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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...

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 ...

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