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Bern comes to Kern

Bern comes to Kern

February 26, 2020

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders paid a visit to Bakersfield at the Spectrum Amphitheatre on Friday Feb. 21 to rally for Kern County’s vote in the...

Trump protestors gather at Airport Drive

Jocelyn Perez, Reporter

February 21, 2020

Many community members protested the president’s arrival in Bakersfield on Feb.19 along Airport Drive. Even though several community members protested President Trump and his presence in Bakersfield, Kern County is primarily made up of republican voters. Among the diverse group of protestors, there was a large group of people who were in their 20s or younger. Nearly...

Warren’s campaign team visits Bakersfield

Warren’s campaign team visits Bakersfield

February 20, 2020

Senator Elizabeth Warren’s campaign team held a public forum in Bakersfield at the United Steelworkers building on Feb. 18 to address the community’s...

Michael Bloomberg releases higher education policy

Jocelyn Sandusky, Features Editor

February 19, 2020

As the presidential primary gets into full swing, Michael Bloomberg has released his higher education policy proposal to showcase his commitment to affordable, attainable and quality post-secondary education. Fewer than half of Americans have a college degree, according to Bloomberg’s plan, which will provide students with “credentials to equip them for middle-income jobs; give talent...

Black History Month conference at BC

Olivia Patterson, Reporter

February 19, 2020

The Black History Month conference “Hustle and Motivate: It’s for the culture” featured Bakersfield native and keynote speaker Terrance Minnoy, on Feb. 7 at the Edward Simonsen Performing Arts Center. This year's Umoja community club event was coordinated at the Bakersfield campus by Dr. Paula Parks. The Umoja Community represents around a million African Americans...

The Pelezzio Reception Venue Hall opens

Mariah Arviso, Reporter

February 10, 2020

Pelezzio Reception Venue Hall held its grand opening for its new location on Feb. 1. The event featured music, food tasting, and other vendors that work closely with the owners of Pelezzio. The new venue can hold up to 500 people which is significantly bigger than the original venue. "This space is about 3x larger than the one we already had, so we want to offer more...

Patrisse Khan-Cullors visits Bakersfield College

Adeli Arvizu, Reporter

February 10, 2020

Bakersfield College invited activist and organizer Patrisse Khan-Cullors to help commemorate the beginning of Black History Month throughout the day at 10 a.m., 2 p.m., and 7 p.m. in the Indoor theatre on Feb. 6. Cullors is a freedom fighter most known for co-founding the Black Lives Matter Movement and is a New York Times Best-selling author for her memoir, “When They...

BC hires a new college safety director

Jocelyn Sandusky, Features Editor

February 10, 2020

Shelly Castaneda, former Chief Deputy of the Kern County Sheriff’s office, accepted the executive director of college safety position at Bakersfield College on Feb.6, according to an email sent to the Bakersfield College community. Castaneda interviewed for the position on Feb. 2 at the Levan Center. Castaneda spoke in front of a hiring committee and explained how she woul...

Bakersfield College becomes the first community college to receive the CIQG Award

Jocelyn Perez, Reporter

February 10, 2020

Bakersfield College has been selected by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation International Quality Group (CIQG) to be the first community college to receive the 2019 CIQG Quality Award. The award is given annually to one school that has achieved and proven evidence of the standards set by the CIQG. The principles to be met in order to receive the award are, “innovation,...

Social Justice in the Kern high school

Jocelyn Perez, Reporter

February 3, 2020

The Dolores Huerta Foundation, which is part of the Kern Education Justice Collaborative (KEJC) marched to demand social justice in schools on Jan. 30. Cecilia Castro, Education Policy Director, led the march and encouraged protestors to chant, “What do we want?! Justice! When do we want it? Now!” The march began near on Ming Ave...

Human trafficking panel addresses BC campus

Priscilla Carballo, Reporter

January 31, 2020

A human trafficking awareness panel was held inside the forum building at the Bakersfield College campus on Jan. 30. The panel hoped to shed some light on what human trafficking is, and how it affects the community and everyday living. Many showed up to observe the event and participate in a question and answer session held at the end of the documentary. When entering and...

Twitter limits cyberbullying

Mariah Arviso, Reporter

January 30, 2020

Twitter announced that it will be releasing a new feature, on Jan. 8, that gives users more control to limit replies on their tweets. This new feature allows users to customize the replies for their tweets, and it gives users the options to choose a group of people that can reply. Twitter expects this feature to reduce the amount of cyberbullying happening on the platform. “We...

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