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Black History Month Conference gathers for celebration of unity

Amy Sarmiento, Reporter

February 8, 2019

Bakersfield College hosted a conference event to honor Black History Month on Feb 8 in the Indoor Theatre. This event was hosted by Umoja Community (ASTEP) which stands for African-American Success Through Excellence and Persistence. Umoja is a word in Swahili meaning unity, which is the main mission of this program. Their focus is on helping students in academic and personal...

Carol Swain introduces BC on how African American should be represented in politics

Amir Guyton, Reporter

February 8, 2019

Distinguished speaker and professor Carol Swain spoke at BC on Feb. 7 in the Levan Center based off her book “Black Faces, Black Interest,” which was originally published in 1993. Swain’s work that focused on subjects such as representation and race relations earned her high recognition amongst her colleagues and internationally. Swain who was not new to the iss...

Bakersfield College Student Welcome Week

Bakersfield College Student Welcome Week

January 16, 2019

The spring semester kicked off at Bakersfield College and with that came an array of first time and returning students, including the frantic search for...

Homelessness may affect Bakersfield College students

Laura Lanfray, Reporter

August 31, 2018

With homelessness on the rise across Kern County, Bakersfield College assists students in need in the form of donations and access to facilities. According to research done by the Kern County Homeless Collaborative, as of January 2018, there are 885 homeless people within the county. The majority of them live in the City of Bakersfield itself. Fewer homeless people live t...

Kern County looking to help the homeless with a census surve

Kern County looking to help the homeless with a census surve

February 1, 2017

On Jan. 26 the Kern County Homeless Collaborative held a census throughout the day in Bakersfield to survey people who are currently homeless, and a group...

Students say mid-semester is flying by quick

Trina Goree, Reporter

November 5, 2014

Mid-semester feelings vary among Bakersfield College students. It has arrived; the halfway mark in the semester that will determine whether the semester has gone in one’s favor, or not. “It’s crazy that it’s almost over, that it’s coming to an end,” mentioned Clayton Fowler. These feeling are not his alone; in fact, the majority of BC students that were asked...

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