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Smashing the stigma

Smashing the stigma

Paige Atkison, Senior Digital Editor

September 6, 2019

The stigma surrounding mental illness can be suffocating. It stifles conversation and breeds prejudice and discrimination. People with mental illnesses...

Taking care of your body

Rosa Salazar, Copy Editor

April 26, 2019

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website, the leading cause of death for men and women in the U.S. is heart disease. In a 2015 study, the CDC stated heart disease claimed the lives of 24.4 percent of males of all ages. As for women, it claimed 22.3 percent.  Besides heart attacks, what other heart diseases are there? But first what is heart disease...

Bakersfield College hosts its 3rd Annual Hackathon

Bakersfield College hosts its 3rd Annual Hackathon

April 8, 2019

The 3rdAnnual Hackathon for 2019 held its kickoff on April 4 in the Levan Center. The room was full to capacity and there was an excitement in the air...

Let’s Talk About Sex

Bryana Lozoya, Reporter

August 30, 2018

Talking about sex and sexual wellness is something that should be spoken more openly about in Kern County—between families, friends, schools, and healthcare professionals. There is still a hefty amount of discomfort and stigma when it comes to openly discuss sex and all that it entails. Because of that, it plays a role in negatively impacting our community. This kind of co...

Annual Renegade Pulse Health Fair provides resources to BC

Annual Renegade Pulse Health Fair provides resources to BC

May 2, 2018

The 18th Annual Renegade Pulse Health Fair took place at the Bakersfield College campus on April 18. Many vendors were on campus that day including from...

New bill tries to combat Valley Fever

Miranda Defoor, Reporter

January 28, 2018

Rudy Salas (D-Calif.) proposed a legislative package on Jan. 8 to combat Valley fever. The four proposed assembly bills focused on different areas of Valley fever awareness, treatment and correct diagnosis. Valley fever is common in Kern County and it is almost impossible to avoid exposure to the disease-causing fungus in the area. There is no vaccine, despite Valley Fever...

Health professionals discuss effective weight loss

Nashay Matthews, Reporter

November 15, 2012

Various members of the community offered information on what they think about weight loss, health and fitness. Joe Petersen, avid cyclist and owner of Building Better Bodies personal training gym, said that he thinks that the lack of water consumption is a huge issue. "People always use artificial sweeteners such as Chrystal Light in water because they want to make it...

Portion control healthiest choice

Nashay Matthews, Reporter

October 3, 2012

Being a busy college student makes it difficult to make time to exercise regularly and make healthier choices when it comes to food. Luckily, on-the-go food options in convenient locations are plentiful and usually provide healthier options for those who are concerned with their waistlines. Salads are always everyone’s go-to thought when it comes to a healthier option;...

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