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Bakersfield College honors the life and legacy of John Lewis

Jocelyn Sandusky, Reporter

July 31, 2020

In a partnership with Danny Morrison Media, Bakersfield College celebrated the life of late Congressman John Lewis with a special tribute featuring reenactments of his speeches, musical performances, and faculty and community leaders’ thoughts on his most important contributions and lasting legacy on July 29. The live stream began with a few words from co-presenter Danny...

Bakersfield College honors Nelson Mandela and the 14th Dalai Lama

Haley Duval, Editor-in-Chief

July 18, 2020

Bakersfield College's Anthropology professor Krista Moreland, hosted a virtual talk to honor Nelson Mandela and His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, on July 14. Moreland stated in her introduction that both Mandela and the 14th Dalai Lama had endured hardships and injustice, both were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for using peaceful means to fight against injustice and human...

Generation Z’s perspectives on racism with Danny Morrison

Haley Duval, Editor-in-Chief

July 5, 2020

Throughout June, Bakersfield College launched live discussions with Danny Morrison Media. In Episode 4, Morrison talked to three Generation Z multicultural members of the Bakersfield community to discuss their opinions about the controversies from their racial and personal perspectives on June 30. Morrison constructed a racism test for the panel with a series of questions. He...

Bakersfield College celebrates Juneteenth by hosting “Light A Candle” virtual series

Haley Duval, Editor-in-Chief

June 20, 2020

Bakersfield College hosted a variety of virtual activities to commemorate Juneteenth and addressed several conversations on racial issues in the community with the Danny Morrison Show, local, statewide, and national leaders, and more called "#LightACandle: A Juneteenth Conversation" throughout June 3-19, to mark the oldest known celebration of the end of slavery in the United...

Community College chancellor calls for a “Call for Action” webinar after the death of George Floyd

Haley Duval, Editor-in-Chief

June 6, 2020

The Community College chancellor’s office held a “Call for Action California's Community Colleges” webinar on June 3, to address structural racism and ensure that college communities and students have access to an equal opportunity. The webinar followed the aftermath of the death of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, which sparked national protests all over the U.S....

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...

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