The Renegade Rip

Bakersfield residents looking to recall Gavin Newsom

Jocelyn Sandusky, Reporter

October 16, 2019

A movement to recall Governor Gavin Newsom from office is taking off across the state with the help of facilitators like Susan Adams, a Bakersfield resident. Adams has been working with Erin Cruz, a conservative author and TV host, to help collect a minimum of 1.5 million signatures from registered California voters by Feb. 13. If the recall petition gets the necessary signatures...

United Nations climate summit led to strikes

Jocelyn Sandusky, Reporter

October 7, 2019

The United Nations held a special climate summit amid their annual general assembly, on Sept. 23.  Secretary-General António Guterres organized the conference in an attempt to bring leaders from government, business, and civil society together to confront climate change. According to the UN’s opening press release, it is imperative to stop temperatures from climbing anoth...

College student votes doubled in last year

Jacqueline Gutierrez, Reporter

October 7, 2019

More college students came out to vote in the 2018 midterm elections than the 2014 midterms, according to a news release from Jen McAndrew, a source from Tufts University. “The turnout gap between students over 30 and those under 22 narrowed from 22.3 percent points to 16.9 points,” according to McAndrew. During the 2018 midterm elections, the voting rate of all Ame...

Hot cars continue to cause child deaths

Laura Lanfray, Senior Features Editor

October 4, 2019

As the weather begins to cool down, parents and childcare providers need to be aware that the threat of heatstroke still lies within the sealed interiors of vehicles regardless of the outside temperature. Since 1998, 844 children in the United States have died from heatstroke while locked inside a car, or Pediatric Vehicular Heatstroke (PVH).  As of Oct. 1, the most recent instance of PVH...

Kern County crime impact

Bianca Cacciola, Reporter

October 4, 2019

Law enforcement agencies in Kern County have proposed a new systematic way to keep misdemeanor drug offenders off the streets. Sheriff Donny Youngblood and District Attorney Cynthia Zimmer teamed up, along with local judges, in an effort to control the growing homeless epidemic. Kern County’s policy would implement stricter consequences of selected low-level crimes. Inst...

Gov. Gavin Newsom signs Fair Pay to Play Act

Bianca Cacciola, Reporter

October 4, 2019

Starting in 2023, California college athletes will profit from endorsements and have the ability to hire agents to assist in negotiations. California state governor Gavin Newsom signed the Fair Pay to Play Act, or Bill 206, on Sept. 30 in a Los Angeles barbershop.  “Every single student in the university can market their name, image and likeness; they can go and get a ...

Gandhi’s 150th birthday celebration

Gandhi’s 150th birthday celebration

October 4, 2019

In celebration of Gandhi’s 150th birthday, Bakersfield College hosted a panel discussion to commemorate the legacy that was inspired by the actions of...

New medication may combat peanut allergies

Tiarra McCormick, Reporter

October 2, 2019

The Allergenic Products Advisory Committee (APAC) convened by the FDA, voted in favor of the use of the new drug AR101, an oral immunotherapy for peanut allergies. AR101, also referred to as Palforzia, was voted 7-2 in favor of the efficacy of the drug by APAC. According to the Food Allergy Research & Education a food allergy is a medical condition in which food exposure...

New law changes California Community Colleges

Isabel Enciso, Reporter

October 2, 2019

AB 705 bill is fixing some problems, but also creating new ones in the California Community College District. This bill requires community colleges to maximize student success in math or English and complete transfer-level courses within a one-year timeframe. Meaning, community colleges will be using high school performance data as a primary measure on where students should...

Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg to visit CSUB

Miranda Defoor, Editor-in-Chief

October 2, 2019

Survivor of the Parkland, Florida school shooting, David Hogg will be visiting Cal State Bakersfield (CSUB). The young activist will be a part of the 34th annual lecture series at the Kegley Institute of Ethics at CSUB. Hogg’s speech is scheduled in spring 2020, however no exact date has been set. Hogg’s lecture will becalled “Engage in Change: Our Generation Must Own D...

California Fire Safe Council receives a grant from Edison International

Bianca Cacciola, Reporter

September 23, 2019

Edison International Wildfire Assistance Fund, the parent company of Southern California Edison, awarded the California Fire Safe Council (CFSC) with a $500,000 grant to help the efforts of existing Fire Safe Councils in California while also establishing new ones. “In addition to our Edison Wildfire Assistance Fund efforts to start and strengthen Fire Safe Councils, this...

Tragedy strikes dive boat team on Labor Day weekend

David Portillo, Reporter

September 20, 2019

Tragedy struck a dive boat team Labor Day weekend when a fire broke out on the dive teams’ boat, killing 34 of the 39 that were aboard. This all occurred Monday, Sept. 2, off Santa Cruz island. But the cause of the fire is still unknown. The boat left the harbor at Santa Barbara with 33 passengers and 6 crew members aboard on Aug. 31, at 4 in the morning. 2:13 in the afternoon...

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