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Gov. Gavin Newsom signs Fair Pay to Play Act

Bianca Cacciola, Reporter

October 4, 2019

Starting in 2023, California college athletes will profit from endorsements and have the ability to hire agents to assist in negotiations. California state governor Gavin Newsom signed the Fair Pay to Play Act, or Bill 206, on Sept. 30 in a Los Angeles barbershop.  “Every single student in the university can market their name, image and likeness; they can go and get a ...

Gandhi’s 150th birthday celebration

Gandhi’s 150th birthday celebration

October 4, 2019

In celebration of Gandhi’s 150th birthday, Bakersfield College hosted a panel discussion to commemorate the legacy that was inspired by the actions of...

New medication may combat peanut allergies

Tiarra McCormick, Reporter

October 2, 2019

The Allergenic Products Advisory Committee (APAC) convened by the FDA, voted in favor of the use of the new drug AR101, an oral immunotherapy for peanut allergies. AR101, also referred to as Palforzia, was voted 7-2 in favor of the efficacy of the drug by APAC. According to the Food Allergy Research & Education a food allergy is a medical condition in which food exposure...

New law changes California Community Colleges

Isabel Enciso, Reporter

October 2, 2019

AB 705 bill is fixing some problems, but also creating new ones in the California Community College District. This bill requires community colleges to maximize student success in math or English and complete transfer-level courses within a one-year timeframe. Meaning, community colleges will be using high school performance data as a primary measure on where students should...

Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg to visit CSUB

Miranda Defoor, Editor-in-Chief

October 2, 2019

Update: Nov. 6, 2019: Hogg has since cancelled this appearance. Survivor of the Parkland, Florida school shooting, David Hogg will be visiting Cal State Bakersfield (CSUB). The young activist will be a part of the 34th annual lecture series at the Kegley Institute of Ethics at CSUB. Hogg’s speech is scheduled in spring 2020, however no exact date has been set. Hogg’s lecture wi...

California Fire Safe Council receives a grant from Edison International

Bianca Cacciola, Reporter

September 23, 2019

Edison International Wildfire Assistance Fund, the parent company of Southern California Edison, awarded the California Fire Safe Council (CFSC) with a $500,000 grant to help the efforts of existing Fire Safe Councils in California while also establishing new ones. “In addition to our Edison Wildfire Assistance Fund efforts to start and strengthen Fire Safe Councils, this...

Tragedy strikes dive boat team on Labor Day weekend

David Portillo, Reporter

September 20, 2019

Tragedy struck a dive boat team Labor Day weekend when a fire broke out on the dive teams’ boat, killing 34 of the 39 that were aboard. This all occurred Monday, Sept. 2, off Santa Cruz island. But the cause of the fire is still unknown. The boat left the harbor at Santa Barbara with 33 passengers and 6 crew members aboard on Aug. 31, at 4 in the morning. 2:13 in the afternoon...

Drunk drivers increase in number

Luis Rojas, Reporter

September 20, 2019

Drunk driving statistics keep escalating dramatically in California  Recent studies show that fatalities in California involving drivers with high Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) have jumped more than 6 percent in only one year. California’s BAC limit is currently 0.08 percent and there has been an increment in alcohol-related fatalities in the last year.  These st...

Opioid dependence rises while treatment options continue to lack

Laura Lanfray, Senior Features Editor

September 20, 2019

Johnson and Johnson, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, recently lost a lawsuit against the state of Oklahoma for allegedly marketing their opioid prescriptions as beneficial to their patients and underplaying their dangers. In Kern County alone, estimates show that at least 42,752 people misused opioids in 2016. Nationwide, 70,237 people died from...

California prepares for upcoming 2020 census

Shawn Collins, Reporter

September 20, 2019

With the impending arrival of the 2020 United States Census next April, the state of California is being proactive about ensuring that everyone is counted. Every ten years the United States Census Bureau works to tally up every individual in the country in order to determine how federal funding will be distributed over the course of the following decade. Because census data ...

KCCD offers inmates a chance for higher education

Tiarra McCormick, Reporter

September 20, 2019

While inmates are in jail, they have to figure out what to do with their time.  Many get jobs inside to build their skills for the time when they are released.  The work experience that is acquired during their time before release is a revamping of the talents that they already possess. The Kern Community College Inmate Scholar program serves ten California Department of Cor...

CSUB Professor kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month

Bianca Cacciola, Reporter

September 20, 2019

National Hispanic Heritage Month runs from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15. In an effort to incorporate more events for Hispanic Heritage Month, BC lined up three speakers in celebration of the hispanic culture that spread throughout the month. To kick off the speakers, CSUB professor Stephen Allen spoke on campus Sept. 19 in the Levan Center. Allen’s “Boxing in Mexico: Masc...

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