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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...

Jeremy Staat speaking about the Veterans foundation and how he transitioned from the military life to the civilian life at the BCSGA power lunch in Levan Center on Nov. 18.

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

Maria Castro, a former BC student and now an employee at Grimmway Farms, advertising what Grimmway has to offer at the Ag Career Expo on Oct. 23.

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...

Assembly member, Rudy Salas, speaks about the importance of voting, animal overpopulation, bullying in schools, the effects of social media on students, and the PG&E power shutoffs during the BCSGA Power lunch in the Levan Center on Oct. 21.

Rudy Salas visits Bakersfield College to encourage local change by voting

November 1, 2019

Assemblymember Rudy Salas from the 32nd Assembly District visited Bakersfield College on Oct. 21 and spoke about local issues and his journey as an assemblyman.  ...

Biochemist Samuel Sternberg discusses CRISPR use

Bianca Cacciola, Reporter

November 1, 2019

Biochemist Samuel Sternberg visited Bakersfield College where he held mass lectures in both the Levan Center and the Forum building on Oct. 24. Sternberg spoke about his book “A Crack in Creation: The New Power to Control Evolution” which focuses on gene editing.  Sternberg received his doctorate’s degree in chemistry from the University of California Berkeley in 2...

BC Renegades Host Preseason Game Against the Central Valley Marlins

Bianca Cacciola, Reporter

October 30, 2019

BC baseball hosted the first preseason game for the upcoming year on Oct. 12. No score was kept as the Renegades hit the field and faced the Central Valley Marlins. With high hopes in mind and eyes on the prize, the team’s goal remains the same for their 2020 season. “Our goal this year, as well as every year, is to win the state championship,” said Ryan Darbee, the Renegades’ sophomore third basem...

The BC Agriculture club hosting a bag toss game at the pep rally on Oct. 17.

Bakersfield College kicks off homecoming week

October 18, 2019

Bakersfield College kicked off homecoming week with the theme of Renegades Around the World, during the week of Oct. 14-19.  During homecoming week, the Office of Student Lif...

Gadfly Cafe: Animals as food, test subjects, and pets

Haley Duval, Senior Photo Editor

October 18, 2019

The Gadfly Cafe held its second discussion of the semester in the Norman Levan Center at Bakersfield College, on Oct. 16.   The Gadfly is an open discussion for students and faculty staff to engage and share thoughts on a variety of different subjects and issues. Bakersfield College's Philosophy professor and host of the Gadfly for the past three years, Reggie Williams,...

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