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.

McCarthy wins district, loses speakership

Cameron Johnson, Reporter

November 9, 2018

Filed under Front Page, News, Top Stories

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...

New member of KCCD Board of Trustees elected

Laura Lanfray, Reporter

November 9, 2018

Filed under Top Stories, Uncategorized

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...

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 Alumna runs for District 2 supervisor

Paige Atkison, Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2018

Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

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...

KCCD trustee candidates discuss policy ideas at community forum

Saad Kazi, Reporter

October 15, 2018

Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Providing half a billion dollars for Bakersfield College to improve its campus, Measure J became the focal point of BCSGA’s Oct. 8 Community Public Forum for the Area 1 candidates for the KCCD Board of Trustees. “When you have all this Measure J money up here, I’m the only one that would be able to understand the bargain you’re going to see on the job,” said cand...

Author Sonia Nazario delivers speech at BC

Paige Atkison, Editor-in-Chief

October 15, 2018

Filed under Campus, Features, Top Stories

Pulitzer-winning journalist Sonia Nazario visited Bakersfield College to deliver a speech on immigration and journalism.   Joined by media leader Joaquin Alvarado, Nazario lead a discussion with BC students and faculty in an examination of today’s media Nazario began by recounting her family history of immigration.    Her father fled Syria due to persecution of Christian...

Campus rapist sentenced to life in prison without parole

Paige Atkison, Editor-in-Chief

September 28, 2018

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

Convicted rapist Brandon Robinson, 21, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, along with an additional 19 years and eight months on Sept. 26. Robinson was convicted of all 15 felony charges against him on Aug. 14. The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney John Allen. During the hearing, Robinson’s attorney, Ron Carter, requested that it be taken into...

Kern County Sheriff’s office hosts job fair for those interested in law enforcement and other careers

Kern County Sheriff’s office hosts job fair for those interested in law enforcement and other careers

September 14, 2018

The Sheriff Office Headquarters hosted a job fair on Sept. 8, to provide information on 10 Kern County Departments that have on positions available. Before...

Innerbody Works Yoga hosts Cat Yoga in downtown Bakersfield

Innerbody Works Yoga hosts Cat Yoga in downtown Bakersfield

Cassidy Eisen, Reporter

September 14, 2018

Filed under Features, Top Stories

Nearly 40 yoga students spent an hour performing an array of yoga poses of all levels, accompanied by eight cats pawing around. Though a few were licensed therapy cats, most kittens were up for adoption through MEOW Co.

Democratic Women of Kern hold “Women in Politics” luncheon featuring Dolores Huerta

Democratic Women of Kern hold “Women in Politics” luncheon featuring Dolores Huerta

September 12, 2018

For years, women had no say in what was going on in the world, but one election at a time, that is all changing.

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