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BC students help raise money for elementary student garden

BC students help raise money for elementary student garden

November 1, 2019

The Edible Schoolyard at Buena Vista Elementary hosted a Toast and Taste the Season event on Oct. 25. The event was in partnership with various local...

Fifth annual Kern Cancer Run and Walk Festival

Luis Rojas, Reporter

October 18, 2019

Bakersfield held the Kern Cancer Run and Walk Festival for the fifth year this past Saturday October 12, at Yokuts Park. The purpose of the Run and Walk is to bring funding and awareness to the various cancer diagnosis and to encourage the entire community to support local patients.  Last year the Kern Run and Walk Festival had over 800 participants and this year ha...

Kern County Museum hosts first-ever Brunch Fest

Tiarra McCormick, Reporter

October 18, 2019

This weekend the weather served up the sunshine, sunglasses, and sunscreen. These were mandatory at the Bakersfield first-ever Brunch Fest. It was held at the Kern County Museum for 21 and up. The event showcased various vendor restaurants that serve brunch locally. The restaurant vendors served bite-size food samples and alcoholic beverages and for the nondrinkers, they...

Hot cars continue to cause child deaths

Laura Lanfray, Senior Features Editor

October 4, 2019

As the weather begins to cool down, parents and childcare providers need to be aware that the threat of heatstroke still lies within the sealed interiors of vehicles regardless of the outside temperature. Since 1998, 844 children in the United States have died from heatstroke while locked inside a car, or Pediatric Vehicular Heatstroke (PVH).  As of Oct. 1, the most recent instance of PVH...

Kern County crime impact

Bianca Cacciola, Reporter

October 4, 2019

Law enforcement agencies in Kern County have proposed a new systematic way to keep misdemeanor drug offenders off the streets. Sheriff Donny Youngblood and District Attorney Cynthia Zimmer teamed up, along with local judges, in an effort to control the growing homeless epidemic. Kern County’s policy would implement stricter consequences of selected low-level crimes. Inst...

Speaker talks about social injustice

Shawn Collins, Reporter

September 20, 2019

Professor Shawn Schwaller of Chico State University drew a sizable audience to Bakersfield College with a lecture discussing the issues of social injustice and officer-involved killings in Kern County. The crowd was a mix of both students and community members, and, while some students had initially planned to attend for extra credit, many had students were eager to attend...

Opioid dependence rises while treatment options continue to lack

Laura Lanfray, Senior Features Editor

September 20, 2019

Johnson and Johnson, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, recently lost a lawsuit against the state of Oklahoma for allegedly marketing their opioid prescriptions as beneficial to their patients and underplaying their dangers. In Kern County alone, estimates show that at least 42,752 people misused opioids in 2016. Nationwide, 70,237 people died from...

Students look for future college opportunities during KHSD’s College Night

Students look for future college opportunities during KHSD’s College Night

September 20, 2019

The 20th annual Kern County College Night, hosted by the Kern County Superintendent of Schools office with the Kern High School District, took place on...

Taking precaution measures for the Kern River

Stacie Norris, Reporter

May 8, 2019

The death toll for the Kern River in 2017 tied an all-time record high of 15 sets in 1985, according to 23 ABC News.  The numbers for 2018 will be released just before the Memorial Day holiday. The Kern River, sometimes referred to as Killer Kern by locals, is a river that runs about 165 feet long and has claimed the lives of several people during the last few years. This...

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...

Hundreds of students participate at the Kern County Science Fair

Amy Sarmiento, Reporter

March 15, 2019

The annual Kern County Science Fair was on March 12 at the Rabobank Arena Convention Center. Hundreds of students from grades 4 to 12 had a chance to participate. The Kern County Science Fair is sponsored by the Kern County Science Foundation. Joe Saldivar, a professor of Biology at Bakersfield College gave a speech at the Science Fair focusing on curiosity and why it...

Animal rights groups work on proposing no-chaining bill, locally and statewide

Hope ShyAnne     , Reporter

March 15, 2019

The Anti-Chain Division of the Anti-Dog Fighting Campaign Worldwide Organization has been attempting to propose a bill to keep dogs from being chained up in Kern County and California. Jennifer Kanady, the director of the Division, is working with rescues in the area, such as the Bakersfield Boxers and Bullies. According to Kanady, animal control in Kern County is very...

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