Homecoming pride marches on

Elizabeth Castillo, Reporter


This semester, with the theme of “Frame the Moment: #The BC Selfie,” the tradition of Homecoming is back with new ways for Bakersfield College students to celebrate their Renegade pride and to remember the importance of community on campus.

Although a couple of the Homecoming festivities have passed, it’s not too late to join the celebration. For those Renegades with hidden talents, the BC Got Talent competition will be held Oct. 22. Students will perform a four-minute presentation with a chance to win $75. Winning this competition will help teams earn points for a larger team competition that will be held for the first time this year.

“I’m really excited about BC Got Talent,” said Jimmy Moran, current Student Government Association vice president.

For those Renegades who do not wish to perform live, there are plenty of other ways to exhibit Renegade Pride. Members of the BC community can earn a ticket voucher to BC’s Homecoming game Oct. 25 by donating five items to The Renegade Pantry. Donations include non-perishable food items and clothing. Monetary donations are also accepted. All donations must be received by noon Oct. 24. Renegades can drop off their donations to the Office of Student Life, Campus Center, Room 4.

“Any proceeds will help The Renegade Pantry,” Moran said. “It’s a positive outcome either way.”

Nicky Damania, director of student life, hopes to see the BC community help one another through the drive.

“Sometimes students need some extra assistance,” Damania said. “The philosophy behind Renegades Care is to reveal community awareness and to see students helping students.”

Another way to show school spirit is by uploading a 15-second YouTube video to a personal account and sending it to [email protected] before 5 p.m. on Oct. 23. The contestant who submits the winning video will receive $50 and points for their team. Using YouTube is a new way for Renegades to show their spirit via social media. Moran said he’s excited for the addition.

“This is something new that we just implemented this year,” he said. “It’s awesome to see how creative people can get.”

Homecoming Activities will end on Oct. 25 with the Homecoming Football game. BC will play against Cerritos College. On this night, winners of the team competition and the Homecoming Court will be announced. The court is comprised of four students. Moran, who was Homecoming King last year, recalls his experience earning the achievement.

“Winning was phenomenal. It touched my heart,” he said. “I didn’t win in high school so it felt good that I was nominated and I won it in college. College is awesome.”