages

Hope ShyAnne, Reporter

March 4, 2019

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The Kern County Career Expo took place at Rabobank Convention Center in Bakersfield on Feb. 28. Over a thousand high school students, middle schoolers, college students, and parents roamed the area looking for what career might be a good choice for them and what steps are needed to make that an achievable career goal. This is the Second Annual Career Expo, put together ...

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