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Bakersfield Condors skate with fans

Priscilla Carballo, Reporter

March 6, 2020

The Condors held a post-game skate March 1 at the Mechanics Bank Arena. People could skate with the Condors hockey team after their game. They provided people with skates, and if needed a training aid whale so even the little ones could participate. “We annually hold a post-game skate with the team and an opportunity to skate on the big ice here in Condorstown,” said...

The Chinese Cemeteries of Kern County

Dunia Cantu, Reporter

March 6, 2020

A discussion about the old Chinese Cemetery on Terrace Way and other cemeteries in Kern County was held at Beale Library on March 3. Katherine Richers opened the discussion by stating, “The Census reminds us that our community is made up of all kinds of people. People from different backgrounds and beliefs. The Chinese Community is one of these significant presences’...

American Red Cross partners with local Little Caesars

Angel Magdaleno, Reporter

March 4, 2020

Throughout the month of March, the American Red Cross has teamed up with local Little Caesars giving customers the opportunity to donate to the American Red Cross. “Feghali Foods approached us last fall and wanted to partner up with [The Red Cross],” said Nicole Maul, a regional communications manager for the American Red Cross. Feghali Foods is a Little Caesars franchise...

The Rip wins Best of Show

Jocelyn Sandusky, Features Editor

March 4, 2020

The Renegade Rip was recognized by the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) at the national College Media Convention in San Francisco on Feb. 29. The Rip placed first in the best of show two-year campus website category and fifth in the two-year campus newspaper category. The Rip bested seven community colleges, who were also recognized in the category, including Mt. San Antonio...

BC student races to the finish line

Jacqueline Gutierrez, Digital Editor

March 2, 2020

As the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) season starts, many racers from different backgrounds are preparing to make their way to the finish line. One of those racers is Blaine Perkins, a sophomore at Bakersfield College. Perkins is a 19-year-old business administration major who is planning on transferring at the end of the spring semester. His father...

Op-ed: Vegan meals

Marina Gonzalez, Reporter

March 2, 2020

Many people have thought that trying vegan products are bad for you, but they are wrong. It turns out eating vegan products, or plant-based, are healthier than animal products. I recently learned about eating plant-based food from a documentary called “Game Changers”. where a UFC fighter does research on plant-based food and explains why it is better for your health...

BC theater presents

BC theater presents “The Pillowman”

February 24, 2020

A man sits in an interrogation room blindfolded, accused of a crime he may or may not have committed. Two detectives play mind games with him, not telling...

Deep Cuts and Conversations discusses the power of music

Priscilla Carballo, Reporter

February 24, 2020

The first installment of Deep Cuts and Conversations was held on campus in the Levan Center on Feb. 5. The event was centered around a discussion on the way music touches us. The event was an open discussion with Josh Ottum, Kris Tiner, and Reggie Williams that focused on anything that had to do with or pertained to music. Williams kicked off the start by introducing how...

Disney in Bakersfield

Collin Koch, Reporter

February 21, 2020

On Jan, 26, local Disney fans were able to experience the Disney magic right in their backyard as an event called Mouse-Con arrived at the Kern County Fairgrounds for the first time ever. The event included many people who have worked with Disney like Karen Dotrice who played Jane Banks in the 1964 Disney film, Mary Poppins, Banks is only one of the many Disney legends who...

BC offers free mental health screening

Dunia Cantu, Reporter

February 21, 2020

The Office of Student Life in collaboration with the Student Health and Wellness Center held free mental health screenings for Bakersfield College students on Feb. 19. “We are encouraging it because mental health is something that is often overlooked. There is kind of no representation of anxiety and depression, that is often not recognized or nothing is done until things...

Social Justice and Equity speech at BC

Social Justice and Equity speech at BC

February 21, 2020

Award-winning author and professor Lori A. Flores, came to BC to talk about her book “Grounds for Dreaming,” on Feb. 20 in the Levan Center on the...

Pet and Reptile expo returns to Bakersfield

Jocelyn Sandusky, Features Editor

February 20, 2020

The Kern County Fair and Event Center hosted a reptile and pet expo on Feb. 15 and 16 at the Kern County Fairgrounds. Attendees enjoyed educational shows and booths, they also had the option to purchase pets and supplies from a plethora of breeders and vendors. People of all ages packed the event center on its first day. Though the event focused on showcasing vendors, breeders...

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