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Coronavirus delays Cirque du Soleil show debut

Jocelyn Sandusky, Features Editor

March 12, 2020

Cirque du Soleil’s “Axel,” was set to open at Mechanics Bank Arena on March 12, but based on the recommendation by California authorities, the scheduled performances were canceled due to growing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.  “Axel,” was a unique variant to Cirque du Soleil’s existing lineup. The show combined acrobatics, figure skating and free skatin...

BC celebrates jazz with an all day performance with local musicians

Amir Guyton, Reporter

April 26, 2019

The Kern County Music Educators’ Association and the Bakersfield College Jazz Studies Program hosted the fourth annual KCMEA Jazz Day at Bakersfield College in the Edward Simonsen Performing Arts Center on April. 11. The all-day event the performances featured student jazz performers from local surrounding Kern County areas who all performed in the Edward Simonsen Performing...

Bring Back our girls is discussed at the Levan Center at the BC campus

Taylor Jensen, Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2019

Yale Ph.D candidate and journalist Hilary Matfess spoke at the “#BringBackOurGirls: Women and Conflict in North East Nigeria” event in the Levan Center at Bakersfield College about women in the  Boko Haram insurgency and their role in war on March 6.  BC students and staff attended the event to listen to Matfess talk about her journalistic work focusing on Boko Hara...

Wayne Horitz (left) and The BC Jazz Ensemble performing in the PAC

BC Jazz Ensemble jams out with musicians

February 21, 2019

The Bakersfield College Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combos performed on Feb. 11 with renowned artists Wayne Horvitz and Sara Schoenbeck at the Edwa...

A Jobspeaker banner displayed in the Family and Consumer Education building at BC.

Job resource for BC students

January 24, 2019

A new resource is available to Bakersfield College students in search of employment. Jobspeaker is a mobile application available on iPhone and Android...

Annual BC Jazz ensemble brings Christmas spirit

Cassidy Eisen, Reporter

December 5, 2018

The BC Jazz ensemble brought the spirit of Christmas to campus at their annual winter concert in the Simonsen Performance Center on Dec. 3. Directed by Kris Tiner, the group performed familiar Christmas tunes from artists Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, and P.I. Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite to an almost full house. Tiner thanked the audience for coming and suppor...

Immigration attorney Roberto de La Rosa and Rosa Lopez from ACLU of Southern California, gave tips on what to do on an encounter with ICE.

Rapid Response Network of Kern informs and empowers students on immigrant rights

May 2, 2018

The “Know Your Rights” & Rapid Response Network of Kern, presentation was held in the Fireside Room at Bakersfield College on Wednesday, April...

The Empty Space presents “The Two Gentlemen of Verona”

Valentine (Nolan Long) works up the courage to talk to The Duke Of Milan’s daughter Silvia(Mystie Peters).

Sabrina Lopez, Reporter

May 2, 2018

The play “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” is running at the Empty space theatre, from April 13 to April 28 at 8PM. The two-hour long show was originally...

Medieval enthusiast, Mike Scott, attends the Medieval California Festival in full costume.

Kings, queens, and jesters for a weekend

May 2, 2018

Kings, queens, pirates, and court jesters gathered together for the annual Medieval California Festival on Saturday, April 21. The event began as “King...

“Kern Town Hall Uncensored” presents Republican and Democrat candidates discussing gun control, mental health, universal healthcare, and more

Jenny Brito, Web & Social Media Editor

May 2, 2018

“Kern County Town Hall Uncensored” presented Republican and Democrat candidates facing each other at the Bakersfield Music Hall of Fame onApril 27. The event was moderated by Richard Beene, host of The Richard Beene Show, and Leticia Perez, Kern County Supervisor. They mentioned that most of the questions were sent by local Democratic and Republican youth,and the rest...

Bakersfield community celebrates MLK’s life

Sara Pettiford shows support at the rally commemorating MLK for the 50th anniversary of his death.

Fatima Lopez, Reporter

April 15, 2018

On April 7. the community of Bakersfield came together for a rally celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Yokuts Park. As well as commemorating...

Rochelle Pate, the yoga instructor, pets a goat that wandered next to her.

Pet Match Maker Rescue hosts yoga event with baby goats for public to enjoy

April 15, 2018

Pet Match Maker Rescue (PMMR) held the first ever Goat Yoga event in Bakersfield at the rescue on April 8th. Along with being the first in Bakersfield,...

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