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CSUB hosts annual RowdyCon event

Ruben Lira, Reporter

October 17, 2018

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Cal State University Bakersfield (CSUB) held its annual RowdyCon fundraiser on Oct 6. RowdyCon is an "Extra Life" gaming charity event, with all proceeds going to the Lauren Small Children's Center. The event started in 2012 and has continued each year since. RowdyCon derived its name from Rowdy the Roadrunner, the CSUB mascot. The main event featured a vendor expo as well...

BC Alumna runs for District 2 supervisor

Paige Atkison, Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2018

Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

In an ambitious campaign, Bakersfield College alumna Whitney Weddell is attempting to unseat incumbent Zach Scrivner as the Kern County Supervisor for District 2. Though Scrivner has held the position for nearly eight years, Weddell is confident in her campaign. “We have been very successful,” Weddell said. “I am so pleased at the number of supporters who keep coming out of ...

The Empty Space showcases well known musical “My Fair Lady”

Charr Davenport, Reporter

October 15, 2018

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The Empty Space Theater put on the well-known musical “My Fair Lady” to an enthusiastic crowd on Oct. 5. The musical, directed by Ron Warren, Kelsey Morrow, and choreographed by Jennifer Skiby Plunkett, runs Fridays and Saturdays at   8 p.m. until Oct. 20.  “My Fair Lady” is a musical based on the play “Pygmalion” by George Bernard Shaw. The plot revolves a...

Kern County Historical Society has a Walking Tour of “Eastchester”

Hector Martinez, Features Editor 

October 15, 2018

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Ken Hooper, the president of the Kern County Historical Society (KCHS) and Archiving teacher at Bakersfield High School, conducted a Walking Tour of the “Eastchester” on Oct. 6. The tour began on the corner of 18th and R streets around 10 a.m. and finished at Narducci’s Burger & Italian Ice around 11:30 a.m.  Hooper explained that he has been doing walkin...

Got Myth: A discussion on how myths still have an impact on today’s world

Issy Barrientos, Photo Editor

October 15, 2018

Filed under Campus, Features

The Norman Levan Center at Bakersfield College hosted the discussion “Got Myth: Ancient Stories That Still Inform 21st Century People, Politics, and Pop Culture,” on Oct. 10. Rae Ann Kumelos, an associate professor of English at BC, started the conversation by talking about archetypes. Kumelos described archetypes as molds.  The first archetype she mentioned was the king....

KRAB Radio hosts annual concert experience for locals

October 15, 2018

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KRAB Radio hosted its 11th annual “Free-4-All” event, sponsored by Monster Energy, at Stramler Park.  The Free-4-All started to give listeners and music lovers an opportunity to get a concert experience without forcing them to spend so much money. “We wanted to do this as a “thank you” from the station,” Robin Jones one of KRAB Radio’s host said. ...

Bakersfield College student holds an undefeated professional record

Malachi Parker, Reporter

October 15, 2018

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BC student, Miguel Contreras, a 20-year-old professional boxer, had a long journey from his amateur days to his now 6-0 professional career. The record for Contreras stands undefeated and five of those wins come by knockout.  “My mom signed me up to be at PAL (Police Academy League) just so I would have somewhere to be while she was at work, and boxing was one of the...

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church hosts annual Taste of Grace

Katalina Quintanilla, Reporter

October 15, 2018

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St. Paul’s Episcopal Church hosted their 9th annual Taste of Grace at The Gardens at Mill Creek on Oct. 5. The yearly event is a fundraiser for the Bakersfield Homeless Center and the Alliance Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault. Every single item at the fundraiser was donated from parishioners, the community, and co-partners of the church.  “It [Taste...

Gadfly: A roundtable talk on bias in society

Saad Kazi, Reporter

October 15, 2018

Filed under Campus, Features

Reggie Williams is a white man. But the BC professor and Gadfly Café host can’t expect every person to know that just by looking at his name. “How many other white people do you know named Reggie Williams?” he asked the room. It’s a question referring to how the name ‘Reggie’ is predominant among African American men, a fact that presents an unfortunate...

The Outdoor Theatre presents the annual Kern Shakespeare Festival

Cameron Johnson, Reporter

October 15, 2018

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The Kern Shakespeare Festival kicked off their 34 annual production on Oct. 3 in the Outdoor Theatre. The two plays selected for this year’s festival were “Measure for Measure” and “Julius Ceasar.”  The Bakersfield College Performing Arts Department puts on the festival every year, and this year the productions were coincidentally relevant to the current so...

Author Sonia Nazario delivers speech at BC

Paige Atkison, Editor-in-Chief

October 15, 2018

Filed under Campus, Features, Top Stories

Pulitzer-winning journalist Sonia Nazario visited Bakersfield College to deliver a speech on immigration and journalism.   Joined by media leader Joaquin Alvarado, Nazario lead a discussion with BC students and faculty in an examination of today’s media Nazario began by recounting her family history of immigration.    Her father fled Syria due to persecution of Christian...

The Beach Boys and John Stamos perform at the Kern County Fair

Charr Davenport, Reporter

October 8, 2018

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The Beach Boys, along with special guest John Stamos, played the Kern County Fair on Sept. 19 to an overflowing crowd. The Budweiser Pavilion hosted the classic surf band to hundreds, if not thousands, of fans, both of The Beach Boys and of John Stamos. People were climbing trees, standing on ladders, and hoisting each other on their shoulders to catch a glimpse of the band as they playe...

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