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Bakersfield College club holds annual Transgender Day of Remembrance

Bakersfield College club holds annual Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 25, 2018

Bakersfield College’s Sexuality and Gender Acceptance (SAGA) club held the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance on Nov. 20 at Levinson Hall. This wa...

BC graduation rates increase

Katalina Quintanilla, Reporter

November 25, 2018

Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Many students dismiss the idea of attending a community college right after high school. Why? The reputation of attending a community college is that many never finish what they start and end up dropping out. However, Bakersfield College changed that stigma with an increase with their graduation and transfer rates. According to the California Community College’s webs...

Kern County sends firefighters across California

Issy Barrientos, Photo Editor

November 25, 2018

Filed under California Recall, Front Page, News, Top Stories

The Kern County Fire Department sent 70 firefighters to aid those who are currently fighting the fires in Northern California. According to the Associated Press, about 1,000  people are still unaccounted for. Additionally, Kern County provided aid in the form of a helicopter. The helicopter’s night vision will provide assistance to firefighters and service people work...

Both Bakersfield and Kern County to keep ban on sale of marijuana

Both Bakersfield and Kern County to keep ban on sale of marijuana

November 21, 2018

Kern County, a mostly conservative populous, has voted to keep its ban on medical and recreational marijuana in this latest Nov. 6 general election. Last...

Kern High School District welcomes women trustees for first time in decades

Miranda Defoor, Web & Social Media Editor

November 21, 2018

Filed under News, Top Stories

The addition of both Cynthia Brakeman and Janice Graves to the KHSD Board of Trustees marks the first time in twenty years that two women will be on the board.

Shannon Grove claims state senate seat

Laura Lanfray, Reporter

November 9, 2018

Filed under News

Shannon Grove claimed the Republican win for California’s sixteenth Senate District as of election night, Nov. 6. The sixteenth Senate District consists of several cities across the Kern, Tulare and San Bernardino counties of the Central Valley. With over 900,000 people, it is one of the largest districts in the state. The two candidates, Republican Shannon Grove, and Democr...

ACLU office opens in Kern County

Bryana Lozoya, Reporter

November 9, 2018

Filed under News

The Southern California American Civil Liberties Union (SoCal ACLU) marked the opening of its new office in Kern County with a press conference at the Kern County Liberty Bell on Nov. 1. Community engagement policy advocate Rosa Lopez and staff attorney Jordan Wells are first staffers to the new office. Lopez commented that the office will later gain three people to join their team: anoth...

Ballot measures yield mixed results

Bryana Lozoya, Reporter

November 9, 2018

Filed under News

The unofficial results for the Kern County’s 2018 midterm election arrived early Wednesday morning. Multiple measures for cities like Bakersfield, Arvin, Wasco, Tehachapi, and McFarland were on the ballot. According to the California Secretary of State website’s county reporting status, the unofficial count of ballots that were cast in Kern County was more than 132,000, maki...

McCarthy wins district, loses speakership

Cameron Johnson, Reporter

November 9, 2018

Filed under Front Page, News, Top Stories

The 2018 Midterm Elections came at one of the most politically divisive times in recent American history. Just a week before the election, several prominent Democratic politicians and supporters received bombs through the mail, and the elections looked to be a climax of all the division. Americans took to the polls to voice their opinions on issues such as equality, gun saf...

New ACLU office opens in Kern County

New ACLU office opens in Kern County

November 9, 2018

The Southern California American Civil Liberties Union (SoCal ACLU) marked the opening of its new office in Kern County with a press conference at the...

Shannon Grove claims Senate seat

Laura Lanfray, Reporter

November 9, 2018

Filed under News

Shannon Grove claimed the Republican win for California’s sixteenth Senate District as of election night, Nov. 6.  The sixteenth Senate District consists of several cities across the Kern, Tulare and San Bernardino counties of the Central Valley. With over 900,000 people, it is one of the largest districts in the state.  The two candidates, Republican Shannon Gro...

Race for State Senate heats up

Laura Lanfray, Reporter

October 29, 2018

Filed under Developing Stories, News, Top Stories

Shannon Grove and Ruth Musser-Lopez are running for California’s 16th district Senate seat in the general election on Nov. 6. Comprised of many cities throughout Kern, San Bernardino, and Tulare Counties, the 16th district's population of about 922,123 people makes it the largest in the state. The Current senator, Jean Fuller, is finishing her final term after serving eight year...

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