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Public safety and firearms

Staff Editorial

October 21, 2015

Sadly, another shooting tragedy happened at a community college earlier this month in Oregon. Mass shootings have been happening more in recent past than ever before. Each crisis causes us to consider our safety in places that we’d otherwise be perfectly safe in, as well as consider how we will react if this happened to us. There is college class time being dedicated...

Bye summer, hello fall

Staff Editorial

September 23, 2015

Finally, summer is winding down, and fall is nearing. As the sky begins to have grayer days, the temperatures begin to fall. It’ll be nice to walk out of our houses and get in our cars without that instant rush of nearly unbearable heat – the heat that is seemingly just waiting for you in your car. The season of sweatshirts and jackets allows for more diversity when...

Christian’s leadership resonates


September 10, 2015

Bakersfield College president Sonya Christian has been offered a three-year contract, which is what many of us had hoped for. The last three months have shined a spotlight on Christian after enduring a fight to stay on as our BC president once the Kern Community College District decided that she might not be fit to continue running the BC campus. The truth is that many...

Best in the state, BC has more to offer

Staff Editorial

May 7, 2015

With graduation just weeks away for some Bakersfield College students, a good piece of news just arrived. According to studies done by the Brookings Institution, BC was not only just named the best community college in California, but also the sixth best in the entire nation. These studies were mostly based off of Alumni and shows that BC graduates make around $60,000 per...

Obsolete building gets a lift

Staff Editorial

April 22, 2015

In the summer of 2008, Bakersfield College’s weight room, along with many other parts of the facilities on campus, were featured in a McDonald’s ad as a backdrop during the Beijing Summer Olympics. Since then, that weight room has yet to change…until a proposition was made last year by BC head football coach Jeff Chudy. The projected $200,000 facelift, which is...

Finally, spring is here

Staff Editorial

April 8, 2015

Spring is here, and that can only mean one thing: fun. There are many reasons that spring can bring joy to us. California has some of the best spring weather in the country, and we are lucky to be living here. Although Bakersfield can get extremely hot during the summer time, the spring offers some of the best weather. Around campus, we can see that spring is a perfect...

The hard work that pays off

Staff Editorial

March 5, 2015

All your life, you’re told that if you work hard, study hard, play hard and keep trying that you can accomplish anything in life. Sometimes all of those things don’t seem to make any difference in the course of direction that you’re headed. At times, you feel like everything that you are working hard for just isn’t going to come or that maybe there are other ways to...

Students unaware of thefts

Staff Editorial

February 24, 2015

Bakersfield College was the victim of theft sometime between Feb. 6-8. The theft included thousands of dollars lost because 6 iMacs were stolen from the Fine Arts building, yet students were completely uninformed of this major breach in security. The last BC Alert students have received was on Jan. 30, when a call was made about an individual with a handgun on campus. There...

BC classooms falling apart and resources being wasted


November 5, 2014

The construction that has plagued Bakersfield College is a hot topic that has been discussed over and over during the last couple of months. As students, there is really nothing that we can do about the current construction except be careful and continue on with our daily routine. There is something that can be done about an even bigger problem that the school is facing...

Campus water main issues effect on students


October 22, 2014

The issue of construction will not be separated from the daily routine of students, and it is becoming a nuisance to everyone who inevitably encounters it. The initial push to replace the water and gas lines on campus that began mid-April 2014 have now impacted the daily routine of scholars so much that it is a detriment to the learning environment. While one portion...

Religious activist no longer big news


October 8, 2014

What seems to be to the dismay of many administrators and students, Bakersfield College’s Free Speech Area has been the hosting ground to an often-bombastic religious activist once again this semester. Nathaniel Runels, a past BC student, has been revisiting the campus weekly since the spring of 2014 to spread the message of what he believes to be salvation. The preaching...

Staff Editorial- Removed from SGA, but given a second chance

May 7, 2014

When you are accused and then later punished for doing inappropriate things during a conference paid for by the school, there is no way you should be able to run again for a spot on the student government. Last semester, some of the members of SGA were accused of drinking alcohol and using drugs during their trip to the Student Senate for California Community Colleges General...

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