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BC daily coronavirus update

BC daily coronavirus update

March 19, 2020

Bakersfield College President Sonya Christian hosted a panel of speakers on March 19 to discuss how employees can continue to stay positive during the...

BC has entered wave one of an online format

Bianca Cacciola, Editor-in-Chief

March 12, 2020

Bakersfield College has entered wave one of transitioning face-to-face classes into an online modality as of March 12. Although there have been no confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Kern County, campus administration has remained active with updating students and faculty on the status of BC. The campus remains open, but only faculty that are ready to take...

STEM department shows off chemistry

Timothy Plett with the Bakersfield College Artificial Intelligence club giving a demonstration using grapefruit as a power source to see how electrical current affects metals during STEM Week.

Tiarra McCormick, Reporter

November 1, 2019

The STEM faculty hosted a Marvelous Metals Event outside on campus.  The STEM department and other related clubs put up booths displaying their work....

Jeff Newby speaking about Gandhi’s life and upbringing in the Levan Center, Sept. 23.

Gandhi’s 150th birthday celebration

October 4, 2019

In celebration of Gandhi’s 150th birthday, Bakersfield College hosted a panel discussion to commemorate the legacy that was inspired by the actions of...

Erin Gruwell speaking about the “Freedom Writers” book.

Erin Gruwell visits BC campus

October 4, 2019

The author of the book “Freedom Writers” visited Bakersfield College and spoke about the challenges her students faced and how she helped them overcome...

Campus construction commotion continues

Shawn Collins, Reporter

September 6, 2019

With renovation projects around the Campus Center and Veterans Hall approaching the one-year mark, and subsequent projects slated for the gym and Math-Science buildings, it looks as though the campus will remain a construction zone for the foreseeable future. Students like Psychology major, Jocelyn Lopez, and Sociology major, Adrianna Munoz, are happy with the idea of an...

The 2nd Annual Jess Nieto Memorial Conference remembers the loss of Raymond Gonzales

Bryana Lozoya, Digital Editor

April 26, 2019

A group of panelists remember Raymond Gonzales in the Levan Center on April 23 as a part of the 2nd Annual Jess Nieto Memorial Conference for Chicano Studies at Bakersfield College. Raymond Gonzalez was a jack of all trades: he was a veteran, college educator, U.S. diplomat, BCSD Trustee, among many other positions. He also taught and mentored Jess Nieto at BC and Cal...

Viewers gather for the screening of “Dawn of the Space Age,” at the William M. Thomas Planetarium on March 28.

Stargazers learn about the wonders of the night sky at BC planetarium

April 4, 2019

“Dawn of the Space Age” took place in the William M Thomas Planetarium at Bakersfield College on March. 28.  It was dedicated to the 50th anniversary of t...

The GOTO Chronos star projector provides the introduction to “Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity” at the William M. Thomas Planetarium on March 21.

Looking at black holes with the GOTO Chronos at BC planetarium

April 4, 2019

“Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity” was featured at the William M. Thomas Planetarium March 21.  This show was the second of five shows scheduled for t...

Bring Back our girls is discussed at the Levan Center at the BC campus

Taylor Jensen, Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2019

Yale Ph.D candidate and journalist Hilary Matfess spoke at the “#BringBackOurGirls: Women and Conflict in North East Nigeria” event in the Levan Center at Bakersfield College about women in the  Boko Haram insurgency and their role in war on March 6.  BC students and staff attended the event to listen to Matfess talk about her journalistic work focusing on Boko Hara...

Bakersfield College hires armed officer as a campus security measure

Logan King, Reporter

March 14, 2019

Many college campuses across the U.S. have hired armed security officers, including Bakersfield College. In addition to hiring the officer, Bakersfield College offered an active shooter response training in the Levan Center on March 4th.  Due to the increase in active shooter cases across the nation, many institutions have begun to re-address their security and response ...

BC students wait for the next round of free samples at the Gades Grub food truck.

Renegade inspired lunch truck arrives on campus

March 14, 2019

The Bakersfield College food services celebrated the addition of their new food truck with a grand opening sample giveaway on the gym huddle on Feb. 27. Due...

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