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Bakersfield National Cemetery opens online memorial

Jacqueline Gutierrez, Reporter

September 6, 2019

On Aug. 14 the Bakersfield National Cemetery extended the borders of the physical cemetery to an online platform where families and friends of deceased veterans would be able to find their loved one online. The Veterans Legacy Memorial (VLM) is a website that honors the Veterans that are memorialized in the National Cemetery Association (NCA). Veterans Legacy Memorial ensures...

Campus construction commotion continues

Shawn Collins, Reporter

September 6, 2019

With renovation projects around the Campus Center and Veterans Hall approaching the one-year mark, and subsequent projects slated for the gym and Math-Science buildings, it looks as though the campus will remain a construction zone for the foreseeable future. Students like Psychology major, Jocelyn Lopez, and Sociology major, Adrianna Munoz, are happy with the idea of an...

Taxpayers may be liable for $200 million in damages for alleged abuse of migrant children

Jocelyn Sandusky, Reporter

September 4, 2019

After reviewing 38 legal claims, The Associated Press found that taxpayers could be liable “for more than $200 million in damages from parents who said their children were harmed while in government custody.” Several of those claims allege sexual abuse by other children in government care. Children who travel to the United States alone or are separated from their...

Houchin Community Blood Bank Gets A New CEO

Houchin Community Blood Bank Gets A New CEO

September 4, 2019

On Aug. 19, Houchin Blood Bank selected Dr. Brad A. Bryan to fill the position of the President and Chief Executive Officer of the blood bank. This decision...

Congressman Cox Visits BC

Congressman Cox Visits BC

August 28, 2019

The Bakersfield College Student Government Association (BCSGA) welcomed congressman TJ Cox to speak at the Levan Center, August 28. This is the first...

Taking precaution measures for the Kern River

Stacie Norris, Reporter

May 8, 2019

The death toll for the Kern River in 2017 tied an all-time record high of 15 sets in 1985, according to 23 ABC News.  The numbers for 2018 will be released just before the Memorial Day holiday. The Kern River, sometimes referred to as Killer Kern by locals, is a river that runs about 165 feet long and has claimed the lives of several people during the last few years. This...

Bakersfield College’s main campus suffers vandalism

Taylor Jensen, Editor-in-Chief

May 3, 2019

The Director of Student Life, Nicky Damania reported Friday that since Sunday evening “various inappropriate stickers have been placed strategically on our [Bakersfield College main] campus. The other night our food services truck was vandalized with inappropriate drawings.” Damania says that there has been a defacement of banners, posters, and fliers. Extra Public...

Construction on the Memorial Stadium will bring new upgrades to BC

Construction on the Memorial Stadium will bring new upgrades to BC

April 29, 2019

Bakersfield College Memorial Stadium is currently under construction as part of the Measure J bill. The stadium will be divided into two separate phas...

A new set of BCSGA officers have been appointed for next academic year

A new set of BCSGA officers have been appointed for next academic year

Logan King, Reporter

April 26, 2019

Elections at Bakersfield College have ended seemingly without notice. The election this semester lacked candidates for the majority of open positions and...

BC drum-line team takes the gold at Winterguard International

BC drum-line team takes the gold at Winterguard International

April 26, 2019

Bakersfield College’s Drumline team came back as gold medal winners placing first at the Winterguard International (WI) competition. On April 13, the...

Discussing the life and legacy of farm worker activist Dolores Huerta

Discussing the life and legacy of farm worker activist Dolores Huerta

April 26, 2019

Bakersfield College hosted a discussion on “Si, Ella Puede! The Rhetorical Legacy of Dolores Huerta and United Farm Workers” in honor of Dolores Huerta...

Local latinas talk hurdles they overcame in honor of Dolores Hurta Day

Local latinas talk hurdles they overcame in honor of Dolores Hurta Day

April 26, 2019

As part of Dolores Huerta Day at Bakersfield College, the Levan Center hosted a roundtable discussion led by BC's Latinas Unidas Club titled, "Navigating...

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