The Renegade Rip

BC professor runs for the BCSD Board of Trustees

Sydney McClanahan, Reporter

September 2, 2020

Bakersfield College communications professor, Dr. Christine Cruz-Boone, announced on July 27th that she will be running for the Bakersfield City School District Board of Trustees Area 3. “The primary reason I am running for the board is to be an advocate for my children and the other families in my community,” Cruz-Boone stated. “This is the moment for my candidacy...

Reggie Bolton on the future of BC sports

Bakersfield College named Reggie Bolton as their Athletic Director on July 1. He has been with the school since 2007.

Nicholas Covello, Reporter

September 2, 2020

With COVID-19 still running rampant around the country, something had to be done with sports in the Fall 2020 semester. Colleges around the whole country...

BC Foundation receives a “generous gift” for AP Early College students

Clifford (right) and Patricia Mettler (left) of the Clifford and Patricia Mettler State.

Victoria Meza, Reporter

September 2, 2020

The Bakersfield College Foundation program received a financial gift from the Clifford and Patricia Mettler State in early July. The gift was directed...

A racial conversation with Danny Morrison

Logan Odneal, Reporter

September 2, 2020

In a collaboration with Bakersfield College, the Danny Morrison Show went live on Facebook with Chain Cohn Stiles’s senior partner, Matt Clark and author of “A Language of Healing for a Polarized Nation” and self-described rabble-rouser, Bob Prater, to discuss white people’s role in the ongoing racial conversation, on Aug. 25. Morrison presented “Seven Series”...

Rep. TJ Cox honors women in the 21st District

Jaylene Collins, Reporter

August 31, 2020

Congressmen TJ Cox held the first-ever Valiant Awards to honor outstanding women in the 21st Congressional District, on Aug. 25 over Zoom. Rep. TJ Cox announced the awards March of this year in honor of Woman’s History Month. “Woman’s History Month is an opportunity to recognize the exceptional women from California’s 21st Congressional District who continue to...

BCSGA invites students for weekly virtual workouts

Joselyn Green, Reporter

August 31, 2020

As part of BC's welcome week, Bakersfield College Student Government Association (BCSGA) has been holding a virtual fitness program hosted by trainer, Casey Babcock called the Renegade Fitness Program, every weekday until the end of November. According to Benny Balderrama, BC’s Program Manager for Campus Center Events and Services, stated “this program has been going...

Bakersfield College students’ views on remote learning

Victoria Meza, Reporter

August 27, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, academic institutions in Kern County remains a virtual learning environment for the fall 2020 semester. Remote learning has been affecting students since the middle of the Spring term and keep affecting them through this fall semester 2020. According to the Kern County Public Health Services Department, as of Aug. 25, Kern County has reached 28,854...

BC Jazz Studies creates digital album “The Quarantine Sessions”

Created art cover for the album

Haley Duval, Editor-in-Chief

June 29, 2020

When the global pandemic became a stay-at-home order in California and Bakersfield College moved to online in March of the spring 2020 semester, Kris Tiner,...

Sandi Taylor with Bakersfield College's softball team during her years as head softball coach. Bakersfield College’s President Sonya Christian announced Taylor will be officially retiring on June 25 after 30 years working at BC.

Q&A: Bakersfield College athletic director Sandi Taylor on retirement and proudest accomplishments

May 31, 2020

Bakersfield College announced that athletic director and longtime head softball coach, Sandi Taylor, will be officially retiring on June 25 after 30 years...

Film veteran advises BC students

Jocelyn Sandusky, Features Editor

May 8, 2020

BC professor David Kanoasamoa hosted assistant director Jeff Okabayashi, whose film credits include “Avengers: Endgame,” “Transformers” and “Pirates of the Caribbean,” for a Zoom Q&A session on April 30. Okabayashi briefly introduced himself at the beginning of the call and quickly turned it over to the students, who asked questions about his time in the industry ...

BC collaborates with Castle in a storm

Priscilla Carballo, Reporter

May 5, 2020

Castle in the storm is an online outlet made by Kaitlin Hulsy to showcase student work. It also offers advice, writing, and art from professionals. “In the very beginning, I frankly had no idea that I would be building a website. What I did know is that a large concentration of Bakersfield College students would be facing a kind of adversity that was unparalleled,” Hulsy sa...

Mental health during the pandemic

Mariah Arviso, Reporter

May 5, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused everyone to stay within their homes unless of an absolutely necessity.  Everyone deals with stressful situations differently, but some of those tactics could be unhealthy for one’s mental health. The protocol for social distancing and the shelter-in-place order were the large reasons for an increase in people dealing with depres...

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