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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...

Reggie Williams, a philosophy instructor at BC, talked about the meanings of love, purpose, and value on March. 13 at the Levan Center.

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 Training Associate Professor Brent Burton (far left) and Bakersfield College Public Safety Director Chief Christopher Counts (far right) teaching BC students and staff how to stop the bleeding of a major arterial wound in the Levan Center, on March 6.

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 Board of Trustee Nan Gomez-Heitzeberg speaking at the Power Lunch in the Levan Center about her role.

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...

Wayne Horitz (left) and The BC Jazz Ensemble performing in the PAC

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...

The Renegade Pantry has a variety of canned goods available to students.

BC pantry’s new location offers less room but better service for students

February 8, 2019

With the demolition of the old campus center, The Renegade Pantry has been uprooted from its previous location. The pantry has been moved to the Levinson...

HBCU faculty visits the BC campus

Stacie Norris, Reporter

February 7, 2019

The Historical Black College and University Tour (HBCU) made its way to the Bakersfield College campus on Feb. 4.   Initially the event was going to be held outside on the lawn near the counseling building, however, with the prediction of rain, a last-minute decision was made to relocate the event to a classroom inside the Humanities Building.   What started out with a bi...

A Jobspeaker banner displayed in the Family and Consumer Education building at BC.

Job resource for BC students

January 24, 2019

A new resource is available to Bakersfield College students in search of employment. Jobspeaker is a mobile application available on iPhone and Android...

Marcela Gamino, the Educational Advisor. Maria Rojas, the Department Assistant. Chase Amos, the Educational Advisor. Imelda Simos-Valdez, a director. Jeff Stambook, a Counselor. Maria Baltazar, the Program Manager pose by the NextUp program banner.

NextUp offers services for foster youth going to Bakersfield College

January 24, 2019

Bakersfield College is currently offering a program for foster youth called NextUp and is welcoming students to stop by the second floor of the CSS Building. This...

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