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Ruthie Welborn in Financial Aid

By Brenda Magana

If you are a college student who is looking for a little extra money, there is a great amount of scholarships out there. If you are interested on applying, Ruthie Welborn from the financial aid office is setting up workshops for students who are interested.

Workshop will be held in room T 5 from 12-1:00 p.m. So don’t miss out on the opportunity, and before you know it, you might earn some extra cash in your pocket.

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More Scholarships: Workshop Dates

Financial Aid Literacy day

by Michael Clites

Last January Moo Creamery, a local restaurant in Bakersfield, was given the privilege to take part in the Food Network Channel’s hit show Diners, Drive-thrus, and Dives. The show’s host Guy Fieri travels all across the United States and puts himself in the kitchens of different restaurants to cook, create, and taste what they have to offer.
Moo Creamery has been a local restaurant for six years now and to most, still a mystery. Moo Creamery’s location is a little difficult to get to as it’s slightly hidden off of Truxtun avenue near the Triple A building. But once you arrive to Moo, you will never forget how to get there after trying some of their food and ice cream.
When Guy visited, Moo had presented him with numerous different items from their menu. One of which was their peanut butter crunch burger, a thick medium rare patty piled with fresh cut potato chips, bacon jam, arugula leaves, cheddar cheese, and homemade peanut butter! It’s only obvious that this burger doesn’t lack in flavor. But Moo didn’t stop there, another item that was presented was the grilled mac and pork sandwich, a sandwich containing the combination of pulled pork and macaroni and cheese between sourdough bread and topped with pepper-jack cheese!
If you would like to see Guy’s experience at Moo Creamery and all the foods he had tried, you can tune into the Food Network Channel on Friday, March 13th at seven p.m.


Peanut Butter & Crunch Burger

Peanut Butter & Crunch Burger




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Taft Relay for life team “Stop Cancer in its Tracks” is taking orders for LaNell’ s yummy pretzels, just in time for Easter break.
Please turn in your order form by March 24th and they will be delivered to you on March 26th.

Just in time for Easter
Give your friends and family a special treat
Chocolate candy covered pretzels
(Homemade by LaNell)
$1 Each
Tied with a Spring ribbon
3 for $5
6 for $10
Orders of  3 and 6 come in a decorated Easter bag
Pre-Order now send order form to Jill (ext.7812) or LaNell (ext.7923)

All proceeds will go to 
Taft College “Stop Cancer In Its Tracks”

Click here to print order form

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Sampling of soul food

By Josiah Birkbeck and Brenda Magana
Though some people who heard of the event thought it might be an occasion for Korean food, Taste of Soul was actually a lunch even that showcased African-American style cooking which items such as dirty rice, yams, BBQ chicken, fried chicken and peach cobbler.
The food was catered by Fabious’ Corner Best BBQ and J’s Place both of which provided excellent food for the occasion.
Shoshanna Kukuliev, President of ASB gave some details of the event, stating that it wasn’t intended for profit. Taste of Soul was created to raise awareness about black history month for students and there was a quiz the day before for students, allowing those who achieved 100% to get three free items at Taste of Soul.

Photo at Taste of Soul

Serving line at Taste of Soul

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“Coughin” a work from the student art display.

By Bruce Gray

A fantastic exhibit is currently on display at the Taft College Art Gallery which is located in T-11. The exhibit, titled “Best of Fall” features student art from different courses like Basic Design 1600, Advanced Design 1610, Drawing and Composition 1620,and Introduction To Computer Design 1800.

Photos from students in the photography course can also be seen on a slideshow that is showed from a flat-screen TV. The exhibit features different drawings as well as sculptures and pieces that we’re made using a 3D printer.

“Best Of Fall” will be on display through Thursday March 5th, and on the same day at 3 pm, there will be an Award Ceremony and Reception for the Artists.

Voting is open until 2 pm on March 5th, and you can vote for different categories like People’s choice award and honorable mention..

The scholarship is designed to bring an outstanding California community college student to the annual Dickens Universe gathering at UC Santa Cruz. Sponsored by the Dickens Project, a multi-campus research unit of the University of California, the Universe brings together distinguished international scholars, graduate students from member institutions, community college and high school teachers, and members of the general public for a week of intensive study and cultural enrichment, centered each year around a single Dickens novel.
Dates for the 2015 Dickens Universe are August 2-8. The featured books for this summer are Dickens’s novel, Martin Chuzzlewit (1843-44), and his travel book, American Notes (1842). The scholarship covers registration, a week’s room and board on the Santa Cruz campus, and a travel stipend of $200.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must have been enrolled at a California community college in both the fall and the spring semesters/quarters prior to the August conference (2014-15) for no fewer than twelve semester units total. Scholarship recipients must be at least 18 years old by July 31, 2015.
Application requirements are posted on the Dickens Project website:

The most important part of the application process is the submission of a critical essay on a work or works of British literature dating from 1789 to 1914. Further details are available on the website. The application deadline is May 15, 2015. The scholarship recipient is also eligible to receive 5 UC quarter units of credit through UCSC Summer Session (upon completion of course assignments).
The Dickens Universe is a unique event, combining aspects of a scholarly conference, a book club, a festival, and summer camp. It is also an excellent way for students interested in pursuing graduate study in literature to meet faculty and students from universities across the United States and to learn about the profession. It is also lots of fun. For more information about the Universe, consult the Dickens Project website.


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