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Bakersfield College holds its annual Vetfest

Taylor Jensen, Reporter

November 9, 2018

Filed under Campus, Features

The Bakersfield College Veteran’s Services presented the annual Vetfest in front of the CSS building to provide services, insight, food, and entertainment to attendees and student veterans on Nov. 7.  Vendors and tents such as the Wounded Hero Fund, local gyms and the Marines were set up all around to inform and provide service for veterans, students, and locals. ...

Veterans Week: Bakersfield College hosts a panel on The First World War

Katalina Quintanilla, Reporter

November 9, 2018

Filed under Campus, Features

Presented as part of Bakersfield College Veterans Week, The Levan Center hosted a panel discussion, “World War I: A Retrospective,” on Nov. 6 to discuss the importance of the 100th anniversary of World War I and the impact it had on future wars and soldiers.  Bakersfield College’s history professors Paul Beckworth, Olivia R. Garcia, F. Javier Llamas, and Tina Mend...

Dia de los Muertos comes to museum

Rosa Salazar, Reporter

November 9, 2018

Filed under Features

The Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (KCHCC) held its 10th annual Day of the Dead, or Día de Los Muertos, festival at the Kern County Museum on Nov. 6. The festival had several Mexican commodities including traditional foods, dancing, music, and merchandise. Día de Los Muertos is a popular Mexican tradition that honors, celebrates, and remembers the dead...

New ACLU office opens in Kern County

New ACLU office opens in Kern County

November 9, 2018

The Southern California American Civil Liberties Union (SoCal ACLU) marked the opening of its new office in Kern County with a press conference at the...

United Farm Workers Foundation hosts workshop to inform on immigration rights

Hector Martinez, Feature Editor

October 26, 2018

Filed under Campus, Features

The United Farm Workers Foundation (UFW Foundation), a nonprofit organization that works to give access to legal status for immigrant workers, had a “Know Your Rights” workshop inside the Collins Conference Center on Oct. 18 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. The objective of the workshop was to further explain immigrational rights for those if anyone ever encounters an immigration...

Bakersfield LGBTQ holds annual Pride fest

Bryana Lozoya, Reporter

October 26, 2018

Filed under Features

A warm Saturday evening kicked off with laughter and a sea of color at the 2018 Bakersfield Pride fest on Oct. 13. People were adorned with pride flags draped across their shoulders, dressed colorfully or glammed out in the flashiest dresses and the highest heels.  Celebrating Bakersfield Pride’s 15th-year people gathered at Stramler Park, reveling in the company o...

Museum of Oddities arrives in Bakersfield

Charr Davenport, Reporter

October 26, 2018

Filed under Features

George McArthur (aka George The Giant) presented the Museum of Oddities to lovers of the strange next to the FOX Theater on Oct 20. The Museum of Oddities is McArthur’s own collection of mysterious trinkets and artifacts that he collected throughout his life. Some of these items are more mysterious than others, ranging from the bones of wood face to the bed of nails that...

Mercy and Memorial Hospitals hold first-ever Walk for Human Kindness

Haley Duval, Reporter

October 26, 2018

Filed under Features

Dignity Health Mercy and Memorial Hospitals held its first-ever Walk for Human Kindness event at Cal State Bakersfield on Oct. 18.  The march aimed for a celebration of diversity and encouragement of different communities to come together and create a kinder community. “Bakersfield is a diverse community. People come from different groups, different ethnicities. B...

Bakersfield ranks among least educated cities in California

Malachi Parker, Reporter

October 15, 2018

Filed under News

Of the 150 most populated metropolitan cities across the states, when it comes to education, Bakersfield ranks 147. According to WalletHub.com, Bakersfield ranks towards the bottom in most categories, such as the percentage of high school diploma holders, percentage of people who hold higher degrees, while educating children in a below average public-school system. Milto...

Kern County Historical Society has a Walking Tour of “Eastchester”

Hector Martinez, Features Editor 

October 15, 2018

Filed under Features

Ken Hooper, the president of the Kern County Historical Society (KCHS) and Archiving teacher at Bakersfield High School, conducted a Walking Tour of the “Eastchester” on Oct. 6. The tour began on the corner of 18th and R streets around 10 a.m. and finished at Narducci’s Burger & Italian Ice around 11:30 a.m.  Hooper explained that he has been doing walkin...

KRAB Radio hosts annual concert experience for locals

October 15, 2018

Filed under Features

KRAB Radio hosted its 11th annual “Free-4-All” event, sponsored by Monster Energy, at Stramler Park.  The Free-4-All started to give listeners and music lovers an opportunity to get a concert experience without forcing them to spend so much money. “We wanted to do this as a “thank you” from the station,” Robin Jones one of KRAB Radio’s host said. ...

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church hosts annual Taste of Grace

Katalina Quintanilla, Reporter

October 15, 2018

Filed under Features

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church hosted their 9th annual Taste of Grace at The Gardens at Mill Creek on Oct. 5. The yearly event is a fundraiser for the Bakersfield Homeless Center and the Alliance Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault. Every single item at the fundraiser was donated from parishioners, the community, and co-partners of the church.  “It [Taste...

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