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USCIS holds a swearing in for new citizens

USCIS holds a swearing in for new citizens

October 4, 2017

A ceremony was held by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to celebrate the swearing in of 131 newly naturalized citizens on...

Board of Governors passes new tuition grant

Lizette Chavez, Editor-in-Chief

October 4, 2017

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The Board of Governors issued a press release on Sept. 19 announcing the approval of the California College Promise Grant, previously known as the “Board of Governors Fee Waiver program” a grant that would make community colleges in California tuition free for those with “financial need.” Paige Marlatt Dorr, who sent out the press release shared some of the reactions...

DACA panel held in Fireside Room overrun with students

DACA panel held in Fireside Room overrun with students

Ambria King, Photo Editor

October 4, 2017

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On Sept. 21 a group of six local lawyers held a panel discussion in the Fireside Room at Bakersfield College, in order to address frequently asked questions...

Andie Apple named Head Director of Beale Memorial Library

Karla Gutierrez, Reporter

October 4, 2017

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Andie Apple, once a worker for the Beale Memorial Library, was appointed head director of the library. She started off shelving books and worked her way up into the position she is in today. “I definitely have a passion for library services and resources in the communities that we serve. I’ve been to other libraries over my 20 years, but this is where I got my start...

Protests emerge as fate of DACA is in the balance

Ambria King, Photo Editor

September 26, 2017

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On Sept. 5, Attorney General Jeff Sessions made the announcement that the Trump administration would be ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA program, unless Congress enacts a measure that will either continue or replace the program within the next six months. The DACA program, which was implemented under an executive order by President Obama, has allowed...

BC football player Jonathan Garcia dies

September 20, 2017

Football player Jonathan Sebastian Garcia was killed crossing the street after a mild car accident on Sept. 8. Garcia was a defensive lineman for Bakersfield...

Fire alarm delays board of trustees meeting

Ambria King, Photo Editor

September 14, 2017

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On Sept. 14 at 12:50 p.m. the Bakersfield College Weill Institute was evacuated due to a smoke alarm being activated in an elevator inside the building. The Kern Community College District's Board of Trustees meeting was scheduled to meet at 1 p.m. that day, and was postponed due to the incident. The Bakersfield Fire Department arrived on the scene in a matter of minutes...

Measure J funds are being allocated to projects around BC

Alexandra Apatiga, Reporter

September 11, 2017

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Last November of 2016, Kern County citizens voted to pass Measure J, a $503 million bond that would go toward renovations and construction projects within the Kern Community College District, with the first allotment of funds provided in April of this year. With the first year since Measure J’s passing coming to an end, many students and volunteers who have supported the...

Fill water bottles at new fountains

Fill water bottles at new fountains

September 7, 2017

Fall semester at Bakersfield College will be a bit more refreshing for members of the student body, staff and faculty. The purchase and installment of...

BC is now completely tobacco free

Megan Fenwick, Social Media Editor

September 7, 2017

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As of the current 2017 fall semester, Bakersfield College is a completely tobacco-free campus. After passing through various committees, the procedure was finally approved by the District Consultation Council last spring semester. BC previously followed state law by not allowing smoking within 20 feet of the entrances, exits, or windows of public buildings. Under this new...

Rally held in Yokuts park to oppose Trump

Rally held in Yokuts park to oppose Trump

September 7, 2017

In favor of the about 100 people that attended a rally at Yokutz Park, the National Monuments that are in California were not a part of the three that...

Young woman files lawsuit against BPD

Young woman files lawsuit against BPD

September 7, 2017

A press conference was held at the legal office of Chain Cohn Stiles at 11 a.m. on Aug. 30 to announce that Tatyana Hargrove filed a claim against the...

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