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Social media is not enjoyed by everyone

Victoria Miller, Opinions Editor

November 4, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Social media is a big part of people’s lives, particularly for young adults, like myself. So it strikes many people as weird when they learn that I do not have any form of social media. However, this wasn’t always so. I did once have a Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. I’ve been without both Facebook and Twitter for almost four years, and I had an Instagram account until ...

BC students receive jobs and work experience

Victoria Miller, Opinions Editor

October 21, 2015

Filed under Opinion

A new program, Promising Professionals, was implemented over the 2015 summer semester, which gives students work experience and prepares them for success in the work place. Odella Johnson, Director of the new program Equity and Inclusions, said the Promising Professionals program was inspired by Equity and Inclusions mission to serve students. Johnson said, “I envisioned...

LGBT community gathers for the 12th annual Bakersfield Pride event

LGBT community gathers for the 12th annual Bakersfield Pride event

Rhiannon Stroberg, Features Editor

October 21, 2015

Filed under Features

  Bakersfield’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community and their supporters united as one at the 12th annual Bakersfield Pride...

Petitioners on BC campus are seen as nuisance to students

Victoria Miller, Opinions Editor

October 7, 2015

Filed under Campus, News

Petitioners have been regularly seen walking around campus and asking students to sign their petitions. However, the policies regarding petitioning are unclear to some students. 3B7 of the KCCD policy on business services states, “The administrative procedures promulgated by the Chancellor or designee shall not prohibit the right of students to exercise free expression,...

Topics of abortion covered in Levan Center

Victoria Miller, Opinions Editor

September 23, 2015

Filed under Features

The Gadfly Café hosted their first discussion this semester in the Norman Levan Center on Sep. 15th, regarding the topic of abortion without access. Led by Rene Trujillo, a philosophy professor at Bakersfield College, the discussion invited faculty, staff, students, and others in the community to share their ideas and beliefs about the controversial subject. The discussion...

New Ag classes at BC open to students

Victoria Miller, Opinions Editor

September 23, 2015

Filed under Campus, News

  New Agriculture Mechanics classes are now available to Bakersfield College students. According to Norman Oilar, a BC Agriculture instructor, these new classes will be beneficial to BC and its students. “Agriculture Mechanics courses will benefit Bakersfield College as an opportunity to learn about the mechanized side of the Agricultural Industry. Bakersfield...

Demand for stricter gun laws keeps Americans divided when dealing with gun ownership laws

Victoria Miller, Opinions Editor

September 23, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Reviews

Gun control has been a very hot topic in recent years. With shootings in shopping malls, movie theaters, universities and schools, many Americans are asking for laws that will implement some new form of gun control. The problem with these laws is the potential for infringing on our second amendment rights, and that is why America is torn over the question of gun control. The...

Mulch has been an issue

Mulch has been an issue

September 10, 2015

  During the first week of this year’s fall semester, a large pile of mulch was found taking up multiple parking spaces in the southeast lot...

Popular students hangout area is now fenced off and unavailable

Victoria Miller, Opinions Editor

September 10, 2015

Filed under News

  Bakersfield College students can no longer spend time in between classes at the grass area across the parking lot from Kern Schools Federal Credit Union or park in the parking spaces surrounding the area. Students arrived at school this fall semester to find the area fenced off with signs that say “no trespassing, private property.” Because the area is separated...

Parking at BC

Victoria Miller, Opinions Editor

August 31, 2015

Filed under News

During the first week of this year’s fall semester a large pile of mulch was found taking up multiple parking spaces in the southeast lot by the football stadium, making it harder for students to find parking. Amber Chiang, director of marketing and public relations at Bakersfield College said the mulch pile was moved early Friday, August 28 to the southwest corner of...

WESTEC: the new fast track to a career in law enforcement

Victoria Miller, Reporter

May 13, 2015

Filed under Campus, News

Bakersfield College students can now obtain a career in law enforcement in less than five months through WESTEC; an administration of justice training program that’s collaborating with BC. Chris Resendes, who has 30 years of law enforcement experience and works with WESTEC, explains what makes this program so important. “It’s perfect for someone just laid off or anyone...

Heavy books, heavy prices, bring heavy worries and lighter wallets

Heavy books, heavy prices, bring heavy worries and lighter wallets

Victoria Miller, Reporter

May 7, 2015

Filed under Opinion

The fact that our campus bookstore is more expensive than mostly any other book vendor makes students question why. To most students, it doesn’t make...

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