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BC football player Jonathan Garcia dies

BC football player Jonathan Garcia dies

Lizette Chavez, Editor-in-Chief

Football player Jonathan Sebastian Garcia was killed crossing the street after a mild car accident on Sept. 8. Garcia was a defensive lineman for Bakersfield College and wore the number 73. The BC football team held a memorial...

September 20, 2017No Comments

Fire alarm delays board of trustees meeting

Ambria King, Photo Editor

On Sept. 14 at 12:50 p.m. the Bakersfield College Weill Institute was evacuated due to a smoke alarm being activated in an elevator inside the building. The Kern Community College District's Board of Trustees meeting was...

September 14, 2017No Comments

Measure J funds are being allocated to projects around BC

Alexandra Apatiga, Reporter

Last November of 2016, Kern County citizens voted to pass Measure J, a $503 million bond that would go toward renovations and construction projects within the Kern Community College District, with the first allotment of funds...

September 11, 2017No Comments

Recent News Stories

Fill water bottles at new fountains

Fill water bottles at new fountains

September 7, 2017

Fall semester at Bakersfield College will be a bit more refreshing for members of the student body, staff and faculty. The purchase and installment of two hydration stations on BC campus will provide cold filtered water in seconds. The hydration stations are expected to reduce the use of plastic water...

BC is now completely tobacco free

September 7, 2017

As of the current 2017 fall semester, Bakersfield College is a completely tobacco-free campus. After passing through various committees, the procedure was finally approved by the District Consultation Council last spring semester. BC previously followed state law by not allowing smoking within 20...

Rally held in Yokuts park to oppose Trump

Rally held in Yokuts park to oppose Trump

September 7, 2017

In favor of the about 100 people that attended a rally at Yokutz Park, the National Monuments that are in California were not a part of the three that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommended to be altered. The rally, which took place on Aug. 22 on an afternoon with the temperature reaching 91, was...

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Campus

Fire alarm delays board of trustees meeting

Ambria King, Photo Editor

On Sept. 14 at 12:50 p.m. the Bakersfield College Weill Institute was evacuated due to a smoke alarm being activated in an elevator inside the building. The Kern Community...

September 14, 2017No Comments

Welcome week at BC welcomes new students to campus

Jenny Brito, Reporter

Bakersfield College welcomed new students with activities, food, music, and entertainment. During the first two weeks of class, Welcome Week introduced students to life as...

September 7, 2017No Comments

Mentalist bends metal with his mind

Mentalist bends metal with his mind

Ambria King, Photo Editor

Bakersfield College welcomed students back for the fall semester with another edition of Mind Surfin’, a mentalist show. The performance, which took place in the cafeteria...

September 7, 2017No Comments

Improv at The Black Box excites

Improv at The Black Box excites

Ambria King, Photo Editor

Bakersfield improv troupe Brian’s Beard graced Bakersfield College with a laugh-out-loud performance on Aug. 31. The two-part performance took place in The Black Box,...

September 7, 2017No Comments

Renegade Struggles: Anthony Rodriguez

September 7, 2017

Being disabled was never a burden for Anthony Rodriguez, 29, a sophomore student at Bakersfield College who is majoring in Kinesiology....

AAMP hopes to help BC students graduate

September 7, 2017

African American Mentor Program, or AAMP, is a tool provided by Bakersfield College to help African American students at BC stay...

Fill water bottles at new fountains

September 7, 2017

Fall semester at Bakersfield College will be a bit more refreshing for members of the student body, staff and faculty. The purchase...

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Features

Kern County Museum holds Village Fest to celebrate local restaurants

Kern County Museum holds Village Fest to celebrate local restaurants

Jenny Brito, Reporter

The Kern County Museum opened its doors for the yearly Bakersfield Village Fest. The event drew approximately 5,000 people who enjoyed a night full of music, drinks and a...

September 20, 2017No Comments

Welcome week at BC welcomes new students to campus

Jenny Brito, Reporter

Bakersfield College welcomed new students with activities, food, music, and entertainment. During the first two weeks of class, Welcome Week introduced students to life as...

September 7, 2017No Comments

Mentalist bends metal with his mind

Mentalist bends metal with his mind

Ambria King, Photo Editor

Bakersfield College welcomed students back for the fall semester with another edition of Mind Surfin’, a mentalist show. The performance, which took place in the cafeteria...

September 7, 2017No Comments

Improv at The Black Box excites

Improv at The Black Box excites

Ambria King, Photo Editor

Bakersfield improv troupe Brian’s Beard graced Bakersfield College with a laugh-out-loud performance on Aug. 31. The two-part performance took place in The Black Box,...

September 7, 2017No Comments

Renegade Struggles: Anthony Rodriguez

September 7, 2017

Being disabled was never a burden for Anthony Rodriguez, 29, a sophomore student at Bakersfield College who is majoring in Kinesiology....

AAMP hopes to help BC students graduate

September 7, 2017

African American Mentor Program, or AAMP, is a tool provided by Bakersfield College to help African American students at BC stay...

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Sports

Renegade volleyball scores another win

Renegade volleyball scores another win

Alexandra Apatiga, Reporter

Last Saturday, Sept. 2, was the Bakersfield College women’s volleyball team’s first home game at the Gil Bishop Sports Center against LA Pierce. The Renegades won 3-0....

September 13, 2017No Comments

Freshman Solis proves she’s double threat; BC knocked out

Freshman Solis proves she’s double threat; BC knocked out

Mario Saldaña, Digital Content Editor

When it comes to the Bakersfield College softball team, Alexis Solis has made a huge impact throughout the season. As the season came to a close with their last game on April...

May 3, 2017No Comments

Quan making a splash in  women’s swim program

Quan making a splash in women’s swim program

Mario Saldaña, Digital Content Editor

The Bakersfield College women’s swimming season is coming to a close with one more meet to go, though there is one swimmer who has been improving and been racking up points...

May 3, 2017No Comments

BC athletes advance to SoCal track meet

Rip Staff

Bakersfield College’s Mason Grantz placed first in two events and second in another during the Western State Conference Finals track and field meet April 29 at Moorpark...

May 3, 2017No Comments

Freshman Acevedo highlights young core as BC women’s tennis resets for next year

Freshman Acevedo highlights young core as BC women’s tennis resets for next year

Daulton James Jones, Reporter

The Bakersfield College women’s tennis team had a lot of bright spots this season, and one of the brightest has been freshman Ariana Acevedo. With her doubles partner Serena...

May 3, 2017No Comments

Beach volleyball has triumphant return

Beach volleyball has triumphant return

Sam L. Jaime, Sports Editor

The Bakersfield College beach volleyball program is nearing the end of its second season in the Western State Conference. The Renegades have found continuing success heading...

May 3, 2017No Comments

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Reviews

‘Rick and Morty’ season three keeps up the pace

‘Rick and Morty’ season three keeps up the pace

Megan Fenwick, Social media Editor

The comedic adult cartoon “Rick and Morty” is in the middle of airing its third season and it’s better than it’s ever been. The show’s strength this season has definitely...

September 13, 2017No Comments

New York’s best seller is great

September 11, 2017

New York’s best-selling author AJ Mendez Brooks revealed her secret weapon to the world on what led...

Local movie ‘Border Brothers’ Funny but not strong

Local movie ‘Border Brothers’ Funny but not strong

May 4, 2017

Can “Border Brothers” really be compared to Pineapple Express meets the Hangover? Probably in the...

Strapless Bra ready to change the game

Strapless Bra ready to change the game

May 3, 2017

If you have any type of social media account I’m sure you have seen hundreds of videos floating around...

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