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Shooting near BC sparks debate

Shooting near BC sparks debate

December 3, 2014

OK, let’s get one thing straight. When it comes to the topic of police brutality there is no pro and con. It’s a matter that shouldn’t exist in our...

Disappointed student starts politcal club

Elizabeth Fernandez, Editor in Chief

November 5, 2014

Filed under Campus

Bakersfield College student and physics major Maximus Sallam, 25, has founded the first Libertarian Club on campus. After being disappointed with recent events and government policies, Sallam said he decided to revisit an ideology he had initially been introduced to in high school. “I considered myself a libertarian because somebody told me that libertarians believe in...

VP shows support for Renteria

Elizabeth Fernandez, Editor in Chief

October 22, 2014

Filed under News

  Vice President Joe Biden recently visited Bakersfield and joined congressional candidate Amanda Renteria and state Sen. Alex Padilla on stage, during the Rally for the Valley, to rally democratic candidate support for the upcoming midterm elections. A line of over 2,000 attendants waited outside of California State University, Bakersfield’s Icardo Center Gymnasium...

Concealed weapons add another safety barrier

Elizabeth Fernandez, Editor in Chief

October 8, 2014

Filed under Opinion

  Now, I won’t personally claim to carry, know of anyone, or agree completely with the notion of more guns, but there is a very valid argument in regard to allowing school faculty to carry concealed weapons. The most obvious reason is that allowing faculty to carry guns would even out the implication; both sides would be armed and the campus would be enabled and...

BC hosts forum to better inform

BC hosts forum to better inform

October 8, 2014

  Senators Jean Fuller and Andy Vidak, congressman David Valadao, and assemblyman Rudy Salas attended and answered questions for students at Bakersfield...

Laughter looks for a new home

Elizabeth Fernandez, Editor in Cheif

September 24, 2014

Filed under Features

The Center for Improv Advancement, or the C.I.A as its founders and agents promote it, has been a home base group for local actors to learn and perform the art of comedic improvisation since 2008, and currently, the C.I.A is on the mission to raise enough funds to give Bakersfield its first comedy club or theater. Residents may have seen the story on the news, but the talented...

BC club celebrates Mexican independence

BC club celebrates Mexican independence

September 24, 2014

  The Chicano student oriented club commonly referred to as M.E.Ch.A hosted a fundraiser Sept. 16 that aimed to bring awareness to Mexico’s day...

Permanent ink plays a part in young woman’s wellness

Elizabeth Fernandez, Editor in Chief

September 10, 2014

Filed under Features

Neomi Garcia, 37, mother of three, experienced what is perhaps a parent’s worst nightmare after nearly losing her eldest daughter to a severe case of staph infection and MRSA. Samantha, 22, became susceptible to the medical condition after receiving too many tattoos within a short period of time and not looking after her health properly. “The worst thing you think you’re...

BC rally focuses on water issues

BC rally focuses on water issues

Elizabeth Fernandez, Editor in Cheif

September 10, 2014

Filed under News

The “Rally for Water for the Central Valley,” as flyers read, was set up by the Student Government Association and hosted at Bakersfield College on...

More time before club week happens

Elizabeth Fernandez, Editor in Chief

September 10, 2014

Filed under Campus

Formerly, Bakersfield College’s Club Week was held during the second week of a semester’s initial start. However, Reg Autwell, in his new role as the student government director of clubs, has moved the event to a later date to encourage clubs to prepare with a two-week gap. Club Week will officially be taking place this semester in the free speech area on campus on Sept....

Moran sees re-election as redemption and growth

Elizabeth Fernandez, Reporter

May 7, 2014

Filed under Front Page, News

Polls closed at the end of March and Jimmy Moran, former treasurer, was officially re-introduced to Bakersfield College’s student government as vice president-elect for the next academic year. Moran was involved in last semester’s substance and misconduct allegations against the Student Government Association, and was dismissed from the board; however, there appeared...

New SGA president excited for his term

Elizabeth Fernandez, Reporter

April 23, 2014

Filed under Front Page, News

Just a regular Bakersfield College Student with some political background, Alex Dominguez, a political science major, prepares to take on the role of student body president and plans to “get things done.” After polls closed on March 27, over half of the students who had voted chose Dominguez. “I was really happy about the outcome. I woke up, I checked my email and...

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