The Renegade Rip

McCarthy wins district, loses speakership

Cameron Johnson, Reporter

November 9, 2018

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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

Filed under Campus, Developing Stories, Front Page, News, Top Stories

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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“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...

New SGA president excited for his term

Elizabeth Fernandez, Reporter

April 23, 2014

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Just a regular Bakersfield College Student with some political background, Alex Dominguez, a political science major, prepares to take on the role of student body president and plans to “get things done.” After polls closed on March 27, over half of the students who had voted chose Dominguez. “I was really happy about the outcome. I woke up, I checked my email and...

Training looks to help prevent suicides

Sharida Rejon, Features Editor

April 23, 2014

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The Bakersfield College Student Health and Wellness Center hosted its first suicide prevention training session on April 2. The method used in the session, referred to as QPR, is designed to train attendees to recognize the early warning signs of suicidal crisis and provides information on the appropriate steps to take when these signs are perceived. Leigh Collins, the...

Longtime librarians retire

Myrissa Johns, News Editor

April 23, 2014

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Two familiar faces on campus, Marci Lingo and Dawn Dobie, Bakersfield College reference librarians, will both be gone after the end of June. Despite the usual focus of retirement being on one’s own future, Dobie and Lingo have stayed true to their reputations of being student-centered by voicing mainly concerns for the future of the library and students. “We’ve worked...

SAM construction continues forward

March 19, 2014

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Despite problems in the beginning with asbestos and lead paint, construction on the Simonsen Performing Arts Center at Bakersfield College is on schedule, according to a lead supervisor from S.C. Anderson, Inc. There have been some changes to the original plan, creating more work for the construction crew, but the completion date remains the same. The supervisor said work...

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