The Renegade Rip

Kern High School District welcomes women trustees for first time in decades

Miranda Defoor, Web & Social Media Editor

November 21, 2018

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The addition of both Cynthia Brakeman and Janice Graves to the KHSD Board of Trustees marks the first time in twenty years that two women will be on the board.

Ballot measures yield mixed results

Bryana Lozoya, Reporter

November 9, 2018

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The unofficial results for the Kern County’s 2018 midterm election arrived early Wednesday morning. Multiple measures for cities like Bakersfield, Arvin, Wasco, Tehachapi, and McFarland were on the ballot. According to the California Secretary of State website’s county reporting status, the unofficial count of ballots that were cast in Kern County was more than 132,000, maki...

McCarthy wins district, loses speakership

Cameron Johnson, Reporter

November 9, 2018

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The 2018 Midterm Elections came at one of the most politically divisive times in recent American history. Just a week before the election, several prominent Democratic politicians and supporters received bombs through the mail, and the elections looked to be a climax of all the division. Americans took to the polls to voice their opinions on issues such as equality, gun saf...

BC holds mock crime scene for criminal justice students

Cassidy Eisen, Reporter

November 9, 2018

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Criminal Justice Professor Harlan Hunter’s students worked to collect data and evidence in the staged crime lab located in the basement of the Language Arts Building during CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) Week which started Nov. 5.  In the crime lab, a dummy was staged covered in blood, positioned next to a gun. Proxy money, drugs, and alcohol were also spread out ac...

New member of KCCD Board of Trustees elected

Laura Lanfray, Reporter

November 9, 2018

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For almost 40 years, Nan Gomez-Heitzeberg has served Bakersfield College as a dedicated member of the college community. From Faculty Director to Dean, to Vice President of the campus, now, she has the chance to help the Kern Community College District (KCCD) as a whole thanks to the support of the community who elected her as KCCD Board of Trustees member for Area 1. The...

Veteran’s Center groundbreaking drew a crowd near campus center

Veteran’s Center groundbreaking drew a crowd near campus center

November 9, 2018

The groundbreaking ceremony for the new Veterans’ Resource Center at Bakersfield College brought many members of the community and local veterans to...

New ACLU office opens in Kern County

New ACLU office opens in Kern County

November 9, 2018

The Southern California American Civil Liberties Union (SoCal ACLU) marked the opening of its new office in Kern County with a press conference at the...

Race for State Senate heats up

Laura Lanfray, Reporter

October 29, 2018

Filed under Developing Stories, News, Top Stories

Shannon Grove and Ruth Musser-Lopez are running for California’s 16th district Senate seat in the general election on Nov. 6. Comprised of many cities throughout Kern, San Bernardino, and Tulare Counties, the 16th district's population of about 922,123 people makes it the largest in the state. The Current senator, Jean Fuller, is finishing her final term after serving eight year...

BC’s Agriculture career expo gives students insight to the AG industry

BC’s Agriculture career expo gives students insight to the AG industry

Laura Lanfray, Reporter

October 26, 2018

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Agriculture students from all around Bakersfield were treated to a glimpse of the future of agriculture through Bakersfield College’s Agriculture Career...

New veterans center will offer more resources and services for veterans

New veterans center will offer more resources and services for veterans

October 25, 2018

  Bakersfield College’s current veteran resource center is getting an overhaul thanks to new funding and growth. The BC Vet Center construction beg...

BC Alumna runs for District 2 supervisor

Paige Atkison, Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2018

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In an ambitious campaign, Bakersfield College alumna Whitney Weddell is attempting to unseat incumbent Zach Scrivner as the Kern County Supervisor for District 2. Though Scrivner has held the position for nearly eight years, Weddell is confident in her campaign. “We have been very successful,” Weddell said. “I am so pleased at the number of supporters who keep coming out of ...

AB 705 will affect students hoping to transfer from Bakersfield College

Miranda Defoor, Web and Social Media Editor

October 17, 2018

Filed under Campus, Developing Stories, Front Page, News, Top Stories

Academic Development (ACDV) classes have been offered at Bakersfield College for students returning to college or students who would otherwise have trouble succeeding in transfer-level courses without additional preparation. Many ACDV classes are a stepping stone to the transfer-level courses students need to leave BC, and in that way, a stepping stone to their success. Commu...

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