The Renegade Rip

Gold Medalist delivers speech to Bakersfield College students

Ja'Nell Gore, Reporter

November 9, 2018

Filed under Campus, Features

Gold Medalist, Oz Sanchez came to the Leven center on Nov. 8 to speak about different struggles he faced in life and how he made it through them. He emphasized that people have the power to control their own personal narrative. After overcoming adversity, he won two gold, three, bronze and one silver medal in the Paralympic Games. As a young adult Sanchez fell into the...

Veteran’s Center groundbreaking drew a crowd near campus center

Veteran’s Center groundbreaking drew a crowd near campus center

November 9, 2018

The groundbreaking ceremony for the new Veterans’ Resource Center at Bakersfield College brought many members of the community and local veterans to...

Men’s soccer ends in 0-0 tie

Franco Castelo, Reporter

October 29, 2018

Filed under Campus, Sports

The Renegade men’s Soccer team played against Citrus College on Friday, October 19 and came away with a tie of 0-0.  Throughout the entire game, both teams played defensively moving the ball on both sides of the field.  However, the first half was more of quick plays and playing defensively rather than the second half which was more on the aggressive side for bot...

Men’s soccer bests Glendale College during home game

Saad Kazi, Reporter

October 29, 2018

Filed under Campus, Sports

Freshman defender Edgar Gonzalez found the net twice in Bakersfield College’s men’s soccer home match against Glendale College on Oct. 16, helping his team clinch a 4-0 win. The shutout comes after the Renegades scored a combined total of only three goals in their three previous road games, all of which ended in ties. Freshman forward Jorge Pimentel started the mome...

BC holds music discussion

Taylor Jensen, Reporter

October 29, 2018

Filed under Campus, Features

Music of any genre, location, and artist can bring people together for just about anything, which is why it’s been claimed as such a powerful art. Reggie Williams, Director of the Levan Center, Josh Ottum, Professor of Commercial Music, and Kris Tiner, Jazz Director, held a discussion of how music reflects society in the Levan Center on Oct. 25. Williams started the eve...

Professors discuss college enrollment rates

Saad Kazi, Reporter

October 26, 2018

Filed under Campus, Features

In the Oct. 24 Renegade Roundtable “Does Society Send Too Many People to College? “ each of four Bakersfield College professors agreed on one answer: no. Erin Miller, Steven Holmes, Michael Harvath, and Neal Stanifer brought up data and examples to support their points in the Levan Center discussion regarding whether the problem of rising college costs is due to the...

Author of “ The Nature of California,” Sarah Wald speaks at the Levan Center

Rosa Salazar, Reporter

October 26, 2018

Filed under Campus, Features

The Levan Center at Bakersfield College hosted guest speaker Sarah Wald on Thursday, Oct. 18. Wald, Associate professor of English and Environmental Studies at the University of Oregon, gave a presentation on her book, “The Nature of California: Race, Citizenship, and Farming since the Dust Bowl.” Wald discussed her book “The Nature of California: Race, Citizenship, and Farming since the Dust Bowl,” and had a Q&A session afterward...

United Farm Workers Foundation hosts workshop to inform on immigration rights

Hector Martinez, Feature Editor

October 26, 2018

Filed under Campus, Features

The United Farm Workers Foundation (UFW Foundation), a nonprofit organization that works to give access to legal status for immigrant workers, had a “Know Your Rights” workshop inside the Collins Conference Center on Oct. 18 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. The objective of the workshop was to further explain immigrational rights for those if anyone ever encounters an immigration...

BC’s Agriculture career expo gives students insight to the AG industry

BC’s Agriculture career expo gives students insight to the AG industry

Laura Lanfray, Reporter

October 26, 2018

Filed under Campus, Features

Agriculture students from all around Bakersfield were treated to a glimpse of the future of agriculture through Bakersfield College’s Agriculture Career...

Bakersfield College hosts Movies for Mental Health

Taylor Jensen, Reporter

October 26, 2018

Filed under Campus, Features

Mental illness affects millions of people, but it can carry a stigma. Films and discussions on this issue took place in BC’s Fireside Room for Art with Impact: Movies for Mental Health on Oct. 17.  Leslie Poston, Movies for Mental Health Facilitator, presented three short films that consisted of stories of people with mental illness followed by open discussions. Last...

BC’s Orchestra performs seasonal concert

BC’s Orchestra performs seasonal concert

Katalina Quintanilla, Reporter

October 25, 2018

Filed under Campus, Features

Bakersfield College’s Concert Band and Orchestra came together to perform their seasonal “Fall for Music” concert at the Edward Simsonsen Perfor...

California Community Colleges chancellor informs students of changes with AB 705

Bryana Lozoya, Reporter

October 25, 2018

Filed under Campus, News

California Community Colleges (CCC) Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley hosted an interview for community college reporters on Oct. 18. Student reporters in California community colleges were given the opportunity to interview Oakley on various topics such as the Vision for Success, AB 705, the Guided Pathway framework, and much more. The Vision for Success was adopted by the Boa...

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