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

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...

BC holds transfer day for students

BC holds transfer day for students

September 12, 2019

Students who attend Bakersfield College wait for the day when they can move on to a four-year institution. Bakersfield College held its annual Fall Transfer...

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...

Book Talk hosted by Dr. Mario T. Garcia at Bakersfield College

Amir Guyton, Reporter

May 8, 2019

The Levan Center hosted Book Talk with Dr. Mario T. Garcia which took place at Bakersfield College on May 2. During the talk, Dr. Mario T. Garcia talked on his new book “Father Luis Olivares, A Biography: Faith, Politics and the Origins of the Sanctuary Movement in Los Angeles.” Throughout the discussion, Garcia went over pieces of his book, which the biography runs ...

Bakersfield College’s main campus suffers vandalism

Taylor Jensen, Editor-in-Chief

May 3, 2019

The Director of Student Life, Nicky Damania reported Friday that since Sunday evening “various inappropriate stickers have been placed strategically on our [Bakersfield College main] campus. The other night our food services truck was vandalized with inappropriate drawings.” Damania says that there has been a defacement of banners, posters, and fliers. Extra Public...

What does love mean?

What does love mean?

March 15, 2019

For this Gadfly Cafe session, people discussed the meanings of love, purpose, and value on March 13 at the Levan Center. The Gadfly Cafe is where students...

Two-day blood drive at BC

Hilario Ismael Gomez, Reporter

March 15, 2019

Free themed T-shirts and saving lives highlighted the recent blood drive on the Bakersfield College campus with people from all over the community in attendance.  The Houchin Blood Bank and the BCSGA hosted their annual two-day blood drive event on March 6 and 7.  Houchin Community Blood Bank is a non-profit organization known for being the main provider of safe and...

Public Safety at Bakersfield College Conducts an active shooter training

Public Safety at Bakersfield College Conducts an active shooter training

March 14, 2019

“Run. Hide. Fight.” Bakersfield College Public Safety Director Chief Christopher Counts discussed to students, faculty, and staff on how to respond...

KCCD Trustee Nan Gomez-Heitzeberg engages with the audience at BC Power Lunch

KCCD Trustee Nan Gomez-Heitzeberg engages with the audience at BC Power Lunch

February 27, 2019

Kern Community College District (KCCD) Trustee Nan Gomez-Heitzeberg spoke in the Levan Center at Bakersfield College and answered questions from students...

BC Jazz Ensemble jams out with musicians

BC Jazz Ensemble jams out with musicians

February 21, 2019

The Bakersfield College Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combos performed on Feb. 11 with renowned artists Wayne Horvitz and Sara Schoenbeck at the Edwa...

Carol Swain introduces BC on how African American should be represented in politics

Amir Guyton, Reporter

February 8, 2019

Distinguished speaker and professor Carol Swain spoke at BC on Feb. 7 in the Levan Center based off her book “Black Faces, Black Interest,” which was originally published in 1993. Swain’s work that focused on subjects such as representation and race relations earned her high recognition amongst her colleagues and internationally. Swain who was not new to the iss...

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