The Renegade Rip

A Small note from the editors regarding the new Rip design

A Small note from the editors regarding the new Rip design

March 15, 2019

As times are evolving, The Renegade Rip is also evolving.  We have decided that our previous design was not taking full advantage of our beautiful school col...

Remembering Aaran Porter as a gentle giant

Remembering Aaran Porter as a gentle giant

March 15, 2019

Many described BC student and athlete Aaran Porter, who was killed last month, as a kind, helpful, and respectful person with high integrity, who was ded...

Bakersfield College hires armed officer as a campus security measure

Logan King, Reporter

March 14, 2019

Filed under Campus, Features, News

Many college campuses across the U.S. have hired armed security officers, including Bakersfield College. In addition to hiring the officer, Bakersfield College offered an active shooter response training in the Levan Center on March 4th.  Due to the increase in active shooter cases across the nation, many institutions have begun to re-address their security and response ...

CCC Chancellor talks about financial aid program through Senate Bill 291

Taylor Jensen, Editor-in-chief

March 14, 2019

Filed under News

With many students struggling to live day by day because of low funds, California Community Colleges call for more financial aid to provide for students. Speaker Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley held a student media teleconference to inform about the Senate Bill 291, on March 7. “Senate Bill 291, introduced on Feb. 14 by state Sen. Connie M. Leyva, D-Chino, seeks to establish...

Public Safety at Bakersfield College Conducts an active shooter training

Public Safety at Bakersfield College Conducts an active shooter training

March 14, 2019

“Run. Hide. Fight.” Bakersfield College Public Safety Director Chief Christopher Counts discussed to students, faculty, and staff on how to respond...

KCCD Trustee Nan Gomez-Heitzeberg engages with the audience at BC Power Lunch

KCCD Trustee Nan Gomez-Heitzeberg engages with the audience at BC Power Lunch

February 27, 2019

Kern Community College District (KCCD) Trustee Nan Gomez-Heitzeberg spoke in the Levan Center at Bakersfield College and answered questions from students...

Drunk driving issue in Bakersfield

Hope ShyAnne, Reporter

February 22, 2019

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Last year there were over 314 DUI arrests in Bakersfield, according to Sergeant Nathan McCauley, the public information officer for the Bakersfield Police Department. All of these numbers were made by 18 to 25-year-olds in Bakersfield, CA. In the United States, in 2017, 30 people on average every day die in drunk-driving caused crashes. That is a death almost every 50...

CSUB provides onsite admissions for BC students who plan on transferring

CSUB provides onsite admissions for BC students who plan on transferring

Amy Sarmiento, Reporter

February 22, 2019

Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Cal State Bakersfield offered students who applied for the Fall 2019 semester the chance to be admitted on the spot at Bakersfield College on Feb. 12. This...

New Early College Program to ensure incoming freshmen with credentials to succeed

New Early College Program to ensure incoming freshmen with credentials to succeed

February 22, 2019

Former Senator Jean Fuller and Bakersfield College partnered up with McFarland High School with the Early College Program to ensure incoming freshmen with...

Budget Forum discusses BC spending

Logan King, Reporter

February 8, 2019

Filed under Campus, News

The Levan Center for Humanities hosted the Student-Centered Funding Forum on January 28th. Faculty members from most academic departments were present to hear the college spending plans for the next year. Other topics included issues that have come up over the last year in regard to college spending and allocation of funds among the various campuses in the district. The opening sp...

Bakersfield’s Fox Theater Neon Signs Needs Repair

Amy Sarmiento, Reporter

February 8, 2019

Filed under News

One of Bakersfield's most iconic symbols of 89 years is malfunctioning and in need of help from locals. Fox Theater's neon letter signs are not fully lighting up and have been failing for a little over two years. It reads as "Ox" from one side of the building and "Fo" from another. The large neon sign stands out and is one of the first things one sees while approaching...

News media professionals speak at Ridgeview for Journalism Day

News media professionals speak at Ridgeview for Journalism Day

February 8, 2019

Ridgeview High School’s journalism program hosted Journalism Day Feb. 1 where current and former news media professionals spoke on their experiences...

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