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BC professors surprised by Trump’s win

Veronica Morley, Reporter

This last election season drew out a great deal of attention, reaction and outrage. Since Election Day concluded with the announcement of Donald Trump as the new President-elect, protests and riots have ensued in multiple...  Read More »

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Financial aid details a mystery to many BC students

Zach Sullivan, Reporter

As the deadline for financial aid applications approaches, Bakersfield College students are aware of the scholarships available and are eager to apply, but many do not know how to do so. Bakersfield College offers Pell...  Read More »

Dec 2 • No Comments

Marijuana now legal but still very regulated

Dylan Bryant, Reporter

In the midst of an unprecedented election, many lost sight of a historic event that took place that Tuesday night. Californians voted in favor of Proposition 64 by a margin of over 10 points, putting an end to 100 years of...  Read More »

Dec 2 • No Comments

Teachers approved to carry guns

December 2, 2016

The Kern High School District passed a measure allowing staff with conceal & carry weapon permits to carry their firearms on campus last week. The measure passed 3-2. The session was held so that trustee Chad Vegas, who...  Read More »

KCCD ‘disappointed’ by verdict

November 16, 2016

Chris Hine, general counsel for the Kern Community College District, said the district is, “pleased that the actions of Bakersfield College athletic director Sandi Taylor were vindicated by the verdict,” following a l...  Read More »

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Campus

Students share studying methods

Students share studying methods

Daulton James Jones, Reporter

This semester is coming to a close, which means that project deadlines, last chance extra credit opportunities, and finals are right around the corner as well. With that being...  Read More »

Dec 2 • No Comments

DA reps speak to BC class about law

DA reps speak to BC class about law

Kyle Cortez, Managing Editor

Deputy district attorney David Wolff came and spoke to Patricia Smith’s Introduction to Criminal Justice class, along with Angela Henderson, a paralegal for the workers’...  Read More »

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BC students take third at Hackathon

Morgan Park, Reporter

Three Bakersfield College students competed on one of the winning teams of the Electric Bookworm Hackathon hosted by CSUB and the Kern Innovation & Technology Community...  Read More »

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BC club ushers in the ski season

J.R. Hensley, Reporter

The Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society partnered with the Central Council of California Ski Clubs to show the 65th Annual Warren Miller film, “Here, There & Everywhere.” “Warren...  Read More »

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BC fall play cast reacts to the show

December 2, 2016

Bakersfield College performing arts director Bob Kempf directed Lillian Helman’s 1934 Play “The Children’s Hour,” which...  Read More »

BC Jazz Ensemble treats the crowd to ‘Soul Jazz’

December 2, 2016

The BC Jazz Ensemble, directed by Kris Tiner, got a well-deserved ovation during their soul jazz performance that covered a variety...  Read More »

Minorities uncertain of their future with Trump

December 2, 2016

On Nov. 8, the United States chose Donald J. Trump to be our president. This decision did not come without anger and protest from...  Read More »

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Features

Infamous Black Friday shopping begins

Infamous Black Friday shopping begins

Mario Saldana, Reporter

The holiday season is upon us, and to start off the holidays is the return of the infamous Black Friday, where people will do anything for deals by waiting in line for a long...  Read More »

Dec 2 • No Comments

Random Renegade: Pete LeGrant

James Macias, Features Editor

Pete LeGrant is an interesting character. He begins each semester by telling his class how much he loves his job. “They don’t know this, but I would stand up here and...  Read More »

Dec 2 • No Comments

CALM is Kern’s true home of the condors

CALM is Kern’s true home of the condors

James Macias, Features Editor

The California Living Museum added two new creatures to its menagerie on Nov. 18. For the first time, a pair of male California condors were transferred to CALM from the Jonsson...  Read More »

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‘Thorn in oil’s side’ speaks at Delano

‘Thorn in oil’s side’ speaks at Delano

Morgan Park, Reporter

Two experts in their fields of social and environmental justice spoke on the poor health conditions in the rural areas of the Central Valley on Nov. 21 as part of Bakersfield...  Read More »

Dec 2 • No Comments

Bakersfield Comic-Con

November 16, 2016

Bakersfield Comic-Con made its presence at the Kern County Fairgrounds over two days this past weekend of Nov. 12 to hundreds...  Read More »

CSUB hosts event to give hospitals a 1-UP

November 16, 2016

Bakersfield was well-represented at CSUB during the annual Extra Life Gaming Day, a gaming marathon taking part in the Extra Life...  Read More »

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Sports

Condors set to soar in outdoor hockey match

Condors set to soar in outdoor hockey match

Mario Saldana, Reporter

The Bakersfield Condors team outdoor game is just around the corner at the Bakersfield College’s Memorial Stadium, and in addition that there will also be other public events...  Read More »

Dec 2 • No Comments

Women’s cross country places 24th at state

Women’s cross country places 24th at state

Rip staff

The Bakersfield College women’s cross country team completed its season Nov. 19 at the California Community College State Championships at Woodward Park. The women’s...  Read More »

Dec 2 • No Comments

Women’s basketball secures its first win

Women’s basketball secures its first win

Kyle Cortez, Managing Editor

The Bakersfield College women’s basketball team (1-5 overall) won its first game of the season against Victor Valley 87-60 on Nov. 22, after losing its first five games...  Read More »

Dec 2 • No Comments

Renegade women’s soccer eliminated in play-in game

Renegade women’s soccer eliminated in play-in game

Kyle Cortez, Managing Editor

The Bakersfield College women’s soccer team lost their Southern Regional Play-in game against Mt. San Jacinto 2-0 on Nov. 17. Destiny Blythe scored in the fourth minute...  Read More »

Dec 2 • No Comments

BC wrestling finishes first at conference tournament

BC wrestling finishes first at conference tournament

Sam L. Jaime, Reporter

The Bakersfield College wrestling program secured a crucial victory in its quest for state ranking at season’s end. The Renegades secured first place in the South East...  Read More »

Nov 16 • No Comments

Men’s soccer closes out difficult season with a solid victory

Men’s soccer closes out difficult season with a solid victory

Mario Saldana, Reporter

The Bakersfield College soccer team finished its first regular season after three decades without a team, but it was still not enough to move up the ranks in their conference,...  Read More »

Nov 16 • No Comments

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Reviews

‘Pokémon Sun’ is a triumph of new tricks in an old game

‘Pokémon Sun’ is a triumph of new tricks in an old game

J. R. Hensley, Reporter

It would be inadequate to say my love for Pokémon is anything but unhealthy. While I wasn’t as receptive to the game when it first came out and took over the junior high...  Read More »

Dec 2 • No Comments

Review: ‘Fantastic Beasts’ sets up an exciting new series

Review: ‘Fantastic Beasts’ sets up an exciting new series

December 2, 2016

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is a new story in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter universe,...  Read More »

Review: Doctor Strange

Review: Doctor Strange

November 16, 2016

Marvel has done the impossible, creating the single thread of a story spanning over 15 movies. The most...  Read More »

Review: Kernside DIY skatepark is a great way to try new things

Review: Kernside DIY skatepark is a great way to try new things

November 16, 2016

Last Saturday, I was able to go out and skate one of Bakersfield’s most secluded skate spots, Kernside....  Read More »

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