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Tree foundation makes impact locally

Tree foundation makes impact locally

November 19, 2014

Established in 1994, the Tree Foundation of Kern and its many volunteers have planted over 14,000 trees in schools, parks, neighborhoods and along streets...

New application process shifts online

New application process shifts online

November 5, 2014

With a new online process, BC has a lot of scholarships to offer. Director of financial aid and Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOP&S)...

Bake sale helping fund club trips

Bake sale helping fund club trips

November 5, 2014

With a goal to get a hands-on education while on field trips, the Geology Club recently threw a bake sale to contribute to that dream Oct. 23. The club...

NAMI walk to fight against mental illness

NAMI walk to fight against mental illness

October 22, 2014

“Every one knows someone with a mental illness,” said Erika Dixon, walk manager of this year’s NAMI walk that took place Oct. 18 at Riverwalk. Those...

Run hopes to fund cure for Sickle Cell

Christopher A. Baptiste, Reporter

September 24, 2014

Filed under News

The Hina Patel Foundation held its sixth annual 5K walk Saturday Sept. 13. The event was designed to raise awareness on Sickle Cell Disease and funds to find a cure. Sickle Cell is a genetic blood disorder passed from parent to offspring. Sanjay Patel, one of the event coordinators, spoke briefly about how important it is to raise awareness about SCD and encouraged people...

AAMP; mentoring project to help improve grades

AAMP; mentoring project to help improve grades

September 24, 2014

African American Male Students Mentoring Project is designed to improve the quality of life while synchronously enhancing and advancing the educational...

Watkins has big plans to attract new students to BC

Christopher A. Baptiste, Reporter

September 10, 2014

Filed under Campus

In January, Bakersfield College hired new school Director of Student Outreach Steve Watkin. Watkin comes with a standout resume and plan for the district that should not go unnoticed. With nearly 25 years of experience, Watkin decided to bring his talents to BC. Watkin worked a similar position at Cal State - Bakersfield for 13 years, Fresno Pacific for six years and Fresno...

New ‘Jeezy’ album doesn’t dissappoint

Christopher A. Baptiste, Reporter

September 10, 2014

Filed under Reviews

Atlanta’s heavyweight rap artist Young Jeezy is back with a new album. After appearing on the rap chart back in 2001, he has dropped his fifth major album titled “Seen It All” on Sept. 2, 2014. With a quiet approach, he will make loud noise in the industry with yet another classic. If you are not familiar with the southern hip-hop artist, his first album, “Lets...

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