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Coronavirus crisis escalates

Humberto Chairez, Reporter

January 30, 2020

According to Consumer News and Business Channel (CNBC), the number of individuals infected by the coronavirus has grown into the thousands with hundreds of deaths reported in Republic of China. The coronavirus typically stems from animals, but this current epidemic of coronavirus is a mutation that passed from animals to humans. The first known cases were reported in December...

Bernie Sanders Opens Campaign Office

Bernie Sanders Opens Campaign Office

January 29, 2020

A campaign office for Sen. Bernie Sanders opened in downtown Bakersfield on Jan. 25, ahead of next month’s Iowa caucus. Close to 100 people from all over Ker...

Mind-Reading Group Returns to BC

Jocelyn Sandusky, Features Editor

January 23, 2020

Las Vegas-based mentalist group, The Perceptives, entertained Bakersfield College students on Jan. 22 with a free show inside The Huddle.  For the second year in a row, board-certified mentalist Richard Aimes kicked off Welcome Week with an interactive and participatory mind-reading act. The event was sponsored by the Office of Student Activities and the Office of Stude...

Women’s March Returns to Bakersfield

Women’s March Returns to Bakersfield

January 22, 2020

A part of the community of Bakersfield came together to participate in the 3rd annual Women’s March at Mill Creek Park on Jan. 18. At Mill Creek Park there wer...

Kern County Homeless Collaborative encourages community to volunteer for Point-In-Time Count

Bianca Cacciola, Reporter

December 11, 2019

The Kern County Homeless Collaborative is reaching out to community members who want to volunteer for their next point-in-time (PIT) count on Jan 24, 2020. The KCHC is asking for 500 volunteers to help identify the trends in homelessness throughout the county. "Kern County is a very caring community. A lot of people want to do something to help the homeless, but are not...

Greyhound faces transportation competition

Tiarra McCormick, Reporter

December 11, 2019

The local Greyhound bus transportation service will soon face competition when it comes to transporting local passengers from the Bakersfield area to LAX. Amtrak train company will soon be selling tickets to travel from Bakersfield to Los Angeles train station so passengers can get to Los Angeles. The service named National Railroad Passenger Corp. was approved on California’s...

California Community Colleges received a large donation to help fight against hunger

Mariah Olivarez, Reporter

December 11, 2019

The chancellor's office of the California Community Colleges, located in Sacramento Calif., announced that it had received an anonymous donation of $500,000 to be invested in fighting against food insecurity and encourage more hunger free campuses in California. It is known throughout the boards that hunger amongst the students in these community colleges is an issue. They...

Price of legal immigration may be on the rise

Jacqueline Gutierrez, Reporter

December 4, 2019

The Trump administration is planning on raising the cost of staying in the United States for undocumented immigrants, according to NBC news. If this were to pass, the citizen application fee would increase from $640 to $1,170 and the permanent residency will increase 79 percent, according to NBC News. Green cards grant legal immigrants to stay in the U.S. as permanent...

Underlying complications led to Bakersfield College student’s death

Jocelyn Sandusky, Reporter

December 4, 2019

Bakersfield College student Goshtasb Behdin, 38, died of sudden cardiac arrest on Nov. 9 in a San Diego area hospital. Behdin had been in a car accident that day, but was expected to be discharged within a couple of days and predicted to make a full recovery. The underlying cause for his cardiac arrest is still undetermined, and an autopsy is pending. Behdin was born on...

BC beats CSUB and Taft College in a Child Development PSA Film Festival

Jacqueline Gutierrez, Reporter

November 25, 2019

The Child Development departments of CSUB, Taft College, and Bakersfield College met at Bakersfield College to announce the winners and submissions at the Indoor Theater on Nov. 21. Students in the Child department of the three institutions created PSA videos of topics that involved children which they hold close to their hearts. Judges for the film festival included:...

Bakersfield College professor runs for congress

Bakersfield College professor runs for congress

November 20, 2019

Jeremy Staat, Bakersfield College professor and candidate for congress in the 8th district, spoke about his transition from military life to civilian life,...

Twitter to begin banning political advertisements starting November 2019

Bianca Cacciola, Reporter

November 18, 2019

Following the fiasco of “fake news” hitting social media platforms during the 2016 presidential election, Twitter will ban political advertising on the site starting November 2019. The CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, made the announcement days after Congress and the public collectively disapproved of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's decision to refuse fact-checks on ads that...

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