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CSUB Recreation Center offers entertainment to students

20 May

My favorite way to beat the heat in Bakersfield

18 May

It’s summer and the heat has already started to soar making us all sweat and feel sticky most of the time. Stepping out of the house makes mr fell irritable and cranky. Therefore, to stay fresh and cool this summer I need to do four things which are as follows:

1. Drink lots of fluids and liquids

Drinking water and liquids like juices, coconut water and milkshakes help maintain the water content in the body and keeps us healthy and cool. Moreover, water content in the body is managed well if one drinks a lot of liquids.

2. Take a cool summer cut

I mean taking a new shorter hair cut during summer will help me to feel fresh and cool all the time. Because, sweating leads hair to get sticky and smelly which adds to the irritability. Moreover, the cool hair cut or hair style helps one feel more confident and makes the irritation level lower.

3. Use wet wipes or wash face regularly

Continuous sweating leads to a sticky face and neck which adds to the irritability faced by many during summers time . Using wet wipes will help me to make my face moisturized and non-sticky. The freshness of a sweet smelling wet wipe brand makes it better for any people to feel fresh when they are unable to wash their face regularly.

4. Wear cotton or light color clothes

During summers wearing cotton clothes will help me to keep cool all the time. Wearing light coloured clothes reflects the intense heath of the sun and reduces the sweat emitted by the body as well.

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Fresh Juice



Wet Towel/ Wet Tissue/ Wet Wipe


Entertainment place in Bakersfield

13 May

According to my perspective, another most entertainment place in Bakersfield is Kern County Museum and River Lakes Ranch. The Kern County Museum is a history museum located in Bakersfield, California. Its main focus is the history of Kern County including Bakersfield. One of the prominent features is Pioneer Village. Other features include: Lori Brock Children’s Discovery Center, Black Gold exhibit, and main building. The museum is also accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

One of the most recognizable structures at the museum is the Beale Memorial Clock Tower, located on the lawn in front of it. Moreover, pioneer village is a collection of over 50 historic building related to Kern County’s history. Black Gold is also considered an exhibit which describes Kern County’s oil industry as well. The Lori Brock Children’s Discovery Center is a children’s museum located on the grounds of the Kern County Museum and it was designed to offer hands- on experiences for children. The centre has three exhibit rooms, each one showing a different exhibit.

The Links at Riverlakes Ranch is a public golf course situated in Bakersfield. Beside golf, Tournaments & Outings, Weddings, Banquets, Meetings & Events also takes place in Riverlakes Ranch. With over 12 blue lakes, three lighted fountains and the distinctly beautiful desert landscape, RiverLakes Ranch is a surprising unique experience. The man-made contouring of the course as it wander through almond trees and Canary Island Pines as well as majestic redwoods manage to create the illusion that they’ve been there all along.

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Celebrate California State University 5k Fun Run/Walk

4 May

Celebrate California State University 5k Fun Run/Walk

               California State University, Bakersfield is 5K fun run and walk will be held on Saturday, April 27 at 8 a.m. The event will be held at CSUB’s student Recreation Center. Kris Grappendorf, an event organizer, says that the reason for creating such a fun event is to boost hard working students before the start of the first midterm.

               No matter the weather the race will start at 8 a.m. The pre-registration entry fee is $20 and on race day it is $22. The race will start at the SRC and run through campus. T-shirts are guaranteed for the first 120 registrants and Breakfast is included in the registration fee and there will be a raffle following the event. The registration deadline is April 22 and on race day registration is also available from 7 to 8 a.m.   

               Grappendorf said, ‘Bring the kids while you run or walk, let them enjoy a unique experience of age and skill appropriate activities led by the Physical Education and Kinesiology Department faculty and students’. She also said that the kid’s activity program will be located in the CSUB Old Gym for children ages 5 to 10. Application forms must include the number of children coming to the kid activity program.

               I want to participate because it will allow me to do something else besides school. Moreover, I like sports and running is one of my favorites said Juan Rodriguez, a full-time math student at CSUB.

               The race is a part of the annual Celebrate CSUB open house event and there will be events held in Runner Park such as Chemistry Circus, Children’s Center books sale and also dance marathon for the children’s miracle network. In addition, there will be circle painting for a community art project and a Student Union spring carnival includes a bounce house, food booths and activity centers. Moreover, for kids there will be an event called “Kids for Solar Energy” by Sierra Middle School students. During Celebrate CSUB event, a pancake breakfast will be served between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. After that, there will be a Residence Halls bar be cue where free hot dogs will be served between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. A Staff Forum luncheon and Student Union food booths will also be open on that day as well.     

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29 Apr

Photo taken by Ariful Haque

View of Hardt Field baseball field at CSUB on Friday, April 19.

Photo taken by Ariful Haque

Photo taken by Ariful Haque

CSUB baseball player at bat during the game against Dallas Baptist on Friday, April 19.

Photo taken by Ariful Haque

Photo taken by Ariful Haque

Jordan Lovett, 23 entertaining the audience during CSUB game against Dallas Baptist on Friday, April 19.

Photo taken by Ariful Haque

Photo taken by Ariful Haque

Garlin Frink owner of Uncle’s BBQ cooks some hot dogs for fans at Hardtfield for CSUB’s home Baseball game against Dallas Baptist on Friday, April 19.


Photo taken by Ariful Haque

Photo taken by Ariful Haque

Umpire looks on as Dallas Baptist coach and player help injured Dallas Baptist catcher at CSUB’s home game against Dallas Baptist at Hardtfield on Friday, April 19.




Entertainment Place in Bakersfield

28 Apr

           According to my perspective, the three most entertaining place in Bakersfield are the Market place, Valley plaza and Stockdale Village Shopping Center. Both of three places have Movie Theater which is considered as best source of entertainment for all ages.

          The Market place is surrounded with different kind of food court, shopping mall and the popular movie theater name Edwards Bakersfield Stadium 14. On campus student from CSUB love to go market place during the weekends because it is very near to their dorm. Moreover, delicious food court name China Bistro, Rite Aid Pharmacy and Baskin Robbins are all here in market place.

          The Valley plaza mall is a major retail shopping mall in Bakersfield, California. It is the largest mall in the San Joaquin Valley. For customer attractions, the mall has 5 anchor stores such as Forever 21, J.C. Penney, Macy’s, Sears and Target and over 140 speciality stores. For entertainment the mall also have movie theatre known as Reading Cinemas Valley Plaza 16 and two famous restaurants for dinning such as Que Pasa Mexican Cafe and Red Robin.

           Stockdale village shopping center is another fun place for all kind of people. It is surrounded with great stores such as Baskin Robbins, Starbucks, In-N-Out and etc. Moreover, for movie lover Blockbuster Express is also located near village shopping center. Finally, Bakersfield is a great place of entertainment for all kind of people and the city has lot of major tourist attractions such as Fox Theatre, Kern County Museum, Rabobank Arena, River’s End Rafting and so on.

Fox theatre



Rabobank Arena, Theater & Convention Center




River’s End Rafting



5K/1K Run for Family Festival

28 Apr

Running is considered as a fabulous workout to condition our body. It also serves as a perfect solution to get rid of extra pounds on our body. It not only fastening our weight loss program but also makes us to look younger as well. Bakersfield has tons of 5K run all the time and in most case those events are organized by different group for fundraising. Some of the popular fundraising group in Bakersfield are Links for Life, Color Me Rad, Bakersfield Track Club, the Fog Run, the Pie Run, Valley Achievement Center, Donate Life and etc.

Recently donate life organize an event called Run Walk for Family Festival. The purpose of the event is to raise fund and the event organizer goal is to obtain $350, 000. So far they raised $177, 870 and still have five days to reach their targeted goal. Moreover, all runners and walkers, dialysis patients, transplant recipients, organ donors, donors’ families, allied health professionals and students are also invited to come and participating the event. Another main motive of this 5K/1K run is to educate and inspire the community about organ and tissue donation while on the other hand benefiting One Legacy Foundation’s mission as well. The event will be held at Cal State Fullerton Intramural Field on Saturday April 27, 2013 and the registration deadline is on Wednesday April 24, 2013. The minimum fee for the participants is $25 and the maximum fee is $45.