BC faculty and staff criticize new policy

Robert Mullen, Sports Editor
May 7, 2014

The Kern Community College District’s Board of Trustees decided to increase the district-wide mandatory reserves to 15 percent of the yearly budget, up from the five percent required by California law – a move which has caused some concern among the faculty and staff at Bakersfield College. Kate... Read more »

Award-winning author speaks in Levan Center

Amber hayden, Photographer
May 7, 2014

Award-winning director, screenplay writer, and author Marisa Silver visited the Levan Center April 24 to read passages from her book “Mary Coin.” Her book is based on the famous painting “The Migrant Mother,” which she spoke about before she read from her book. Silver has directed several movies... Read more »

Super Smash Bros. tournament attracts players

Bernie Rejon, Photo editor
May 7, 2014

Even after six years, Super Smash Bros. Brawl remains a popular choice for a tournament, so Ben Webby and a couple of his friends decided to host one at Wall Street Imprintables. “We’ve been playing this game for about three years, and we’ve wanted to see who is the best around,” Webby said. One... Read more »

Musical sounds of spring

Rigoberto Lopez, Photographer
May 7, 2014

Bakersfield College’s Spring Concert was held this semester outside of the gym, but director Tim Heasley mentioned that hopefully next year they would be performing in their new music room. There were three different types of bands playing: concert band, drumline and jazz ensemble. Heasley directed... Read more »

BC GSA hosts the Triwizard Tournament games

Sharida Rejon, Features editor
May 7, 2014

The Bakersfield College Gay Straight Association hosted their second GSA Fun Night on May 2. The Triwizard Tournament, which consisted of an evening of games and dancing, was themed around the Harry Potter films. Alex Delgado, president of the BC GSA, said that although the event is open to the community... Read more »

Haggard’s birthday bash raises funds to move historical house to Pioneer Village

Amber Hayden, Photographer
April 23, 2014

Even with the absence of Merle Haggard, his birthday was celebrated by guests at the Kern County Museum on April 6. The event was hosted by Citizens Preserving History try to raise funds to move the Haggard family home once more. Diane Sharman, Cofounder of Citizens Preserving History, commented about... Read more »

Wonderly will walk from Bakersfield to D.C.

Elias C. Ahumada, Reporter
April 23, 2014

Luke Wonderly begins his peace walk to the White House on April 26 from the famous Bakersfield sign, but Wonderly’s journey began when he was 15 years old. “I was born in Bakersfield in the late ’50s into a large family of six, which is predominantly very religious,” Wonderly said. He mentioned... Read more »

Bakersfield Sound brought back home

Joseph Coley Jr., Online Editor
April 23, 2014

Bakersfield music fans were given a special treat when Chris Shiflett and the Dead Peasants paid a visit to Sandrini’s on April 19. Not only were the fans who are in the know of Shiflett’s vast musical background allowed to be close in a small, intimate setting with rock ’n’ roll royalty, but... Read more »

Events Calendar

April 23, 2014

Wednesday, April 23   Bakersfield College Renegade Pantry sign-up day. Campus Center CC-4. For more information: thepantry@bakersfieldcollege.edu.   Thursday, April 24   “Laughter Yoga” Art and Spirituality Center, Mercy Hospital, 2215 Truxtun Ave. 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Free admission.... Read more »

Alumna still finds time for newspaper after 73 years

Myrissa Johns, News Editor
April 23, 2014

More than 70 years have passed since her time on The Renegade Rip, Bakersfield College’s student newspaper, and 92-year-old Josephine Audap still reads and edits newspaper publications. “There’s a columnist that makes the same mistakes over and over and nobody apparently notices them except me,”... Read more »

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