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Study finds the four factors of students’ transfer capacity

Haley Duval, Editor-in-Chief

May 20, 2020

The Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges (The RP Group) held a panel via Zoom, "The Truth about Transfer: What Students Say They Need to Get Through the Gate," on May 19, to discuss its study on students' transfer capacity, and students transfer experience during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The RP Group is a non-profit, non-partisan team of the board of ...

California Community College Chancellor hosts a meeting for students

Mariah Arviso, Reporter

May 12, 2020

The Chancellor of California Community Colleges, Eloy Oakley, held a student media teleconference, on May 12, to provide an update on the future for community colleges during the COVID-19 pandemic.   The majority of colleges moved to online distant learning as the pandemic progressed. Chancellor Oakley wanted to explain to all faculty and students that his offices will continue to provide th...

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The future of BC during 2020

May 7, 2020

In terms of the campus being reopened there has been a lot of speculation about what will come next for Bakersfield College. BC began the transition to dist...

BC Faculty discusses the summer and fall sessions

Angel Magdaleno

May 6, 2020

More than 360 participants joined in via Zoom for the all campus forum. The forum took place on May 6, with a group of panel speakers to talk about the protocols that Bakersfield College will implement for the summer and fall sessions.  The panel speakers included BC President Sonya Christian, Executive Director of Facilities Bill Potter, Interim Director of the Health Cen...

Kern County workers address safety guidelines amid plans to reopen

Jocelyn Perez, Reporter

May 6, 2020

A virtual press conference was held by workers of Kern County to emphasize essential efforts and urge for workplace safety amid plans to reopen on May 5. On Monday, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the next phase of re-opening, known as “phase two,” which would take place along with following certain guidelines and modifications in order to proceed. Kern County emplo...

BC officials discuss budgeting during the COVID-19 pandemic

Mariah Arviso, Reporter

May 5, 2020

Bakersfield College held a virtual online budget forum on May 4 to discuss the future of BC and its budgeting for classes.   The panel consisted of speakers Mike Giacomini, Steven Holmes, and Teresa McAllister, and hosted by BC president Sonya Christian and Todd Coston. Christian started off the forum with an update about BC’s future regarding online and on-...

BC’s industrial technology department supports local healthcare workers

Mariah Arviso, Reporter

May 5, 2020

The industrial technology department at Bakersfield College manufactured face shields on April 29, using their 3D printer, for healthcare workers who have been in the front lines combating COVID-19 .  BC staff Darren Willis, Anthony Cordova, and Cindy Collier all agreed that they wanted to provide help for those healthcare workers, and facilities, who are in need of suppl...

KHSD changes to the pass or fail system

Collin Koch, Reporter

May 1, 2020

The Kern High School District (KHSD) implemented a change in the grading scale for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester. Students will either pass or fail, grades will not be given in an attempt to ease the distance learning transition. One parent who did not want to be identified said, “It has been hard to teach my kids stuff that I don’t even know and makes me become...

Red Cross searches for volunteers

Humberto Chairez, Reporter

April 29, 2020

The local Red Cross held its spring Virtual Volunteer Fair on April 22 and 23 to reach out to people looking to help their communities and abroad. “The work we do here impacts lives every day,” Taylor Poisall, Senior Volunteer Recruitment Specialist for the Central Valley American Red Cross, said. “Every 60 seconds, 63 people are assisted.” The Central Valley Red...

Kern Community Foundation COVID-19 Relief fund

Mariah Arviso, Reporter

April 29, 2020

The Kern Community Foundation (KCF) received a generous donation of $26,000 from Valley Strong Credit Union for COVID-19 relief on April 27.   The fund was launched on March 17 and since then, there has been $445,000 worth of donations. With the additional donation from the Valley Strong Credit Union, the total amount of donations has exceeded $471,000.   “...

Homeless shelters overcoming COVID-19

Dunia Cantu, Reporter

April 29, 2020

Two shelters in Bakersfield have been affected by COVID-19, but they are not letting it stop them from giving back and keeping the homeless community safe.  The meal services and programs at The Mission at Kern County remain open because it is defined as an essential service to the community. According to The Mission at Kern County’s website, it has increased handwashing and ...

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...

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