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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 ...

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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...

BC Faculty discusses the summer and fall sessions

Angel Magdaleno

May 6, 2020

More than 360 participants joined in via Zoom for the all campus forum. The forum took place on May 6, with a group of panel speakers to talk about the protocols that Bakersfield College will implement for the summer and fall sessions.  The panel speakers included BC President Sonya Christian, Executive Director of Facilities Bill Potter, Interim Director of the Health Cen...

Kern County workers address safety guidelines amid plans to reopen

Jocelyn Perez, Reporter

May 6, 2020

A virtual press conference was held by workers of Kern County to emphasize essential efforts and urge for workplace safety amid plans to reopen on May 5. On Monday, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the next phase of re-opening, known as “phase two,” which would take place along with following certain guidelines and modifications in order to proceed. Kern County emplo...

BC collaborates with Castle in a storm

Priscilla Carballo, Reporter

May 5, 2020

Castle in the storm is an online outlet made by Kaitlin Hulsy to showcase student work. It also offers advice, writing, and art from professionals. “In the very beginning, I frankly had no idea that I would be building a website. What I did know is that a large concentration of Bakersfield College students would be facing a kind of adversity that was unparalleled,” Hulsy sa...

Dating during quarantine

Priscilla Carballo, Reporter

May 5, 2020

Quarantine has taken a turn on a lot of activities for people, especially for those who are dating. It has either made dating easier or harder for people. With modern technology, people can now date through phone or computer. Which may be a big contributor for those who are unable to physically be together during quarantine. “It’s hard,” said Kaylee Choe, a Bakersfie...

Review: Technical difficulties during “Metamorphoses”

Angel Magdaleno, Reporter

May 5, 2020

Campus closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic did not stop BC professor Cody Ganger from directing Mary Zimmerman’s “Metamorphoses.” The play was presented as an audio-only version on YouTube starting May 1 at 8 p.m. until May 3 at 10 p.m.  Given the circumstance, the performing arts department did the best they could with what they had for “Metamorphoses,” bu...

BC officials discuss budgeting during the COVID-19 pandemic

Mariah Arviso, Reporter

May 5, 2020

Bakersfield College held a virtual online budget forum on May 4 to discuss the future of BC and its budgeting for classes.   The panel consisted of speakers Mike Giacomini, Steven Holmes, and Teresa McAllister, and hosted by BC president Sonya Christian and Todd Coston. Christian started off the forum with an update about BC’s future regarding online and on-...

Mental health during the pandemic

Mariah Arviso, Reporter

May 5, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused everyone to stay within their homes unless of an absolutely necessity.  Everyone deals with stressful situations differently, but some of those tactics could be unhealthy for one’s mental health. The protocol for social distancing and the shelter-in-place order were the large reasons for an increase in people dealing with depres...

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