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BC’s CTE and Pat Smith gives insight on juvenile justice

Jazmin Velazquez, Reporter

March 6, 2019

Bakersfield College hosted the Juvenile Justice Employer Panel on Feb. 27 at Bakersfield College. BC Career and Technical Education and Patricia Smith presented a panel of experts in the juvenile justice field to talk about evidence-based behavior strategies to reduce criminal behavior on youth people in Kern County. Each panelist discussed their role working with yo...

Read Across America Day celebrate Dr. Seuss at Bakersfield’s elementary schools

Amy Sarmiento, Reporter

March 4, 2019

The United Way of Kern County (UWKC) hosted the 5th annual Read Across America Day event on Feb. 28 at various elementary schools across Bakersfield, one of which was Edison Pre-School. Children arrived at school dressed up in Dr. Seuss themed outfits and gathered around to read a book together. Every volunteer reader gathered in the main office and was distributed to ea...

Sugar Ray Leonard raises money for boys and Girls Club of Kern County

Laura Lanfray, Feature Editor

February 22, 2019

In support of the Boys and Girls Club of Kern County (BGCKC), community members came together for an evening of fundraising, stories, and dinner with boxing icon, Sugar Ray Leonard, and acclaimed Sportscaster, Greg Gumbel on Feb. 19. Upon arrival at the Armstrong center in Niles street, the special guests were taken a tour of the facility before making their way to the...

Farmer’s market opens in East Bakersfield

Logan King, Reporter

February 22, 2019

Kern County is home to an abundance of food and culture. The best reflection of this abundance is seen in a local farmers market.  Bakersfield is home to multiple farmer’s markets spread disproportionately across the city. These farmers markets have been limited to the west side of town. However, those days are over. The east side finally has its own! Located in th...

Drunk driving issue in Bakersfield

Hope ShyAnne, Reporter

February 22, 2019

Last year there were over 314 DUI arrests in Bakersfield, according to Sergeant Nathan McCauley, the public information officer for the Bakersfield Police Department. All of these numbers were made by 18 to 25-year-olds in Bakersfield, CA. In the United States, in 2017, 30 people on average every day die in drunk-driving caused crashes. That is a death almost every 50...

James Burger, is it worth the drive?

Hope ShyAnne, Reporter

February 22, 2019

It was a hole in the wall, and it wasn’t worth the time- James Burger, located on James Road, is a bland burger joint. It was pouring down rain, and I was freezing, discovering a new tasty burger was on my mind. However, I ended up tasting a very tasteless patty on a warm buttered bun. James Burger, opened by Waou Elis about three months ago, is located by the oil field...

A culture of power: race, youth, labor discussion happens at Bakersfield College

Amir Guyton, Reporter

February 22, 2019

Local Bakersfield native and Bakersfield College alumni Daniel Rios who graduated in 2012 from BC spoke in the Levan center on Feb.14. Titled “A Culture of Power: Race, Youth, Labor and Sound in East Bakersfield, 1966-1974.” Rios work “explored the political, social, geographical, and cultural production of Bakersfield in the 20th Century, examining how the interplay...

BC’s THEA B2A and B2B showcases Valentines Day performance

Jasmin Velezquez, Reporter

February 22, 2019

Bakersfield College THEA B2A and B2B classes performed a free Valentine’s Day themed show on Feb 13. The show consisted of improv games and monologues describing love and heartbreak. “It took about 4 or 5 classes to get everything together,” said BC professor Kimberly Chin. Students stopped by to watch enjoyed the show. It made people laugh as the performers gave funny...

Discrimination against men

Rosa Salazar, Copy Editor

February 22, 2019

You can’t have a feminist column and not talk about men. Did you know men are discriminated against for their gender? One discrimination is they can receive longer prison sentences compared to their female counterparts. In a study conducted by Sonja B. Starr, a law professor at the University of Michigan, found gender disparities in federal criminal cases. In her...

Group members (left to right) John Heath, Timothy Gobler, Mia Cifuentes, Ian Sharples, and Sarah LeVan work on a nursery

The Chamber of Commerce makes renovations including new nursery

February 21, 2019

Spring Cleaning does not have to be done in the Springtime.  Leadership Bakersfield, a subgroup within the Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce, will not ...

Black History Month Conference gathers for celebration of unity

Amy Sarmiento, Reporter

February 8, 2019

Bakersfield College hosted a conference event to honor Black History Month on Feb 8 in the Indoor Theatre. This event was hosted by Umoja Community (ASTEP) which stands for African-American Success Through Excellence and Persistence. Umoja is a word in Swahili meaning unity, which is the main mission of this program. Their focus is on helping students in academic and personal...

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...

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