The Renegade Rip

CSEA and KCCD negotiations reach a halt resulting in KCCD declaring impasse

Bianca Cacciola, Reporter

November 18, 2019

The Kern Community College District has been negotiating a new successor contract with the California School Employees Association (CSEA) since May. After a negotiation meeting on Oct. 31, KCCD had to declare an impasse in the result of an unsuccessful attempt to reach an agreement with CSEA on monetary items that were desired by the district. “The district will be filing...

Houchin Community Blood Bank unveils veterans wall of honor at Bolthouse Drive donor center

Houchin Community Blood Bank unveils veterans wall of honor at Bolthouse Drive donor center

November 18, 2019

Houchin Community Blood Bank unveiled the latest addition to their Bolthouse Drive donor center on Nov. 9. The debut of a veteran’s wall honored the...

Emilio Huerta announces candidacy for the Kern County board of supervisors

Emilio Huerta announces candidacy for the Kern County board of supervisors

Mariah Olivarez, Reporter

November 18, 2019

Longtime Community activist Emilio Huerta announced his candidacy for the Kern County Board of Supervisors for District 4 on Oct. 29. Huerta is the...

Bakersfield ranked among top cities for teachers

David Portillo, Reporter

November 18, 2019

A study by Justin Saeheng was recently conducted showing Bakersfield is one of the best cities for teachers. According to a study by AdvisorSmith, 380 cities throughout America were ranked for the best largest city for teachers and Bakersfield was placed at number two. The field of teaching is growing at a rate of 3.82 percent with over 500,000 preschool teachers, 1.6 million...

Pollution continues to plague California

David Portillo, Reporter

November 18, 2019

Air pollution has been a problem in California since the 1940s and seems to not be going away. California has the worst air quality in the United States due to industrial output and the large-scale wildfires that frequently occur. According to Ca.gov the three main problems of air pollution in California correspond to large amounts of pollution being generated by activities...

Bakersfield College to host Intersegmental Pathways Symposium at Marriott downtown

Tyler Frost, Reporter

November 13, 2019

A summit focused on accelerated student completion will be held at the Bakersfield Marriott Convention Center on Nov. 15. The event will kick off at 8:30 a.m. and will run until 3 p.m., breaking down the intersegmental pathways toward efficient education for college students. Bakersfield College students, faculty, staff, and president Sonya Christian will be in attendance. The...

Luncheon combats rise in homelessness

Alex Gutierrez, Reporter

November 4, 2019

The Bakersfield Downtown Business Association hosted a luncheon at the Westchester Event Center for the fight to take back downtown from all the developing conditions on Oct. 24. In attendance was a lot of business owner in the downtown area along with very prominent people in local and state government, such as Senator Shannon Grove, Assemblyman Vince Fong, Mayor Karen Goh,...

Dr. Paula Green share tools for peacebuilding

Alex Gutierrez, Reporter

November 4, 2019

Peacebuilding is one thing distinguished speaker Dr. Paula Green is most recognized for. Green is the founder of the Karuna Center for peacebuilding, a nonprofit organization whose statement is to empower people divided by conflict to develop mutual understanding and to create sustainable peace, according to their vision. Karuna Center uses a grassroots model to further pave...

BC’s Career Expo helps students to find the agriculture pathway

BC’s Career Expo helps students to find the agriculture pathway

Jacqueline Gutierrez, Reporter

November 4, 2019

Bakersfield College hosted the 3rd annual Agriculture Career Expo for students majoring in agriculture and students in high school considering the agricul...

STEM department shows off chemistry

STEM department shows off chemistry

Tiarra McCormick, Reporter

November 1, 2019

The STEM faculty hosted a Marvelous Metals Event outside on campus.  The STEM department and other related clubs put up booths displaying their work....

Rudy Salas visits Bakersfield College to encourage local change by voting

Rudy Salas visits Bakersfield College to encourage local change by voting

November 1, 2019

Assemblymember Rudy Salas from the 32nd Assembly District visited Bakersfield College on Oct. 21 and spoke about local issues and his journey as an assemblyman.  ...

Veteran’s Resource Center to be relocated on campus

Jacqueline Gutierrez, Reporter

November 1, 2019

The Veterans Resource Center at Bakersfield College offers a program to help veterans transition back into civilian life. The Veterans Resource Center faculty director Paul Beckworth directs and coordinates activities and gets supplies that are needed for the program. One service that the Veterans Resource Center offers for veterans is educational counseling. Armando...

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