The Renegade Rip Podcast 2-29-12

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February 29, 2012

This is your Renegade Rip Podcast for February 29 2012. After the news brief, There is a discussion of sports which includes a discussion of Bakersfield College women’s basketball, softball and baseball. We also discuss Mixed Martial Arts in general.

Unicycling up and down the BC campus

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Nicholas Sparling, Reporter
February 29, 2012

Many students around Bakersfield College have seen a gentleman riding around campus on his unicycle, dawned with a large afro and sporting his Bob Marley leather jacket. Mike Taylor is a 21-year-old mathematics major at BC. He has been using his unicycle as a form of transportation since around 2005. “[It’s]... Read more »

STAFF ED:The Renegades rip you a new president

February 29, 2012

Bakersfield College will have a new president in the near future, and the Rip has decided to give the suits at the top our opinion on who should be selected for the much-esteemed position. There is obviously an assortment of candidates to consider for the job, and it was mightily hard to narrow it down. Let... Read more »

Lewis throws out first pitch to support BC

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Zak S. Cowan, Editor in Chief
February 29, 2012

Bakersfield College alumnus and Texas Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis threw out the first pitch at the Renegades’ Feb. 18 game against San Diego Mesa College. Lewis, one of the most successful baseball players to come out of BC, said that he takes pride in supporting the BC baseball program. “It’s... Read more »

Divorce the Bacon Shake now

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Martin Chang, Opinions Editor
February 29, 2012

Ever have one of those days that started out okay, not great, just okay, but then it gradually gets worse and worse until you are having an undeniably awful day? That is what drinking the Bacon Shake from Jack in the Box is like. Jack in the Box has recently launched the Marry Bacon advertisement campaign... Read more »

Students dance, sing and quote in SGA-sponsored Black History Month show

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February 29, 2012

“BC’s Got Talent” was Bakersfield College Student Government Association’s Talent show held on Feb. 24. The show highlighted the talents of BC students of all ages from all walks of life and consisted of many acts, including dancers, singers, musicians, and poets. Though the SGA was prepared... Read more »

SGA seeks more turnouts for elections

Gregory D. Cook, Photographer
February 29, 2012

On March 20-21, the students of Bakersfield College will once again have the opportunity to decide who will be the new officers of their Student Government Association by casting their votes in BC’s spring elections. But this year, the SGA is making a few changes in the process, hoping to improve voter... Read more »

Levan Institute brings art of Tai Chi to Bakersfield College

Nicholas Sparling, Reporter
February 29, 2012

Bakersfield College is bringing the ancient art of Tai Chi to its halls through the Levan Institute for Lifelong Learning. The class is taught by local martial arts instructor David Woods and teaches students martial arts through slow, graceful, gentle movements. “[Tai Chi is] most commonly practiced... Read more »

Women’s hoops falls short of playoff berth

Esteban Ramirez, Sports Editor
February 29, 2012

Bakersfield College women’s basketball team beat West Los Angeles on Feb. 18 to get its first Western State Conference title, but fell short of a playoff berth. BC coach Paula Dahl commented that the reason why they missed out on the playoffs is because Canyons had a better record against Citrus College. “Since... Read more »

BC recipient of major Chevron donation

Angie DelGado, Reporter
February 29, 2012

Chevron announced a donation of $1.5 million to schools in Kern County at the Bakersfield College Science and Engineering quad during Engineer’s Week on Feb. 21. “Chevron’s goal is to engage students, and have them understand that careers in engineering, science, and math are tangible and easy... Read more »

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