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BCSGA holds Senate meeting via Zoom

Angel Magdaleno, Reporter

April 23, 2020

Representatives of the Bakersfield College Student Government Association (BCSGA) came together for a Body of the Senate meeting on April 22 where they discussed committee meetings and results of the SGA online elections.  Seven of the eight officers were present during the meeting.  Current representatives congratulated winners of the election for next year’s SGA...

BCSGA hosts Spring Fling online

Mariah Arviso, Reporter

April 21, 2020

Bakersfield College held a virtual Spring Fling week, April 13 to April 17, to bring some virtual enjoyment to students and staff during these uncertain times.   BC originally had an on-campus Spring Fling week scheduled, but due to the growing pandemic, the Bakersfield College Student Government Association (BCSGA) developed a week of virtual events. T...

BC holds SGA elections online

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Bianca Cacciola, Editor-in-chief

April 19, 2020

Bakersfield College Student Government Association (BCSGA) held elections for the upcoming academic school year from April 13 through April 16. Despite BC...

BC loans Chromebooks to students

Mariah Arviso, Reporter

April 19, 2020

Bakersfield College launched the Laptop Loaner Program on April 9 due to the high demand of laptops needed for students to practice distant learning.   Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all courses were transferred to an online format. Doing so left many students struggling to continue current courses because they didn’t have the materials or resources needed. Bakersfield Coll...

Tony Iton speaks about health during an online speech

Marina Gonzalez, Reporter

April 17, 2020

Dr. Tony Iton, along with BC faculty, held an online Zoom presentation to discuss whether the zip code or genetic code is a good predictor of healthy communities and reasons of bad health. “If you want to change health, you invest up stream,” Dr. Tony Iton said. Iton is the Senior Vice President for Healthy Communities at the California Endowment.  He shared a...

BC hosts first virtual escape room

Olivia Patterson, Reporter

April 14, 2020

The Office of Student Life (OSL) and Bakersfield College Student Government Association (BCSGA) hosted the first online virtual escape room on April 13.  BCSGA and OSL worked closely together to create multiple diverse virtual activities.  The virtual escape room tested the participants’ knowledge about the campus with puzzles and riddles throughout their quest, l...

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...

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