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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. ...

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...

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