The Renegade Rip

SGA is ready for upcoming elections

Elizabeth Fernandez, Reporter

March 19, 2014

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Bakersfield College Student Government Association voted and approved to push the spring 2014 elections to March 24-27 in order to increase student involvement and awareness. Interim Director of Student Life Elizabeth Peisner said the elections were not only pushed in order to allow more students to apply for candidacy, but also to give the student body an opportunity to...

Pet Food Pantry helps owners in need

Sharida Rejon, Features Editor

March 5, 2014

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The Bakersfield Pet Food Pantry is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year, totaling an approximate 150,000 pounds of pet food donated to the community. Cindy Frye, president of the Bakersfield Pet Food Pantry, was inspired to found this organization after seeing the vast amount of animals in need. “I started this organization by my church, the Bridge Bible Church, partnered...

Former AD Herb Loken passes away

Robert Mullen, Sorts Editor

February 20, 2014

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Herb Loken, former Bakersfield College athletic director and gymnastics coach, passed away on Feb. 14. Loken was hired as BC’s athletic director in 1968 to replace Gil Bishop who was the AD from 1954-68. Loken was also the gymnastics coach from 1957-70 except during the 1960 season. Bob Covey, who taught at BC and was the track and field coach from 1963-2005, was office m...

Students react to current activity of Free Speech area’s religious activist

Students react to current activity of Free Speech area’s religious activist

Robert Mullen, Sports Editor

February 20, 2014

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From day one of this semester, former Bakersfield College student Nathaniel Runels has stood in the campus Free Speech area on Wednesdays and preached...

Uncertainty surrounds student’s death

Sharida Rejon, Features Editor

February 20, 2014

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“This might seem a bit morbid, but I am curious. So don’t be mad that I’m asking. And don’t read too much into my question. If someone dies, what happens to their Facebook account?” This is one of the last posts that Hunter LeBaron, a transgender student at Bakersfield College, published on his personal Facebook account before committing suicide. According to Blake...

Employees march for a raise

Myrissa Johns, News Editor

February 5, 2014

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Bakersfield College classified employees held a rally on Jan. 21 protesting against Kern Community College District for fair wages. The changes in the salary were brought on by a state-funded cost of living adjustment, according to Tina Johnson, president of chapter 336 of the California School Employees Association. According to Johnson, KCCD human resources department’s...

Sward steps in as new SGA president

Myrissa Johns, News Editor

February 5, 2014

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After former Student Government Association President Travis Tillis’ sudden resignation, Shelby Sward has stepped in as acting president. Sward said that SGA plans to “muscle through,” and she is excited to take on this role. She explained that the reason she has taken “acting” in front of her title is to show that she was not elected for that position by student...

BC volleyball comes up short

Jason Reed, Reporter

December 4, 2013

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With a tough conference championship loss at home to College of the Canyons, Bakersfield College failed to secure homecourt and was forced to play on the road in the opening round of the volleyball playoffs tournament. BC traveled to El Camino College and was defeated in four sets. BC split the first two sets with El Camino before dropping the final two. BC lost the first...

Modernized renovations planned for BC

Katherine J. White

December 5, 2006

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The key word is "efficiency," or the lack thereof. That is the reason why a lot of buildings and areas on the main campus of Bakersfield College are being targeted for renovations, specifically modernizing renovations, said Randy Patterson, interim director of construction for the Kern Community College District. Patterson works closely with Chris Addington, interim executive...

Girls, guys gone wild on the court

Katherine J. White

December 5, 2006

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Bakersfield College's Women's Basketball team has repeatedly shot down opponents thanks to the team's shooting talents, said Assistant Coach Jenny Dahl. "We're shooting well," Dahl said. "Our shooting percentage is 47%." The team has savored 22 wins and only 5 losses thus far. Dahl said the Women's team leads in conference in free throw shooting and possesses an astounding...

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