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Bakersfield’s Fox Theater Neon Signs Needs Repair

Amy Sarmiento, Reporter

February 8, 2019

Filed under News

One of Bakersfield's most iconic symbols of 89 years is malfunctioning and in need of help from locals. Fox Theater's neon letter signs are not fully lighting up and have been failing for a little over two years. It reads as "Ox" from one side of the building and "Fo" from another. The large neon sign stands out and is one of the first things one sees while approaching...

News media professionals speak at Ridgeview for Journalism Day

News media professionals speak at Ridgeview for Journalism Day

February 8, 2019

Ridgeview High School’s journalism program hosted Journalism Day Feb. 1 where current and former news media professionals spoke on their experiences...

Dress for Success sale

Dress for Success sale

By Laura Lanfray , Feature Editor

February 8, 2019

Filed under Features, Top Stories

Since 2012, Elaine McNearney has been providing the women of Bakersfield with the resources and tools necessary to feel empowered and confident in them...

Bakersfield College receives accreditation for the next seven years

Bakersfield College receives accreditation for the next seven years

February 8, 2019

Bakersfield College went through a week-long process during the fall 2018 semester in order to receive accreditation for the next seven years. President Sonya C...

Light a Candle for a Loved One at Riverwalk

Stacie Norris, Reporter

January 25, 2019

Filed under Features

The Be Finally Free Ministry held the second annual Light A Candle for a Loved One at the Park at Riverwalk on Jan. 24. The ministry reaches out to those in the community who are affected by drug addiction or alcoholism. This year’s event had different booths set up to offer referral information to those who wanted help in overcoming addiction for themselves or for...

Catalyst Conference in Long Beach brings security to undocumented students

Katalina Qunitanilla, Editor in Chief

January 25, 2019

Filed under Campus, News

Bakersfield College was one of many community colleges that received the Catalyst Grant in December 2018 for $115,000 that will benefit undocumented students attending the college. The California Campus Catalyst is a group of funders, advocates and educators that provide ambition to undocumented students living in fear.  These leaders help students and their families f...

BC breaks ground to present new ABC Building

BC breaks ground to present new ABC Building

January 24, 2019

Construction and demolition have been heard all throughout the campus as Bakersfield College readies for the new and improved Campus Center. BC held the...

Annual Women’s March brings equailty to Downtown Bakersfield

Annual Women’s March brings equailty to Downtown Bakersfield

January 24, 2019

Thousands of women and allies came together at Mill Creek Park in downtown Bakersfield to participate in this year’s Women's March, on Jan. 19. The first ...

The African Children’s Choir visits Ridgeview Community Church

Amy Sarmiento, Reporter

January 24, 2019

Filed under Features

The African Children’s Choir composed of children from poverty-stricken towns in Uganda, performed at Ridgeview Community Church on Jan. 20. This organization, also known as Music for Life, focuses on bringing awareness to audiences around the world about Africa’s vulnerable children and their potential to have bright futures.  About 20 children from ages 8 to 10 performed in...

The Renegade Express Shuttle returns for the spring semester

The Renegade Express Shuttle returns for the spring semester

January 24, 2019

For students who might need rides between campuses, Bakersfield College has partnered once again with Executive Express to provide free rides to students...

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...

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