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BC held a seminar to discuss the BC Athletics Program during COVID

Amaya Lawton, Reporter

September 9, 2020

Bakersfield College, President Sonya Christian, hosted a virtual seminar, on Sept. 8, with the BC Athletics Program. President Sonya Christian started the meeting by discussing how this year has impacted everyone in many ways. She explained how even though many may not be able to meet right now there are still virtual options to get together. “… the concept of...

Students encourage to join BC’s Virtual Festival through Zoom

Mariah Arviso, Media Editor

September 9, 2020

Bakersfield College hosted a virtual engagement festival, on Sept. 2, to allow students to get involved in different activities and clubs that BC has to offer. The festival was an all-day event that had separate zoom calls set up from 10 a.m.-6:15 p.m. Many of the events varied from administrators discussing the different legal services that BC offers to professors explaining...

BC introduces the Equal Opportunity Diversity Advisory Committee

Hector Morales, Reporter

September 7, 2020

Bakersfield College started the Equal Opportunity Diversity Advisory Committee, or EODAC, for students that are African American or POC. EODAC committed themselves to be reactive, active, and proactive about pointing out and discussing racism in Bakersfield College. The EODAC had four goals in mind. First, to have a racial equity student success agenda which allows Black...

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Bakersfield College plans for virtual spring semester

August 30, 2020

There is a possibility that the spring semester will continue virtually at BC, with COVID-19 cases continuing to rise in Kern County. Bakersfield College...

Bakersfield College celebrates Juneteenth by hosting “Light A Candle” virtual series

Haley Duval, Editor-in-Chief

June 20, 2020

Bakersfield College hosted a variety of virtual activities to commemorate Juneteenth and addressed several conversations on racial issues in the community with the Danny Morrison Show, local, statewide, and national leaders, and more called "#LightACandle: A Juneteenth Conversation" throughout June 3-19, to mark the oldest known celebration of the end of slavery in the United...

California Community College Chancellor hosts a meeting for students

Mariah Arviso, Reporter

May 12, 2020

The Chancellor of California Community Colleges, Eloy Oakley, held a student media teleconference, on May 12, to provide an update on the future for community colleges during the COVID-19 pandemic.   The majority of colleges moved to online distant learning as the pandemic progressed. Chancellor Oakley wanted to explain to all faculty and students that his offices will continue to provide th...

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The future of BC during 2020

May 7, 2020

In terms of the campus being reopened there has been a lot of speculation about what will come next for Bakersfield College. BC began the transition to dist...

BC collaborates with Castle in a storm

Priscilla Carballo, Reporter

May 5, 2020

Castle in the storm is an online outlet made by Kaitlin Hulsy to showcase student work. It also offers advice, writing, and art from professionals. “In the very beginning, I frankly had no idea that I would be building a website. What I did know is that a large concentration of Bakersfield College students would be facing a kind of adversity that was unparalleled,” Hulsy sa...

Community Colleges Chancellor updates students on COVID-19 changes

Adeli Arvizu, Reporter

April 15, 2020

California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley held a meeting via Zoom for student journalists on April 14 to discuss school updates and answer pending questions.  Alongside the chancellor was Director of Communications Paige Marlatt and Executive Vice Chancellor Marty Alvarado. Oakley briefly welcomed viewers and expressed gratitude toward all the community co...

BC officials discuss possibility of reopening

Jocelyn Perez, Reporter

April 14, 2020

Bakersfield College Faculty discussed new plans for the months coming as well as current adjustments on Tuesday April 14.  Bakersfield College President, Sonya Christian, stated she and other officials have begun the preliminary thought processes in reopening the BC campuses. After the curve of COVID-19 goes down, precautions will be continued to be practiced by staff and ...

Local officials discuss how COVID-19 has impacted the community during Renegade Roundup

Angel Magdaleno, Reporter

April 13, 2020

The Bakersfield College President’s all-campus forum, with panelists that included government and community leaders, updated students on COVID-19, its impacts on the community, and the future of BC on April 13. The panel of speakers consisted of California State Assembly Rudy Salas, Kern Community College District (KCCD) Trustee Nan Gomez-Heitzeberg, and Attorney at Law Davi...

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...

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