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BC student shares personal experience with criminal justice reform at annual conference

Melissa Puryear, Reporter

December 8, 2017

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Tara Hunt, a Bakersfield College student and a field representative aid for Supervisor Leticia Perez from the 5th District in Kern County, attended the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) 123rd Annual Conference on Nov. 29 at the Sacramento Convention Center to talk about criminal justice reform policies like AB109 and Prop. 47. Hunt traveled to Sacrament...

Bakersfield writer Gerald Haslam speaks at Levan Center

Melissa Puryear, Reporter

December 8, 2017

Filed under Campus, News, Uncategorized

Author Gerald Haslam of Sonoma State University, a native of Bakersfield and alumnus of Bakersfield College has written extensively about the diverse people of Kern County and the central valley. On Nov. 30, he talked about what he had observed during his lifetime, at Homecoming: An Evening with Gerald Haslam at the Levan Center for the inaugural opening of the National Endo...

Kern County fails those suffering from eating disorders

Paige Atkison, Reporter

November 30, 2017

Filed under Features, News

The psychiatrist asked if I was willing to enter a treatment center for eating disorders. "Yes," I said. She looked at me, suspicious. "There's an opening at a hospital in Los Angeles," she said. "Go home and pack, you'll be admitted tomorrow." My mother wept. My brother, only eight years old, held on to the hem of my jacket and buried his face in my side. My mother drove...

Public Health Office teams up with spiritual leader to talk safe sex

Ambria King, Photo Editor

November 28, 2017

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While being the eleventh most populous county in California, Kern is currently competing with its larger neighbors for the position of having the highest rates of sexually transmitted diseases in the state. The less-than-prestigious title is currently held by San Francisco County, but with a 40 percent increase in reported STDs over the past 5 years, Kern is swiftly catching...

Californian Assemblyman Rudy Salas visits Bakersfield College

Californian Assemblyman Rudy Salas visits Bakersfield College

November 28, 2017

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The Bakersfield College Student Government Association hosted a Power Lunch with California State Assembly member, Rudy Salas, at 11 a.m. on Nov. 27 in...

Professor Reggie Williams appointed new Levan Center director

Professor Reggie Williams appointed new Levan Center director

Melissa Puryear, Reporter

November 28, 2017

Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

Professor Reginald (Reggie) Williams was appointed as the new director of the Norman Levan Center for the Humanities at Bakersfield College, and will begin...

Director of Norman Levan Center Jack Hernandez to retire

Director of Norman Levan Center Jack Hernandez to retire

November 28, 2017

Jack Hernandez is retiring from the position of director of the Norman Levan Center of the Humanities, which he has held since its inception in the Spring...

Sexual harassment guidance from DeVos likely won’t affect BC

Megan Fenwick, Social Media Editor

November 20, 2017

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Betsy DeVos, the United States Secretary of Education, withdrew an Obama-era Dear Colleague letter on Sept. 22 which outlined guidance for how college campuses should investigate accusations of sexual harassment and assault. The Department of Education also released a Q&A to give colleges and universities new guidance on how to handle such reports. However, Christopher Hines,...

Kern County assembly members oppose gas tax and increased registration fees signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown

Kern County assembly members oppose gas tax and increased registration fees signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown

Melisa Puryear, Reporter

November 20, 2017

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Governor Jerry Brown signed the tax at the pump and car fees bill, known as SB1 Transportation Act, which was approved by the Legislature back in early...

UberEats now available in Bakersfield

Melissa Puryear, Reporter

November 14, 2017

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UberEATS, a newly emerging restaurant delivery service, launched by Uber, the same ridesharing service shuttling people to and from places around the city, brought the food delivery concept to the Bakersfield market on Nov. 13. Ordering food couldn’t be easier, and is at the touch of a button, according to Stephanie Sedlak, a communications manager for UberEATS. Bakersfield...

BC sends Napa Valley College and Santa Rosa College a signed card

Alexandra Apatiga, Reporter

November 2, 2017

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Since early October 2017, several wildfires across the state of California have been burning, and causing catastrophic damage to the land, destroying hundreds of homes. The most impacted by the fires has been Northern California’s wine country, including Napa and Sonoma County, home to Napa Valley College and Santa Rosa Junior College. Here at Bakersfield College, students...

Kern County cities placed in top 10 of most robocalls across the US

Melisa Puryear, Reporter

November 1, 2017

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Bakersfield residents, and outlying communities within the 661-area code, were under siege in the month of August, as robocalls (companies that use an auto-dialer to place calls to landlines and cellular phones) skyrocketed, placing Kern County communities amongst the top- 10 listed cities across America for robocalls, while California residents received more of these calls...

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