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BC host a day of engineering

BC host a day of engineering

March 1, 2016

The Bakersfield College Panorama Campus is usually almost eerily empty on Fridays, except when there is something very special going on like what happened...

New shows erupt at BC Planetarium

James Macias, Reporter

March 1, 2016

Filed under Campus, Features

From within the darkened walls of Bakersfield College’s Planetarium, one may be transported to the other side of the universe or deep within the heart of an atom. The planetarium’s primary purpose is for astronomy classes and astrophysics lectures, however, with an array of advanced cinematic capabilities, there are a number of other applications for which it is also...

Bak-Anime attracts a crowd of thousands

Bak-Anime attracts a crowd of thousands

James Macias, Reporter

February 17, 2016

Filed under Features

  Bak-Anime, a local Bakersfield anime convention, attracted a crowd of thousands Feb. 6-7 at the Marriott. The crowd showed up early on Feb. 6...

The Force is strong among BC ‘Star Wars’ fans

James Macias, Reporter

February 3, 2016

Filed under Features

  In the wake of the new “Star Wars” offering, Bakersfield College fans seem to agree that it’s a hit. After years of lackluster offerings from the “Star Wars” franchise and vocal disapproval from the fan community, this new film seems to have hit the spot. “Star Wars” fans are usually very passionate in their feelings about this sacred mythology. Indeed...

Many steps to finding the emaning of life and its rewards

Many steps to finding the emaning of life and its rewards

James Macias, Reporter

December 3, 2014

Filed under Opinion

I am going to tell you the meaning of life. I bet you are thinking that no one can know that, or else that it is subjective and indefinable in any kind...

Local rock band Stanley J Tucker has ties to Bakersfield College

James Macias, Reporter

November 19, 2014

Filed under Features

  The Stanley J Tucker Band is a ringing hard rock powerhouse with a visionary drummer who is a student at Bakersfield College and has literally never seen a thing. This rock ’n’ roll refugee is composed of six members: Stanley J Tucker, lead vocals/lead guitar; Jason Keeney, 33 Rhythm Guitar; Russ Wonderly, 46 Bass Guitar; Brian Benson, 35 Rhythm Guitar; and...

Republicans get their chance to take the reigns

James Macias, Reporter

November 19, 2014

Filed under Opinion

  The Republican Party is firmly in control of Congress following the recent midterm elections. Finally, we have an atmosphere in which our legislature can no longer complain that it’s impossible to get anything done. So-called “partisan politics” has been a common scapegoat of our leadership for far too long. With any luck at all, we can finally expect to...

Bakersfield College shut down for more than 8 hours

James Macias, Reporter

October 22, 2014

Filed under News

  The Bakersfield College campus was shut down for more than eight hours Oct. 7 due to a water main breakage. It was the result of the ongoing construction that is rampant all over the BC campus. Crews from at least three separate contractors on three separate projects are present. They represent administration’s interest in addressing three key issues: an outdoor...

We need structure within a society to maintain quality

We need structure within a society to maintain quality

James Macias, Reporter

October 22, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Without some degree of social order there would be no one left to complain about the so-called ‘oppressive’ systems that keep us alive and taught us...

Inspiring BC student plays in rock band

James Macias, Reporter

October 22, 2014

Filed under Features

Anthony Rodriguez, 26, a student at Bakersfield College, is an outspoken and irascible soul with a 24-karat heart of gold. He is a musician and plays the drums in the Stanley J Tucker Band, a successful hard rock group that recently played Jerry’s Pizza to an enthusiastic crowd. Rodriguez plans to become a physical therapist or football coach. Oh, yeah, he has also been...

Beggars versus Bakersfield: Our responsibility for change?

James Macias, Reporter

October 8, 2014

Filed under Opinion

  Homelessness and poverty are symbols that some unsavory and undesirable types use to avoid doing a hard day’s work. Some homeless are in poverty because of legitimate disabilities, which render them unable to care for themselves. As a society, we have a social responsibility to these individuals. However, there is a segment of our population that makes its...

Bakersfield’s Greek Orthodox church has lots of BC connections

Bakersfield’s Greek Orthodox church has lots of BC connections

October 8, 2014

Hiding on the east side is a close-knit family of Greek immigrants and American converts called The Hellenic Community of St. George Greek Orthodox Church....

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