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Flags for Boston divide opinion

Adam Cree and Mitchelle De Leon, Reporters

May 1, 2013

PRO: By Adam Cree Reporter Deplorable: the only word to describe the Boston Marathon Bombing. Now, one brother responsible is dead and the other is in a hospital in police custody. Having sustained multiple gunshot wounds, including one to the throat, the last suspect has to write to communicate, a small comfort to those who can no longer walk. When Whitney Houston died, the W...

Alum is off to dentistry

Mitchelle De Leon, Reporter

April 17, 2013

By Mitchelle De Leon Reporter   When former BC student Tuan Nguyen woke up on Dec. 3 last year, the first thing he needed to do was check his email to find out whether he got into dental school. Even before high school, Nguyen wanted to be a dentist. As a student studying biology at BC over four years ago, Nguyen spent three years as a research assistant at the...

The family force

Mitchelle De Leon, Reporter

April 3, 2013

By Mitchelle De Leon Reporter   At eight o’clock on most nights, my father taps my door and announces, “Time to eat.” We then heat our dinner, which my mother prepares hours earlier. My brother groans, suggesting that we should have eaten by seven. My father turns on the warm lights directly above the table, illuminating our once peach-colored carpet, now...

No need to worry about tax refunds

Mitchelle De Leon, Reporter

April 3, 2013

By Mitchelle De Leon Reporter For many people, taxes bring images of stressed individuals. BC students with full-time or part-time jobs shared their perspectives. Audrey Hutchins, media communications, worked as a concierge for Marriot. According to Huchins, she was able to receive a $300 dollar refund by filing her taxes through Turbo Tax, a tax filing software. ...

Astronaut at Levan Center

Astronaut at Levan Center

April 3, 2013

By Mitchelle De Leon Reporter Former NASA astronaut Jose Hernandez captivated a packed audience as he shared his story at the Levan Center on March 19 as ...

Fun at Scottish Games and Gathering

Fun at Scottish Games and Gathering

April 3, 2013

By Mitchelle De Leon Reporter   For anyone who enjoys Pixar’s “Brave,” finds pleasure in the sound of bagpipes or wants to see men...

Local high school students’ competition well received

Local high school students’ competition well received

March 14, 2013

High school juniors and seniors had a preview of Bakersfield College’s Industrial Technology programs during The Second Annual Drafting CAD Competition...

Banquet shows the other side

Mitchelle De Leon, Reporter

March 14, 2013

The Student Government gave individuals the opportunity to learn more about poverty through an interactive experience called the Oxfam Hunger Banquet on March 8. Upon entering, guests randomly drew tickets that assigned an alias for the night and an income level, representing the latest statistics of people living in poverty worldwide: 15 percent is in upper class, 35 percent...

Tanglewood Farms and their mini horses

Tanglewood Farms and their mini horses

March 14, 2013

Lois Anderson first saw a miniature horse in 1971 on The Johnny Carson Show. “Oh my gosh,” she thought. “I gotta have one.” It took her two years ...

Learning Center an asset to BC

Mitchelle De Leon, Reporter

February 27, 2013

The Jerry Ludeke Learning Center aids student success by offering free tutoring, writing consultations and various workshops. Despite being a valuable resource, many students are still not aware of it. The Tutoring Center is one part of the Learning Center. According to Midge Ladd, tutorial coordinator, it is an underutilized resource. “Every semester when we get a...

Relay for life

Relay for life

February 27, 2013

Last year’s Bakersfield Relay For Life raised more than $2.1 million for the American Cancer Society. It was one of the most successful Relay events...

Invitational showcases art at BC

Mitchelle De Leon, Reporter

February 13, 2013

On Feb. 6, Bakersfield College’s Jones Gallery opened this year’s Panorama Invitational with a reception that featured artwork by high school juniors and seniors from all over Kern County.  According to gallery curator Margaret Nowling, this year’s Panorama Invitational showcased the most artwork since the annual exhibit began nine years ago. Nowling believed that d...

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