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Growing number of coronavirus cases in the U.S.

Mariah Arviso, Reporter

March 29, 2020

The United States has by passed China and Italy with the most confirmed cases of COVID-19 on March 26.   As of March 27, the U.S. has 85,356 cases of COVID-19 according the CDC website. This data includes confirmed cases and cases under investigation. The U.S. gained 15,000 cases on March 26 which increased the number of cases in the U.S.  When the U.S. becam...

Social media’s impact on the coronavirus pandemic

Marina Gonzalez, Reporter

March 27, 2020

Social media accounts sharing reports on the coronavirus has caused many fears and paranoia for people trying to avoid the outbreak. The media has produced reports and uploaded footage about the coronavirus outbreak in a way that has made viewers more afraid to be outside of their homes. According to the Fox 17 website, viewers are consuming a lot of information about t...

Grocery delivery services are unable to keep up with demand

Jocelyn Sandusky, Features Editor

March 26, 2020

As the U.S. sees a rapid increase in the number of coronavirus cases, many Americans are choosing to quarantine themselves in their home to help to stop the spread of the virus, and for some, to obey a stay-at-home order. Though people may leave their homes to get supplies from essential businesses like grocery stores, many are instead turning to technology to avoid large cr...

COVID-19 brings Kern County together

Collin Koch, Reporter

March 26, 2020

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Kern County are rising fast. This is not stopping the community of Bakersfield, however, from supporting one another during these times of panic. Churches have formed groups to help those in need of supplies and services, neighborhoods are coming together to support each other and local businesses are supporting those in need. For example, ...

Local first responders reacting to COVID-19

Collin Koch, Reporter

March 26, 2020

Even though the coronavirus has become the primary focus of the nation and the world, protection from other dangers such as fire, crime and medical emergencies is still needed throughout towns. First responders are now taking precautions when responding to emergencies. On March 12, The Bakersfield Police Department announced that the department’s headquarters will be clos...

Garth Brooks hosts a virtual concert for fans at home

Adeli Arvizu, Reporter

March 26, 2020

Country singer Garth Brooks held a virtual concert for fans via Facebook live on March 23.  The music star is one of the many celebrities who has joined the new trend of providing fans live music through multiple social media platforms.  Due to the coronavirus that has forced people to not gather in large groups, in order to contain further contamination, has resulted...

The government may offer financial assistance during the pandemic

Collin Koch, Reporter

March 26, 2020

Lawmakers reached a stimulus deal that is worth $2 trillion to aid the American people who qualify during the economic downfall caused by the coronavirus on March 25.  If people qualify, individuals will receive $1,200, married couples will receive $2,400, and if individuals, or couples, have children that are under the age of 17, they will receive an additional $500 dol...

National Guard assisting the coronavirus crisis in California

Collin Koch, Reporter

March 26, 2020

California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that the California National Guard began assisting the state on March 20. The National Guard were enacted on a short-term deployment that will assist a food bank distribution warehouse in Sacramento County. They also have assessed the needs of other counties in the state that have requested assistance with their food bank programs.  ...

Sonya Christian discusses “Back to college” during Renegade Roundup

Olivia Patterson, Reporter

March 25, 2020

During BC’s daily virtual forum on Wednesday March 25, many topics were discussed and the newest topic was the program launched by Bakersfield College President Sonya Christian, “Back to College.”  “Back to College,” will allow new and current students to start a five-week-late-start class with the goal of getting the large amount of unemployed scaled up by o...

Surgical masks donated to Adventist Health

Jocelyn Perez, Reporter

March 25, 2020

Adventist Health Bakersfield Medical Center received a generous donation of surgical masks by a local business on Wednesday March 25.  Umi Sushi, a local sushi restaurant located in Southwest Bakersfield has donated 1,000 new surgical masks to Adventist Health Medical Center. Working team member, Lisa Willet self-handedly donated the surgical masks to Dr. Ronald Reynoso who wil...

Which streaming service is best to use right now

Angel Magdaleno, Reporter

March 25, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic worsens, people have been shut into their homes leaving them with much more time on their hands than normal. This is the time to binge watch favorite shows and movie sequels. Many streaming services like Netflix, Disney+, and Hulu have seen an increase in subscriptions amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Lately many of the streaming services like ...

Working out at home during the coronavirus outbreak

Jocelyn Perez, Reporter

March 25, 2020

The coronavirus has vastly changed the lives of many gym goers and some have been quick to re-adjust and adapt to stay committed to their active lifestyles. Many people have begun to workout at their local parks. Others are working out at home or going for runs around their block.  It’s easy to get caught up binge-watching a series or being on your phone all day durin...

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