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Bakersfield residents use #MeToo

Jenny Brito, Reporter

November 1, 2017

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Women from all over the world have been posting the #MeToo on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to signify their struggles with sexual assault and harassment. What once was considered taboo has now given them back the power they felt was lost. The movement gained popularity after recent allegations of sexual assault against Harvey Weinstein. After the first woman spoke out...

Bill AB424 makes KHSD gun free

Ambria King, Photo Editor

November 1, 2017

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Beginning Jan. 1, 2018, California State Assembly Bill AB 424, an update to California’s Gun Free School Zones law which prevents anyone from possessing or carrying a firearm while on a school campus, will take effect. California state law already prevents the possession of firearms in school zones, but school superintendents and those authorized to act on their behalf...

Bill AB326 to provide training for abuse victims

Bill AB326 to provide training for abuse victims

October 19, 2017

The new Domestic Violence Prevention Bill, AB326, was introduced into law by California Governor Jerry Brown on September 27 and will go into effect in...

Bakersfield citizens protest Vice President Pence

Bakersfield citizens protest Vice President Pence

October 17, 2017

Demonstrators gathered outside of Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace to protest the visit of Vice President Mike Pence on Oct. 10. Pence, along with House...

Andie Apple named Head Director of Beale Memorial Library

Karla Gutierrez, Reporter

October 4, 2017

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Andie Apple, once a worker for the Beale Memorial Library, was appointed head director of the library. She started off shelving books and worked her way up into the position she is in today. “I definitely have a passion for library services and resources in the communities that we serve. I’ve been to other libraries over my 20 years, but this is where I got my start...

SGA planning on going green

Alexandra Apatiga, Reporter

September 26, 2017

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Recently the issue of there not being enough recycling bins on the Bakersfield College campus has reached Bakersfield College Student Government Association, as officers and senators alike are beginning to tackle the issue. The matter was first brought to the attention of SGA through a public presidential forum, also known as “Cafecito Time with the President,” held by...

Protests emerge as fate of DACA is in the balance

Ambria King, Photo Editor

September 26, 2017

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On Sept. 5, Attorney General Jeff Sessions made the announcement that the Trump administration would be ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA program, unless Congress enacts a measure that will either continue or replace the program within the next six months. The DACA program, which was implemented under an executive order by President Obama, has allowed...

Measure J funds are being allocated to projects around BC

Alexandra Apatiga, Reporter

September 11, 2017

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Last November of 2016, Kern County citizens voted to pass Measure J, a $503 million bond that would go toward renovations and construction projects within the Kern Community College District, with the first allotment of funds provided in April of this year. With the first year since Measure J’s passing coming to an end, many students and volunteers who have supported the...

Fill water bottles at new fountains

Fill water bottles at new fountains

September 7, 2017

Fall semester at Bakersfield College will be a bit more refreshing for members of the student body, staff and faculty. The purchase and installment of...

BC is now completely tobacco free

Megan Fenwick, Social Media Editor

September 7, 2017

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As of the current 2017 fall semester, Bakersfield College is a completely tobacco-free campus. After passing through various committees, the procedure was finally approved by the District Consultation Council last spring semester. BC previously followed state law by not allowing smoking within 20 feet of the entrances, exits, or windows of public buildings. Under this new...

Rally held in Yokuts park to oppose Trump

Rally held in Yokuts park to oppose Trump

September 7, 2017

In favor of the about 100 people that attended a rally at Yokutz Park, the National Monuments that are in California were not a part of the three that...

Two BC students safe after hit-and-run incident on Mount Vernon

Two BC students safe after hit-and-run incident on Mount Vernon

August 25, 2017

Bakersfield College students Glendalyn Gallegos and Julie Tassin were victims of a hit-and-run accident on the intersection of Mount Vernon and Vanderbilt ...

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