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Shooting near BC sparks debate- CON

Shooting near BC sparks debate- CON

December 3, 2014

On the evening of Nov. 13 a highway speed chase lead to the death of Ramiro James Villegas, a 22-year old male, stunning the East Bakersfield community....

Newest ‘Hunger Games’ capitalizes on set-up of past story lines

Newest ‘Hunger Games’ capitalizes on set-up of past story lines

Monique Hansen-Garcia, Reporter

December 3, 2014

Filed under Reviews

  From the moment Katniss Everdeen appears on screen, until the moment the movie abruptly ends, every piece of the movie is like reading Suzanne...

No excuse for abuse on the BC campus

Monique Hansen-Garcia, Reporter

December 3, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Domestic violence and rape of college students cannot go unreported. Too often issues that happen at school, or even at home, go without ever being acknowledged. Statistics would have you believe that 1 in 4 female college students will be a victim of a rape or domestic violence incident. Some national groups organize the information in order to educate the population, but...

Women’s basketball starts 5-0

Women’s basketball starts 5-0

Monique Hansen-Garcia, Reporter

December 3, 2014

Filed under Sports

  Bakersfield College women’s basketball team claimed a 77-44 victory over Taft College at home on Nov. 22 in the Gil Bishop Sports Center. BC...

BC women finish in 11th place

Monique Hansen-Garcia, Reporter

December 3, 2014

Filed under Sports

  The Bakersfield College women’s cross country team placed 11th out of the 27 teams that participated in the California Community College State Championships held Nov. 22 at Woodward Park in Fresno. Mt. SAC took the first place win with a team time of 1:33:30 in the women’s 5k run. Mt. SAC had the team total of 78 points. Canyons, took second with the total...

Aid process needs revision here at BC

Monique Hansen-Garcia, Reporter

November 19, 2014

Filed under Opinion

  There needs to be an overhaul in how financial aid for community colleges operates. Max 90 units and no financial aid? Excuse me, but what the hell? OK, it’s cool, I’ll just appeal, they have to understand. “Denied.” Not enough evidence of the circumstances and cannot appeal under the same reasoning for more than one semester, I was informed after I had waited...

Women’s basketball starts off season 4-0

Women’s basketball starts off season 4-0

Monique Hansen-Garcia, Reporter

November 19, 2014

Filed under Sports

The Bakersfield College women's basketball team won three games in the past two weeks, including two at the BC Crossover Tournament in the Gil Bishop Sports...

Cross country teams sending nine runners to state

Monique Hansen-Garcia, Reporter

November 19, 2014

Filed under Sports

The Bakersfield College women’s cross country team and two individuals from the men’s team will go on to compete in State Championship after qualifying in the Southern California Championships meet held Nov. 11. The women placed ninth out of 27 competing teams, with the top 14 teams guaranteed to advance to State. Glendale took first in the women’s race, Mt. SAC took...

Homecoming fun and festivities

Homecoming fun and festivities

November 5, 2014

  This year’s Homecoming festivities, coined by the theme #theBCselfie, spread red and white throughout the week and culminated with a Bakersfield...

An evening of the macabre at The Padre Hotel

Monique Hansen-Garcia, Reporter

November 5, 2014

Filed under Features

This Halloween there was definitely something stirring at the Padre. No, it wasn't the ghost that is said to walk the seventh floor, but it was one of the best events of the evening. The Padre Hotel went all out, with a property-wide Halloween event. From the very beginning, at the entrance on H Street, The Padre held an eerily dark twist of a huge carnival complete with a...

The 24-hour challenge steps without social media

Monique Hansen-Garcia, Reporter

November 5, 2014

Filed under Opinion

The pettiness that people exhibit on social media is extreme. The lack of privacy and the overexposure, and the issues that plague our Facebook or Twitter accounts, all have become so extreme that violence and even death or suicide can be linked to social media. It seems like the more clothes you take off, the more likely it is that you get a “like” or a conversation. The...

BC’s women hoops start season with home win

Monique Hansen-Garcia, Reporter

November 5, 2014

Filed under Sports

The Bakersfield College women’s basketball team wins its season opener 66-58 against Santa Barbara City College on Nov.1. The team is modest with its win, each player echoing the next. “I could have done better,” said Claesey Tarver. Tarver led the team in scoring 16 points, including the team’s first three-pointer. The three fell in, nothing but net, with ease and...

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