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Running candidates for the Bakersfield City Council Elections

Collin Koch, Photo Editor

September 3, 2020

The Bakersfield City Council is holding elections in November for various wards, and the list of people who are running has finally become clear. Two Councilmen are running unopposed: Ward 2 Councilman Andrae Gonzales and Ward 5 Councilman Bruce Freeman. “Since nobody tried to run against me proves the point that I’m doing my job well,” Gonzales said. Gonzales also...

Fees increase transportation options

BCSGA representatives discussed the Transportation Services resolution that is being put up for vote during upcoming elections at Bakersfield College.

Bryana Lozoya, Digital Editor

April 5, 2019

A meeting took place in Levinson Hall April 2 discussing the Transportation Services resolution that is being put up to vote in the upcoming BCSGA elec...

Shannon Grove claims Senate seat

Laura Lanfray, Reporter

November 9, 2018

Shannon Grove claimed the Republican win for California’s sixteenth Senate District as of election night, Nov. 6.  The sixteenth Senate District consists of several cities across the Kern, Tulare and San Bernardino counties of the Central Valley. With over 900,000 people, it is one of the largest districts in the state.  The two candidates, Republican Shannon Gro...

BC holds voter information seminar

Taylor Jensen, Reporter

October 17, 2018

Robert Price, a columnist at The Bakersfield Californian, gave an in-depth look of state propositions at the Bakersfield College library on Oct. 4. Price presented the California propositions on a slideshow and explained the "yes" and "no" voting options for each one. Initially, Price shared his thoughts on young people voting and its importance. "I think everybody should...

KCCD trustee candidates discuss policy ideas at community forum

Saad Kazi, Reporter

October 15, 2018

Providing half a billion dollars for Bakersfield College to improve its campus, Measure J became the focal point of BCSGA’s Oct. 8 Community Public Forum for the Area 1 candidates for the KCCD Board of Trustees. “When you have all this Measure J money up here, I’m the only one that would be able to understand the bargain you’re going to see on the job,” said cand...

BC coach runs for KCCD trustee

Laura Lanfray, Reporter

September 28, 2018

Longtime Bakersfield College coach, Lorenzo Alvarez, is running for Area 2 Kern Community College District Board of Trustee's member this coming November election. Coach Alvarez held a Fundraiser at Luigi's Warehouse in East Bakersfield on September 18. The crowd of supporters and visitors mingled and ate as they waited for Alvarez to give his speech. Dr. Bill Baker, the former football team doctor at BC, attended the dinner t...

President-Elect James Tompkins and Vice President-Elect Ashley Nicole Harp pose as they get ready to help students.

Newly elected BGSGA officers for 2018-2019 have big plans for future

April 16, 2018

A few weeks ago, Bakersfield College held its Student Government Association elections to vote in the new officers for the next school year. The new president...

Con: Voting, should it be done?

Chris Miller, Reporter

February 3, 2016

Your vote doesn’t really matter. Those are not the kinds of words any American voter wants to hear. Unfortunately, when it comes to electing which candidate becomes President of the United States, these words ring true. As most informed voters are aware, there are the popular votes and the electoral votes. The popular votes are the votes cast by the majority of participating...

Pro: Voting, should it be done?

AK Pachla, Copy Editor

February 3, 2016

Over the last twenty years in America, and indeed in many western democracies, many people, especially young people, have felt disenfranchised. Looking at the state of the world’s largest democracies, people are starting to feel as though government is not for them. As a result, many have come to the conclusion that their participation can only serve to prop up a deception. British...

Vote for a new SGA

Jazmin Montoya, Reporter

April 3, 2013

By Jazmine Montoya Reporter It’s that time of the year again. SGA elections are in full effect since the first of this month. There are two candidates in the running for SGA president. Travis Tillis and Rudy Strong are the two potential candidates for the position. According to Tillis’ platform provided online, he says students should vote for him because he would bri...

STAFF ED: Overview of confusing propositions explained


October 31, 2012

There are plenty of issues to be decided on Nov. 6, the official general election day. The Rip’s editorial board has broken down some important issues and is giving slight direction to those who are looking for it. These choices are being made based off information from the official voter guide, and the political debates, and disregard the numerous campaigns on television,...

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