The Dissenteruption, Spring 2012
The Renegade Rip has been my passion for the past two years, and I am glad to go out with a bang. We have compiled these stories, meant for a magazine, in the form of the second installation of the Dissenteruption, an offspring of the Dissenter Magazine.
We, as your student publication, would love to bring you a full-fledged magazine, and I have no doubt that this staff could have pulled off the best Dissenter in its history, but we simply cannot afford it in these hard economic times.
Our publication pays for all printing for our newspapers through advertising, and this hampers our ability to do extra work to bring the Bakersfield College family the content they deserve.
But, we bring you what we can. We’ve brought BC an award-winning newspa- per, having recently taken first place for California Newspapers Publishers Association’s general excellence award, one of the most prestigious awards for California community college student newspapers, but we are always looking for new ways to cover life in Bakersfield and at BC and share these experiences with you, our readers.
So, we’ve brought you these stories, a look into the things that make Bakers- field unique, the good and the bad. In- side these eight pages are reflections and memories of our town, brought to you by some of the finest people I have ever been acquainted with: the writers and photographers of the Renegade Rip.
So sit back and delve into the minds of the best student newspaper in California as we investigate, report and observe in honor of you, the students of BC.
-Zak S. Cowan
The Dissenteruption is a publication of the BC journalism program.
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