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Republicans host a Take Back California event at The Mark in Downtown Bakersfield

Republicans host a Take Back California event at The Mark in Downtown Bakersfield

September 14, 2018

California state Representative Travis Allen, 44, rallied fellow Republicans to “Take Back California” at The Mark restaurant in Downtown Bakersfield...

Nike stirs controversy with Colin Kaepernick sponsorship

Miranda Defoor, Web & Social Media Editor

September 13, 2018

Filed under News, Sports

Since Nike’s announcement of a sponsorship with famous football star Colin Kaepernick on Sept. 3, many Nike fans and supporters have turned to destroying their merchandise. Nike is the world’s largest supplier of athletic shoes and clothing, making them one of the most valuable sports companies in the world, according to Forbes. Because of this, Nike’s impact is far...

Magdalene Hope holds first golf fundraiser to stop human trafficking in Kern County

Magdalene Hope holds first golf fundraiser to stop human trafficking in Kern County

Saad Kazi, Reporter

September 13, 2018

Filed under Features, News, Sports, Top Stories

Several golfers showed up on the fair-weathered morning of Sept. 8 to participate in Magdalene Hope’s Tee Off for Hope golf tournament at the Kern River...

4th annual Stomp Out Suicide walk raises awareness of suicide in Kern

4th annual Stomp Out Suicide walk raises awareness of suicide in Kern

September 13, 2018

“We don’t get over it but we get through it,” said Ellen Eggert, founder and president of Save A Life Today.

Democratic Women of Kern hold “Women in Politics” luncheon featuring Dolores Huerta

Democratic Women of Kern hold “Women in Politics” luncheon featuring Dolores Huerta

September 12, 2018

For years, women had no say in what was going on in the world, but one election at a time, that is all changing.

Homelessness may affect Bakersfield College students

Laura Lanfray, Reporter

August 31, 2018

Filed under News

With homelessness on the rise across Kern County, Bakersfield College assists students in need in the form of donations and access to facilities. According to research done by the Kern County Homeless Collaborative, as of January 2018, there are 885 homeless people within the county. The majority of them live in the City of Bakersfield itself. Fewer homeless people live t...

BC rapist convicted of all charges

Paige Atkison, Editor-in-Chief

August 31, 2018

Filed under News

After a year of court proceedings, the assailant who perpetrated a sexual assault in the Fine Arts restroom at BC’s main campus in Spring of 2017 has been convicted. Brandon Robinson, 21, was convicted of 15 felony charges on Aug. 14. The charges range from sexual battery, sexual assault, threatening with intent to terrorize, and robbery in the second degree. The charges...

L’Oreal moves to Kern County with tax initiative

Miranda Defoor, Web & Social Media Editor

August 22, 2018

Filed under News

Kern County has partnered with L’Oreal through a $2.3 million incentive program. The Kern County Board of Supervisors approved the incentive package on Aug. 17, 2018. This deal comes as part of an economic plan called Advance Kern 2017. District 2 Supervisor Zack Scrivner said in a statement, “This new business venture is a result of the County’s Advance Kern initiative...

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...

BC Student Detained by ICE

BC Student Detained by ICE

May 23, 2018

Dozens of students and faculty gathered at Bakersfield College to demonstrate support for a B.C. student who was arrested by immigration officials early ...

Veterans who have been arrested may now have pro-bono representation

Veterans who have been arrested may now have pro-bono representation

Melissa Puryear, Managing Editor

April 29, 2018

Filed under News

Veterans who have been arrested may have pro-bono representation through a fairly new program offered by the Veteran’s Justice Outreach Program. Randy...

Community colleges announce partnership with University of California in effort to increase transfers

Miranda Defoor, Reporter

April 29, 2018

Filed under News

Community colleges across California are in a partnership with University of California (UC) campuses to try to increase transfers to different UCs. The proposed Enhancing Student Transfer memorandum is focused on creating guaranteed admission for eligible community college students who are looking to transfer. While six of the nine UC campuses currently have transfer guarantee...

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