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BC Votes No Smoking

Keith Kaczmarek, Reporter

March 28, 2012

During the Student Government Association elections that happened on March 20-21, there was an extra poll about changing BC’s smoking policy and students chose overwhelmingly for a tobacco-free campus. “I think it’s a great thing,” said Tawnya Steele, 19, a biology major and a non-smoker who specifically voted so that she could be part of the poll. “I’m personally...

BC demographics change

Keith Kaczmarek, Reporter

February 15, 2012

Bakersfield College’s demographic has changed quite a bit in the last 10 years. According to data available on BC’s website, the most dramatic change has been the growth of students identifying themselves as Hispanic/Latino and the decrease of the proportion of students identifying themselves as White. “We are an old school, but our ethnicity falls into our service...

Bus stop timetable pushed back

Bus stop timetable pushed back

February 1, 2012

The GET bus stop construction on Panorama was not completed over the winter break as planned, and students and faculty are now wondering why the construction...

‘The Muppets’ is a homage to ’70s films

‘The Muppets’ is a homage to ’70s films

Keith Kaczmarek, Reporter

November 30, 2011

The new Muppets movie is a little too faithful to the long history of Muppet movies. It’s a fun movie and don’t let anyone tell you differently....

Network blocking accidental

Network blocking accidental

November 30, 2011

If you think that the Bakersfield College network is censoring Web sites, you are mostly wrong. According to Todd Coston, the recently confirmed Director...

Teaching students to be leaders

Keith Kaczmarek, Reporter

November 16, 2011

Becky Bell, the creator and founder of Step Up!, a college leadership program, came to Bakersfield College to preview the program for BC’s athletic program and the Student Government Association. The program is focused on “people who step up,” a tag line for intervention in problems that affect students. “No matter the group, bystander intervention applies,”...

Occupiers deserve your respect

Keith Kaczmarek, Reporter

November 16, 2011

The resistance to the Occupy movement has been confusing to me. I understood it when the news media had a month-long blackout; the clear anti-corporate and generally peaceful message was just not racy enough for the 24-hour news cycle. I understood when conservative talking heads castigated them as socialist hippies; conservatives have been defending big-money interests...

Anniversary of Kern Water brings political bigwigs to BC

Anniversary of Kern Water brings political bigwigs to BC

Keith Kaczmarek, Reporter

November 2, 2011

Kevin McCarthy, Republican congressman and majority whip for the House of Representatives, attended the Kern County Vision 2061 event at Bakersfield College...

Is the red planet really worth the journey?

Is the red planet really worth the journey?

October 19, 2011

PRO By Keith Kaczmarek Getting to Mars is not going to be easy, and in the current economic climate it might not even seem like a good idea, but...

BC garden gets a boost

BC garden gets a boost

October 19, 2011

Bakersfield College has recently received large donations of materials for its Vegetable Production class. Green Heart donated 11,000 vegetable transplants,...

SGA wants to whip BC into shape

Keith Kaczmarek, Reporter

October 5, 2011

The Student Government Association has been implementing their Be Fit program, a campus-wide initiative to promote healthy eating, exercise, and a healthy lifestyle. They have allocated $8,000 to the initiative. Among the many activities the past two weeks, they have had a table promoting fruit and vegetable juicing and a healthy vegetable cooking demonstration. The fruit...

Veterans Center opens its doors on BC campus

Veterans Center opens its doors on BC campus

October 5, 2011

Bakersfield College unveiled its new Veterans Center in the Campus Center on Sept. 27. Speakers for the event included BC President Greg Chamberlain,...

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