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BC offers free COVID-19 testing

Mariah Arviso, Digital Editor

September 19, 2020

Bakersfield College teamed up with the Kern County Public Health Department to provide free COVID-19 testing for the community on Sept. 22. The testing site will be running from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. in the BC parking lot on the corner of Haley Street and University Avenue. “The best thing to know about this is that the testing that will be done, is the test that is looking for...

Construction workers working on the new Science and Engineering building at Bakersfirld College, September 2020.

Construction at Bakersfield College is still underway

September 17, 2020

The Bakersfield College campus on 1801 Panorama Drive was initially built in 1956, almost 65 years ago, according to the BC website. Since then, the campus...

Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill requiring CSU students to take an ethnics studies course

Mariah Arviso, Digital Editor

September 4, 2020

California Governor, Gavin Newsom, signed a bill on Aug. 17 that requires students, going into a California State University, to take an ethnic studies course. This is required for students joining as freshmen. Movements such as Black lives Matter allowed for a push of ethnic studies to be a requirement in public schools. Students will be required to take one of the available...

Running candidates for the Bakersfield City Council Elections

Collin Koch, Photo Editor

September 3, 2020

The Bakersfield City Council is holding elections in November for various wards, and the list of people who are running has finally become clear. Two Councilmen are running unopposed: Ward 2 Councilman Andrae Gonzales and Ward 5 Councilman Bruce Freeman. “Since nobody tried to run against me proves the point that I’m doing my job well,” Gonzales said. Gonzales also...

Red Cross release power outage preparedness tips

Logan Odneal, Reporter

September 2, 2020

The Red Cross has given emergency preparedness advice for the rotating blackouts plaguing the county. To be prepared for an extended blackout Red Cross recommends everyone assemble an emergency preparedness kit, create an evacuation plan, stay informed on the community response, and download an emergency phone app. Red Cross offers an emergency app, however ICE, FEMA various...

BC Foundation receives a “generous gift” for AP Early College students

Clifford (right) and Patricia Mettler (left) of the Clifford and Patricia Mettler State.

Victoria Meza, Reporter

September 2, 2020

The Bakersfield College Foundation program received a financial gift from the Clifford and Patricia Mettler State in early July. The gift was directed...

Bakersfield College campus.

Bakersfield College plans for virtual spring semester

August 30, 2020

There is a possibility that the spring semester will continue virtually at BC, with COVID-19 cases continuing to rise in Kern County. Bakersfield College...

Zoom restored after early morning outage

Zoom's logo. Zoom had a worldwide service outage, which impacted issues for Bakersfield College starting back to class early Monday morning with remote learning.
The outage had started early this morning, Aug. 24.

Haley Duval, Editor-in-Chief

August 24, 2020

Zoom had a worldwide service outage, which impacted issues for Bakersfield College starting back to class early Monday morning with remote learning. The...

Bakersfield College honors the life and legacy of John Lewis

Jocelyn Sandusky, Reporter

July 31, 2020

In a partnership with Danny Morrison Media, Bakersfield College celebrated the life of late Congressman John Lewis with a special tribute featuring reenactments of his speeches, musical performances, and faculty and community leaders’ thoughts on his most important contributions and lasting legacy on July 29. The live stream began with a few words from co-presenter Danny...

Bakersfield College honors Nelson Mandela and the 14th Dalai Lama

Haley Duval, Editor-in-Chief

July 18, 2020

Bakersfield College's Anthropology professor Krista Moreland, hosted a virtual talk to honor Nelson Mandela and His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, on July 14. Moreland stated in her introduction that both Mandela and the 14th Dalai Lama had endured hardships and injustice, both were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for using peaceful means to fight against injustice and human...

Generation Z’s perspectives on racism with Danny Morrison

Haley Duval, Editor-in-Chief

July 5, 2020

Throughout June, Bakersfield College launched live discussions with Danny Morrison Media. In Episode 4, Morrison talked to three Generation Z multicultural members of the Bakersfield community to discuss their opinions about the controversies from their racial and personal perspectives on June 30. Morrison constructed a racism test for the panel with a series of questions. He...

Bakersfield College celebrates Juneteenth by hosting “Light A Candle” virtual series

Haley Duval, Editor-in-Chief

June 20, 2020

Bakersfield College hosted a variety of virtual activities to commemorate Juneteenth and addressed several conversations on racial issues in the community with the Danny Morrison Show, local, statewide, and national leaders, and more called "#LightACandle: A Juneteenth Conversation" throughout June 3-19, to mark the oldest known celebration of the end of slavery in the United...

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