The Renegade Rip

Joe Bergman
Joe Bergman is an award winning photojournalist located in Bakersfield, California. Following a 14-year career in law enforcement, Joe has returned to school and is studying journalism at Bakersfield College. He currently serves as the editor in chief for The Renegade Rip newspaper.

Prior to finding his calling in photography, Joe was a Division 1 NCAA student-athlete. While at Cal State, Northridge, Joe was named to the Big Sky All-Academic Team, and received the "Varsity N Award" for academic excellence. Joe graduated from Cal State, Northridge in 2001 with a bachelor's in sociology. Additionally, he has master's degrees in psychology (2012) and administration of justice and security (2013).

Joe was a deputy probation officer with the Kern County Probation Department, up until his medical retirement in 2015.

Athletics has always been a large part of Joe's life, which has given him a unique perspective on just how athletics can change one's life. Joe has coached all levels of football, specifically at lower socioeconomic high schools and communities; making it a point to show these student-athletes that athletics can be a means out of the neighborhood. In 10-years of coaching, countless players went on to further their education, using athletics to foot the bill, giving them opportunities that would not be possible if it wasn't for athletic scholarships.

Through coaching, Joe adopted, fostered, mentored and later befriended numerous players, many of whom still remain in contact with him. Joe believes the true success of any coach is not measured by the win/loss column, it is measured by the lives changed, the past players who remain in contact, the number of Christmas cards, wedding announcements and birth announcements received that truly measure a coach's success.

Joe has followed the footsteps of his grandfather, in finding a true passion for photography. Joe still uses his grandfather's Rolleiflex cameras from time to time.

Joe's partner in crime is his one-year-old Belgian Malinois Zoey. They have been attached at the hip from the day Zoey rescued Joe from the Malinois rescue. Once fully trained, Zoey will serve as Joe's service dog and photographer assistant.




Awards:

CNPA Best Action Photo (2016)

CCMA Best Photo Series – Honorable Mention (2016)

joe bergman, Editor in Chief

Dec 02, 2016
Renegades streak, season ends in playoffs ()
Dec 02, 2016
Men’s basketball falls in championship ()
Nov 16, 2016
Playoff’s announced: Women’s soccer receives the 17th seed, face Mt. San Jacinto ()
Nov 16, 2016
Renegade volleyball captures conference championship ()
Nov 16, 2016
Men’s soccer closes out difficult season with a solid victory ()
Nov 06, 2016
Women’s basketball looking to rebound following last season ()
Nov 06, 2016
Football prepares for playoff push ()
Oct 18, 2016
Derrick Vickers hopes to build on his stat-stuffing season ()
Oct 18, 2016
BC hosts International Soccer Challenge ()
Oct 18, 2016
BPD seeking applicants ()
Oct 18, 2016
Bakersfield Business Conference makes its triumphant return ()
Oct 18, 2016
‘America’s Toughest Sheriff’ pulls no punches in his speech ()
Oct 18, 2016
Conference attendees include BC presence ()
Oct 18, 2016
BC football loses its first conference game in heartbreaking fashion ()
Oct 18, 2016
Men’s soccer hopes to start winning games ()
Oct 18, 2016
Women’s soccer on 4-game losing streak ()
Oct 05, 2016
Understaffed, but not outdone ()
Oct 05, 2016
BC trainers are well respected ()
Oct 05, 2016
BC football continues to find ways to win ()
Oct 05, 2016
Women’s soccer on 3-game winning streak ()
Sep 20, 2016
BC wrestling gaining early experience (Story)
Sep 20, 2016
BC football hopes to rebound after 45-7 loss ()
Sep 20, 2016
Matt Alvarez does a lot more than coach Renegade kickers ()
Sep 20, 2016
Losing streak for Renegades is over ()
Sep 07, 2016
Chancellor announces her intent to retire (Story)
Sep 07, 2016
Young team eager to see competition (Story)
Sep 07, 2016
Kit fox investigation still ongoing by DFW (Story)
Sep 07, 2016
Blaze farewell puts Sam Lynn Park’s future into questiontion ()
Sep 07, 2016
Fresh designs show students their path ()
Sep 07, 2016
BC wins season opener 22-19 ()
Sep 07, 2016
Volleyball hopes to find consistency ()
Sep 07, 2016
Women’s soccer starts off strong ()
Sep 07, 2016
Field house gets face lift ()
Sep 07, 2016
Men’s soccer welcomes return ()
Sep 07, 2016
Local skateboarders have mixed feelings ()
Aug 18, 2016
Construction winds down as semester set to start (Story)
Jun 23, 2016
Bakersfield College 2016 volleyball schedule released (Story)
Jun 23, 2016
Women’s soccer 2016 schedule released (Story)
Jun 23, 2016
Renegade football 2016 schedule released (Story)
Jun 23, 2016
Following a near 30-year absence, men’s soccer set to return (Story)
Jun 21, 2016
BC Vice President leaves for Glendale (Story)
May 03, 2016
Hall Ambulance, BC work hand in hand ()
May 03, 2016
Fish and Wildlife gives kit fox information (Story)
May 03, 2016
Kit-fox probe begins (Story)
May 03, 2016
Kit Fox Investigation Timeline (Story)
May 03, 2016
Years later, 2012 state championship talks loom (Story)
May 03, 2016
Resurfaced track gets a taste of WSC ()
May 03, 2016
Softball earns first playoff trip since 2012 ()
May 03, 2016
Through the lens…Running with Renegades ()
Apr 19, 2016
Kit fox: BC admin responds to kit fox issue (Story)
Apr 19, 2016
Baseball Scores ()
Apr 19, 2016
25 years of concessions for Ray Maranda ()
Apr 19, 2016
Softball makes playoff push with series sweep ()
Apr 19, 2016
Beach volleyball has its season debut ()
Apr 05, 2016
Kit fox: Removal methods questioned (Story)
Apr 05, 2016
Donald Trump: Yes or No? (Pro) (Story)
Apr 05, 2016
Random Renegade – RayAnthony Cox ()
Apr 05, 2016
BC baseball wins five of its last six ()
Apr 05, 2016
Renegade softball is looking for consistency as they enter homestretch ()
Apr 05, 2016
Tennis qualifies for state tournament ()
Apr 05, 2016
Men’s swimming returns to campus with a victory; women fall short ()
Mar 15, 2016
Bookout makes track comeback (Story)
Mar 15, 2016
The Shafter Police Department (Story)
Mar 15, 2016
Drumline needs to fundraise for nationals ()
Mar 15, 2016
Random Renegade: Felicity Caudill ()
Mar 15, 2016
Shafter PD shares tips on career path ()
Mar 15, 2016
Explorer program is key to success ()
Mar 15, 2016
Tennis finds a hot streak ()
Mar 15, 2016
BC men’s hoops season in review ()
Mar 15, 2016
Martinez looks to carry on a baseball tradition ()
Mar 15, 2016
Baseball starts conference play 2 for 3 ()
Mar 15, 2016
Softball beats Glendale College while breaking a three-game losing streak ()
Mar 15, 2016
Saunders takes first in three events ()
Mar 15, 2016
Memorial Stadium track to be resurfaced ()
Mar 02, 2016
BC falls to top-seeded Saddleback in overtime ()
Mar 01, 2016
BC gets No. 1 Gauchos in Round 3 ()
Feb 26, 2016
Bakersfield College (9) dominates Moorpark College (8) in second round of So. Cal Regional (Story)
Mar 01, 2016
Smoking policy: Is it a good idea or a bad idea? (Con) (Story)
Mar 01, 2016
Play takes students back in time ()
Mar 01, 2016
In college, age is just a number ()
Mar 01, 2016
A year in review: Women’s basketball ()
Mar 01, 2016
BC women’s track shows promise ()
Mar 01, 2016
Renegade tennis falls into a slump ()
Feb 17, 2016
Bookout sets the bar high ()
Feb 17, 2016
Slamming Sammy…Through the lens (Story)
Feb 17, 2016
BC softball struggling to find ways to win ()
Feb 17, 2016
Renegades baseball drops two straight ()
Feb 17, 2016
Attorneys talk on Kern County refugees ()
Feb 17, 2016
Firemen outrun the cops in charity game ()
Feb 03, 2016
A career that takes time but is worthwhile ()
Feb 03, 2016
BC softball drops its first two but looks to pick it up this season ()
Feb 03, 2016
A career that takes time but is worthwhile ()
Feb 03, 2016
Baseball off to a hot start ()
Feb 03, 2016
Growth showing for women’s hoops ()
Feb 03, 2016
BC remains unstoppable at home; stay on top of conference lead ()
Feb 03, 2016
Former renegade football player Chavez pursues dream ()
Jan 21, 2016
BC earns sweep over Antelope Valley ()
Jan 14, 2016
Speed bumps for safety (Story)
Jan 09, 2016
BC tops Canyons in conference home-opener by 41 ()
Dec 02, 2015
Black Friday causes madness at Wal-Mart ()
Nov 18, 2015
Cold start for women’s basketball ()
Nov 18, 2015
Football finishes off the season 2-8 ()
Nov 04, 2015
Women’s hoops using size, speed to its advantage ()
Nov 04, 2015
Men’s hoops ready for tip-off ()
Nov 04, 2015
Chinese restaurant has great food and is close to BC campus ()
Nov 04, 2015
Cerritos crushes BC 28-0; first shutout loss for BC in 4 years ()
Nov 04, 2015
Disabled Awareness Day promotes self-advocacy for disabled students ()
Nov 04, 2015
Resource Week Informs ()
Nov 04, 2015
Volleyball pushes to get into playoffs ()
Oct 21, 2015
Students get faster path to law enforcement jobs ()
Oct 21, 2015
BPD and students switch roles at BC ()
Oct 21, 2015
Renegades rumble past Raiders for first win of the season ()
Oct 21, 2015
Becki Whitson is the epitome of enthusiasm at BC ()
Oct 21, 2015
Four years later, Spink won’t sink ()
Oct 21, 2015
Casper looks toward state after 4-year departure ()
Oct 08, 2015
BC soccer’s defense is struggling ()
Oct 08, 2015
Cross-country sees WSC competition in Oxnard ()
Oct 08, 2015
Renegades remain winless, drop to 0-5 ()
Oct 07, 2015
4-H career comes to end (Story)
Oct 01, 2015
Cross-country update ()
Sep 23, 2015
Women’s soccer drop to Lassen, tie with Ventura ()
Sep 23, 2015
Bakersfield College hosts 61st annual Alumni Barbecue ()
Sep 23, 2015
Clark takes his roots to Greece ()
Sep 11, 2015
The Circus rolls into Bakersfield (Story)
Sep 06, 2015
Renegades drop to Riverside 33-14 in season-opener ()
Aug 31, 2015
BC volleyball starts the season 3-1 ()
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