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Back again: New Eminem album hits the high notes

Back again: New Eminem album hits the high notes

Phillip Rodriguez, Reporter

December 3, 2014

Filed under Reviews

  Guess who’s back, back again? The Real Slim Shady, Eminem, released his newest compilation album, Nov. 24, and per his reputation, he does...

Mentalist offers hypnotic experience at BC

Mentalist offers hypnotic experience at BC

December 3, 2014

  Self proclaimed mentalist-hypnotist Rich Aimes appeared and performed for students in the Panorama Grill’s cafeteria Nov. 19. The show,...

New campaign aims to help students stay above the influence

New campaign aims to help students stay above the influence

November 19, 2014

  Multicolored strips of paper decorate multiple walls in the Language Arts Building of Bakersfield College. Each strip bears the statement “I...

Bomb threat sends BC students home

Bomb threat sends BC students home

November 19, 2014

The Bakersfield College Panorama campus was evacuated for over an hour and a half after a bomb threat was called into the Bakersfield Police Department...

District attorney visits BC campus

Phillip Rodriguez, Reporter

November 19, 2014

Filed under News

Kern County District Attorney Lisa Green spoke before Professor Randy Beeman’s History of California class Nov. 5. Beeman’s class, which has been learning about the history and origins of many gangs in California, were given a description of the Kern County DA’s office, as well as Green’s own personal history. A native of Buffalo, New York, Green entered law school...

BC workshop caters to local veterans

Phillip Rodriguez, Reporter

November 19, 2014

Filed under Campus

Veterans looking to attend BC were able to attend a workshop designed to assist them with financial aid, and more specifically aid related to the GI bills and other vet-related assistance. On Nov 10, the day before Veterans Day, the educational advisor for veterans, Tina Mendoza, gave a presentation explaining what benefits returning vets could receive. Several other members...

‘Gotham’ making a name for itself on prime time TV

Phillip Rodriguez, Reporter

November 19, 2014

Filed under Opinion

  Never have I looked forward to an ongoing TV series than I have when waiting for the crime drama that is “Gotham.” Set as a prelude to the inception of the iconic Dark Knight, Batman, the show takes place immediately after and surrounding the events that shaped Bruce Wayne after being orphaned by an anonymous assailant. With a fully capable cast made up of...

SGA wants students to get involved

Phillip Rodriguez, Reporter

November 5, 2014

Filed under News

Big things are being planned for the students and community according to Student Government President Alex Dominguez. Senate spots are open for students to apply for, such as the position for Allied Health & Fire Tech 2 and the Career and Technical Education 1. "It is very important that students apply for these senator spots." Dominguez said in regard to the open positions....

Derogatory words can be defeated through merging cultures and acceptance

Phillip Rodriguez, Reporter

November 5, 2014

Filed under Opinion

White privilege – have you checked it? If not, you might be one of the millions of white Americans who has viciously profiled, targeted and (unwittingly or not) beat down the minority to the point where we can’t take care of ourselves anymore. Not really, but you get the idea that I’m conveying. Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and a slew of other opportunistic, pandering...

Voter apathy is high

Phillip Rodriguez, Reporter

October 22, 2014

Filed under News

  Many students interviewed at Bakersfield College are unaware and uninterested in the elections taking place on Nov. 4. Several students who were asked whether they knew about the event stated that they did not know that it was happening, and of the student body surveyed, interest levels about the elections ranged from slightly interested to completely uninterested...

Activists speak at BC

Phillip Rodriguez, Reporter

October 22, 2014

Filed under Campus, News

  English Professor Elizabeth Rodacker had two speakers talk to her English for Multilanguage Students class on the morning of Oct. 8. The speakers were brought in to Rodacker's class to speak on the subject of racism and the civil rights movement of the 20th century, which was a main topic in the book the class had been assigned, titled "March: Book One." This book...

Time to take a free market approach to a free society

Time to take a free market approach to a free society

Phillip Rodriguez, Reporter

October 22, 2014

Filed under Opinion

With local elections arriving, the overall consensus among American citizens is that the government is either up to no good or good for nothing, a variety...

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