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Campus safe after gunman spotted in surrounding neighborhood

Haley Duval, Editor-in-Chief

October 28, 2020

Bakersfield College Campus Safety announced that all BC essential in-person evening classes on Oct. 28 have been canceled, after the Kern County Sheriff's Office informed them that a Hispanic male, possibly with a shotgun, was spotted approximately a half mile from campus was in the area near Dartmouth and Nelson streets. Around 3:30 p.m. Campus Safety sent out a timely warning...

BC hosts CSU student panel for Undocumented Student Action Week

Logan Odneal, Reporter

October 22, 2020

As part of Bakersfield College’s Undocumented Student Action Week, Educational Advisor, Rafael Centeno, hosted a panel discussion with three undocumented students from California State University, Bakersfield. The panelists included former Bakersfield College graduates, Karen Cid, a psychology major, Pedro Costa-Meza, a future assistant physical therapist, and Audrey Fu,...

The Renegade Podcast: A breakdown of each California’s 2020 propositions *transcript included*

October 14, 2020

California voters will decide the outcome of the 12 propositions on Nov. 3. The ballot measures are pieces of proposed legislation to be approved or rejected...

The future of Kern County: The first Energy Technology Transfer and Workforce Development webinar

Sydney McClanahan, Reporter

October 12, 2020

The first Energy Technology Transfer and Workforce Development webinar was held last Thursday by Kern Community College District (KCCD), National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Kern County Planning, and Natural Resources department, and Bakersfield College to discuss energy opportunities in Kern County. Liz Rozell, director of Energy TT&WD, was joined by Dr. Sonya Christian,...

Mother Child Retreat handed sack lunches to the homeless around the community.

Amaya Lawton, Reporter

October 12, 2020

Mother Child Retreat, a non-profit organization, hosted a Homeless Feed event on Saturday, Oct. 3. The Homeless Feed’s purpose was to provide those who are less fortunate during the pandemic with a meal. Mother Child Retreat (MCR) is a non-profit organization that focuses on providing various services that are offered to low-income families, single mothers, and fathers....

Board of Trustee candidate agrees to a Q&A to discuss their platform

Mariah Arviso, Media Editor

October 6, 2020

The Bakersfield College Student Government Association conducted a Q&A for the 2020 candidates for a spot on the Board of Trustees on Sept. 30. The Board of Trustees is a group of members that focus on developing new ways to ensure that schools are providing programs that help students succeed with their education. Although all 2020 candidates were invited to the Q&A, only...

A discussion about California’s homelessness issue

Hector Morales, Reporter

October 4, 2020

A summit was held to discuss California’s homelessness issue over a Zoom webinar on Sept. 30. The event was organized by the Income Property Association of Kern. Many viewers attended from all over the nation. The basis of the conversation was the connection between homelessness and lack of housing in California A panelist, Ian Sharples who is the executive director of...

African American Voter Outreach takes action to help prepare for upcoming elections

Hugo Maldonado Garcia, Reporter

October 2, 2020

National Voter Registration Day was on Sept. 22 and the Kern County Democratic Central Committee, along with other community leaders, launched the “African-American Voter Outreach Campaign” to encourage voters to take part in the 2020 Presidential Election. According to Denise L. Norris, the KCDCC African American Community Election Coordinator, she is “part of this...

Bakersfield College gets awarded $3 Million in Title V funding

Bakersfield College gets awarded $3 Million in Title V funding

September 30, 2020

In recognition of Bakersfield College’s significant work to advance student completion and workforce readiness, the college was awarded $3 million in...

A photo includes BC President Sonya Christian, Director of Student of Student Life Nicky Damania and the rest of the planning committee for BC’s Peace Garden at the Gandhi celebration back in October 2019. Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson, Arun Gandhi was a guest speak at BC’s Delano Campus, thanks to the support of Naina Patel from the Patel Foundation.

The Peace Garden is Bakersfield College’s latest project

September 30, 2020

The Bakersfield College campus is closed, but many of the organizations like the Peace Garden are still working behind the scenes to build a place that...

California Community Colleges Chancellor hosts a teleconference for students

Sydney McClanahan, Reporter

September 30, 2020

The California of Community Colleges, Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley, hosted a teleconference call via zoom, on Sept. 24, for California Community College Student Newspaper and Radio Representatives. This quarterly teleconference is a way to help students stay up to date with current events going on within the system. Chancellor Oakley took this time to provide information...

How’s the Central Valley handling the pandemic webinar

Amaya Lawton, Reporter

September 26, 2020

On Sept. 22, Bakersfield College hosted a Public Health webinar that focused on how the Central Valley is dealing with the pandemic. Bakersfield College president, Dr. Sonya Christian stated, “Poverty is one of the fundamental causes of these health inequities across the Central Valley.” Which led to an overview of the topics being focused upon, such as the vulnerable...

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