The Renegade Rip

Refunds for college students during the coronavirus pandemic

Mariah Arviso, Reporter

March 31, 2020

The Chancellor of California Community colleges, Eloy Ortiz Oakley, signed an executive order (2020-21), on March 20, that allows students attending any community college in California to withdraw from classes with an excused withdraw on their transcripts, as well as receive refunds for any classes dropped.   This order was put into place to ensure the safety and well-bei...

2020 Census

Mariah Arviso, Reporter

March 31, 2020

The 2020 California Census count started on March 12 and will conclude on April 1.   Every ten years, the Census count happens to ensure that enough state funding is given based on the number of citizens in each state. Previous Census counts have determined the amount of funding California has gotten for health care, emergency services, and public schools. Some ...

Thoughtexchange throughout the coronavirus pandemic

Priscilla Carballo, Reporter

March 31, 2020

Thoughtexchange is a resource that is located in Canada and founded in 2009 and it has helped out while the coronavirus pandemic is ongoing. Thoughtexchange is an online resource that connects others. “We’ve [the employees at Thoughtexchange] built an awesome enterprise crowdsourcing platform that thousands of leaders around the world use to learn and bring people to...

Businesses that are remaining open during the coronavirus pandemic

Jocelyn Perez, Reporter

March 31, 2020

As the streets of Bakersfield continue to look more uninhabited, some businesses persevere through times of struggle. Most services that are known as essential, proceed in remaining open.  All Sno Shack locations will continue to remain open. Their hours of operation are starting from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Services are also available on GrubHub and doordash. Nearly all restau...

How COVID-19 may be transmitted

Jocelyn Perez, Reporter

March 31, 2020

There are still a number of unanswered questions that many have about COVID-19. The virus is fairly new and information is limited to even experts on how the virus is spread as they continue to conduct data.  According to health experts, the health measures that have begun to take place during late January have affected the transmission rate of COVID-19 to drop drastically. N...

Social media’s impact on the coronavirus pandemic

Marina Gonzalez, Reporter

March 27, 2020

Social media accounts sharing reports on the coronavirus has caused many fears and paranoia for people trying to avoid the outbreak. The media has produced reports and uploaded footage about the coronavirus outbreak in a way that has made viewers more afraid to be outside of their homes. According to the Fox 17 website, viewers are consuming a lot of information about t...

Grocery delivery services are unable to keep up with demand

Jocelyn Sandusky, Features Editor

March 26, 2020

As the U.S. sees a rapid increase in the number of coronavirus cases, many Americans are choosing to quarantine themselves in their home to help to stop the spread of the virus, and for some, to obey a stay-at-home order. Though people may leave their homes to get supplies from essential businesses like grocery stores, many are instead turning to technology to avoid large cr...

COVID-19 brings Kern County together

Collin Koch, Reporter

March 26, 2020

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Kern County are rising fast. This is not stopping the community of Bakersfield, however, from supporting one another during these times of panic. Churches have formed groups to help those in need of supplies and services, neighborhoods are coming together to support each other and local businesses are supporting those in need. For example, ...

Garth Brooks hosts a virtual concert for fans at home

Adeli Arvizu, Reporter

March 26, 2020

Country singer Garth Brooks held a virtual concert for fans via Facebook live on March 23.  The music star is one of the many celebrities who has joined the new trend of providing fans live music through multiple social media platforms.  Due to the coronavirus that has forced people to not gather in large groups, in order to contain further contamination, has resulted...

COVID-19 Raises Concerns about 2020 Graduation

Adeli Arvizu, Reporter

March 26, 2020

The recent COVID-19 pandemic has left schools with no choice but to have their commencement ceremonies online or to completely cancel it.  Many universities have abruptly canceled graduation ceremonies until the following year, according to U.S. News. This has left many alumni upset and angry considering the amount of time and effort they spent into their degrees. Students ...

Surgical masks donated to Adventist Health

Jocelyn Perez, Reporter

March 25, 2020

Adventist Health Bakersfield Medical Center received a generous donation of surgical masks by a local business on Wednesday March 25.  Umi Sushi, a local sushi restaurant located in Southwest Bakersfield has donated 1,000 new surgical masks to Adventist Health Medical Center. Working team member, Lisa Willet self-handedly donated the surgical masks to Dr. Ronald Reynoso who wil...

Which streaming service is best to use right now

Angel Magdaleno, Reporter

March 25, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic worsens, people have been shut into their homes leaving them with much more time on their hands than normal. This is the time to binge watch favorite shows and movie sequels. Many streaming services like Netflix, Disney+, and Hulu have seen an increase in subscriptions amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Lately many of the streaming services like ...

The news site of Bakersfield College
Features