The Renegade Rip

Homecoming fun and festivities

Elizabeth Fernandez

The BC drumline marches in the parade for homecoming.

Monique Hansen-Garcia, Reporter

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This year’s Homecoming festivities, coined by the theme #theBCselfie, spread red and white throughout the week and culminated with a Bakersfield College football victory Oct. 25.

Becky Stambook, a former cheerleader and 20-year alumna of BC, was “excited” to get to participate in the homecoming.

“A lot has changed since I went to the college, and it is so much fun to represent my class and the BC school spirit. I hope to encourage the younger women in their cheer careers,” said Stambook.

The cheerleaders really enjoyed the game, including Megan Chamberlain, a second-year cheerleader.  When asked if the events were better than last year, she replied, “There was more school spirit and more people into the game, coming to the game and being involved.”

The weeklong on-campus activities, from Oct. 20-24, included a Got Talent competition and a decorations contest for the offices that participated in the school spirit week.

The BC Financial Aid Office won a catered lunch. The office was completely decorated with even a selfie background with dollars all through it. There was also a box of items to use in the selfie, including pompoms, mustaches, and fake dollars or dollar sign fake gold chains. The items could be used to take your selfie in front of the creative background.

The Future Teachers Club took first place in the team competition, the Nursing Association was second, and Veterans’ Club was third.

Each team’s score was based on the overall scores for each event that took place through the week.

The Future Teachers Club will receive a miniature red-and-white traveling trophy. The names of the winners will be engraved on the trophy.

The new addition to the Homecoming events this year included an unbiased Royalty Court to replace the gender specific positions of King and Queen.

Trina Goree, a Student Government Association member, along with Ali Newton and Abigail Phillips, who were nominated by the Future Teachers Club, represented the Renegades in the Royalty Court.

The winners were selected, voted for and then were held to fulfill their duties as Royalty Court members.

The best use of theme float of the Renegade’s Homecoming Parade was awarded to the Veterans’ Club. The club will receive $100. The first place winner of the Rage of the Renegade’s Homecoming Parade went to the Student Nursing Association, which also won for the float with the most spirit. The winners of the BC channel competition were also the Nursing Association.

In all, the spirit was alive and well, representing the red and white proudly. “I loved the events,” said Goree, the Royalty Court member, “The outcome of all the SGA’s hard work was well appreciated and welcomed.”

The sound was provided by the 1990-1991 BC Alumni, Jerimiah Laura, of Pacific West sound, and he felt that that the sound and the entire event went “perfect.”

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