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BC hosts virtual career expo for students

Collin Koch, Reporter

April 1, 2020

Bakersfield College hosted an Industrial Technology and Transportation virtual career expo on April 1 for students interested in the industrial career field.  Various employers from around Kern County had Zoom calls for students to join and ask questions about specific industries. Businesses like Bolthouse Farms, Crown Lift Trucks, US Army and many more were able to connect with the...

BC daily coronavirus update

BC daily coronavirus update

March 19, 2020

Bakersfield College President Sonya Christian hosted a panel of speakers on March 19 to discuss how employees can continue to stay positive during the...

BC has entered wave one of an online format

Bianca Cacciola, Editor-in-Chief

March 12, 2020

Bakersfield College has entered wave one of transitioning face-to-face classes into an online modality as of March 12. Although there have been no confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Kern County, campus administration has remained active with updating students and faculty on the status of BC. The campus remains open, but only faculty that are ready to take...

The Rip wins Best of Show

Jocelyn Sandusky, Features Editor

March 4, 2020

The Renegade Rip was recognized by the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) at the national College Media Convention in San Francisco on Feb. 29. The Rip placed first in the best of show two-year campus website category and fifth in the two-year campus newspaper category. The Rip bested seven community colleges, who were also recognized in the category, including Mt. San Antonio...

BC campus taking precautions against the Coronavirus

Jocelyn Sandusky, Features Editor

March 4, 2020

As concern over the inevitable entry and growth of the coronavirus in the United States grows, Bakersfield College has implemented a system to help maintain a clean and healthy campus and has created a webpage where students can find information on preventative measures. There are currently not any plans to cancel classes unless the Kern County Department of Public Health...

BC Planetarium presents “From Earth to the Universe”

Angel Magdaleno, Reporter

March 2, 2020

The William M. Thomas Planetarium at Bakersfield College presented the show “From Earth to the Universe” on Feb. 26. The show was an introduction to space exploration over the past few millennia. “We just want to share [space exploration] knowledge with the Bakersfield public,” said Dr. John Menzies, a geography professor at Bakersfield College. The audience was mostly full...

BC Men’s Tennis team loses to the Santa Barbara Vaqueros

Adeli Arvizu, Reporter

March 2, 2020

The Bakersfield College Men’s Tennis team suffered a 9-0 loss at their home game against the Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) Vaqueros on Feb. 25. The Men’s tennis team has yet to win a game in the spring season, but showed improvement from their last game against Ventura College. The doubles matches kicked off the game with BC players Nayib Rivera and Juan Contreras...

BC theater presents “The Pillowman”

BC theater presents “The Pillowman”

February 24, 2020

A man sits in an interrogation room blindfolded, accused of a crime he may or may not have committed. Two detectives play mind games with him, not telling...

BC offers free mental health screening

Dunia Cantu, Reporter

February 21, 2020

The Office of Student Life in collaboration with the Student Health and Wellness Center held free mental health screenings for Bakersfield College students on Feb. 19. “We are encouraging it because mental health is something that is often overlooked. There is kind of no representation of anxiety and depression, that is often not recognized or nothing is done until things...

Social Justice and Equity speech at BC

Social Justice and Equity speech at BC

February 21, 2020

Award-winning author and professor Lori A. Flores, came to BC to talk about her book “Grounds for Dreaming,” on Feb. 20 in the Levan Center on the...

BC Renegade Roundtable discusses homelessness at the Levan Center

Marina Gonzalez, Reporter

February 20, 2020

Bakersfield College faculty members discussed homelessness and explained how people can and help at the Levan Center on Feb. 19. The BC faculty members were Neal Stanifer, Jack Hernandez, Erin Miller, Mike Harvath, and Steven Holmes. With homelessness rising in Bakersfield and Los Angeles, California had an estimate of 151,278 people experiencing homeless in January 2019...

Men’s Basketball loses to LA Valley Monarchs

Angel Magdaleno, Reporter

February 20, 2020

The Bakersfield College Men’s Basketball team faced off against the Los Angeles Valley College Monarchs on Feb. 19 at the Gil Bishop Sports Center. The Renegades lost a controlling lead of 10 points at the half to lose 64-60. After a slow start to the game, the Renegades were able to go on an 8-0 scoring run. After the scoring run, the Monarchs were able to close the gap, but the Gades kept pulling away, keeping their sco...

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