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Bakersfield College club holds annual Transgender Day of Remembrance

Bakersfield College club holds annual Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 25, 2018

Bakersfield College’s Sexuality and Gender Acceptance (SAGA) club held the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance on Nov. 20 at Levinson Hall. This wa...

BC graduation rates increase

Katalina Quintanilla, Reporter

November 25, 2018

Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Many students dismiss the idea of attending a community college right after high school. Why? The reputation of attending a community college is that many never finish what they start and end up dropping out. However, Bakersfield College changed that stigma with an increase with their graduation and transfer rates. According to the California Community College’s webs...

Kern County sends firefighters across California

Issy Barrientos, Photo Editor

November 25, 2018

Filed under California Recall, Front Page, News, Top Stories

The Kern County Fire Department sent 70 firefighters to aid those who are currently fighting the fires in Northern California. According to the Associated Press, about 1,000  people are still unaccounted for. Additionally, Kern County provided aid in the form of a helicopter. The helicopter’s night vision will provide assistance to firefighters and service people work...

Both Bakersfield and Kern County to keep ban on sale of marijuana

Both Bakersfield and Kern County to keep ban on sale of marijuana

November 21, 2018

Kern County, a mostly conservative populous, has voted to keep its ban on medical and recreational marijuana in this latest Nov. 6 general election. Last...

Kern High School District welcomes women trustees for first time in decades

Miranda Defoor, Web & Social Media Editor

November 21, 2018

Filed under News, Top Stories

The addition of both Cynthia Brakeman and Janice Graves to the KHSD Board of Trustees marks the first time in twenty years that two women will be on the board.

McCarthy wins district, loses speakership

Cameron Johnson, Reporter

November 9, 2018

Filed under Front Page, News, Top Stories

The 2018 Midterm Elections came at one of the most politically divisive times in recent American history. Just a week before the election, several prominent Democratic politicians and supporters received bombs through the mail, and the elections looked to be a climax of all the division. Americans took to the polls to voice their opinions on issues such as equality, gun saf...

New member of KCCD Board of Trustees elected

Laura Lanfray, Reporter

November 9, 2018

Filed under Top Stories, Uncategorized

For almost 40 years, Nan Gomez-Heitzeberg has served Bakersfield College as a dedicated member of the college community. From Faculty Director to Dean, to Vice President of the campus, now, she has the chance to help the Kern Community College District (KCCD) as a whole thanks to the support of the community who elected her as KCCD Board of Trustees member for Area 1. The...

Veteran’s Center groundbreaking drew a crowd near campus center

Veteran’s Center groundbreaking drew a crowd near campus center

November 9, 2018

The groundbreaking ceremony for the new Veterans’ Resource Center at Bakersfield College brought many members of the community and local veterans to...

New ACLU office opens in Kern County

New ACLU office opens in Kern County

November 9, 2018

The Southern California American Civil Liberties Union (SoCal ACLU) marked the opening of its new office in Kern County with a press conference at the...

Race for State Senate heats up

Laura Lanfray, Reporter

October 29, 2018

Filed under Developing Stories, News, Top Stories

Shannon Grove and Ruth Musser-Lopez are running for California’s 16th district Senate seat in the general election on Nov. 6. Comprised of many cities throughout Kern, San Bernardino, and Tulare Counties, the 16th district's population of about 922,123 people makes it the largest in the state. The Current senator, Jean Fuller, is finishing her final term after serving eight year...

New veterans center will offer more resources and services for veterans

New veterans center will offer more resources and services for veterans

October 25, 2018

  Bakersfield College’s current veteran resource center is getting an overhaul thanks to new funding and growth. The BC Vet Center construction beg...

BC Alumna runs for District 2 supervisor

Paige Atkison, Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2018

Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

In an ambitious campaign, Bakersfield College alumna Whitney Weddell is attempting to unseat incumbent Zach Scrivner as the Kern County Supervisor for District 2. Though Scrivner has held the position for nearly eight years, Weddell is confident in her campaign. “We have been very successful,” Weddell said. “I am so pleased at the number of supporters who keep coming out of ...

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