The Renegade Rip

BC kicks off new semester with Welcome Week

Alex Gutierrez, Reporter

September 5, 2019

Bakersfield College rolled out all the festivities to welcome in returning & new students for the new fall semester. The week-long event known as ‘Welcome Week’ hosts all kinds of different events starting the first day of classes, exclusively for the week of Aug. 26 – Sep. 5. There was a lot of excitement from students since Welcome Week offers a variety of free...

Richard Aimes shows the spoons he is going to bend with his mind during the mentalist show at Bakersfield College.

The Mentalist returns to BC

September 5, 2019

The fall semester has just begun and students’ minds are being read. BC students were treated to a popular mentalist show on Aug. 28 in the BC cafeteria. The...

TJ Cox (center) visits the Bakersfield College for a Power Lunch with students and Nicky Damania (left) and Jonathan Maddon (right).

Congressman Cox Visits BC

August 28, 2019

The Bakersfield College Student Government Association (BCSGA) welcomed congressman TJ Cox to speak at the Levan Center, August 28. This is the first...

Book Talk hosted by Dr. Mario T. Garcia at Bakersfield College

Amir Guyton, Reporter

May 8, 2019

The Levan Center hosted Book Talk with Dr. Mario T. Garcia which took place at Bakersfield College on May 2. During the talk, Dr. Mario T. Garcia talked on his new book “Father Luis Olivares, A Biography: Faith, Politics and the Origins of the Sanctuary Movement in Los Angeles.” Throughout the discussion, Garcia went over pieces of his book, which the biography runs ...

BC’s Math Club Presents Research Projects

Amy Sarmiento, Reporter

May 8, 2019

Students in BC's Math Club presented their research projects in the Fine Arts building on May 3. The event was organized by Math professor Jonathon Brown. Each student had the podium for 10 minutes to present using a PowerPoint, and a couple of minutes for a Q&A following their speech. One of the research presentations was done by BC students Jesus Medina and Jonathon Marti...

A retiring custodian’s farewell to BC

May 8, 2019

Custodian Ruben Rosales, I’ve been a custodian for 23 years. I will be retiring on July 31, 2019. I want to express myself on being a successful custodian. First of all, you have to love what you do every day. You have to come to work with a good attitude, if you have problems do not bring them to work, they will affect your work and your attitude toward others. When you’re...

An evening of BC Choir and Chamber Singers

Laura Lanfray, Feature Editor

May 8, 2019

In an evening of world music and fund-raising, the Bakersfield College Choir and Chamber Singers performed their spring choral concert titled, “Elements” in the Edward Simonsen Performing Arts Center on April 26. The show featured a variety of songs and music which celebrate life as a whole under the theme of the elements of earth, air, fire, and water. Jennifer Garett,...

Music discussed in the Levan Center

Taylor Jensen, Editor-in-Chief

May 8, 2019

Deep Cuts and Conversation took place for the final time this semester in the Levan Center on May 30. Philosophy Professor and Levan Center Director Reggie Williams, Jazz Ensemble Director Kris Tiner, and Commercial Music Professor Josh Ottum present songs of their choice that have an underlying meaning that match the theme of the event and then ask the audience for song requests. Williams mentioned that the...

Bakersfield College’s main campus suffers vandalism

Taylor Jensen, Editor-in-Chief

May 3, 2019

The Director of Student Life, Nicky Damania reported Friday that since Sunday evening “various inappropriate stickers have been placed strategically on our [Bakersfield College main] campus. The other night our food services truck was vandalized with inappropriate drawings.” Damania says that there has been a defacement of banners, posters, and fliers. Extra Public...

Q&A: BC’s star softball pitcher, Kylee Fahy

BC’s softball pitcher Kylee Fahy during a conference game at the Dean & Adah Gay Sports Complex. Fahy is currently leading the state with strikeouts.

Haley Duval, Photo Editor

April 26, 2019

For the last 17 years, Kylee Fahy’s life has always been about softball. Bakersfield College’s right-handed softball pitcher is ranked No. one in strikeouts...

A new set of BCSGA officers have been appointed for next academic year

New BCSGA President Samatha Pulido.

Logan King, Reporter

April 26, 2019

Elections at Bakersfield College have ended seemingly without notice. The election this semester lacked candidates for the majority of open positions and...

BC presents the life of Chicano activist Oscar Zeta Acosta

Stacie Norris, Reporter

April 26, 2019

The documentary “The Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo” played for BC students in Forum 101 on the BC campus April 24. This documentary was presented to others the life of Oscar Zeta Acosta. Acosta was an attorney who played an important role in the Chicano movement. Born in El Paso, TX in1935, Acosta moved with his family when he was a small boy to River...

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