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Feminism: Why isn’t there more women in charge?

Rosa Salazar, Copy Editor

February 8, 2019

Let's talk about feminism and the relationship with the U.S. government. Let's begin with political representation. Back in 1789, when the Constitution was written, its goal was "to establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity." The Constitution...

The Hens Roost: Local vegan restaurant provides the best variety of food choices

Amir Guyton, Reporter

February 8, 2019

For those who are vegan and live in Bakersfield it can be quite difficult finding a place that we can eat out or congregate with fellow vegan friends. Vegan food has come a long way from just the typical and most accessible staple foods such as salads and tofu. Surely no one could have ever imagined a day would come when there would be American foods such as burgers reinvented...

Budget Forum discusses BC spending

Logan King, Reporter

February 8, 2019

The Levan Center for Humanities hosted the Student-Centered Funding Forum on January 28th. Faculty members from most academic departments were present to hear the college spending plans for the next year. Other topics included issues that have come up over the last year in regard to college spending and allocation of funds among the various campuses in the district. The opening sp...

Bakersfield’s Fox Theater Neon Signs Needs Repair

Amy Sarmiento, Reporter

February 8, 2019

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

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

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

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

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...

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