The Renegade Rip

BC breaks ground to present new ABC Building

BC breaks ground to present new ABC Building

January 24, 2019

Construction and demolition have been heard all throughout the campus as Bakersfield College readies for the new and improved Campus Center. BC held the...

Bakersfield College leaders discuss campus issues to BC students

Bakersfield College leaders discuss campus issues to BC students

January 24, 2019

The Bakersfield College Student Government Association (BCSGA) hosted its first power lunch of the semester Jan. 16 in the Levan Center. The Vice President...

Annual Women’s March brings equailty to Downtown Bakersfield

Annual Women’s March brings equailty to Downtown Bakersfield

January 24, 2019

Thousands of women and allies came together at Mill Creek Park in downtown Bakersfield to participate in this year’s Women's March, on Jan. 19. The first ...

Kern County sends firefighters across California

Issy Barrientos, Photo Editor

November 25, 2018

The Kern County Fire Department sent 70 firefighters to aid those who are currently fighting the fires in Northern California. According to the Associated Press, about 1,000  people are still unaccounted for. Additionally, Kern County provided aid in the form of a helicopter. The helicopter’s night vision will provide assistance to firefighters and service people work...

McCarthy wins district, loses speakership

Cameron Johnson, Reporter

November 9, 2018

The 2018 Midterm Elections came at one of the most politically divisive times in recent American history. Just a week before the election, several prominent Democratic politicians and supporters received bombs through the mail, and the elections looked to be a climax of all the division. Americans took to the polls to voice their opinions on issues such as equality, gun saf...

AB 705 will affect students hoping to transfer from Bakersfield College

Miranda Defoor, Web and Social Media Editor

October 17, 2018

Academic Development (ACDV) classes have been offered at Bakersfield College for students returning to college or students who would otherwise have trouble succeeding in transfer-level courses without additional preparation. Many ACDV classes are a stepping stone to the transfer-level courses students need to leave BC, and in that way, a stepping stone to their success. Commu...

Campus rapist sentenced to life in prison without parole

Paige Atkison, Editor-in-Chief

September 28, 2018

Convicted rapist Brandon Robinson, 21, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, along with an additional 19 years and eight months on Sept. 26. Robinson was convicted of all 15 felony charges against him on Aug. 14. The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney John Allen. During the hearing, Robinson’s attorney, Ron Carter, requested that it be taken into...

Bakersfield College Closes due to Brush Fire

Paige Atkison, Editor-in-Chief

August 9, 2018

Bakersfield College was closed today due to a brush fire near the Panorama Bluffs. The main campus was closed in the late afternoon after smoke began to fill the air ducts of multiple buildings. The fire, located on the corner of Panorama Dr. and Hayley has burned across 100 acres, according to Bakersfield Fire Department Batt. Chief John Frando. The main campus will r...

Drought relieved by rain, but not beaten

Drought relieved by rain, but not beaten

February 1, 2017

According to a recent data poll from the U.S. Drought Monitor, 38 percent of the state of California is no longer in a drought, the largest margin the...

Relay For Life raises more than a million

Sharida Rejon, Features editor

May 7, 2014

299 teams and approximately 4,069 participants were able to raise $1,135,485.50 at the 23rd annual Bakersfield Relay For Life, which took place on a 24-hour span beginning on May 3. The Bakersfield Relay For Life, hosted by the American Cancer Society, has successfully raised over $1 million annually for the past 11 years, making it one of the largest relay events in the...

Moran sees re-election as redemption and growth

Elizabeth Fernandez, Reporter

May 7, 2014

Polls closed at the end of March and Jimmy Moran, former treasurer, was officially re-introduced to Bakersfield College’s student government as vice president-elect for the next academic year. Moran was involved in last semester’s substance and misconduct allegations against the Student Government Association, and was dismissed from the board; however, there appeared...

Student reveals Dream Act’s impact

Sharida Rejon, Features editor

May 7, 2014

“Since I started school I knew that I didn’t have the same opportunities as everyone else, and when I was in high school it was very hard for me because everyone was talking about college, but I didn’t know what was going on back then,” said 19-year-old Adelaida Hernandez, an undocumented student at Bakersfield College, about some of the fears she faced while her educational...

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