The Renegade Rip

BC’s daily Renegade Roundup included local government officials

Angel Magdaleno, Reporter

April 6, 2020

More than 240 participants joined in on Bakersfield College President’s all-campus forum with political and community leaders, as panelists, on April 6 to update BC faculty and students on COVID-19 and its impact on the community.  Panel speakers included California State Assembly Vince Fong, Retired California State Senator Jean Fuller, CEO of Kern Economic Development Cor...

Public schools will remain closed for the rest of the academic school year

Jocelyn Perez, Reporter

April 1, 2020

California Governor, Gavin Newsom, announced schools will remain closed for the rest of the academic school year of 2019-20.  As the number of coronavirus patients that are hospitalized and those in the ICU rapidly increases, it leads to the constant reminder of the urgent need to keep people healthy. “It’s incumbent on all of us to utilize this time thoughtfully and...

President Trump extends social distancing

Collin Koch, Reporter

March 31, 2020

President Donald Trump announced on March 29 that the entire country will keep the social distancing practice until April 30. The social distancing guideline was supposed to end around Easter and return back to business as usual. The president’s decision on the extension was to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic that is affecting the country at a fast pace. ...

Refunds for college students during the coronavirus pandemic

Mariah Arviso, Reporter

March 31, 2020

The Chancellor of California Community colleges, Eloy Ortiz Oakley, signed an executive order (2020-21), on March 20, that allows students attending any community college in California to withdraw from classes with an excused withdraw on their transcripts, as well as receive refunds for any classes dropped.   This order was put into place to ensure the safety and well-bei...

2020 Census

Mariah Arviso, Reporter

March 31, 2020

The 2020 California Census count started on March 12 and will conclude on April 1.   Every ten years, the Census count happens to ensure that enough state funding is given based on the number of citizens in each state. Previous Census counts have determined the amount of funding California has gotten for health care, emergency services, and public schools. Some ...

Growing number of coronavirus cases in the U.S.

Mariah Arviso, Reporter

March 29, 2020

The United States has by passed China and Italy with the most confirmed cases of COVID-19 on March 26.   As of March 27, the U.S. has 85,356 cases of COVID-19 according the CDC website. This data includes confirmed cases and cases under investigation. The U.S. gained 15,000 cases on March 26 which increased the number of cases in the U.S.  When the U.S. becam...

Local first responders reacting to COVID-19

Collin Koch, Reporter

March 26, 2020

Even though the coronavirus has become the primary focus of the nation and the world, protection from other dangers such as fire, crime and medical emergencies is still needed throughout towns. First responders are now taking precautions when responding to emergencies. On March 12, The Bakersfield Police Department announced that the department’s headquarters will be clos...

The government may offer financial assistance during the pandemic

Collin Koch, Reporter

March 26, 2020

Lawmakers reached a stimulus deal that is worth $2 trillion to aid the American people who qualify during the economic downfall caused by the coronavirus on March 25.  If people qualify, individuals will receive $1,200, married couples will receive $2,400, and if individuals, or couples, have children that are under the age of 17, they will receive an additional $500 dol...

National Guard assisting the coronavirus crisis in California

Collin Koch, Reporter

March 26, 2020

California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that the California National Guard began assisting the state on March 20. The National Guard were enacted on a short-term deployment that will assist a food bank distribution warehouse in Sacramento County. They also have assessed the needs of other counties in the state that have requested assistance with their food bank programs.  ...

Sonya Christian discusses “Back to college” during Renegade Roundup

Olivia Patterson, Reporter

March 25, 2020

During BC’s daily virtual forum on Wednesday March 25, many topics were discussed and the newest topic was the program launched by Bakersfield College President Sonya Christian, “Back to College.”  “Back to College,” will allow new and current students to start a five-week-late-start class with the goal of getting the large amount of unemployed scaled up by o...

Surgical masks donated to Adventist Health

Jocelyn Perez, Reporter

March 25, 2020

Adventist Health Bakersfield Medical Center received a generous donation of surgical masks by a local business on Wednesday March 25.  Umi Sushi, a local sushi restaurant located in Southwest Bakersfield has donated 1,000 new surgical masks to Adventist Health Medical Center. Working team member, Lisa Willet self-handedly donated the surgical masks to Dr. Ronald Reynoso who wil...

Renegade Roundup daily update on the coronavirus

Angel Magdaleno, Reporter

March 24, 2020

The Bakersfield College Faculty hosted an online panel to inform students and other faculty to stay healthy, mentally, and physically through this unprecedented time. The panel discussion took place on March 24.  “All the preparedness in the world did not prepare us for this,” David Riess, a BC sociology and psychology faculty member, said. The panel consisted of BC Pres...

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