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Poets share their works

Poets share their works

May 1, 2013

By Ruben A. Perez Reporter “I want to talk about what’s happening in Fresno’s literary scene and what isn’t happening in Bakersfield enough.”  Th...

Muertos Kitchen leaves people dying for more

Muertos Kitchen leaves people dying for more

Ruben A. Perez, Reporter

May 1, 2013

Filed under Opinion, Reviews

By Ruben A. Perez Reporter Muertos Kitchen and Lounge downtown is a great place to get a great meal at a great price. The first thing to note about Muertos...

Acceptance comes with loss

Ruben A. Perez, Reporter

May 1, 2013

Filed under Perspectives

By Ruben A. Perez Reporter I feel that I’m a very fortunate person.  As a gay person in a conservative town, for the most part, I’ve never really felt that uncomfortable being who I am. There’s only two times that I’ve really felt weird being gay, and that all began with me coming out. The first person I came out to ended up doing me wrong.  For all intents and purposes we...

Her time on the run

Her time on the run

May 1, 2013

By Ruben A. Perez Reporter Holocaust survivor Dorothy Greenstein was speaking at California State University of Bakersfield as the school was celebrating The ...

SAM renovation plans finally underway

SAM renovation plans finally underway

April 17, 2013

By Ruben A. Perez Reporter   The Speech Arts and Music Building is finally going to start renovations. For the past two years, the SA...

BC bookstore gets a makeover

Ruben A. Perez, Reporter

April 17, 2013

Filed under Campus, News

By Ruben A. Perez Reporter   The Bakersfield College Bookstore just received a makeover. According to store manager Brian Griffin, the changes were expected when Barnes & Noble took over operations nearly two years ago. “Typically, when Barnes & Noble goes into a new college, that’s part of the transition period to go and kind of redo the wh...

Writing Center holding second contest at BC

Ruben A. Perez, Reporter

April 17, 2013

Filed under News

By Ruben A. Perez Reporter   The Bakersfield College Writing Center is holding its second writing contest of the semester.  The topic is From the Fields to the Stars. The topic was inspired by the story of astronaut Jose Hernandez, who spoke in March at BC about what he had to overcome to go from a worker’s son to an astronaut. “He talked about achievi...

Motorcycle Club makes great music

Motorcycle Club makes great music

Ruben A. Perez, reporter

April 3, 2013

Filed under Reviews

By Ruben A. Perez Reporter   Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is back with their sixth album “Specter at the Feast.”  The album is pretty gre...

New exhibits for the Bakersfield Museum of Art

Ruben A. Perez, Reporter

April 3, 2013

Filed under Features

By Ruben A. Perez Reporter   The Bakersfield Museum of Art is now showing exhibits that showcase the parts of museums that people don’t normally pay attention to. The new exhibits showcase painter Matt Condron, photographer Harry Wilson and architect Randall Stout. Vicki Cruz, the curator of the show, took about two years to assemble the works of these artists...

Hilarious take on typical adventure

Hilarious take on  typical adventure

Ruben A. Perez, Reporter

April 3, 2013

Filed under Reviews

By Ruben A. Perez Reporter   DC Pierson is back with his newest novel “Crap Kingdom” and it is hilarious.  “Crap Kingdom” is a take...

Personal problems with the new pope

Ruben A. Perez, Reporter

April 3, 2013

Filed under Opinion

By Ruben A. Perez Reporter   If you haven’t been paying attention to what’s happening with the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI retired and was replaced after two days of deliberation, by Pope Francis. I don’t know if anyone remembers when Pope Benedict XVI was elected, but I do.  I was in the eighth grade at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic School,...

Give blood for community

Ruben A. Perez, Reporter

March 14, 2013

Filed under Campus

The Cesar E. Chavez Blood Drive challenge is back at Bakersfield College. The blood drive is a part of a national competition among colleges to donate the highest amount of blood and to educate in general. “It’s pretty much to raise awareness on health issues related to blood and also the title, Cesar E. Chavez, is to raise awareness on the progress that has been...

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