The Renegade Rip

Queen & Slim runs away to a beautiful outcome

David Portillo, Reporter

December 11, 2019

“Queen & Slim” is a 2019 film that acts as a social commentary for police brutality, social justice, and racism in America. The film is directed by Melina Matsoukas and was distributed by Universal Pictures. The two main characters of the film are queen and slim, played by Jodie Turner-Smith and Daniel Kaluuya. The movie is seen as an African American take on the...

Op-Ed: My bitter-sweet emotions of K-Mart closing in Tehachapi

Bianca Cacciola, Reporter

December 11, 2019

The K-Mart in Tehachapi is closing in December. While it was an anticipated closing, due to Walmart opening in town this past August, it is a bittersweet reality my family has to face. While I was growing up, my parents both worked so my grandma would take care of me in the mornings until one of their shifts ended. She would put some lipstick on my cheeks, grab my hand and...

The grand opening of the Vernon Valenzuela Veterans Resource Center

Jacqueline Gutierrez, Reporter

December 11, 2019

BC veterans, students, and faculty members celebrated the grand opening of the new Veterans Resource Center (VRC) on Dec. 10. The VRC temporarily relocated to Levinson Hall while the construction of the new VRC happened, but now the VRC is located next to the LA building and the forum. The VRC celebrated the grand opening and the renaming of the building. The new building...

“Carol of the Bells” premieres at Fox Theater

Alex Gutierrez, Reporter

December 4, 2019

Inclusion Films premiered a heartfelt Christmas themed movie called “Carol of the Bells” Tuesday night at the Historic Fox Theater in Bakersfield. The event kicked off with the actors and actresses of the movie walking the red carpet in front of the Fox as the community was steadily filling the theater. Inside, it was nearly a full house at the premiere with guests...

CALM gets nominated for USA Today’s “10 Best Zoo Light Shows” award

Bianca Cacciola, Reporter

December 4, 2019

The California Living Museum (CALM) has made itself a holiday tradition in Bakersfield for more than a decade. The HolidayLights display and activities provide festive opportunities for families, friends, and anyone interested in going. “For the past 16 years, HolidayLights has dazzled the community, created family traditions and helped generate much-needed revenue to...

Bitwise Industries prepares for Bakersfield opening

David Portillo, Reporter

December 4, 2019

Bitwise Industries is a technological ecosystem, activating human potential to elevate underdog cities across the country. Beginning as far back as 2013, Bitwise Industries is now scheduled to open and build a location in Bakersfield California in 2020. The industry is looking to bring opportunities in the technology industry to Kern County and other cities that are lacking...

Changes made to season 28 of “Dancing with the Stars”

Bianca Cacciola, Reporter

November 30, 2019

Season 28 of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” has come and gone with a new champion crowned. The most recent star of “The Bachelorette” Hannah Brown, and her partner, professional dancer Alan Bersten, were named the winners of the 12-week dance competition on Nov. 25.  While the new champion has faced backlash on her win, the majority of complaints have been wi...

BC Veterans Resource center gathers items for troops overseas

Jacqueline Gutierrez, Reporter

November 25, 2019

The Veterans Resource Center partnered with the Blue Star Moms and gathered care package items for troops who are deployed overseas at the Operation: Not Forgotten event in front of the admissions building on Nov. 19. “We take donations a few times around the year and they [the Blue Star Moms] take those items and at different points, in the year they pack everything up...

Men’s soccer team wins conference championships for the first time in history

Jacqueline Gutierrez, Reporter

November 25, 2019

The BC men’s soccer team won the Western State Conference (WSC) South and entered the post season California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) for the first time in BC history. The soccer team is coached by Vayron Martinez (head coach), Jason Trejos (assistant coach), and Edwin Samuel Morataya (assistant coach). The soccer team entered the WSC South post...

Cobre, an International muralist visits Bakersfield

Cobre, an International muralist visits Bakersfield

November 25, 2019

The city of Bakersfield was visited by Andres Iglesias, an international art muralist from Santa Fe, Argentina. Iglesias is best known in the artistic...

CASA holds superhero run

CASA holds superhero run

November 18, 2019

The Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA) held a yearly running event the theme of the run was superheroes. According to the Kern website,...

Rad Tech Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Tiarra McCormick, Reporter

November 18, 2019

In a classroom full of students, supporters, and past and present program directors. Bakersfield College celebrated the Radiologic Technology program's 50th anniversary with refreshments, a showcase of equipment, and conversation. The event was held on campus and was honored by special guest Chris Parlier from the Mayor's office. The Mayor’s office presented the program with...

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