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Former California Senator Jean Fuller leads a discussion on women in leadership

Amir Guyton, Reporter

March 6, 2019

The Levan Center at Bakersfield College hosted Women in Leadership, a panel that's meant to empower, encourage and inspire women to pursue leadership positions by having local women in power discuss their influences, challenges, and successes along with words of advice for young women on March 1. The panel included a powerhouse of local women such as Former California Senator J...

This year’s theme for BC’s WHAM is about women and war

Bryana Lozoya, Digital Editor

February 22, 2019

In 1980, former president Jimmy Carter issued a Presidential Proclamation for National Women’s History Week for the week of March 8. Later, in 1987, Congress expanded the celebration to a month, making March National Women’s History Month. At Bakersfield College, Women’s History and More (WHAM) organizes a wide array of events that will feature guest speakers, movie...

This year’s theme for BC’s WHAM is about women and war

Bryana Lozoya, Digital Editor

February 22, 2019

In 1980, former president Jimmy Carter issued a Presidential Proclamation for National Women’s History Week for the week of March 8. Later, in 1987, Congress expanded the celebration to a month, making March National Women’s History Month. At Bakersfield College, Women’s History and More (WHAM) organizes a wide array of events that will feature guest speakers, movie...

History on female empowerment

Taylor Jensen, Editor-in-Chief

February 22, 2019

Female empowerment has come a long way since thousands of years ago but it’s only just the beginning. A discussion on women’s history and women’s equality took place at the Levan Center at Bakersfield College on Feb. 13. A group of professors and a Kern Community College District trustee spoke on the topic of “Ancient Greece to Modern America: A 3000 Year Quest for...

Op-Ed: Women take over the 61st Grammys

Katalina Quintanila, Editor-in-Chief

February 22, 2019

“So, let’s just be honest. This is a celebration, and y’all didn’t think I was coming out here by myself, did you? Please, can I bring some of my sisters out here tonight?” Alicia Keys happily begins her opening monologue. The first 10 minutes of the 61st Grammy’s audience had five of the talented and influential women in the entertainment industry. Al...

Discrimination against men

Rosa Salazar, Copy Editor

February 22, 2019

You can’t have a feminist column and not talk about men. Did you know men are discriminated against for their gender? One discrimination is they can receive longer prison sentences compared to their female counterparts. In a study conducted by Sonja B. Starr, a law professor at the University of Michigan, found gender disparities in federal criminal cases. In her...

Feminism: Why isn’t there more women in charge?

Rosa Salazar, Copy Editor

February 8, 2019

Let's talk about feminism and the relationship with the U.S. government. Let's begin with political representation. Back in 1789, when the Constitution was written, its goal was "to establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity." The Constitution...

Renegades defeated by Cougars with score of 54-49

Katalina Quintanilla, Editor-in-Chief

January 25, 2019

The Bakersfield College Women’s basketball team were defeated against College of the Canyons during the Western State Conference on Jan. 23 with a score of 54-49. The Cougars took the lead against the Renegades the first half of the game. Both teams defense made the game a close call with deflecting rebounds. The Cougars lead the first half with 19-17. BC for...

Annual Women’s March brings equailty to Downtown Bakersfield

Annual Women’s March brings equailty to Downtown Bakersfield

January 24, 2019

Thousands of women and allies came together at Mill Creek Park in downtown Bakersfield to participate in this year’s Women's March, on Jan. 19. The first ...

Thousands march for women’s rights in Bakersfield

Thousands march for women’s rights in Bakersfield

January 22, 2018

Thousands of people gathered in downtown Bakersfield on Saturday, Jan. 20, to march in favor of women’s rights. Saturday’s event was organized by...

Traditional gender roles are outdated

Patricia Rocha, Editor in Chief

November 28, 2012

Being a woman is hard. This article will not be about how much high heels, monthly cramps and childbirth hurt. It’s about how much of my life was decided for me 20 years ago when someone in a hospital declared, “It’s a girl.” It kind of blows my mind that an X or a Y could change so much about the course of one’s life. Growing up, I never noticed it much. My...

COLUMN: Women have a spirit strong and powerful

Martin Chang, Opinions Editor

April 18, 2012

There’s a force in my life that propels me out of the deepest depressions, that sparks my creative spirit when it’s at its most dead. The feminine spirit and how it expresses itself will be a friend, something that guides my path, for my entire life. As cheesy as her music can be, I first discovered this spirit in the music of Vanessa Carlton. When I heard her first...

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