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Being healthy takes over BC campus

AK Pachla, Copy Editor

March 9, 2016

Filed under Campus

Health is in bloom all over the BC campus this month. On March 16th, Bakersfield College gets a double dose, courtesy of Allied Health and the Student Health and Wellness Center. The Career Connection Fair for students seeking jobs in the health care industry, sponsored by Allied Health, will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the south end of campus, in front of the Huddle....

Speakers dig up tree information

Speakers dig up tree information

March 1, 2016

Bakersfield College hosted its first ever Urban Forestry Summit on Feb. 27 in the Fireside Room. The event was sponsored by the Tree Foundation of Kern,...

Smoking policy: Is it a good idea or a bad idea? (Pro)

Smoking policy: Is it a good idea or a bad idea? (Pro)

AK Pachla, Copy Editor

March 1, 2016

Filed under Opinion

By now, you’ve likely heard about the smoking ban on campus. It isn’t set in stone yet, but the way everything is looking, it seems all but a done...

Mock trial is postponed for BC Prelaw Club students

AK Pachla, Copy Editor

March 1, 2016

Filed under Campus, News

Participants in the upcoming mock trial, sponsored by the 223 Prelaw Club, met in the SGA Boardroom with BC director of student relations Chad Hidalgo and political science professor Dr. Charles Kim to review the case and discuss mock trial procedure on Feb. 19 at 9 a.m. As a result of this meeting however, the decision was made to reschedule the mock trial event itself for...

Pantry is back to helping students

AK Pachla, Copy Editor

February 17, 2016

Filed under Campus, Features

  The Renegade Pantry is in full swing once again for the spring 2016 semester.  Pantry co-coordinator David Guinto is happy with the ongoing results. “It [the pantry] has been very effective at helping out students.” Guinto started volunteering for the pantry last spring, becoming co-coordinator in October of 2015.  In that time, the pantry’s operations...

Smoking still caught up in flames

AK Pachla, Copy Editor

February 3, 2016

Filed under News

The smoking policy on the Bakersfield College campus continues to be a matter of contention. Confusion and misinformation abound as to what, exactly, the hard and fast rules regarding what and where is acceptable for smokers on campus, or even if smoking on campus is still permitted, not just on the BC campus, but on any California college campus. On Feb. 1, the Bakersfield...

Pro: Voting, should it be done?

AK Pachla, Copy Editor

February 3, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Over the last twenty years in America, and indeed in many western democracies, many people, especially young people, have felt disenfranchised. Looking at the state of the world’s largest democracies, people are starting to feel as though government is not for them. As a result, many have come to the conclusion that their participation can only serve to prop up a deception. British...

Mock trial will take place at BC for the first time

AK Pachla, Copy Editor

February 3, 2016

Filed under News

The mock trial is a familiar law school tradition, and with Bakersfield College’s addition of a prelaw curriculum, it seems fair to hold one here. On Jan. 29, SGA Director of Student Organizations Chad Hidalgo opened the boardroom to sign up interested students. There are 23 other California community colleges offering the prelaw career pathway, and Hidalgo hopes to one...

Warren Miller film shown on campus inspire adventure

AK Pachla, Copy Editor

February 3, 2016

Filed under Campus, Features

Phi Theta Kappa and the Central Council of Ski and Sports Clubs presented sports filmmaker Warren Miller’s “Chasing Shadows” at the Bakersfield College Panorama Camups on Jan. 22. This is the latest work in Miller’s 60-year portfolio of more than 750 sports films, as well as books, articles, and non-fiction stories about skiing, snowboarding, and the people who are...

Applying for scholarships is now easier

AK Pachla, Reporter

December 2, 2015

Filed under News

  Applying for scholarships at Bakersfield College may have never been easier.  Beginning last year, the BC Office of Financial Aid moved the scholarship application process out of the file cabinet and into the future with an online application system. The system is familiar enough, asking for basic information about students’ majors, financial need, and community...

Smoking policy at BC moves forward

AK Pachla, Reporter

November 18, 2015

Filed under Campus, News

  The Student Advancement Committee, assembled by the Student Government Association, held a regular meeting on Nov. 10 to discuss the topic of Bakersfield College’s erstwhile campus-wide smoking ban. The topic of smoking on campus has also been brought up in a recent Academic Senate meeting. At present, the only policy enforced on campus is the one provided by...

Chinese restaurant has great food and is close to BC campus

Chinese restaurant has great food and is close to BC campus

November 4, 2015

  Full disclosure; I’m not much of a foodie.  I don’t know my shittake from my sirloin, so I may not be the most discerning restaurant reviewer. ...

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