In Spring 2012, Professor of English, Dr. Brad Stiles, created Roughneck Review, the first online Bakersfield College (BC) publication dedicated to excellent student work. Brad’s vision was to re-establish the decades-long BC legacy of publishing outstanding student writing, and in the six years of its publication, Roughneck Review has published dozens of student essays, poems, critical analyses, and advocacy letters, creating for those published students the rare opportunity to share their work with the college community and enjoy the lifelong pride of being a published author. 

Brad’s vision lives on in The Grapevine- a new name and a nod to BC’s print journal featuring student work from all disciplines- and retains the same focus: to celebrate and acknowledge in published form the excellent work in all disciplines of our Bakersfield College students.