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Bakersfield College Student Welcome Week

Bakersfield College Student Welcome Week

January 16, 2019

The spring semester kicked off at Bakersfield College and with that came an array of first time and returning students, including the frantic search for...

Renegade Roundtable discusses racial injustice in the Levan Center

Ja'Nell Gore, Reporter

December 5, 2018

Filed under Campus

A roundtable talk on racial injustice and the justice system was held in the Levan Center on Nov. 28. Four different professors from Bakersfield College gave their insight on racial inequality in the justice system. Neal Stanifer started the discussion with the topic of jay-walking. He mentioned how the name jay-walking was given referring to the bird and that it typically...

Bakersfield College Chamber Singers host Christmas dinner concert

Laura Lanfray, Reporter

December 5, 2018

Filed under Campus

The Bakersfield College Chamber Singers marked the beginning of the Christmas Season with their annual Holiday dinner concert "Christmas Through the Ages" on Saturday, Dec. 1. The Bakersfield College cafeteria the held dinner and show with entry through the fireside room. Tickets were $15 for adults and $10 for children under ten years old. As the crowd settled at their...

Annual BC Jazz ensemble brings Christmas spirit

Cassidy Eisen, Reporter

December 5, 2018

Filed under Campus, Features, Who Knew?

The BC Jazz ensemble brought the spirit of Christmas to campus at their annual winter concert in the Simonsen Performance Center on Dec. 3. Directed by Kris Tiner, the group performed familiar Christmas tunes from artists Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, and P.I. Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite to an almost full house. Tiner thanked the audience for coming and suppor...

BC Consent Project meets with fellow Renegade students

Cameron Johnson, Reporter

December 5, 2018

Filed under Campus

The Bakersfield College Consent Project held a meet and greet on Thursday, Nov. 29 at the Campus Center. The meet and greet gave the Project an opportunity to meet Bakersfield College’s student body and communicate to them their core values. Vice President Fitzgerald Graves was manning the Project’s table, which featured informational pamphlets and flyers for upcoming events....

BC’s Office of Student Life presents suicide discussion

Saad Kazi, Reporter

December 5, 2018

Filed under Campus

There’s a ‘silent epidemic’ that affects 25% of adults and about 10% of every college campus. It’s called depression, and though no one likes to talk about their own stories, it’s leading some people to take their own lives every day. Bakersfield College’s Office of Student Life held an informative presentation discussing the causes, consequences, and stigmas...

Bakersfield College students perform LGBT play “The Boys in the Band”

Charr Davenport, Reporter

November 25, 2018

Filed under Campus, Features

The Bakersfield College Performing Arts Theater Department presented the controversial 1968 play “The Boys in the Band” from Nov 14 - 17. More importantly, the cast and crew made an effort to help educate people about the LGBTQ+ community after each show. “The Boys in the Band” is a play about Michael (played by Robert Montero-Blanks), a gay man who is throwing a...

BC details the history of museums

Saad Kazi, Reporter

November 25, 2018

Filed under Campus, Features

There are approximately 850 million visits each year to American museums, more than the attendance for all major league sporting events and theme parks combined. “Who knew?” Professor David Koeth asked when listeners gave puzzled reactions to this statement. Different aspects of museums were shared by Bakersfield College faculty members Duane Anderson, Rae Ann Kumelos, Nan Gomez-H...

Cultures explored during International Education

Katalina Quintanilla, Reporter

November 25, 2018

Filed under Campus, Features, Who Knew?

International Education Week kicked off on Nov. 13 with two days of celebration at Bakersfield College with the theme, “Passport to the World.”  Bakersfield College International Student Organization (ISO) represented a diversity of countries and cultures.  With the help of ISO, BC students had the privilege to learn about their own international students as well...

BC graduation rates increase

Katalina Quintanilla, Reporter

November 25, 2018

Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Many students dismiss the idea of attending a community college right after high school. Why? The reputation of attending a community college is that many never finish what they start and end up dropping out. However, Bakersfield College changed that stigma with an increase with their graduation and transfer rates. According to the California Community College’s webs...

Moorpark College gets demolished by BC’s team

Franco Castelo, Reporter

November 9, 2018

Filed under Campus, Sports

The Renegade football team played against Moorpark College on Nov. 3 in Memorial Stadium and left with a huge win, with the final score of 31-0. For the first half, both teams played well.  Cameron Roberson scored the first touchdown with a return of 77 yards.  Bakersfield College displayed great plays and dominated both offensively and defensively. By the end of t...

Women’s soccer edges out win against Citrus

Hector Martinez, Features Editor

November 9, 2018

Filed under Campus, Sports

On Oct. 30 the Bakersfield College Women’s soccer team defeated Citrus College 1-0 at Memorial Stadium.  The first half was dominated by the Renegade’s soccer team. Even though the Renegades produced many goal-scoring, opportunities were not able to finish them either because there were offside calls or goalkeeper saves. The first half finished 0-0.  BC score...

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