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Renderings of new Energy Innovation Center scheduled to be constructed at CSUB south of Science III building - images provided by Jennifer Self

A New Innovation for CSUB

Adeli Arvizu , News Reporter February 22, 2022

California Gov., Gavin Newsom, incorporated $83 million in funding for the creation of CSU Bakersfield’s Energy Innovation Center on Jan.10 in his 2022-23 budget summary.  “It will house the engineering...

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The Alumni Hall of Fame event recognizes and awards past alums

Fatyma Cendejas, Features Writer February 22, 2022

The Alumni Hall of Fame event recognizes and awards past alums for serving and making positive changes in the community. The 2022 alums are Paula Parks, Stephen Neal, Terri Church and Connie Perez-Andreesen....

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Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker Review: Is it for Everyone?

Ashley Soren, Opinions Writer February 21, 2022

Winter of 2021 was a huge year for the gaming industry, as many anticipated titles finally saw their release in that year. One of the most anticipated releases was Final Fantasy XIV’s latest expansion:...

Lori Blodorn sitting with Champ the campus German Shepherd

German Shepherd Finds Forever Home Through Campus Staff

Marlene Hererra, Staff Writer February 15, 2022

With the anticipation of a rainstorm, many individuals began to worry about the German Shepherd, now named Champ, that had been spotted on campus. He had made CSU Bakersfield his home since the month of...

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Avocado Toast provides a fresh bite

Alexis Shofner, Staff Writer February 14, 2022

If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, then it should be a meal you enjoy. This loaded avocado toast is the perfect balance of fresh and savory and looks like a high-class vegan café meal...

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CSUB celebrates Black History Month

Graciela Aguilar and Ernesto Leon February 11, 2022

CSU Bakersfield kicked off this year’s Black History Month with a virtual event hosted by the CSUB Black Faculty and Staff Association (BFSA). This meet and greet event introduced students, faculty,...

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Educators Bring Philosophy To All

Ernesto Leon, Features Assistant Editor February 10, 2022

Should we punish someone for breaking the law, or shift the thinking to is the law just. What conformed their definition of justice? Society should realize that people of color have been left out of those...

They Aren’t just Students, They are a Family

Juniva Bojorquez, Staff Writer December 12, 2021

Camp at CSU Bakersfield has helped many students whose parents work in agriculture. It has given students the help they need to get by in college. Camp was established at CSUB in 2000, and since then, it...

From Immigrant to Published Writer

From Immigrant to Published Writer

Teresa Alcantar, Staff Writer December 1, 2021

On Friday, Nov. 16, the Kern County Library, in collaboration with CSU Bakersfield, held their annual evening with the author as part of the One Book Project. This year’s featured author was...

Members of CSUBs Edible Garden posing for a picture after finishing potting their plants on November 18th, 2021.

The Edible Garden Hosts a Gardening Workshop

Yasmin Marcelo, Staff Writer November 20, 2021

On Thursday, November 18th, the Edible Garden hosted a gardening workshop for small spaces. According to ASI’s Director of Sustainability, Najeeb Darwish, “Gardening in small spaces is part of...

Teacher and Substitute Shortage

Teacher and Substitute Shortage

Somiah Alkobadi, Staff Writer November 19, 2021

Before Covid-19 impacted the lives of many across the globe, the shortage of teachers had already started. Teachers that were close to retiring, retired once classes went online. According to, “8.5...

E-sports Club hosts Halloween gaming

Yasmin Marcelo, Staff Writer November 17, 2021

The E-sports Club at CSUB held Operation: Mash of Monsters in the Student Union multi-purpose room. on Oct. 23. The event involved a costume contest, board games, DIY mask painting, lanyard sales, and...

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