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Bakersfield College Closes due to Brush Fire

Paige Atkison, Editor-in-Chief

August 9, 2018

Filed under Campus, Developing Stories, Front Page, News, Top Stories

Bakersfield College was closed today due to a brush fire near the Panorama Bluffs. The main campus was closed in the late afternoon after smoke began to fill the air ducts of multiple buildings. The fire, located on the corner of Panorama Dr. and Hayley has burned across 100 acres, according to Bakersfield Fire Department Batt. Chief John Frando. The main campus will r...

Drought relieved by rain, but not beaten

Drought relieved by rain, but not beaten

February 1, 2017

According to a recent data poll from the U.S. Drought Monitor, 38 percent of the state of California is no longer in a drought, the largest margin the...

Relay For Life raises more than a million

Sharida Rejon, Features editor

May 7, 2014

Filed under Front Page, News

299 teams and approximately 4,069 participants were able to raise $1,135,485.50 at the 23rd annual Bakersfield Relay For Life, which took place on a 24-hour span beginning on May 3. The Bakersfield Relay For Life, hosted by the American Cancer Society, has successfully raised over $1 million annually for the past 11 years, making it one of the largest relay events in the...

Moran sees re-election as redemption and growth

Elizabeth Fernandez, Reporter

May 7, 2014

Filed under Front Page, News

Polls closed at the end of March and Jimmy Moran, former treasurer, was officially re-introduced to Bakersfield College’s student government as vice president-elect for the next academic year. Moran was involved in last semester’s substance and misconduct allegations against the Student Government Association, and was dismissed from the board; however, there appeared...

Student reveals Dream Act’s impact

Sharida Rejon, Features editor

May 7, 2014

Filed under Front Page, News

“Since I started school I knew that I didn’t have the same opportunities as everyone else, and when I was in high school it was very hard for me because everyone was talking about college, but I didn’t know what was going on back then,” said 19-year-old Adelaida Hernandez, an undocumented student at Bakersfield College, about some of the fears she faced while her educational...

New SGA president excited for his term

Elizabeth Fernandez, Reporter

April 23, 2014

Filed under Front Page, News

Just a regular Bakersfield College Student with some political background, Alex Dominguez, a political science major, prepares to take on the role of student body president and plans to “get things done.” After polls closed on March 27, over half of the students who had voted chose Dominguez. “I was really happy about the outcome. I woke up, I checked my email and...

Training looks to help prevent suicides

Sharida Rejon, Features Editor

April 23, 2014

Filed under Front Page, News

The Bakersfield College Student Health and Wellness Center hosted its first suicide prevention training session on April 2. The method used in the session, referred to as QPR, is designed to train attendees to recognize the early warning signs of suicidal crisis and provides information on the appropriate steps to take when these signs are perceived. Leigh Collins, the...

Longtime librarians retire

Myrissa Johns, News Editor

April 23, 2014

Filed under Front Page, News

Two familiar faces on campus, Marci Lingo and Dawn Dobie, Bakersfield College reference librarians, will both be gone after the end of June. Despite the usual focus of retirement being on one’s own future, Dobie and Lingo have stayed true to their reputations of being student-centered by voicing mainly concerns for the future of the library and students. “We’ve worked...

SAM construction continues forward

March 19, 2014

Filed under Front Page

Despite problems in the beginning with asbestos and lead paint, construction on the Simonsen Performing Arts Center at Bakersfield College is on schedule, according to a lead supervisor from S.C. Anderson, Inc. There have been some changes to the original plan, creating more work for the construction crew, but the completion date remains the same. The supervisor said work...

SGA is ready for upcoming elections

Elizabeth Fernandez, Reporter

March 19, 2014

Filed under Front Page

Bakersfield College Student Government Association voted and approved to push the spring 2014 elections to March 24-27 in order to increase student involvement and awareness. Interim Director of Student Life Elizabeth Peisner said the elections were not only pushed in order to allow more students to apply for candidacy, but also to give the student body an opportunity to...

Pet Food Pantry helps owners in need

Sharida Rejon, Features Editor

March 5, 2014

Filed under Features, Front Page

The Bakersfield Pet Food Pantry is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year, totaling an approximate 150,000 pounds of pet food donated to the community. Cindy Frye, president of the Bakersfield Pet Food Pantry, was inspired to found this organization after seeing the vast amount of animals in need. “I started this organization by my church, the Bridge Bible Church, partnered...

Former AD Herb Loken passes away

Robert Mullen, Sorts Editor

February 20, 2014

Filed under Front Page, Sports

Herb Loken, former Bakersfield College athletic director and gymnastics coach, passed away on Feb. 14. Loken was hired as BC’s athletic director in 1968 to replace Gil Bishop who was the AD from 1954-68. Loken was also the gymnastics coach from 1957-70 except during the 1960 season. Bob Covey, who taught at BC and was the track and field coach from 1963-2005, was office m...

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