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2015-2016 The Renegade Rip Staff

Sara Lievanos


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Kyle Chidgey


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Misty Severi


Misty Severi is double majoring in Journalism and History.  Though her career of choice is journalism.  This is her second semester at BC, and first semester on the Rip.  She was homeschooled up until college, but she was raised... 

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Kyle Cortez


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Jacob Tovar


Jake Tovar has two best friends, his camera and music. If you ever see him around campus he'll always have a camera in his right hand and his headphones in, most likely listening to hip-hop. Only have taken one journalism class,... 

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Freddie Ward


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Felicity Tomisaka


Felicity Tomisaka is a second-year student at Bakersfield College. Felicity is planning on majoring in journalism. She reports on sports, news and features for the newspaper. This is her last semester on the Rip and is looking... 

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Chris Miller


Chris Miller is the Rip's obligatory nerd. Chris is a competitive gamer specializing in Gears of War, Smash Bros. 4, the Pokemon Trading Card Game, and much more. He would like to become a full-time video game reviewer and eventually... 

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Crystal Valdez

Features Editor

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AK Pachla

Copy Editor

AK (Amy) Pachla speaks of writing as something she is, not something she does.  Born in Detroit, Michigan, AK is a relatively recent transplant to the Bakersfield Area, and is currently in her fifth semester at BC.  AK's future... 

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Albert Vargas

Opinions Editor

Julio Albert Vargas, also known as “NIMAK”, is a multimedia artist. He is familiar with many software programs, and his talents very from: art/ photography/ illustrator/ graphic design/ film maker/ producer/ and acting. He... 

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Joe Bergman

Photo & Sports Editor

Joe Bergman is like many on the campus of BC, a returning student.  After a 15-year career in law enforcement, he was medically retired. Being an avid sports photographer, he returned to BC to take classes that would help him... 

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Mohamed Bafakih

Contributing Editor

Mohamed is a contributing editor on The Rip this semester. A broadcast journalism major, his past duties have included: sports reporter, sports editor, and online/social media editor. This is his last semester on The Rip and is... 

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Marcus Castro

Contributing Editor

Marcus Castro is a contributing editor on The Rip this semester. He was the Editor in Chief in Fall 2015. Marcus is putting much of his focus toward page design this semester, but he still acts as a reporter on the newspaper.... 

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Mason J. Rockfellow

Editor in Chief

Profile coming soon. Awards: CCMA Best Photo Series – Honorable Mention (2016)

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