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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...

Women’s History Month celebrates with ‘Served like a Girl’ at BC

Amir Guyton, Reporter

March 15, 2019

Bakersfield College held ‘Served Like a Girl’ on March 11.  It was hosted at the campuses Levan Center by BC’s Women’s History and More Committee where the Lysa Heslov’s directed film was screened. The film ‘Served Like a Girl,’ was a film that explored the lives of several women who were military veterans. The film also showed the veterans’ strugglin...

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...

Taft inmates discuss life choices

Laura Lanfray, Feature Editor

March 15, 2019

As part of a youth outreach program called Those Outspoken, inmates from the Taft Correctional Institution visited Bakersfield College for a Q&A session in the Levan Center on March 7. Faculty and students were in attendance to listen to the inmates’ life stories and discuss some of the topics in Baz Dreisinger’s book, “Incarceration Nations,” a non-fiction...

OpEd: The NFL seeking for a star

Hilario Ismeal Gomez, Reporter

March 15, 2019

The NFL Combine a.k.a “The Underwear Olympics” kicked off Feb 6 and lasted till Mar 4 within Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. This is a showcase for hundreds of the top NFL Draft prospects to showcase theirs on the field skills as well as test the limits of their athleticism. Many make millions by showing off how freaky they can be athletically with their super...

Former California Senator Jean Fuller leads a discussion on women in leadership

Amir Guyton, Reporter

March 6, 2019

The Levan Center at Bakersfield College hosted Women in Leadership, a panel that's meant to empower, encourage and inspire women to pursue leadership positions by having local women in power discuss their influences, challenges, and successes along with words of advice for young women on March 1. The panel included a powerhouse of local women such as Former California Senator J...

Women’s Month kicks off with Wendy Wasserstein’s “Uncommon Women and Others”

Logan King, Reporter

March 6, 2019

The final showing of the play "Uncommon Women and Others" ended its shows cycle on March 2nd at the Simonsen Performing Arts Center at Bakersfield College. The play was written by Wendy Wasserstein and is set in 1972 at Mount Holyoke College. The play communicates the dry comical style of Wasserstein while providing an intimate look into the tenants of second-wave...

Clemantine Wamariya shares her story at the Levan Center

Clemantine Wamariya recalls her passage through seven different countries with her sister to escape the Rwandan Genocide.

Rosa Salazar, Copy Editor

March 6, 2019

Clemantine Wamariya, storyteller, human rights activist and author, spoke about her early life and her memoir, “The Girl Who Smiled Beads,” at the...

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...

This year’s theme for BC’s WHAM is about women and war

Bryana Lozoya, Digital Editor

February 22, 2019

In 1980, former president Jimmy Carter issued a Presidential Proclamation for National Women’s History Week for the week of March 8. Later, in 1987, Congress expanded the celebration to a month, making March National Women’s History Month. At Bakersfield College, Women’s History and More (WHAM) organizes a wide array of events that will feature guest speakers, movie...

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