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Bakersfield Marketplace hosts annual Menorah lighting

Cassidy Eisen, Reporter

December 5, 2018

Filed under Features, Holiday, Who Knew?

Hosted by the Chabad of Bakersfield, the local Jewish community came together to celebrate the first night of Chanukah and witnessed the 16th Annual Public Menorah lighting at the Marketplace on Dec. 5. More than 50 attendees celebrated over traditional pastries, dreidels, and live music and dancing. Rabbi Shmuel Schlanger expressed his gratitude to see so many n...

Helping end isolation in detention one immigrant at a time

Bryana Lozoya, Reporter

December 5, 2018

Filed under Features

    The Kern Welcoming and Extending Solidarity to Immigrants (KWESI) is a nonprofit organization under the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kern County. Their volunteers visit immigrants detained at the Mesa Verde detention facility in downtown Bakersfield. Their goal is to end the isolation of immigrants in detention by visiting, providing emotio...

BC Consent Project meets with fellow Renegade students

Cameron Johnson, Reporter

December 5, 2018

Filed under Campus

The Bakersfield College Consent Project held a meet and greet on Thursday, Nov. 29 at the Campus Center. The meet and greet gave the Project an opportunity to meet Bakersfield College’s student body and communicate to them their core values. Vice President Fitzgerald Graves was manning the Project’s table, which featured informational pamphlets and flyers for upcoming events....

STDs? No Problem.

Bryana Lozoya, Reporter

November 28, 2018

Filed under Columns

For people to effectively take care of their sexual health, they need the resources and support. It’s not always simple for some because of financial reasons and lack of knowledge and trusted sources. I’ve spent some time curating resources that I found useful, but like always any questions about sexual wellness should be taken to a professional to ensure receiving...

CSUB poetry read for 100th WWII Anniversary

Cassidy Eisen, Reporter

November 26, 2018

Filed under Features

To memorialize the 100th anniversary of America’s involvement in World War I (WWI), the CSUB Public History Institute brought together various members of the community to read poetry from the era in the Dezember Reading Room of the Walter W. Stiern Library on Nov. 7. English Professor Matthew Woodman discussed the impact of this particular type of poetry had on readers during this time. Through this for...

CSUB’S Dore Theater hosts Gregory Boyle

Rosa Salazar, Reporter

November 25, 2018

Filed under Features

The Kegley Institute of Ethics (KIE) at CSUB hosted guest speaker, Gregory Boyle, for their 14th annual fall lecture at the Dore Theater on Nov. 13.  Boyle, an American priest, is the founder of Homeboy Industries, which is the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation, and reentry program in the world.  Boyle’s speech, “Gangs and Social Enterprises: The Et...

Twist of fate to life

Taylor Jensen, Reporter

November 25, 2018

Filed under Columns

Looking back ten years ago I never would’ve thought that I’d be in love with wrestling as much as I am now, let alone know that it exists. Most of my family weren’t fans of wrestling so I was basically the odd one when it came to interests.  I always thought of WWE as a larger than life phenomena that I couldn’t imagine my life without.  When I was 11 years old...

BHS continues tradition of wrestling excellence

Franco Castelo, Reporter

November 25, 2018

Filed under Sports

BHS has always done well and achieve recognition in Wrestling. BHS has won many state championships and has qualified in division one and state finals for half a century. BHS is one of the only schools in the country that is known for its success in the wrestling community. Andy Varner, BHS wrestling coach, loves his passion and career as a coach.  Varner said he loves the experience and the humil...

Bakersfield hosts annual Comic Con

Taylor Jensen, Reporter

November 25, 2018

Filed under Features

The 11th annual Bakersfield Comic Con was hosted at the Kern County Fairgrounds to have pop culture lovers rejoice on Nov. 17 and 18.  It was a packed weekend at the Fairgrounds as people crowded vendors to observe and purchase the merchandise they were selling such as comics, sports and wrestling memorabilia, Pokémon, anime and paintings. Not only were there vendors, but...

Project Series: A celebration of local writers at The Empty Space

Cassidy Eisen, Reporter

November 25, 2018

Filed under Features

For several seasons, The Project Series has showcased and celebrated the creative visions of local writers. In the most recent rendition of the series, The Empty Space hosted Project: Phobia, a compilation of one-acts each inspired by different phobias, from Nov.16-18. On one of the performance nights, a crowd of about 50 people witnessed Project: Phobia. The 45-minute performance...

BC graduation rates increase

Katalina Quintanilla, Reporter

November 25, 2018

Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Many students dismiss the idea of attending a community college right after high school. Why? The reputation of attending a community college is that many never finish what they start and end up dropping out. However, Bakersfield College changed that stigma with an increase with their graduation and transfer rates. According to the California Community College’s webs...

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. ...

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