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Social media’s impact on the coronavirus pandemic

Marina Gonzalez, Reporter

March 27, 2020

Social media accounts sharing reports on the coronavirus has caused many fears and paranoia for people trying to avoid the outbreak. The media has produced reports and uploaded footage about the coronavirus outbreak in a way that has made viewers more afraid to be outside of their homes. According to the Fox 17 website, viewers are consuming a lot of information about t...

Sonya Christian discusses “Back to college” during Renegade Roundup

Olivia Patterson, Reporter

March 25, 2020

During BC’s daily virtual forum on Wednesday March 25, many topics were discussed and the newest topic was the program launched by Bakersfield College President Sonya Christian, “Back to College.”  “Back to College,” will allow new and current students to start a five-week-late-start class with the goal of getting the large amount of unemployed scaled up by o...

Renegade Roundup daily update on the coronavirus

Angel Magdaleno, Reporter

March 24, 2020

The Bakersfield College Faculty hosted an online panel to inform students and other faculty to stay healthy, mentally, and physically through this unprecedented time. The panel discussion took place on March 24.  “All the preparedness in the world did not prepare us for this,” David Riess, a BC sociology and psychology faculty member, said. The panel consisted of BC Pres...

Residents of California are urged to stay home

Collin Koch, Reporter

March 22, 2020

California residents were notified on March 19 that Gov. Newson announced that all Californians will be house quarantined to try and help flatten the curve on the spread of Coronavirus. The stay-at-home order went into effective the same night it was called. Due to the order, all nonessential businesses had to close down. Businesses that had to close included, “dine-in r...

BC implements daily coronavirus updates

Jocelyn Sandusky, Features Editor

March 11, 2020

BC invited students to join a zoom conference call on March 9 for the first installment of daily updates on the coronavirus outbreak. BC employees Nicky Damania, Cindy Collier and Shelly Castaneda assured students and faculty on the call that BC’s Incident Command Center, which is comprised of administrators, is constantly monitoring and evaluating the situation and will ...

BC hosts panel for growing concern of the Coronavirus

Adeli Arvizu, Reporter

March 6, 2020

Bakersfield College held a Coronavirus panel in the Levan Center on March 6, to discuss the precautions and preparation being taken on campus to combat the ascending Coronavirus. Bakersfield College President Dr. Sonya Christian led off the discussion and introduced the panel. “As educators we must be role models for students and our community,” Christian said,  as...

BC campus taking precautions against the Coronavirus

Jocelyn Sandusky, Features Editor

March 4, 2020

As concern over the inevitable entry and growth of the coronavirus in the United States grows, Bakersfield College has implemented a system to help maintain a clean and healthy campus and has created a webpage where students can find information on preventative measures. There are currently not any plans to cancel classes unless the Kern County Department of Public Health...

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...

Bakersfield College plans on building another solar panel parking lot

David Portillo, Reporter

December 11, 2019

Bakersfield College is set to build another solar parking lot canopy structure. The Kern Community District has agreed to partner with solar company Forefront Power for the Solar and Battery Storage project that is placed for the next 20 years. The lot has been set to be completed within the next 18 months. The project is set to save Bakersfield College more than $2.7 million...

Men’s soccer team wins conference championships for the first time in history

Jacqueline Gutierrez, Reporter

November 25, 2019

The BC men’s soccer team won the Western State Conference (WSC) South and entered the post season California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) for the first time in BC history. The soccer team is coached by Vayron Martinez (head coach), Jason Trejos (assistant coach), and Edwin Samuel Morataya (assistant coach). The soccer team entered the WSC South post...

Bakersfield College professor runs for congress

Bakersfield College professor runs for congress

November 20, 2019

Jeremy Staat, Bakersfield College professor and candidate for congress in the 8th district, spoke about his transition from military life to civilian life,...

BC’s Career Expo helps students to find the agriculture pathway

BC’s Career Expo helps students to find the agriculture pathway

Jacqueline Gutierrez, Reporter

November 4, 2019

Bakersfield College hosted the 3rd annual Agriculture Career Expo for students majoring in agriculture and students in high school considering the agricul...

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