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New policy would make BC tobacco-free by next fall

New policy would make BC tobacco-free by next fall

April 20, 2017

Bakersfield College may be on track to implement a tobacco-free policy by the Fall 2017 semester, according to Cindy Collier, the dean of Allied Health....

Health center would offer abortion pills under new bill

Health center would offer abortion pills under new bill

April 20, 2017

A new bill introduced to the state senate in March (SB 320) would require UC’s, CSU’s, and community colleges with health centers to offer abortion...

Country artists gather to honor Merle Haggard

Country artists gather to honor Merle Haggard

Jesse Najera, Reporter

April 20, 2017

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The Kern County Museum hosted the Haggard Boxcar Festival on April 9 with the grounds inside the museum providing a venue for live country music performances....

Manos wins SGA presidential election alongside new senators and VP

Manos wins SGA presidential election alongside new senators and VP

Brandon Cowan, Reporter

April 7, 2017

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The winners for the BCGSA election results were announced in the Fireside Room on April 6 at 5 p.m. The voter turnout percentage was 2.81 percent with 579 total...

Man arrested on campus after attempted rape of BC student

Man arrested on campus after attempted rape of BC student

April 4, 2017

A non-student man was arrested on April 4 after the Public Safety office received calls that a female BC student was "yelling at an unknown male to get...

Applying for graduation deadline extended

Applying for graduation deadline extended

April 3, 2017

The deadline to apply for graduation has been extended to April 7. Dr. Janet Fulks, Dean of Institutional Effectiveness, explains in an email about the...

Walking for justice and healing

Walking for justice and healing

March 31, 2017

Roughly 300 people participated at the third annual Walk for Justice on March 25. Friends and family members that lost their loved ones set up booths displaying...

What a ‘W’ can mean for students

Fernanda Martinez, Reporter

March 30, 2017

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Every semester, Bakersfield College allows students to drop classes on two separate occasions. The first opportunity to drop a class is two weeks after the start of the class and the last is more than halfway through the semester. However, the last withdraw date does have the effect of leaving a ‘W’ on a student’s transcript. This semester, the final date to drop...

Bay Area artist speaks at W.H.A.M. event

Fernanda Martinez, Reporter

March 30, 2017

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Bakersfield College Women’s History and More committee held its second-to-last event for Women’s History Month on March 23. The event was a presentation that featured Crystal Galindo, an artist who was raised in the Central Valley and whose art focuses on Chicana and indigenous females conveying power, pride, and comfort in their bodies. Born in Tulare County, Galindo...

New bill could allow more B.A.’s at BC

Zach Sullivan, Reporter

March 30, 2017

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Bakersfield College is one of 13 community colleges in California that offer a bachelor’s degree to students, and if Senate Bill 769, which was proposed to the California Senate last month, is approved, it would allow BC to offer bachelor’s degrees in multiple fields, said Matthew Garrett, a history professor at BC. According to Garrett, the requirements for the pilot...

‘Real Boy’ Q&A talks LGBTQ struggles

‘Real Boy’ Q&A talks LGBTQ struggles

March 30, 2017

The Bakersfield College Sexual and Gender Acceptance club, or SAGA, and California Humanities screened the awardwinning documentary, “Real Boy,” on...

Districts respond to $19m fraud

Morgan Park, Editor-in-Chief

March 30, 2017

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The Kern Community College District and Kern County Superintendent of Schools have issued a joint letter in response to the disappearance of a combined $19 million from both institutions’ Wells Fargo accounts. The theft, which, according to Kern County Treasurer-Tax Collector Jordan Kaufman in a report by the Bakersfield Californian, occurred over two or three years, primarily...

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