The Renegade Rip

Drillers dominate wrestling

Franco Castelo, Reporter

November 25, 2018

BHS has always done well and achieves recognition in Wrestling. BHS has won many state championships and has qualified in division one and state finals for half a century. BHS is one of the only schools in the country that is known for its success in the wrestling community. Andy Varner, BHS wrestling coach, loves his passion and career as a coach. Varner said he loves the exp...

BC details the history of museums

Saad Kazi, Reporter

November 25, 2018

There are approximately 850 million visits each year to American museums, more than the attendance for all major league sporting events and theme parks combined. “Who knew?” Professor David Koeth asked when listeners gave puzzled reactions to this statement. Different aspects of museums were shared by Bakersfield College faculty members Duane Anderson, Rae Ann Kumelos, Nan Gomez-H...

Cultures explored during International Education

Katalina Quintanilla, Reporter

November 25, 2018

International Education Week kicked off on Nov. 13 with two days of celebration at Bakersfield College with the theme, “Passport to the World.”  Bakersfield College International Student Organization (ISO) represented a diversity of countries and cultures.  With the help of ISO, BC students had the privilege to learn about their own international students as well...

Both Bakersfield and Kern County to keep ban on sale of marijuana

Both Bakersfield and Kern County to keep ban on sale of marijuana

November 21, 2018

Kern County, a mostly conservative populous, has voted to keep its ban on medical and recreational marijuana in this latest Nov. 6 general election. Last...

Bakersfield College holds its annual Vetfest

Taylor Jensen, Reporter

November 9, 2018

The Bakersfield College Veteran’s Services presented the annual Vetfest in front of the CSS building to provide services, insight, food, and entertainment to attendees and student veterans on Nov. 7.  Vendors and tents such as the Wounded Hero Fund, local gyms and the Marines were set up all around to inform and provide service for veterans, students, and locals. ...

BC honors veterans, provides care packages

Ruben Lira, Reporter

November 9, 2018

As part of Veterans week at Bakersfield College, the Veterans Center held a care package drop off zone, “Operation Not Forgotten” on Nov. 8 in front of the Administration building. Donations were taken to send to troops overseas who are fighting and can expect to have a care package before Christmas. A care package contains goods that include hygiene products,...

Veterans Week: Bakersfield College hosts a panel on The First World War

Katalina Quintanilla, Reporter

November 9, 2018

Presented as part of Bakersfield College Veterans Week, The Levan Center hosted a panel discussion, “World War I: A Retrospective,” on Nov. 6 to discuss the importance of the 100th anniversary of World War I and the impact it had on future wars and soldiers.  Bakersfield College’s history professors Paul Beckworth, Olivia R. Garcia, F. Javier Llamas, and Tina Mend...

BC holds mock crime scene for criminal justice students

Cassidy Eisen, Reporter

November 9, 2018

Criminal Justice Professor Harlan Hunter’s students worked to collect data and evidence in the staged crime lab located in the basement of the Language Arts Building during CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) Week which started Nov. 5.  In the crime lab, a dummy was staged covered in blood, positioned next to a gun. Proxy money, drugs, and alcohol were also spread out ac...

Dia de los Muertos comes to museum

Rosa Salazar, Reporter

November 9, 2018

The Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (KCHCC) held its 10th annual Day of the Dead, or Día de Los Muertos, festival at the Kern County Museum on Nov. 6. The festival had several Mexican commodities including traditional foods, dancing, music, and merchandise. Día de Los Muertos is a popular Mexican tradition that honors, celebrates, and remembers the dead...

Author of “Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World” speaks at the CSUB Icardo Center

Author of “Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World” speaks at the CSUB Icardo Center

November 9, 2018

Passion, purpose, persistence – those are the “three P’s” that Dr. Baz Dreisinger has clung to her whole career. The 2017-2018 Global Fulbright...

Gold Medalist delivers speech to Bakersfield College students

Ja'Nell Gore, Reporter

November 9, 2018

Gold Medalist, Oz Sanchez came to the Leven center on Nov. 8 to speak about different struggles he faced in life and how he made it through them. He emphasized that people have the power to control their own personal narrative. After overcoming adversity, he won two gold, three, bronze and one silver medal in the Paralympic Games. As a young adult Sanchez fell into the...

Esther Iverem brings traditional African art

Cassidy Eisen, Reporter

November 9, 2018

Journalist Esther Iverem read passages from her most recent picture book “Olokun of The Galaxy,” and showcased her award-winning Olokun figures on Oct. 30 in the Levan Center at Bakersfield College. Iverem spoke to the audience of about 60 people to give a personal presentation of her book, which is filled with beautiful poetry and unique illustrations, that tel...

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