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  • ‘DAMN’ Kendrick Lamars new album is great

    ‘DAMN’ Kendrick Lamars new album is great

    Mario Saldaña, Digital Content Editor

    May 3, 2017

    Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar has been on a roll when it comes to albums, even with his recent album that is a whole album of B-sides and tracks that didn’t make the cut for “To Pimp a Butterfly” but could compete with any other rapper’s best work. With this new album, “DAMN,” the biggest...

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  • Renegade Adventures: R.A.D. Training Days

    Renegade Adventures: R.A.D. Training Days

    Ambria King, Reporter

    May 3, 2017

    Growing up, my grandmother would always tell me that I would sooner see an ant in the sky than an elephant on the ground. I’m a bit of daydreamer, and all too often I pay little-to-no attention as I stroll from one location to another. I’ve always known that my habit of ignoring my surroundings put...

    Ambria King practices her Rape Aggression Defense blocks and kicks on foam pads. Training took place over two days, with day one as an educational day covering defensive practices, and day two focusing on physical training and defensive moves.

    Lizette Chavez

  • Renegamers hold Extra Life event

    Renegamers hold Extra Life event

    Brandon Cowan, Reporter

    May 2, 2017

    The Bakersfield College Renegamers hosted an Extra Life charity event for the second time, in partnership with California State University of Bakersfield Campus Gamers, to raise funds to help kids that are sick or injured. The event raised $845 out of a $2,200 goal in one day, but donations are being...

    Joe Thornsbery (left) and Mario Hernandez (right) playtest the beta ‘Dragon Borne’ card game.

    J.R. Hensley

  • Turning the page in BC journalism: Danny Edwards

    Turning the page in BC journalism: Danny Edwards

    Zach Sullivan, Reporter

    May 2, 2017

    After being in charge of the Bakersfield College journalism department for the past 13 years, professor Danny Edwards is retiring. Edwards will be replaced by Erin Auerbach starting in the fall. Edwards said he originally wanted to become a sports writer, which he did, graduating from San Jose State...

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  • Turning the page in BC journalism: Erin Auerbach

    Turning the page in BC journalism: Erin Auerbach

    Brandon Cowan, Reporter

    May 2, 2017

    Erin Auerbach is going to be the new full-time journalism professor at Bakersfield College, replacing the previous professor, Danny Edwards, who is retiring at the end of the semester. Auerbach is going to be teaching Beginning Reporting and advising the student newspaper, The Renegade Rip, in the Fall...

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News

BC Career Day showcases job opportunities

Brandon Cowan, Reporter

Career Day took place at the Bakersfield College Campus Center on April 26. There were a total of 96 different employers to give insight on job openings for students and other information about their companies. Gabriela Martinez,...

May 2, 2017No Comments

‘Right to Access Act’ gets revised

Morgan Park, Editor-in-Chief

The “College Student Right to Access Act,” or SB 320, a bill that would mandate California colleges offer medical abortion pills to students who might seek them, has seen a significant change after passing in the Senate...

May 2, 2017No Comments

Smoking ban plan advances

Megan Fenwick, Reporter

A procedure to make Bakersfield College tobacco-free has been approved by the College Council and will be added to the District Consultation Council’s agenda in the next few weeks. BC currently adheres to state law, which...

May 2, 2017No Comments

Off-campus parking further restricted

Off-campus parking further restricted

May 2, 2017

Some of the nearby streets surrounding Bakersfield College have recently had signs posted up stating that there is no parking allowed unless a vehicle has a residential parking permit. This implementation went into effect...

Garden Fest blooms on campus

Garden Fest blooms on campus

May 2, 2017

Bakersfield College’s 12th annual Garden Fest was held northeast of the football stadium on April 22. The event had many vendors, both old and new, set up to sell a variety of products to the public. There were a couple...

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Campus

Candidates for SGA president

Brandon Cowan, Reporter

Dezi Von Manos: Dezi Von Manos, 31, is a communication major who is currently the Bakersfield College student government director of legislative affairs. She is curren...

March 30, 2017No Comments

Free gift cards for practice test

Zach Sullivan, Reporter

In an effort to persuade students to take pilot assessment tests in language arts and mathematics, Bakersfield College is offering $20 gift cards to Target, according to Sue...

March 30, 2017No Comments

Kern County artists share and read recognizable work at BC

Gaiana Latelers, Reporter

On Feb. 16, the Bakersfield College Levan Center held a Poet Laureate hosted by Don Thompson. Each poet or art advocate read the works of each poet they were representing...

March 2, 2017No Comments

Audience enjoys Malcolm X play

Audience enjoys Malcolm X play

Daulton James Jones, Reporter

In honor of Black History Month, Bakersfield College hosted several events to embrace the African diaspora here in the United States. One of those was “Moon Over Malcom,”...

March 2, 2017No Comments

BC campus working on going green

March 2, 2017

In an effort to cut waste and increase recycling on campus, Bakersfield College has partnered with BARC and the Bakersfield Public...

BPD arrest car thief suspect on campus

February 15, 2017

Vehicle theft in the Administration parking lot ended with an arrest on Feb. 10. At about 1:20 p.m., the Public Safety office...

KVS sticker reduces bus pass

February 15, 2017

Bakersfield College students who have purchased a Kern Value Card are now eligible to receive $5 off the purchase of their next...

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Features

Photographers and models meet up at FOX Theater for event

Gaiana Latelers, Reporter

On the last Sunday of April, Jake Tovar held a meetup outside of the Fox theater for photographers, models, and artists of all types. The event was open to anybody who wanted...

May 4, 2017No Comments

Rudy Parris: Contestant of “The Voice” plays at festival

Rudy Parris: Contestant of “The Voice” plays at festival

Jesse Najera, Reporter

Visalia’s Rudy Parris, a country music singer who attended the April 9 Haggard Boxcar Festival in Bakersfield, talked about his experience in becoming a cast member on the...

May 3, 2017No Comments

MEChA hosts Noche de Cultura at BC Campus

MEChA hosts Noche de Cultura at BC Campus

Lizette Chavez, Reporter

Noche de Cultura, a BC event that highlighted various diverse dance performances from across the world, was held in the Outdoor Theater on April 21. The first dance performance...

May 3, 2017No Comments

Two pre-commencement ceremonies to motivate students

Daulton James Jones, Reporter

The spring semester is finally coming to a close, and for some this adds overwhelming stress because of the upcoming finals. For others it’s full of excitement and achievement...

May 3, 2017No Comments

Renegade Struggles: Sam Moreno

May 3, 2017

This year, I met six different people with their own individual struggles. Six strangers shared their lives with me and their...

‘Border Brothers’ premieres at Fox Theater

May 3, 2017

Bakersfield isn’t usually the first city in California that comes to mind when one thinks of movie production, but Hectic Films...

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Sports

Freshman Solis proves she’s double threat; BC knocked out

Freshman Solis proves she’s double threat; BC knocked out

Mario Saldaña, Digital Content Editor

When it comes to the Bakersfield College softball team, Alexis Solis has made a huge impact throughout the season. As the season came to a close with their last game on April...

May 3, 2017No Comments

Quan making a splash in  women’s swim program

Quan making a splash in women’s swim program

Mario Saldaña, Digital Content Editor

The Bakersfield College women’s swimming season is coming to a close with one more meet to go, though there is one swimmer who has been improving and been racking up points...

May 3, 2017No Comments

BC athletes advance to SoCal track meet

Rip Staff

Bakersfield College’s Mason Grantz placed first in two events and second in another during the Western State Conference Finals track and field meet April 29 at Moorpark...

May 3, 2017No Comments

Freshman Acevedo highlights young core as BC women’s tennis resets for next year

Freshman Acevedo highlights young core as BC women’s tennis resets for next year

Daulton James Jones, Reporter

The Bakersfield College women’s tennis team had a lot of bright spots this season, and one of the brightest has been freshman Ariana Acevedo. With her doubles partner Serena...

May 3, 2017No Comments

Beach volleyball has triumphant return

Beach volleyball has triumphant return

Sam L. Jaime, Sports Editor

The Bakersfield College beach volleyball program is nearing the end of its second season in the Western State Conference. The Renegades have found continuing success heading...

May 3, 2017No Comments

Bakersfield College softball battles for playoff spot

Bakersfield College softball battles for playoff spot

Mario Saldaña, Digital Content Editor

It’s almost the end of the season for the Bakersfield College softball team, and the biggest question of their season right now is if they will make it to the playoffs?...

April 21, 2017No Comments

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Reviews

Local movie ‘Border Brothers’ Funny but not strong

Local movie ‘Border Brothers’ Funny but not strong

William Dubon, Reporter

Can “Border Brothers” really be compared to Pineapple Express meets the Hangover? Probably in the sense that it deals with marijuana and three male leads on a journey. So,...

May 4, 2017No Comments

Strapless Bra ready to change the game

Strapless Bra ready to change the game

May 3, 2017

If you have any type of social media account I’m sure you have seen hundreds of videos floating around...

A flop of a charcoal blackhead peel

A flop of a charcoal blackhead peel

May 3, 2017

Let me just preface this by saying: This review may get gross. How could it not? It’s about a face...

Hit the gym in style with Fabletics

Hit the gym in style with Fabletics

May 3, 2017

The workout attire game is changing. Brands are coming out with their own lines of workout attire, and...

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