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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 29, 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...

Mock murder tests student skills

Mock murder tests student skills

March 29, 2017

A fake crime scene was set up at the Bakersfield College gymnasium for a criminal justice class learning about forensic evidence. Teachers Patricia...

Public safety issue email of bomb threat near campus

Mario Saldaña, Digital Content Editor

March 23, 2017

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Christopher Counts, the director of department of public safety, issued out an e-mail of a false bomb threat located near the Bakersfield College at the GET bus stop north of the campus on March 17. Around 11:35 a.m. public safety received a phone call from the GET bus dispatch center, informing them about an individual male attempting to board a bus, but was rejected from...

SGA election dates and candidates set

Morgan Park, Editor-in-Chief

March 20, 2017

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The time is coming soon to vote in a new student government for the 2017-2018 school year. The last day for students to file to run for office for the 201718 school year was March 10. Students will be able to vote for candidates of the BCSGA election with InsideBC from 8 a.m. April 3 to 4 p.m. April 6. The candidates running for the executive branch and the legislative...

Child Development Center director passes

Morgan Park, Editor-in-Chief

March 20, 2017

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Bakersfield College Child Development Center director Danell Ward passed away March 3 from a heart attack. According to an email sent out by executive vice president of instruction, Nan Gomez-Heitzeberg, Ward has been with BC for four years and has helped move the BC child development center forward by coming up with ideas to teach children at BC. The email also said...

Renegade Rip takes home awards from ACP and CCMA

Renegade Rip takes home awards from ACP and CCMA

March 20, 2017

Bakersfield College’s student newspaper staff earned several individual honors, including two first places, and four awards for best newspaper and online...

Many events for women’s history month held at BC

Many events for women’s history month held at BC

March 16, 2017

March is the national Women’s History Month, and Bakersfield College’s Women History and More (W.H.A.M) committee has so far held a wide variety of...

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