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Bakersfield High School students take part in “March for Our Lives” and walkout

Melissa Puryear, Managing Editor

March 23, 2018

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March For Our Lives, a 17 minute- walkout was scheduled in schools at 10:00 a.m. on March 14, across the nation, in honor of the 17 people whose lives were taken on Feb. 14, in a Parkland Florida high school shooting. The Walkout was also to protest the inaction on Congress’ part to address gun violence that would keep school children safe. Bakersfield High School, took part...

“40 Days for Action” pushes for a clean Dream Act and protection for DACA recipients

“40 Days for Action” pushes for a clean Dream Act and protection for DACA recipients

March 23, 2018

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients’ future remains unknown. However, that has not stopped Faith in Kern Ministry, a network of...

ShotSpotter technology successfully detects gunfire

ShotSpotter technology successfully detects gunfire

March 23, 2018

ShotSpotter technology (SST) that was previously installed into some of the high gun-crime neighborhoods or wards in Bakersfield in order to capture gunfire...

Lynnette Zelezny appointed President of CSU Bakersfield

Lynnette Zelezny appointed President of CSU Bakersfield

Miranda Defoor, Reporter

March 21, 2018

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Cal State Bakersfield’s (CSUB) new president, Lynnette Zelezny, was appointed by the California State University Board on March 21. Zelezny, a current...

FDA shortens wait time for donors with tattoos

FDA shortens wait time for donors with tattoos

Alexandra Apatiga, Editor-in-Chief

March 11, 2018

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A recent change administered under the Food and Drug Administration, which went into effect on Feb. 2, has shortened the waiting period for those wishing...

First project for Measure J to fix BC parking lots underway

First project for Measure J to fix BC parking lots underway

March 11, 2018

On March 7, Bakersfield College commuters drove onto campus to see signs that certain parking lots will be closed from March 12 through April 27. The...

SEIU holds protest to increase the availability of union jobs in Bakersfield

Issy Barrientos, Reporter

March 11, 2018

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The Bakersfield chapter of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) held a protest rally with Child Care and other unions on Feb. 26 to demonstrate their want for union jobs in the community. Veronica Vasquez, a shop steward and the chapter president of the Kern County SEIU, was a speaker at the event. She has been a shop steward for five years and chapter president...

Bakersfield Homeless shelters see an increase of need for shelter during this winter season

Bakersfield Homeless shelters see an increase of need for shelter during this winter season

Jenny Brito, Web & Social Media Editor

March 11, 2018

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As temperatures continue to drop, locals living on the stress struggle, and many have been unable to escape the cold due to local homeless shelters reaching...

KCHCC looks for Bakersfield College student applicants

Miranda Defoor, Reporter

March 11, 2018

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Bakersfield College is partnering with the Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (KCHCC), the KCHCC Business Education Foundation, Aera, and Chevron for the annual Energy and Agriculture Academy. The program and scholarships are for students with an interest in energy and agriculture career fields. The academy is seeking applications from high school and BC students....

Barnes & Noble lays off employees across the nation

Melissa Puryear, Managing Editor

March 11, 2018

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Declining sales are to blame for Barnes & Noble Bookseller’s (B & N) decision to lay off employees across the nation, which affected local Barnes & Noble employees on Feb. 12 and Bakersfield. That B&N announced the layoff and appointed Timothy Mantel as Chief Merchandising Officer all on the same day, seems more than mere coincidence, and with a lineup of...

Olmos Productions is looking to cast extras for two scenes that will be filmed in Bakersfield

Olmos Productions is looking to cast extras for two scenes that will be filmed in Bakersfield

Melissa Puryear, Managing Editor

March 1, 2018

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Olmos Productions and Edward James Olmos, movie director and actor of “The Devil Has a Name,” a future dark comedy film, are looking to cast extras...

Distinguished speaker at BC talks about MLK Jr.

Distinguished speaker at BC talks about MLK Jr.

Issy Barrientos, Reporter

February 28, 2018

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The Office of Student Life welcomed Dr. Michael Eric Dyson on Feb. 8 to speak at the indoor theater. Dyson’s speech is part of the the Distinguished...

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