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Celebrities join Michael Rubin in the All-in Challenge

Jocelyn Perez, Reporter

April 26, 2020

A new challenge called the ‘All in Challenge,’ is an online fundraising campaign to help relieve those who were affected by the coronavirus.  Michael Rubin, 76ers partner and Fanatics, created the challenge which consists of the world’s greatest athletes, actors, performing artists, and others with high platforms, who are auctioning off their most cherished posse...

Adventist Health creates virtual race

Angel Magdaleno, Reporter

April 26, 2020

The Adventist Health Bakersfield Foundation is hosting the virtual fun run race, “Tough as Nails Kern Kwarantine 2x4 Ultra Race.” The race began April 24 at 6 p.m. and will be carried on until April 26 at 6 p.m.  The intention of the race is to raise spirits during the COVID-19 quarantine, and to help those affected by the pandemic.  “For me, running has alway...

BCSGA holds Senate meeting via Zoom

Angel Magdaleno, Reporter

April 23, 2020

Representatives of the Bakersfield College Student Government Association (BCSGA) came together for a Body of the Senate meeting on April 22 where they discussed committee meetings and results of the SGA online elections.  Seven of the eight officers were present during the meeting.  Current representatives congratulated winners of the election for next year’s SGA...

Kern County announces National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

Angel Magdaleno, Reporter

April 23, 2020

Every year National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) is observed in April. The theme for NCVRW this year is Seek Justice, Ensure Victims' Rights, and Inspire Hope. NCVRW was established in 1981 by Ronald Reagan to expand awareness on the rights of victims of crime.  Every year the Kern County District Attorney’s (KCDA) office holds a march for National Crime V...

BCSGA hosts Spring Fling online

Mariah Arviso, Reporter

April 21, 2020

Bakersfield College held a virtual Spring Fling week, April 13 to April 17, to bring some virtual enjoyment to students and staff during these uncertain times.   BC originally had an on-campus Spring Fling week scheduled, but due to the growing pandemic, the Bakersfield College Student Government Association (BCSGA) developed a week of virtual events. T...

BC holds SGA elections online

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Bianca Cacciola, Editor-in-chief

April 19, 2020

Bakersfield College Student Government Association (BCSGA) held elections for the upcoming academic school year from April 13 through April 16. Despite BC...

BC loans Chromebooks to students

Mariah Arviso, Reporter

April 19, 2020

Bakersfield College launched the Laptop Loaner Program on April 9 due to the high demand of laptops needed for students to practice distant learning.   Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all courses were transferred to an online format. Doing so left many students struggling to continue current courses because they didn’t have the materials or resources needed. Bakersfield Coll...

Tony Iton speaks about health during an online speech

Marina Gonzalez, Reporter

April 17, 2020

Dr. Tony Iton, along with BC faculty, held an online Zoom presentation to discuss whether the zip code or genetic code is a good predictor of healthy communities and reasons of bad health. “If you want to change health, you invest up stream,” Dr. Tony Iton said. Iton is the Senior Vice President for Healthy Communities at the California Endowment.  He shared a...

BC hosts first virtual escape room

Olivia Patterson, Reporter

April 14, 2020

The Office of Student Life (OSL) and Bakersfield College Student Government Association (BCSGA) hosted the first online virtual escape room on April 13.  BCSGA and OSL worked closely together to create multiple diverse virtual activities.  The virtual escape room tested the participants’ knowledge about the campus with puzzles and riddles throughout their quest, l...

Valley Plaza closed during COVID-19 pandemic

Dunia Cantu, Reporter

April 2, 2020

On March 23, Valley Plaza closed its doors to the public in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The closure will affect the 142 shops inside the mall and their respective employees.  The Valley Plaza website states that they are temporarily closed, but that stores and restaurants with exterior-facing entrances may be open, though hours may vary.  But most of the store...

Surviving a pandemic with family

Jocelyn Sandusky, Features Editor

April 2, 2020

A mandatory stay at home order might have sounded appealing to some at the beginning, but it has become clear that this unprecedented time in history is anything but a vacation.  Not only has the severity of the coronavirus pandemic overwhelmed people with concern and fear, but they also have to face the suffocating reality that comes with practicing social distancing a...

BC Faculty shares their experience on working from home

Adeli Arvizu, Reporter

April 2, 2020

Bakersfield College President Sonya Christian held an online seminar on April 2 to discuss faculty updates and challenges encountered while providing student services.  Christian briefly informed participants on the latest COVID-19 news, such as Kern County only having one known death from COVID-19. Christian also acknowledged the remembrance of former Kern County resi...

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