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BC offers free COVID-19 testing

Mariah Arviso, Digital Editor

September 19, 2020

Bakersfield College teamed up with the Kern County Public Health Department to provide free COVID-19 testing for the community on Sept. 22. The testing site will be running from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. in the BC parking lot on the corner of Haley Street and University Avenue. “The best thing to know about this is that the testing that will be done, is the test that is looking for...

Local band Hate Drugs is adjusting to the new normal for musicians during COVID-19

Sydney McClanahan, Reporter

September 17, 2020

Bakersfield is full of talented musicians of all genres, but during a worldwide pandemic, live music has come to a standstill. Local indie rock band, Hate Drugs, is making the best of these uncertain times while still adjusting to quarantine. “Quarantine has made going on tour and playing live shows virtually impossible. It makes sense given the current crisis, but it...

BC held a seminar to discuss the BC Athletics Program during COVID

Amaya Lawton, Reporter

September 9, 2020

Bakersfield College, President Sonya Christian, hosted a virtual seminar, on Sept. 8, with the BC Athletics Program. President Sonya Christian started the meeting by discussing how this year has impacted everyone in many ways. She explained how even though many may not be able to meet right now there are still virtual options to get together. “… the concept of...

How students deal with boredom during quarantine

Thalia Pimentel, Reporter

September 2, 2020

Covid-19 has affected many globally and some may be trying to adapt this changed in life. Streaming services like Hulu and Netflix have offered longer free trials to help those who can’t pay for a subscription right away or for people who are bored in their quarantine. Bakersfield College student, Alyssa Lopez shared, “Losing my job in the mall was hard, school went...

COVID changes the dating game forever

Thalia Pimentel

Thalia Pimentel, Reporter

September 2, 2020

We can all agree that dating is already difficult as it is. Whether it is us being very picky, stepping out of comfort zones, trust issues, you name it....

Op-ed: COVID-19 essential workers

Amaya Lawton, Reporter

September 1, 2020

COVID-19 has affected many lives by creating financial and health burdens. Many businesses had to close temporarily to stop the spread of the virus, but many that stayed open were essential businesses. The employees that kept their jobs during the closures are now considered essential workers. Essential workers, according to the Congress website, were defined in 2013 as,...

Bakersfield College campus.

Bakersfield College plans for virtual spring semester

August 30, 2020

There is a possibility that the spring semester will continue virtually at BC, with COVID-19 cases continuing to rise in Kern County. Bakersfield College...

California Community College Chancellor hosts a meeting for students

Mariah Arviso, Reporter

May 12, 2020

The Chancellor of California Community Colleges, Eloy Oakley, held a student media teleconference, on May 12, to provide an update on the future for community colleges during the COVID-19 pandemic.   The majority of colleges moved to online distant learning as the pandemic progressed. Chancellor Oakley wanted to explain to all faculty and students that his offices will continue to provide th...

Op-ed: To vaccinate or not

Olivia Patterson, Reporter

May 11, 2020

Will there be a cure for the coronavirus disease within the next few months? When they do discover the cure, will everyone be required to get vaccinated? What about those that don’t want to be vaccinated? Will they be forced? These are questions many of us are thinking about. But what will the cure for the coronavirus disease entail?  “Vaccinations are Injections of a killed m...

Op-ed: My hospital experience with COVID-19

Angel Magdaleno, Reporter

May 9, 2020

Since the winter of 2019 the COVID-19 pandemic has spread across the world. By March 2020 most states in the U.S have ordered a stay-at-home quarantine, California included. I was swabbed for the virus on May 6, and the results came back positive May 8.  My symptoms had worsened so I went to the emergency room to be treated, at the time I did not know I was carrying the viru...

Film veteran advises BC students

Jocelyn Sandusky, Features Editor

May 8, 2020

BC professor David Kanoasamoa hosted assistant director Jeff Okabayashi, whose film credits include “Avengers: Endgame,” “Transformers” and “Pirates of the Caribbean,” for a Zoom Q&A session on April 30. Okabayashi briefly introduced himself at the beginning of the call and quickly turned it over to the students, who asked questions about his time in the industry ...

Bakersfield College campus.

The future of BC during 2020

May 7, 2020

In terms of the campus being reopened there has been a lot of speculation about what will come next for Bakersfield College. BC began the transition to dist...

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