Cheerleaders bring new spirit to campus
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Cheerleaders bring new spirit to campus

By Mayra Maldonado Staff Writer It’s a new year for the California Sate University Bakersfield cheerleaders, as they begin this year with a new spirit coordinator, Arthur Smith. Smith is the newest addition to the athletics program. He comes from Purdue University, with 13 years of cheer experience. He plans on making well-rounded cheerleaders of the 14-women … Continue reading

Country artist Vince Gill pays tribute to Bakersfield Sound at Rabobank Theater
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Country artist Vince Gill pays tribute to Bakersfield Sound at Rabobank Theater

By Shelby Parker Staff Writer Vince Gill, Grammy and Country Music Association award winner, brought Nashville to Bakersfield on Oct. 25 at the Rabobank Theater. Along with him was special guest and steel guitar player, Paul Franklin. Back in July, Gill and Franklin released, “Bakersfield,” which is a tribute to the famous Bakersfield sound, covering … Continue reading

Hospital president addresses humanism in science
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Hospital president addresses humanism in science

by Bailey Torres Staff Writer Russell Judd, president of Dignity Health’s Mercy Hospitals of Bakersfield, led a book discussion on Rebecca Skloot’s “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” titled “Is there room for humans in science?” at California Sate University, Bakersfield. The purpose of the book discussion was to consider “the drive for the expansion … Continue reading

Campus groups host Night of Culture promoting Latin heritage
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Campus groups host Night of Culture promoting Latin heritage

By Ryan Barrera Senior Staff Writer To increase events promoting Latin American culture on campus, M.E.Ch.A and the Advisory Board for Spanish at California State University, Bakersfield held an event on Saturday. The event was called “Night of Culture” and the night was filled with traditional food, clothing and dances from Mexico, Peru, and Guatemala. … Continue reading

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CSUB welcomes new professor from Greece

By Jacquie Russo Staff Writer California State University, Bakersfield has gained a new member to its physics and engineering department this quarter. The new assistant professor, Dr. Yiannis Ampatzidis, 34, came to CSUB after working at Washington State University for nearly three years. At WSU he was the postdoctoral research associate and co-project director. Before … Continue reading

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CSUB’s retention rates are lowest in CSU system

By Steven Barker Managing Editor California State University, Bakersfield’s first-and second-year retention rates are the lowest in the California State University system. According to a nine-year report released by the CSU system in 2011, CSUB’s retention rates have been steadily declining. While CSUB’s first and second-year retention rates were 78.5 and 66.4 percent respectively in … Continue reading