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Deep Cuts and Conversations discusses the power of music

Priscilla Carballo, Reporter

February 24, 2020

The first installment of Deep Cuts and Conversations was held on campus in the Levan Center on Feb. 5. The event was centered around a discussion on the way music touches us. The event was an open discussion with Josh Ottum, Kris Tiner, and Reggie Williams that focused on anything that had to do with or pertained to music. Williams kicked off the start by introducing how...

BC Renegade Roundtable discusses homelessness at the Levan Center

Marina Gonzalez, Reporter

February 20, 2020

Bakersfield College faculty members discussed homelessness and explained how people can and help at the Levan Center on Feb. 19. The BC faculty members were Neal Stanifer, Jack Hernandez, Erin Miller, Mike Harvath, and Steven Holmes. With homelessness rising in Bakersfield and Los Angeles, California had an estimate of 151,278 people experiencing homeless in January 2019...

Music discussed in the Levan Center

Taylor Jensen, Editor-in-Chief

May 8, 2019

Deep Cuts and Conversation took place for the final time this semester in the Levan Center on May 30. Philosophy Professor and Levan Center Director Reggie Williams, Jazz Ensemble Director Kris Tiner, and Commercial Music Professor Josh Ottum present songs of their choice that have an underlying meaning that match the theme of the event and then ask the audience for song requests. Williams mentioned that the...

Ken Albala, a professor of history and food historian  talked about handmade pizza and beer at the Levan Center.

Artisanal Food and Craft Beer discussed at the Levan Center

May 1, 2019

Ken Albala, a professor of history and a food historian at the University of the Pacific, hosted a talk which situates food into a broader historical,...

Stacey K. Sowards presented her new book on the legacy of Dolores Huerta titled “¡Si Ella Puede! The Rhetorical Legacy of Dolores Huerta and The United Farm Workers”.

Discussing the life and legacy of farm worker activist Dolores Huerta

April 26, 2019

Bakersfield College hosted a discussion on “Si, Ella Puede! The Rhetorical Legacy of Dolores Huerta and United Farm Workers” in honor of Dolores Huerta...

(From far left to right) Amber Tovar, Isabel Bravo, Rosa Lopez, and Olivia Garcia discussing at the roundtable led by BC’s Latinas Unidas Club titled, “Navigating Higher Education” on April 10.

Local latinas talk hurdles they overcame in honor of Dolores Hurta Day

April 26, 2019

As part of Dolores Huerta Day at Bakersfield College, the Levan Center hosted a roundtable discussion led by BC's Latinas Unidas Club titled, "Navigating...

Professor William, Professor Tiner and Professor Ottom discuss how the size of records effected the length of songs.

What length is the right length?

March 25, 2019

Deep Cuts and Conversations was held in the Levan Center at Bakersfield College on Mar. 21. Deep Cuts and Conversation is a discussion where speakers and pr...

Bakersfield College hires armed officer as a campus security measure

Logan King, Reporter

March 14, 2019

Many college campuses across the U.S. have hired armed security officers, including Bakersfield College. In addition to hiring the officer, Bakersfield College offered an active shooter response training in the Levan Center on March 4th.  Due to the increase in active shooter cases across the nation, many institutions have begun to re-address their security and response ...

A culture of power: race, youth, labor discussion happens at Bakersfield College

Amir Guyton, Reporter

February 22, 2019

Local Bakersfield native and Bakersfield College alumni Daniel Rios who graduated in 2012 from BC spoke in the Levan center on Feb.14. Titled “A Culture of Power: Race, Youth, Labor and Sound in East Bakersfield, 1966-1974.” Rios work “explored the political, social, geographical, and cultural production of Bakersfield in the 20th Century, examining how the interplay...

BC details the history of museums

Saad Kazi, Reporter

November 25, 2018

There are approximately 850 million visits each year to American museums, more than the attendance for all major league sporting events and theme parks combined. “Who knew?” Professor David Koeth asked when listeners gave puzzled reactions to this statement. Different aspects of museums were shared by Bakersfield College faculty members Duane Anderson, Rae Ann Kumelos, Nan Gomez-H...

Esther Iverem brings traditional African art

Cassidy Eisen, Reporter

November 9, 2018

Journalist Esther Iverem read passages from her most recent picture book “Olokun of The Galaxy,” and showcased her award-winning Olokun figures on Oct. 30 in the Levan Center at Bakersfield College. Iverem spoke to the audience of about 60 people to give a personal presentation of her book, which is filled with beautiful poetry and unique illustrations, that tel...

Gadfly: A roundtable talk on bias in society

Saad Kazi, Reporter

October 15, 2018

Reggie Williams is a white man. But the BC professor and Gadfly Café host can’t expect every person to know that just by looking at his name. “How many other white people do you know named Reggie Williams?” he asked the room. It’s a question referring to how the name ‘Reggie’ is predominant among African American men, a fact that presents an unfortunate...

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