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Spotlight: Veterans’ resources on campus

Jacqueline Aquian, Reporter

September 20, 2019

Veteran programs at Bakersfield College offer many services for BC vets. Colleges, universities, and other communities take notice in the veterans and their hard work to protect this country. Bakersfield College has the Veterans Resource Center on campus and Financial aid has the Veteran California Promise Grant (CCPG) which has drawn much recognition. The Veteran Resource Center ...

Professor Matthew Garrett describing the timeline of news stories published about the controversy over the stickers around campus.

Matthew Garrett’s “A Tale of Two Protests”: The Line Between Free Speech and Hate Speech

September 18, 2019

The right to free speech is included in the First Amendment, but the line between free speech and hate speech can often become blurred leaving people to...

Karaoke Knight brings students together

Shawn Collins, Reporter

September 6, 2019

The BC Student Government Association played host to Karaoke Knights in the Levinson Hall on Thursday and, although the turnout was relatively small, there was no shortage of enthusiasm. What the gathering lacked in size, they eventually made up in charisma, as students stood up to belt out their favorite songs from artists like the Smiths to Beyoncé. At first, the nervous...

BC kicks off new semester with Welcome Week

Alex Gutierrez, Reporter

September 5, 2019

Bakersfield College rolled out all the festivities to welcome in returning & new students for the new fall semester. The week-long event known as ‘Welcome Week’ hosts all kinds of different events starting the first day of classes, exclusively for the week of Aug. 26 – Sep. 5. There was a lot of excitement from students since Welcome Week offers a variety of free...

Richard Aimes shows the spoons he is going to bend with his mind during the mentalist show at Bakersfield College.

The Mentalist returns to BC

September 5, 2019

The fall semester has just begun and students’ minds are being read. BC students were treated to a popular mentalist show on Aug. 28 in the BC cafeteria. The...

Ken Albala, a professor of history and food historian  talked about handmade pizza and beer at the Levan Center.

Artisanal Food and Craft Beer discussed at the Levan Center

May 1, 2019

Ken Albala, a professor of history and a food historian at the University of the Pacific, hosted a talk which situates food into a broader historical,...

A new set of BCSGA officers have been appointed for next academic year

New BCSGA President Samatha Pulido.

Logan King, Reporter

April 26, 2019

Elections at Bakersfield College have ended seemingly without notice. The election this semester lacked candidates for the majority of open positions and...

Bakersfield College’s Performing Arts Center has a play by students

Hilario Ismael Gomez, Reporter

April 26, 2019

The Bakersfield College Performing Arts Department debuted their rendition of All in the Timing in the Black Box Theatre located within the Edward Simonsen Performing Arts Center from April 10 thru April 14. For future performances, tickets can be purchased online or at the door. All in the Timing is a collection of eight one-act plays by David Ives titled Sure Thing,...

BC celebrates jazz with an all day performance with local musicians

Amir Guyton, Reporter

April 26, 2019

The Kern County Music Educators’ Association and the Bakersfield College Jazz Studies Program hosted the fourth annual KCMEA Jazz Day at Bakersfield College in the Edward Simonsen Performing Arts Center on April. 11. The all-day event the performances featured student jazz performers from local surrounding Kern County areas who all performed in the Edward Simonsen Performing...

KGET Food Drive for Gleaners Received All-Time Record Donations

Amy Sarmiento, Reporters

April 5, 2019

KGET hosted their annual food drive for Golden Empire Gleaners outside the KGET studios in Downtown Bakersfield on March 28 and received a record-breaking amount of food and donations. Gleaners received 17,000 pounds of food and $9,000 in cash in a single day during the food drive. Gleaners is a non-profit organization that helps families with food insecurity. "These ...

Fees increase transportation options

BCSGA representatives discussed the Transportation Services resolution that is being put up for vote during upcoming elections at Bakersfield College.

Bryana Lozoya, Digital Editor

April 5, 2019

A meeting took place in Levinson Hall April 2 discussing the Transportation Services resolution that is being put up to vote in the upcoming BCSGA elec...

BCSGA members discuss resolutions and this year’s elections

Bryana Lozoya, Digital Editor

April 5, 2019

Current representatives for the Bakersfield College Student Government Association (BCSGA) held a town hall on March 21 at Levinson Hall where students voiced concerns, ideas, and learned about current resolutions being brought to campus. The main takeaways from the town hall meeting, other than student input, were current resolutions that are in the works for Bakersfield ...

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