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New bill tries to combat Valley Fever

Miranda Defoor, Reporter

January 28, 2018

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Rudy Salas (D-Calif.) proposed a legislative package on Jan. 8 to combat Valley fever. The four proposed assembly bills focused on different areas of Valley fever awareness, treatment and correct diagnosis. Valley fever is common in Kern County and it is almost impossible to avoid exposure to the disease-causing fungus in the area. There is no vaccine, despite Valley Fever...

Students react to CSUB professor’s arrest

Jenny Brito, Web & Social Media Editor

January 28, 2018

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Theodore Ishida, CSUB Psychology Professor, was arrested on Dec. 8 and charged with possession of child pornography. Students who had previously taken courses with the professor have expressed shock and confusion. CSUB released a statement on the day of the arrest. The university said that it was cooperating with authorities and that Ishida was placed on paid leave. The...

Shafter Learning Center offers second express enrollment for the community

Shafter Learning Center offers second express enrollment for the community

January 28, 2018

The Shafter Learning Center held a secondary express enrollment date for those who wanted to enroll in college at BC on Jan. 9, for the Spring semester. This...

Thousands march for women’s rights in Bakersfield

Thousands march for women’s rights in Bakersfield

January 22, 2018

Thousands of people gathered in downtown Bakersfield on Saturday, Jan. 20, to march in favor of women’s rights. Saturday’s event was organized by...

BC student shares personal experience with criminal justice reform at annual conference

Melissa Puryear, Reporter

December 8, 2017

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Tara Hunt, a Bakersfield College student and a field representative aid for Supervisor Leticia Perez from the 5th District in Kern County, attended the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) 123rd Annual Conference on Nov. 29 at the Sacramento Convention Center to talk about criminal justice reform policies like AB109 and Prop. 47. Hunt traveled to Sacrament...

Bakersfield writer Gerald Haslam speaks at Levan Center

Bakersfield writer Gerald Haslam speaks at Levan Center

Melissa Puryear, Reporter

December 8, 2017

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Author Gerald Haslam of Sonoma State University, a native of Bakersfield and alumnus of Bakersfield College has written extensively about the diverse people of Kern County and the central va...

Kern County fails those suffering from eating disorders

Paige Atkison, Reporter

November 30, 2017

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The psychiatrist asked if I was willing to enter a treatment center for eating disorders. "Yes," I said. She looked at me, suspicious. "There's an opening at a hospital in Los Angeles," she said. "Go home and pack, you'll be admitted tomorrow." My mother wept. My brother, only eight years old, held on to the hem of my jacket and buried his face in my side. My mother drove...

Public Health Office teams up with spiritual leader to talk safe sex

Ambria King, Photo Editor

November 28, 2017

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While being the eleventh most populous county in California, Kern is currently competing with its larger neighbors for the position of having the highest rates of sexually transmitted diseases in the state. The less-than-prestigious title is currently held by San Francisco County, but with a 40 percent increase in reported STDs over the past 5 years, Kern is swiftly catching...

Californian Assemblyman Rudy Salas visits Bakersfield College

Californian Assemblyman Rudy Salas visits Bakersfield College

November 28, 2017

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The Bakersfield College Student Government Association hosted a Power Lunch with California State Assembly member, Rudy Salas, at 11 a.m. on Nov. 27 in...

Professor Reggie Williams appointed new Levan Center director

Professor Reggie Williams appointed new Levan Center director

Melissa Puryear, Reporter

November 28, 2017

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Professor Reginald (Reggie) Williams was appointed as the new director of the Norman Levan Center for the Humanities at Bakersfield College, and will begin...

Director of Norman Levan Center Jack Hernandez to retire

Director of Norman Levan Center Jack Hernandez to retire

November 28, 2017

Jack Hernandez is retiring from the position of director of the Norman Levan Center of the Humanities, which he has held since its inception in the Spring...

Sexual harassment guidance from DeVos likely won’t affect BC

Megan Fenwick, Social Media Editor

November 20, 2017

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Betsy DeVos, the United States Secretary of Education, withdrew an Obama-era Dear Colleague letter on Sept. 22 which outlined guidance for how college campuses should investigate accusations of sexual harassment and assault. The Department of Education also released a Q&A to give colleges and universities new guidance on how to handle such reports. However, Christopher Hines,...

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