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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...

March for Equality Rallies in Response to U.S. Court Case on Discrimination in the Workforce

Bianca Cacciola, Reporter

October 17, 2019

The March for Equality was held on Oct. 8 at the corner of Gosford and Stockdale Hwy sponsored by Bakersfield LGBTQ and Stonewall Democrats of Kern. The march ended at California State University Bakersfield, who is also holding Pride Week on campus. In response to the U.S. Supreme Court case hearing for LGBTQ+ discrimination in the workforce, a march and rally were held...

Jose Bello speaks out about his time in ICE detention

Paige Atkison, Senior Digital Editor

October 4, 2019

Bakersfield College student and activist Jose Bello visited campus to share his story of detention and arrests by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) with an eager classroom. Bello, a pre-law student and business major, was first detained by ICE in May of 2018.  Just hours after his arrest, BC students and faculty rallied around him in support.  Representative...

Jeff Newby speaking about Gandhi’s life and upbringing in the Levan Center, Sept. 23.

Gandhi’s 150th birthday celebration

October 4, 2019

In celebration of Gandhi’s 150th birthday, Bakersfield College hosted a panel discussion to commemorate the legacy that was inspired by the actions of...

Erin Gruwell speaking about the “Freedom Writers” book.

Erin Gruwell visits BC campus

October 4, 2019

The author of the book “Freedom Writers” visited Bakersfield College and spoke about the challenges her students faced and how she helped them overcome...

Speaker talks about social injustice

Shawn Collins, Reporter

September 20, 2019

Professor Shawn Schwaller of Chico State University drew a sizable audience to Bakersfield College with a lecture discussing the issues of social injustice and officer-involved killings in Kern County. The crowd was a mix of both students and community members, and, while some students had initially planned to attend for extra credit, many had students were eager to attend...

Izzy Foster (left) and Tony Stone (right) performing a musical piece during the Panorama Creative Music Summit on Sept. 16 at Bakersfield College.

Creative Music Summit returns to BC

September 20, 2019

The Panorama Creative Music Summit returned to Bakersfield College on Sept. 16-19, at the Simonsen Performing Arts Center Indoor Theater. The summit, presented...

Stafford Betty speaks to a student following his presentation and lecture on Gandhi.

Professor honors Gandhi in presentation

September 20, 2019

Stafford Betty, a religious studies professor at CSUB, presented a lecture on Gandhi’s life and lasting legacy at the Levan Center on Sept. 18 in ce...

One of the art pieces from “Things that Will Maker You a Man,” an exhibition by Sage Paisner at the Wylie and May Louise Gallery.

Sage Paisner’s art exhibition “Things that Will Make You a Man” showcase at Bakersfield College

September 20, 2019

BC’s art professors Jeffery Huston and Ronnie West held an art show in the Wylie and May Louise Jones Gallery at Bakersfield College. The project, “Things...

KCCD offers inmates a chance for higher education

Tiarra McCormick, Reporter

September 20, 2019

While inmates are in jail, they have to figure out what to do with their time.  Many get jobs inside to build their skills for the time when they are released.  The work experience that is acquired during their time before release is a revamping of the talents that they already possess. The Kern Community College Inmate Scholar program serves ten California Department of Cor...

Thomas Blackwell teaches the power of positivity in an experiment with an audience member at BC’s indoor theatre Sept. 9.

Thomas Blackwell shares his wisdom with BC students

September 20, 2019

Bakersfield College kicked off its 2019 Distinguished Speaker Series with entrepreneur and author Thomas Blackwell in the indoor theater on Sept. 9. Blackwell...

Debunking myths about veganism

Debunking myths about veganism

September 20, 2019

Seven myths about the vegan diet.  Myth No. 1: All vegans are skinny. A popular myth about the vegan diet is that vegans are all skinny.  Bu...

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