Important history shouldn’t be ignored

March 19, 2014

With a large amount of festivities put on at Bakersfield College, you would think that every year during Black History Month there would be some kind of event or series of events planned. Nope! It wasn’t even acknowledged once by BC or SGA. No events were planned, and we didn’t even see a mention... Read more »

Vote reveals biased views

May 1, 2013

This whole semester everyone has been focusing on the pending smoking policy. Bakersfield College Student Government Association held a vote and the students have spoken. The board is now taking the necessary steps for a tobacco-free campus. Now that’s great. This is what the student body wants. We... Read more »

Finally an answer for the age-old question

April 17, 2013

In the process of creating our student newspaper, we have grown accustomed to asking questions to stay informed. However, there is one question that gets asked of us that we cannot, for the life of us, find an answer to: What does “Rip” stand for? There has been some conjecture over the years that... Read more »

Esteban Ramirez

Esteban Photo

August 23, 2012

Being a sports fan, Esteban Ramirez became a sports writer and is now the Sports Editor for the Renegade Rip. This is the second semester for him as the Sports Editor. He’s covered and written stories on sports like men’s and women’s basketball, wrestling, swimming, track and field, soccer, softball... Read more »

Omar Oseguera

Omar photo

August 23, 2012

After showing interest in the journalistic side of photography, Omar joined the Rip to showcase his talents. After a whole semester as a photographer, Omar starts his second semester as photo and multimedia editor. With a very strong devotion to his outside hobbies, such as music and cycling; Omar is... Read more »

Martin Chang

Martin Photo

August 23, 2012

Martin Chang is the Features and Opinions editor for The Renegade Rip. He also takes photos. He has covered a variety of stories, from concerts at The Dome, to music reviews. His column “As my Brains Explodes” covers what he believes about culture, music and other things. He plays guitar and writes... Read more »

Patricia Rocha

August 23, 2012

After Patricia was told by her high school counselor that there was no way she could major in Ginger Rogers movies, journalism was easily her next choice. She became editor in chief of her high school paper after only one semester. When she started attending Bakersfield College, she was quick to get... Read more »

Zak S. Cowan Editor in Chief


January 13, 2012

The daily grind of journalism is what Zak S. Cowan lives for, and he is in the perfect position for such a characteristic: Editor in Chief. Zak got into journalism to cover the world of sports, mainly because he loves the atmosphere but has no physical ability to compete. He is in his fourth and final... Read more »

Patricia Rocha Copy Editor

January 13, 2012

Jon Nelson Features Editor

January 13, 2012

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