The Renegade Rip

BC Renegade Roundtable discusses homelessness at the Levan Center

Marina Gonzalez, Reporter

February 20, 2020

Bakersfield College faculty members discussed homelessness and explained how people can and help at the Levan Center on Feb. 19. The BC faculty members were Neal Stanifer, Jack Hernandez, Erin Miller, Mike Harvath, and Steven Holmes. With homelessness rising in Bakersfield and Los Angeles, California had an estimate of 151,278 people experiencing homeless in January 2019...

Office of Financial Aid hosts Financial Aid Festival at BC

Humberto Chairez, Reporter

February 19, 2020

The Financial Aid Office held a festival at the Bakersfield College campus on Feb. 12. The event included with music, food, and information for students interested in financial help. “Financial Aid is a government assistance program to help students get through college,” Financial Aid student worker Alyse Rodriguez-Montes said. “[Free Application for Federal Student...

Op-ed: Green Day is back and better than ever

Randall Brewer, Reporter

February 19, 2020

Pop punk/Rock band Green Day released their 13th studio album on Friday and it is special. “Father of all”, the title of the album did not disappoint. All the songs while they are very short show a new side of Green Day that the fans can get into. “Father of All…” is very political. Lyrics like “fingers up cause there’s no one to trust” shows that even though...

Black History Month conference at BC

Olivia Patterson, Reporter

February 19, 2020

The Black History Month conference “Hustle and Motivate: It’s for the culture” featured Bakersfield native and keynote speaker Terrance Minnoy, on Feb. 7 at the Edward Simonsen Performing Arts Center. This year's Umoja community club event was coordinated at the Bakersfield campus by Dr. Paula Parks. The Umoja Community represents around a million African Americans...

Cumbia Festival comes to Bakersfield

Marina Gonzalez, Reporter

February 12, 2020

Attending the 2020 Bakersfield Cumbia Festival was an amazing experience because it had a lot of great music and fun dancing. This year’s event, held on Feb. 1 at the Kern County Fairgrounds was full of a lot of people drinking, eating food, and doing a lot of dancing to the music. A lot of the attendees were excited to attend this festival because they wanted to see...

Op-ed: XFL week one recap

Randall Brewer, Reporter

February 10, 2020

XFL week one has come to an end and it did not disappoint one bit. The high-flying action, former National Football League players and new rules that had many including commentators on edge game after game. Week one started their inaugural return on Saturday with the DC Defenders versus the Seattle Dragons. The Defenders came out strong, quarterback Cardale Jones stole the...

Patrisse Khan-Cullors visits Bakersfield College

Adeli Arvizu, Reporter

February 10, 2020

Bakersfield College invited activist and organizer Patrisse Khan-Cullors to help commemorate the beginning of Black History Month throughout the day at 10 a.m., 2 p.m., and 7 p.m. in the Indoor theatre on Feb. 6. Cullors is a freedom fighter most known for co-founding the Black Lives Matter Movement and is a New York Times Best-selling author for her memoir, “When They...

The BC Theater Showcase Fundraises for the American College Theater Festival

Angel Magdaleno, Reporter

February 10, 2020

The Bakersfield College theater department had a showcase fundraiser to help fund student participants in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in Los Angeles. The fundraiser took place on Feb. 6 and 8, at the Black Box, PAC 107. The Showcase was completely donation based, so there was no exact entrance fee. Every person could give whatever they wanted to....

What the Oscars will get right and wrong

Jocelyn Sandusky, Features Editor

February 5, 2020

Picture Who will win: 1917 The Oscars has a long history of recognizing boring movies that the public hasn’t seen. This year won’t stray from tradition, and “1917” will take home the top prize. The movie was beautifully shot and it was powerful and thrilling, but once you’ve seen one war movie, you’ve seen and experienced them all. Who should win: Para...

Valeria Ugalde “Drummer Boy” piece. Inspired by Josh Dun from Twenty One Pilots.

Panorama invitational features local high school artists

February 3, 2020

Bakersfield College hosted The Panorama Invitational on Jan 30. For the past three years high school students’ artwork from has been showcased at The...

Human trafficking panel addresses BC campus

Priscilla Carballo, Reporter

January 31, 2020

A human trafficking awareness panel was held inside the forum building at the Bakersfield College campus on Jan. 30. The panel hoped to shed some light on what human trafficking is, and how it affects the community and everyday living. Many showed up to observe the event and participate in a question and answer session held at the end of the documentary. When entering and...

King Princess performs at the Wiltern in Los Angeles

Dunia Cantu, Reporter

January 30, 2020

King Princess brought her “Cheap Queen” Tour to The Wiltern in Los Angeles on Jan 25. She was set to perform twice at the venue, on Jan. 24 and 25, and both days where sold out. The Wiltern holds up to 1,850 people so you can imagine what the whole venue that was filled up looked like. Before King Princess would take the stage, performer Kilo Kish would open for her....

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