The Renegade Rip

Race for State Senate heats up

Laura Lanfray, Reporter

October 29, 2018

Shannon Grove and Ruth Musser-Lopez are running for California’s 16th district Senate seat in the general election on Nov. 6. Comprised of many cities throughout Kern, San Bernardino, and Tulare Counties, the 16th district's population of about 922,123 people makes it the largest in the state. The Current senator, Jean Fuller, is finishing her final term after serving eight year...

AB 705 will affect students hoping to transfer from Bakersfield College

Miranda Defoor, Web and Social Media Editor

October 17, 2018

Academic Development (ACDV) classes have been offered at Bakersfield College for students returning to college or students who would otherwise have trouble succeeding in transfer-level courses without additional preparation. Many ACDV classes are a stepping stone to the transfer-level courses students need to leave BC, and in that way, a stepping stone to their success. Commu...

Campus rapist sentenced to life in prison without parole

Paige Atkison, Editor-in-Chief

September 28, 2018

Convicted rapist Brandon Robinson, 21, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, along with an additional 19 years and eight months on Sept. 26. Robinson was convicted of all 15 felony charges against him on Aug. 14. The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney John Allen. During the hearing, Robinson’s attorney, Ron Carter, requested that it be taken into...

Kern High School District discusses current school climates

Cassidy Eisen, Reporter

September 28, 2018

The Kern High School District (KHSD) held a community forum at West High School to discuss student behavior and school climate on the evening of Sept. 20. The forum highlighted the district’s efforts to implement new student disciplinary procedures which focus on ways to improve issues of student behavior rather than turning to disciplinary actions such as suspensions...

Bakersfield College Closes due to Brush Fire

Paige Atkison, Editor-in-Chief

August 9, 2018

Bakersfield College was closed today due to a brush fire near the Panorama Bluffs. The main campus was closed in the late afternoon after smoke began to fill the air ducts of multiple buildings. The fire, located on the corner of Panorama Dr. and Hayley has burned across 100 acres, according to Bakersfield Fire Department Batt. Chief John Frando. The main campus will r...

Woman attacked by a male near the college campus

Mario Saldaña, Digital Content Editor

January 23, 2017

The Bakersfield College Department of Public Safety was informed of an incident that occurred on Christmas Tree Lane near Mt. Vernon Avenue between 8:30 am and 9:00 am on the morning of Jan. 23. A female student walking to the campus this morning on Christmas Tree Lane near Mt. Vernon Avenue noticed a Hispanic Male, late teens to early 20’s Average build, 5’2”,...

Acrobats come to town

Lily Fahel

February 22, 2007

The Golden Dragon Acrobats were literally jumping through hoops to please their audience at the Rabobank Theater on Tuesday, Feb. 27. The Bakersfield Community Concert Association's president Carol E. Smith opened the show by thanking Fruitvale Junior High's 7-8th grade concert band for performing the pre-concert music and also the BCCA members and audience for their support...

BC recieves accreditation

Katherine J. White

February 22, 2007

Bakersfield College has crossed the finish line into accreditation. On Feb.13, BC President Bill Andrews got the good news in the form of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges Commission Report for the Commission's Jan. 10-12, 2007 official meeting. The report states that BC is being granted the status of Reaffirmed Accreditation on the Basis of a Comprehensive...

Optimist Club raises money, helps children

Earl Parsons

February 7, 2007

The Optimist club is an international organization dedicated to helping children, and now they have installed a chapter at BC. BC's Optimist club has 28 members and two advisers, Julie Lowe and T.G. Thomas, who are professors on campus. Optimist International, created in 1919, has precincts all over the world that help young people in their respective communities. They have...

Better Business Bureau helps inform

Earl Parsons

February 7, 2007

The Better Business Bureau (BBB), along with local, state, and federal government agencies declared the week of Feb. 4 Consumer Awareness Week. The BBB is an organization in the United States and Canada that acts as a conduit between consumers and businesses. While they do not have the authority to enforce business laws, the BBB website has information on illegal business...

Students having difficulties leaving community colleges

Katherine J. White

February 7, 2007

State community college policies are adept at getting people in community colleges, but they are not good at getting them out. That is the judgment of Colleen Moore, research specialist for the Institute for Higher Education Leadership and Policy. Moore, in collaboration with fellow researcher Nancy Shulock complied a report concerning obstacles to student success and degree...

East Hills Mall holds Health Expo

Maryann Kopp

February 7, 2007

The Heart & Stroke Health Expo 2007 was held at the East Hills Mall on Saturday, Feb. 10. It spread mainly throughout the middle of the mall, with the food court taking center stage. There were myriad booths providing health screenings and information, all free to the public. A fairly large turnout participated in all sorts of health assessments (from cholesterol screenings...

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