The Renegade Rip

The first Gadfly of the semester tackles education in today’s society

Issy Barrientos, Photo Editor

September 14, 2018

Filed under Features

On Sept. 12, the Norman Levan Center hosted the first Gadfly Café of the semester. The topic of the conversation was Education: Its Past, Present, and Future. The event started as usual with Professor Reggie Williams announcing upcoming events. Chairs almost ran out as students assembled, but as the conversation grew the number of people waned. The event officially began when Will...

Bakersfield College has annual “Transfer Day” event

Katalina Quintanilla, Reporter

September 14, 2018

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Bakersfield College held its yearly Transfer Day in the Renegade Crossroads on Sept. 10. There were 50 colleges and universities providing information to potential transfer students. Not only were representatives from various California State University (CSU) and University of California (UC) campuses present, but out-of-state universities and fashion and design colle...

BC’s wrestling teams sweeps victory in first match

September 14, 2018

Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

Bakersfield College’s wrestling team triumphed over Victor Valley in their first match of the season with a stunning defeat of 56-0. Multiple Renegade players, including Josiah Quiroz and Jeremy Turner, won by forfeit. Kevin Mello and All-American Jeremy Maas withheld long duels to come away with wins. Heavyweight Jacob Hall had to endure the most but still ended his...

BC’s tournament on Sept. 1 is won by volleyball team

Cameron Johnson and Saad Kazi, Reporters

September 14, 2018

Filed under Sports

The Bakersfield College volleyball team got their first taste of home action on Sept. 1 when they hosted the Bakersfield Quad Tournament. Coming off two straight set wins the previous day against Cuesta and College of the Sequoias in Visalia, the Renegades looked to continue their dominance against Allan Hancock and Santa Barbara City College. Freshman outside hitter Pene...

BC’s Pep Rally is a hit with students

BC’s Pep Rally is a hit with students

September 14, 2018

Bakersfield College held its first pep rally for the Fall Semester at the crossroads. The Pep Rally opened the season for athletes. The cheerleaders were...

BC football teams scores first victory

Franco Castelo, Reporter

September 14, 2018

Filed under Sports

The Renegade football team had their first home game against El Camino College on Sept. 08. For the first quarter, both teams played safe and displayed patience in their plays. El Camino’s football team began to play aggressively towards the end of the first quarter and the Bakersfield Renegades continued to hesitantly. However, neither team moved the ball successfully...

BC’s men’s soccer team wins two games in a row

Malachi Parker, Reporter

September 14, 2018

Filed under Uncategorized

The Renegades men’s soccer team played host to East Los Angeles Community College on Sept. 11. With a back and forth game, and a few controversial calls, the Renegades came out with a 2-1 victory to even their record at 2-2. In the first 15 minutes, the Renegades struck first courtesy, of Edgar Gonzalez striking the ball into the back of the net. However, that w...

Colleges offer opportunity to high school students with College Night at the Rabobank Arena

Colleges offer opportunity to high school students with College Night at the Rabobank Arena

September 14, 2018

With college application season on the rise, eager high school students flooded Rabobank Area for the 19th Annual Kern County College Night Friday, Aug....

Homelessness may affect Bakersfield College students

Laura Lanfray, Reporter

August 31, 2018

Filed under News

With homelessness on the rise across Kern County, Bakersfield College assists students in need in the form of donations and access to facilities. According to research done by the Kern County Homeless Collaborative, as of January 2018, there are 885 homeless people within the county. The majority of them live in the City of Bakersfield itself. Fewer homeless people live t...

Shuttle the transportation for students at BC

Ruben Lira, Reporter

August 31, 2018

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Bakersfield College administration is addressing the issue of with students parking illegally in residential areas surrounding the campus. Even with an area designated for free parking, there are not enough spots for every student. Tickets have been issued to students who park in the residential areas. BC has introduced a plan to help alleviate the parking shortage caused...

Bakersfield College students took part in an obstacle course during Welcome Week

Bakersfield College students took part in an obstacle course during Welcome Week

August 31, 2018

Bakersfield College’s Office of Student Life hosted a Renegades Rule: Obstacle Course on Aug. 28, on the Student Services Lawn. Campus Center is home...

BC rapist convicted of all charges

Paige Atkison, Editor-in-Chief

August 31, 2018

Filed under News

After a year of court proceedings, the assailant who perpetrated a sexual assault in the Fine Arts restroom at BC’s main campus in Spring of 2017 has been convicted. Brandon Robinson, 21, was convicted of 15 felony charges on Aug. 14. The charges range from sexual battery, sexual assault, threatening with intent to terrorize, and robbery in the second degree. The charges...

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