The Renegade Rip

Civil Rights Activist, Cesar Chavez mural painted by international muralist Cobre. The mural is located downtown at the corner of L and 18th St across from Sequoia Sandwich Company.

Cobre, an International muralist visits Bakersfield

November 25, 2019

The city of Bakersfield was visited by Andres Iglesias, an international art muralist from Santa Fe, Argentina. Iglesias is best known in the artistic...

BC to present “12 Angry Jurors”

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Angel Magdaleno, Reporter

November 18, 2019

There are 12 people sitting at a long table in a jury room. They are discussing the fate of a teen who is being charged as an adult for allegedly murder...

“Our World United” Sparks Creativity at Via Arté

October 31, 2019

The annual Bakersfield event Via Arté hit the parking lot of the Marketplace on Oct. 19 and 20. Artists and creative minds got the chance to showcase...

Bakersfield College professor showcases art around the world

Jocelyn Sandusky, Reporter

October 18, 2019

Diego Gutierrez, an adjunct professor at Bakersfield College, is giving back to the community by teaching students about his greatest love, art. It’s possible to say Gutierrez was destined to become an artist. His grandfather, Victor Monterrubio, was an experienced painter in Mexico and worked for Coca-Cola as an illustrator for over 40 years. When Gutierrez was eight,...

Bakersfield College’s art program showcased student’s artwork in exhibition

Hilario Ismael Gomez, Reporter

April 5, 2019

The Bakersfield College Art Program showcased its best works and efforts to the public in the Wylie and May Louise Jones Gallery located in the lobby of the Grace Van Dyke Bird Library on March 14 in its annual spring exhibition of student artwork. The exhibition includes multiple types of art forms such as photography, ceramics, sculptures, and paintings. Several student...

Artists’ work celebrates unique narrative

Logan King, Reporter

March 15, 2019

The Levan Center for Humanities hosted an interdisciplinary talk the evening of March 13th. Art, Architecture, and Archetypes bring professors from multiple disciplines together to speak on the intimate connection between making art and storytelling.  This is the second event of the series for the Spring 2019 semester.  History, mythology, philosophy, and anthropology all brought their own unique perspective on a...

A Small note from the editors regarding the new Rip design

A Small note from the editors regarding the new Rip design

March 15, 2019

As times are evolving, The Renegade Rip is also evolving.  We have decided that our previous design was not taking full advantage of our beautiful school col...

This year’s theme for BC’s WHAM is about women and war

Bryana Lozoya, Digital Editor

February 22, 2019

In 1980, former president Jimmy Carter issued a Presidential Proclamation for National Women’s History Week for the week of March 8. Later, in 1987, Congress expanded the celebration to a month, making March National Women’s History Month. At Bakersfield College, Women’s History and More (WHAM) organizes a wide array of events that will feature guest speakers, movie...

Body modifications throughout history


Hope ShyAnne, Reporter

February 22, 2019

Famous Greek Philosopher Plato thinks your tattoos are barbaric! Not in the way you are probably thinking though. The history of tattoos goes far...

BC’s THEA B2A and B2B showcases Valentines Day performance

Jasmin Velezquez, Reporter

February 22, 2019

Bakersfield College THEA B2A and B2B classes performed a free Valentine’s Day themed show on Feb 13. The show consisted of improv games and monologues describing love and heartbreak. “It took about 4 or 5 classes to get everything together,” said BC professor Kimberly Chin. Students stopped by to watch enjoyed the show. It made people laugh as the performers gave funny...

BC details the history of museums

Saad Kazi, Reporter

November 25, 2018

There are approximately 850 million visits each year to American museums, more than the attendance for all major league sporting events and theme parks combined. “Who knew?” Professor David Koeth asked when listeners gave puzzled reactions to this statement. Different aspects of museums were shared by Bakersfield College faculty members Duane Anderson, Rae Ann Kumelos, Nan Gomez-H...

Esther Iverem brings traditional African art

Cassidy Eisen, Reporter

November 9, 2018

Journalist Esther Iverem read passages from her most recent picture book “Olokun of The Galaxy,” and showcased her award-winning Olokun figures on Oct. 30 in the Levan Center at Bakersfield College. Iverem spoke to the audience of about 60 people to give a personal presentation of her book, which is filled with beautiful poetry and unique illustrations, that tel...

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