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BC loans Chromebooks to students

Mariah Arviso, Reporter

April 19, 2020

Bakersfield College launched the Laptop Loaner Program on April 9 due to the high demand of laptops needed for students to practice distant learning.   Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all courses were transferred to an online format. Doing so left many students struggling to continue current courses because they didn’t have the materials or resources needed. Bakersfield Coll...

California Senator hosts a town hall meeting about COVID-19

Mariah Arviso, Reporter

April 19, 2020

California state senator, Shannon Grove, held a town hall to give an update and discuss community concerns about COVID-19 on April 17.  There were a variety of speakers that gave public updates about the growing numbers of COVID-19 cases, and the assistance that is, or will be, given to those affected. Matt Constantine, Director of Kern County Public Health, gave the numb...

Public schools will remain closed for the rest of the academic school year

Jocelyn Perez, Reporter

April 1, 2020

California Governor, Gavin Newsom, announced schools will remain closed for the rest of the academic school year of 2019-20.  As the number of coronavirus patients that are hospitalized and those in the ICU rapidly increases, it leads to the constant reminder of the urgent need to keep people healthy. “It’s incumbent on all of us to utilize this time thoughtfully and...

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