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BC honors veterans, provides care packages

Ruben Lira, Reporter

November 9, 2018

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As part of Veterans week at Bakersfield College, the Veterans Center held a care package drop off zone, “Operation Not Forgotten” on Nov. 8 in front of the Administration building. Donations were taken to send to troops overseas who are fighting and can expect to have a care package before Christmas. A care package contains goods that include hygiene products,...

Veterans Week: Bakersfield College hosts a panel on The First World War

Katalina Quintanilla, Reporter

November 9, 2018

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Presented as part of Bakersfield College Veterans Week, The Levan Center hosted a panel discussion, “World War I: A Retrospective,” on Nov. 6 to discuss the importance of the 100th anniversary of World War I and the impact it had on future wars and soldiers.  Bakersfield College’s history professors Paul Beckworth, Olivia R. Garcia, F. Javier Llamas, and Tina Mend...

BC holds mock crime scene for criminal justice students

Cassidy Eisen, Reporter

November 9, 2018

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Criminal Justice Professor Harlan Hunter’s students worked to collect data and evidence in the staged crime lab located in the basement of the Language Arts Building during CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) Week which started Nov. 5.  In the crime lab, a dummy was staged covered in blood, positioned next to a gun. Proxy money, drugs, and alcohol were also spread out ac...

Dia de los Muertos comes to museum

Rosa Salazar, Reporter

November 9, 2018

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The Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (KCHCC) held its 10th annual Day of the Dead, or Día de Los Muertos, festival at the Kern County Museum on Nov. 6. The festival had several Mexican commodities including traditional foods, dancing, music, and merchandise. Día de Los Muertos is a popular Mexican tradition that honors, celebrates, and remembers the dead...

Author of “Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World” speaks at the CSUB Icardo Center

Author of “Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World” speaks at the CSUB Icardo Center

November 9, 2018

Passion, purpose, persistence – those are the “three P’s” that Dr. Baz Dreisinger has clung to her whole career. The 2017-2018 Global Fulbright...

Gold Medalist delivers speech to Bakersfield College students

Ja'Nell Gore, Reporter

November 9, 2018

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Gold Medalist, Oz Sanchez came to the Leven center on Nov. 8 to speak about different struggles he faced in life and how he made it through them. He emphasized that people have the power to control their own personal narrative. After overcoming adversity, he won two gold, three, bronze and one silver medal in the Paralympic Games. As a young adult Sanchez fell into the...

Esther Iverem brings traditional African art

Cassidy Eisen, Reporter

November 9, 2018

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Journalist Esther Iverem read passages from her most recent picture book “Olokun of The Galaxy,” and showcased her award-winning Olokun figures on Oct. 30 in the Levan Center at Bakersfield College. Iverem spoke to the audience of about 60 people to give a personal presentation of her book, which is filled with beautiful poetry and unique illustrations, that tel...

The Wiley and May Louise Jones Gallery presents “Collector” by Matthew Craven

Haley Duval, Reporter

November 9, 2018

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The Wylie and May Louise Jones Gallery located in the Grace Van Dyke Bird Library at Bakersfield College was proud to present and showcase COLLECTOR- Matthew Craven and his body of work in their recent art exhibition.  Craven is a Los Angeles based artist known for his history-based collages for reconfigured original historical figures into new aesthetic compositions.  ...

Veteran’s Center groundbreaking drew a crowd near campus center

Veteran’s Center groundbreaking drew a crowd near campus center

November 9, 2018

The groundbreaking ceremony for the new Veterans’ Resource Center at Bakersfield College brought many members of the community and local veterans to...

Kern County Museum holds civil rights lecture

Ja'nell Gore, Reporter

October 29, 2018

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Oliver Rosales held a lecture on the history of civil rights in Kern County at the Kern County Museum on Oct. 17. In his lecture, he spoke about the transformation of Kern County and the way Mexicans and African Americans were treated. The focal points of the lecture were excerpts from his dissertation and manuscript “Mississippi West: Race, Politics and Civil Rights in...

BC holds music discussion

Taylor Jensen, Reporter

October 29, 2018

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Music of any genre, location, and artist can bring people together for just about anything, which is why it’s been claimed as such a powerful art. Reggie Williams, Director of the Levan Center, Josh Ottum, Professor of Commercial Music, and Kris Tiner, Jazz Director, held a discussion of how music reflects society in the Levan Center on Oct. 25. Williams started the eve...

Professors discuss college enrollment rates

Saad Kazi, Reporter

October 26, 2018

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In the Oct. 24 Renegade Roundtable “Does Society Send Too Many People to College? “ each of four Bakersfield College professors agreed on one answer: no. Erin Miller, Steven Holmes, Michael Harvath, and Neal Stanifer brought up data and examples to support their points in the Levan Center discussion regarding whether the problem of rising college costs is due to the...

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