The Renegade Rip

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

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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...

“A Star Is Born” suprises audiences

“A Star Is Born” suprises audiences

Cassidy Eisen, Reporter

October 26, 2018

Filed under Features, Opinion, Reviews

The best rendition yet of “A Star is Born,” is a total knockout that will hit you with every emotion possible. It told a story of love, addiction, an...

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, Top Stories

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...

Bakersfield LGBTQ holds annual Pride fest

Bryana Lozoya, Reporter

October 26, 2018

Filed under Features

A warm Saturday evening kicked off with laughter and a sea of color at the 2018 Bakersfield Pride fest on Oct. 13. People were adorned with pride flags draped across their shoulders, dressed colorfully or glammed out in the flashiest dresses and the highest heels.  Celebrating Bakersfield Pride’s 15th-year people gathered at Stramler Park, reveling in the company o...

Museum of Oddities arrives in Bakersfield

Charr Davenport, Reporter

October 26, 2018

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George McArthur (aka George The Giant) presented the Museum of Oddities to lovers of the strange next to the FOX Theater on Oct 20. The Museum of Oddities is McArthur’s own collection of mysterious trinkets and artifacts that he collected throughout his life. Some of these items are more mysterious than others, ranging from the bones of wood face to the bed of nails that...

Mercy and Memorial Hospitals hold first-ever Walk for Human Kindness

Haley Duval, Reporter

October 26, 2018

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Dignity Health Mercy and Memorial Hospitals held its first-ever Walk for Human Kindness event at Cal State Bakersfield on Oct. 18.  The march aimed for a celebration of diversity and encouragement of different communities to come together and create a kinder community. “Bakersfield is a diverse community. People come from different groups, different ethnicities. B...

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...

CSUB hosts annual RowdyCon event

Ruben Lira, Reporter

October 17, 2018

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Cal State University Bakersfield (CSUB) held its annual RowdyCon fundraiser on Oct 6. RowdyCon is an "Extra Life" gaming charity event, with all proceeds going to the Lauren Small Children's Center. The event started in 2012 and has continued each year since. RowdyCon derived its name from Rowdy the Roadrunner, the CSUB mascot. The main event featured a vendor expo as well...

BC Alumna runs for District 2 supervisor

Paige Atkison, Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2018

Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

In an ambitious campaign, Bakersfield College alumna Whitney Weddell is attempting to unseat incumbent Zach Scrivner as the Kern County Supervisor for District 2. Though Scrivner has held the position for nearly eight years, Weddell is confident in her campaign. “We have been very successful,” Weddell said. “I am so pleased at the number of supporters who keep coming out of ...

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