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Bakersfield College plans for virtual spring semester

August 30, 2020

There is a possibility that the spring semester will continue virtually at BC, with COVID-19 cases continuing to rise in Kern County. Bakersfield College...

BC has entered wave one of an online format

Bianca Cacciola, Editor-in-Chief

March 12, 2020

Bakersfield College has entered wave one of transitioning face-to-face classes into an online modality as of March 12. Although there have been no confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Kern County, campus administration has remained active with updating students and faculty on the status of BC. The campus remains open, but only faculty that are ready to take...

Dolores Huerta speaking about the equal rights for women amendment at the Women's March on Jan. 18.

Women’s March Returns to Bakersfield

January 22, 2020

A part of the community of Bakersfield came together to participate in the 3rd annual Women’s March at Mill Creek Park on Jan. 18. At Mill Creek Park there wer...

The gas prices per gallon at a Chevron Gas Station in the Los Angeles area. Gas prices are nearing the $5 mark, whereas other gas stations in California are already above that mark.

California Gas Prices Are on the Rise with No Definite Stopping Point

October 18, 2019

In the past month, Bakersfield’s gas prices have risen over 40 cents per gallon. All over California, cities have been hit with skyrocketing increases...

Houchin Community Blood Bank Gets A New CEO

Houchin Community Blood Bank Gets A New CEO

September 4, 2019

On Aug. 19, Houchin Blood Bank selected Dr. Brad A. Bryan to fill the position of the President and Chief Executive Officer of the blood bank. This decision...

Bakersfield College’s main campus suffers vandalism

Taylor Jensen, Editor-in-Chief

May 3, 2019

The Director of Student Life, Nicky Damania reported Friday that since Sunday evening “various inappropriate stickers have been placed strategically on our [Bakersfield College main] campus. The other night our food services truck was vandalized with inappropriate drawings.” Damania says that there has been a defacement of banners, posters, and fliers. Extra Public...

California Governor Gavin Newsom announces 2019-20 budget proposal

Rosa Salazar, Copy Editor

February 8, 2019

At the beginning of his first year as governor of California, Gavin Newsom proposed a 2019-20 $209 billion-dollar state budget named "California for All" to increase spending on various programs including education, housing, and healthcare. Newsom's budget proposal was announced to the legislature on Jan.10, and called for an increase in taxes to pay $13.6 billion of the...

Supporters march through Mill Creek Park during Kern County Women’s March.

Annual Women’s March brings equailty to Downtown Bakersfield

January 24, 2019

Thousands of women and allies came together at Mill Creek Park in downtown Bakersfield to participate in this year’s Women's March, on Jan. 19. The first ...

Guests at the luncheon sit together and listen to speeches

Democratic Women of Kern hold “Women in Politics” luncheon featuring Dolores Huerta

September 12, 2018

For years, women had no say in what was going on in the world, but one election at a time, that is all changing.

Kern County holds its 24th Hispanic Business Conference

Kern County holds its 24th Hispanic Business Conference

August 31, 2018

The 24th annual Kern County Hispanic Business Conference (KCHCC) and Exposition took place at the Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center Aug. 30...

Shuttle the transportation for students at BC

Ruben Lira, Reporter

August 31, 2018

Bakersfield College administration is addressing the issue of with students parking illegally in residential areas surrounding the campus. Even with an area designated for free parking, there are not enough spots for every student. Tickets have been issued to students who park in the residential areas. BC has introduced a plan to help alleviate the parking shortage caused...

BC rapist convicted of all charges

Paige Atkison, Editor-in-Chief

August 31, 2018

After a year of court proceedings, the assailant who perpetrated a sexual assault in the Fine Arts restroom at BC’s main campus in Spring of 2017 has been convicted. Brandon Robinson, 21, was convicted of 15 felony charges on Aug. 14. The charges range from sexual battery, sexual assault, threatening with intent to terrorize, and robbery in the second degree. The charges...

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