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A group photo of the local band, Hate Drugs from left to right, Adrian Diaz, John Irwin, David Caploe, Norman Lee, and Josiah Caploe.

Local band Hate Drugs is adjusting to the new normal for musicians during COVID-19

September 17, 2020

Bakersfield is full of talented musicians of all genres, but during a worldwide pandemic, live music has come to a standstill. Local indie rock band, Hate...

Louie Cruz Beltran performs a virtual concert with Bakersfield College

Louie Cruz Beltran hosted a virtual concert with Bakersfield College on Sept. 16.

Thalia Pimentel, Reporter

September 17, 2020

Louie Cruz Beltran, a master percussionist, speaker, and entertainer hosted a virtual concert with Bakersfield College on Sept. 16 through via Zoom and...

The Ubisoft Forwards event flyer announcing the event, where they announced new games that are being released and presented trailers games on Sept. 10.

Ubisoft reveals the next year’s game line up

September 14, 2020

Videogame company Ubisoft held their virtual Ubisoft Forward event on Sept. 10th to showcase their next year of game releases. The event started with...

BC’s athletic director and head football coach views on the Black Lives Matter moment

Victoria Meza, Reporter

September 10, 2020

Bakersfield College has launched a series of live Facebook discussions with the Danny Morrison Show. In episode #8, Morrison discussed how the world of sports has been managing the Black Lives Matter movement and the response of it. The panel included BC’s Athletic Director and Dean of Kinesiology, Reggie Bolton, and BC’s Head Football coach, R. Todd Littlejohn. The discussion...

BC held a seminar to discuss the BC Athletics Program during COVID

Amaya Lawton, Reporter

September 9, 2020

Bakersfield College, President Sonya Christian, hosted a virtual seminar, on Sept. 8, with the BC Athletics Program. President Sonya Christian started the meeting by discussing how this year has impacted everyone in many ways. She explained how even though many may not be able to meet right now there are still virtual options to get together. “… the concept of...

Students encourage to join BC’s Virtual Festival through Zoom

Mariah Arviso, Media Editor

September 9, 2020

Bakersfield College hosted a virtual engagement festival, on Sept. 2, to allow students to get involved in different activities and clubs that BC has to offer. The festival was an all-day event that had separate zoom calls set up from 10 a.m.-6:15 p.m. Many of the events varied from administrators discussing the different legal services that BC offers to professors explaining...

BC introduces the Equal Opportunity Diversity Advisory Committee

Hector Morales, Reporter

September 7, 2020

Bakersfield College started the Equal Opportunity Diversity Advisory Committee, or EODAC, for students that are African American or POC. EODAC committed themselves to be reactive, active, and proactive about pointing out and discussing racism in Bakersfield College. The EODAC had four goals in mind. First, to have a racial equity student success agenda which allows Black...

Gary and Cathy White are geared up and ready to start biking. They started at Beach Park and ended at the Market Place on Sept. 2.

Bike Bakersfield hosted a community bike ride

September 4, 2020

Bike Bakersfield hosted their full moon bike ride on Sept. 2. This was the first ride since the COVID-19 pandemic hit Bakersfield and the nation. Few people...

Remembering former BC wrestler Keithen Estrada

BC coaches and players remember beloved former BC wreslter unexpectly passes away in Augest.

Haley Duval, Editor-in-Chief

September 4, 2020

Many Renegades remembered Keithen Estrada, the former BC athlete who died unexpectedly in August at age 21, for his smile and his love for wrestling. BC’s...

Fredi Lajvardi: Improbable to Unstoppable

Mark Armendariz-Gonzales, Reporter

September 4, 2020

BC hosted former teacher Fredi Lajvardi on a Zoom session on Sept. 3, where he discussed how he helped make an inner-city high school’s robotics team into nationwide champions. After graduating from Arizona State University, Lajvardi was persuaded by a former teacher of his to become a teacher himself. Lajvardi got a teaching job at Carl Hayden Community High School in Phoenix,...

BCSGA plans virtual events and sets up helpful resources

Hugo Maldonado Garcia, Reporter

September 2, 2020

Although the physical Bakersfield College campus is closed for the Fall semester, the Bakersfield College Student Government Association (BCSGA) still plans on creating virtual events that students can participate in. BCSGA has many free events planned for the semester so that students can get involved and participate. According to the Program Manager for Student Life at...

How students deal with boredom during quarantine

Thalia Pimentel, Reporter

September 2, 2020

Covid-19 has affected many globally and some may be trying to adapt this changed in life. Streaming services like Hulu and Netflix have offered longer free trials to help those who can’t pay for a subscription right away or for people who are bored in their quarantine. Bakersfield College student, Alyssa Lopez shared, “Losing my job in the mall was hard, school went...

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