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BC holds voter information seminar

Taylor Jensen, Reporter

October 17, 2018

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Robert Price, a columnist at The Bakersfield Californian, gave an in-depth look of state propositions at the Bakersfield College library on Oct. 4. Price presented the California propositions on a slideshow and explained the "yes" and "no" voting options for each one. Initially, Price shared his thoughts on young people voting and its importance. "I think everybody should...

BC Alumna runs for District 2 supervisor

Paige Atkison, Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2018

Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

In an ambitious campaign, Bakersfield College alumna Whitney Weddell is attempting to unseat incumbent Zach Scrivner as the Kern County Supervisor for District 2. Though Scrivner has held the position for nearly eight years, Weddell is confident in her campaign. “We have been very successful,” Weddell said. “I am so pleased at the number of supporters who keep coming out of ...

Veteran resource programs grant approved

Rosa Salazar, Reporter

October 17, 2018

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The California Community College Board of Governors approved an $8.5 million dollar grant in the 2018-19 state budget to enhance veteran resource centers around California’s community colleges. According to David Lawrence, Veterans Services Specialist, colleges that applied for part of the grant depended on how many veterans were enrolled. “Colleges were allowed to apply f...

AB 705 will affect students hoping to transfer from Bakersfield College

Miranda Defoor, Web and Social Media Editor

October 17, 2018

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Academic Development (ACDV) classes have been offered at Bakersfield College for students returning to college or students who would otherwise have trouble succeeding in transfer-level courses without additional preparation. Many ACDV classes are a stepping stone to the transfer-level courses students need to leave BC, and in that way, a stepping stone to their success. Commu...

BC holds public safety career expo

Todd Banker, Reporter

October 15, 2018

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Bakersfield College held a Public Safety Career Expo on Oct. 10. The expo consisted of 65 local, state, and federal agencies. The event was crowded with students, faculty and agency personnel. Bakersfield College Criminal Justice and Behavioral Science Professor Patricia M. Smith said the expo helps students answer questions regarding public agencies and their educational require...

Bakersfield ranks among least educated cities in California

Malachi Parker, Reporter

October 15, 2018

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Of the 150 most populated metropolitan cities across the states, when it comes to education, Bakersfield ranks 147. According to WalletHub.com, Bakersfield ranks towards the bottom in most categories, such as the percentage of high school diploma holders, percentage of people who hold higher degrees, while educating children in a below average public-school system. Milto...

KCCD trustee candidates discuss policy ideas at community forum

Saad Kazi, Reporter

October 15, 2018

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Providing half a billion dollars for Bakersfield College to improve its campus, Measure J became the focal point of BCSGA’s Oct. 8 Community Public Forum for the Area 1 candidates for the KCCD Board of Trustees. “When you have all this Measure J money up here, I’m the only one that would be able to understand the bargain you’re going to see on the job,” said cand...

BC’s Veteran Center receives Community College Board grant

Rosa Salazar, Reporter

October 11, 2018

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The California Community College Board of Governors approved an $8.5 million dollar grant in the 2018-19 state budget to enhance veteran resource centers around California’s community colleges. According to David Lawrence, Veterans Services Specialist, colleges that applied for part of the grant depended on how many veterans were enrolled. “Colleges were allowed to ...

Emmanuel Lutheran Church holds forum about immigration in Kern County

Emmanuel Lutheran Church holds forum about immigration in Kern County

October 11, 2018

As part of the Kern County’s One Book Project’s topic about incarceration, a forum about the Mesa Verde immigration detention center took place at...

Former BC vice president runs for KCCD trustee

Rosa Salazar, Reporter

September 28, 2018

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The campaign kickoff and reception for Nan Gomez-Heitzeberg, candidate for Kern Community College District trustee, was held on Sept. 19. The election for KCCD trustee is Nov. 6 and registered voters have two votes in Area 1, the district Heitzeberg is running in, each for a different trustee. According to Heitzeberg the reception was for the public to get to know her...

Campus rapist sentenced to life in prison without parole

Paige Atkison, Editor-in-Chief

September 28, 2018

Filed under Campus, Developing Stories, Front Page, News, Top Stories

Convicted rapist Brandon Robinson, 21, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, along with an additional 19 years and eight months on Sept. 26. Robinson was convicted of all 15 felony charges against him on Aug. 14. The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney John Allen. During the hearing, Robinson’s attorney, Ron Carter, requested that it be taken into...

Kern High School District discusses current school climates

Cassidy Eisen, Reporter

September 28, 2018

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The Kern High School District (KHSD) held a community forum at West High School to discuss student behavior and school climate on the evening of Sept. 20. The forum highlighted the district’s efforts to implement new student disciplinary procedures which focus on ways to improve issues of student behavior rather than turning to disciplinary actions such as suspensions...

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