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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...

Dating during quarantine

Priscilla Carballo, Reporter

May 5, 2020

Quarantine has taken a turn on a lot of activities for people, especially for those who are dating. It has either made dating easier or harder for people. With modern technology, people can now date through phone or computer. Which may be a big contributor for those who are unable to physically be together during quarantine. “It’s hard,” said Kaylee Choe, a Bakersfie...

Homeless shelters overcoming COVID-19

Dunia Cantu, Reporter

April 29, 2020

Two shelters in Bakersfield have been affected by COVID-19, but they are not letting it stop them from giving back and keeping the homeless community safe.  The meal services and programs at The Mission at Kern County remain open because it is defined as an essential service to the community. According to The Mission at Kern County’s website, it has increased handwashing and ...

Women and self-defense

Marina Gonzalez, Reporter

April 27, 2020

Self-defense has been known to be a great way to stay fit and help people learn how to defend themselves in dangerous situations, especially for women. I’ve been planning on taking different types of self-defense, so I can defend myself if I get caught up in a dangerous situation. Over 60 thousand women have graduated from self-defense courses worldwide, according to...

Adventist Health creates virtual race

Angel Magdaleno, Reporter

April 26, 2020

The Adventist Health Bakersfield Foundation is hosting the virtual fun run race, “Tough as Nails Kern Kwarantine 2x4 Ultra Race.” The race began April 24 at 6 p.m. and will be carried on until April 26 at 6 p.m.  The intention of the race is to raise spirits during the COVID-19 quarantine, and to help those affected by the pandemic.  “For me, running has alway...

Kern County announces National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

Angel Magdaleno, Reporter

April 23, 2020

Every year National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) is observed in April. The theme for NCVRW this year is Seek Justice, Ensure Victims' Rights, and Inspire Hope. NCVRW was established in 1981 by Ronald Reagan to expand awareness on the rights of victims of crime.  Every year the Kern County District Attorney’s (KCDA) office holds a march for National Crime V...

Businesses that are remaining open during the coronavirus pandemic

Jocelyn Perez, Reporter

March 31, 2020

As the streets of Bakersfield continue to look more uninhabited, some businesses persevere through times of struggle. Most services that are known as essential, proceed in remaining open.  All Sno Shack locations will continue to remain open. Their hours of operation are starting from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Services are also available on GrubHub and doordash. Nearly all restau...

Growing number of coronavirus cases in the U.S.

Mariah Arviso, Reporter

March 29, 2020

The United States has by passed China and Italy with the most confirmed cases of COVID-19 on March 26.   As of March 27, the U.S. has 85,356 cases of COVID-19 according the CDC website. This data includes confirmed cases and cases under investigation. The U.S. gained 15,000 cases on March 26 which increased the number of cases in the U.S.  When the U.S. becam...

COVID-19 brings Kern County together

Collin Koch, Reporter

March 26, 2020

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Kern County are rising fast. This is not stopping the community of Bakersfield, however, from supporting one another during these times of panic. Churches have formed groups to help those in need of supplies and services, neighborhoods are coming together to support each other and local businesses are supporting those in need. For example, ...

Local first responders reacting to COVID-19

Collin Koch, Reporter

March 26, 2020

Even though the coronavirus has become the primary focus of the nation and the world, protection from other dangers such as fire, crime and medical emergencies is still needed throughout towns. First responders are now taking precautions when responding to emergencies. On March 12, The Bakersfield Police Department announced that the department’s headquarters will be clos...

Surgical masks donated to Adventist Health

Jocelyn Perez, Reporter

March 25, 2020

Adventist Health Bakersfield Medical Center received a generous donation of surgical masks by a local business on Wednesday March 25.  Umi Sushi, a local sushi restaurant located in Southwest Bakersfield has donated 1,000 new surgical masks to Adventist Health Medical Center. Working team member, Lisa Willet self-handedly donated the surgical masks to Dr. Ronald Reynoso who wil...

REAL ID deadline remains despite coronavirus

Humberto Chairez, Reporter

March 19, 2020

There is an Oct. 1 deadline for Californians to apply for their REAL Identification (ID), but many residents have yet to apply for their new ID. According to ABC News, the old California ID no longer meets the federal standards, and the new REAL ID will meet all the new federal regulations for IDs. The Oct. 1 deadline is for those who need to board an airplane within the...

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