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Social Justice and Equity speech at BC

Social Justice and Equity speech at BC

February 21, 2020

Award-winning author and professor Lori A. Flores, came to BC to talk about her book “Grounds for Dreaming,” on Feb. 20 in the Levan Center on the...

Vince Fong speaks about issues within California

Jacqueline Gutierrez , Reporter

October 18, 2019

Assemblyman Vince Fong spoke in the Levan Center about his journey, homelessness, and answered audience questions on Oct. 9.  Vince Fong, who was born and raised in Bakersfield, now represents his hometown in Sacramento.  Fong explained that he sits on the budget committee and that he is the vice chair for transportation. Fong also explained how he deals with the ho...

Bring Back our girls is discussed at the Levan Center at the BC campus

Taylor Jensen, Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2019

Yale Ph.D candidate and journalist Hilary Matfess spoke at the “#BringBackOurGirls: Women and Conflict in North East Nigeria” event in the Levan Center at Bakersfield College about women in the  Boko Haram insurgency and their role in war on March 6.  BC students and staff attended the event to listen to Matfess talk about her journalistic work focusing on Boko Hara...

Reggie Williams, a philosophy instructor at BC, talked about the meanings of love, purpose, and value on March. 13 at the Levan Center.

What does love mean?

March 15, 2019

For this Gadfly Cafe session, people discussed the meanings of love, purpose, and value on March 13 at the Levan Center. The Gadfly Cafe is where students...

Bakersfield College hires armed officer as a campus security measure

Logan King, Reporter

March 14, 2019

Many college campuses across the U.S. have hired armed security officers, including Bakersfield College. In addition to hiring the officer, Bakersfield College offered an active shooter response training in the Levan Center on March 4th.  Due to the increase in active shooter cases across the nation, many institutions have begun to re-address their security and response ...

Clemantine Wamariya shares her story at the Levan Center

Clemantine Wamariya recalls her passage through seven different countries with her sister to escape the Rwandan Genocide.

Rosa Salazar, Copy Editor

March 6, 2019

Clemantine Wamariya, storyteller, human rights activist and author, spoke about her early life and her memoir, “The Girl Who Smiled Beads,” at the...

The Director of Legislative Affairs Mustafa Barraj (far left) facilitated the Power Lunch with Giacomini, Rozell, and Dadabhoy sitting beside him.

Bakersfield College leaders discuss campus issues to BC students

January 24, 2019

The Bakersfield College Student Government Association (BCSGA) hosted its first power lunch of the semester Jan. 16 in the Levan Center. The Vice President...

Renegade Roundtable discusses racial injustice in the Levan Center

Ja'Nell Gore, Reporter

December 5, 2018

A roundtable talk on racial injustice and the justice system was held in the Levan Center on Nov. 28. Four different professors from Bakersfield College gave their insight on racial inequality in the justice system. Neal Stanifer started the discussion with the topic of jay-walking. He mentioned how the name jay-walking was given referring to the bird and that it typically...

Kern County artists share and read recognizable work at BC

Gaiana Latelers, Reporter

March 2, 2017

On Feb. 16, the Bakersfield College Levan Center held a Poet Laureate hosted by Don Thompson. Each poet or art advocate read the works of each poet they were representing in the laureate. The reading was to commemorate eight poets born in the Valley who had achieved a national reputation. Don Thompson himself read the works of Larry Levis, a poem that was the highlight of...

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