The Renegade Rip

Professors discuss college enrollment rates

Saad Kazi, Reporter

October 26, 2018

Filed under Campus, Features

In the Oct. 24 Renegade Roundtable “Does Society Send Too Many People to College? “ each of four Bakersfield College professors agreed on one answer: no. Erin Miller, Steven Holmes, Michael Harvath, and Neal Stanifer brought up data and examples to support their points in the Levan Center discussion regarding whether the problem of rising college costs is due to the...

Author of “ The Nature of California,” Sarah Wald speaks at the Levan Center

Rosa Salazar, Reporter

October 26, 2018

Filed under Campus, Features

The Levan Center at Bakersfield College hosted guest speaker Sarah Wald on Thursday, Oct. 18. Wald, Associate professor of English and Environmental Studies at the University of Oregon, gave a presentation on her book, “The Nature of California: Race, Citizenship, and Farming since the Dust Bowl.” Wald discussed her book “The Nature of California: Race, Citizenship, and Farming since the Dust Bowl,” and had a Q&A session afterward...

United Farm Workers Foundation hosts workshop to inform on immigration rights

Hector Martinez, Feature Editor

October 26, 2018

Filed under Campus, Features

The United Farm Workers Foundation (UFW Foundation), a nonprofit organization that works to give access to legal status for immigrant workers, had a “Know Your Rights” workshop inside the Collins Conference Center on Oct. 18 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. The objective of the workshop was to further explain immigrational rights for those if anyone ever encounters an immigration...

Veteran resource programs grant approved

Rosa Salazar, Reporter

October 17, 2018

Filed under Campus, News

The California Community College Board of Governors approved an $8.5 million dollar grant in the 2018-19 state budget to enhance veteran resource centers around California’s community colleges. According to David Lawrence, Veterans Services Specialist, colleges that applied for part of the grant depended on how many veterans were enrolled. “Colleges were allowed to apply f...

AB 705 will affect students hoping to transfer from Bakersfield College

Miranda Defoor, Web and Social Media Editor

October 17, 2018

Filed under Campus, Developing Stories, Front Page, News, Top Stories

Academic Development (ACDV) classes have been offered at Bakersfield College for students returning to college or students who would otherwise have trouble succeeding in transfer-level courses without additional preparation. Many ACDV classes are a stepping stone to the transfer-level courses students need to leave BC, and in that way, a stepping stone to their success. Commu...

BC women’s soccer team continue to build their strong winning streak

Franco Castelo, Reporter

October 15, 2018

Filed under Campus, Sports

Bakersfield College women’s soccer team faced  Victor Valley College at Memorial Stadium and left with another victory with the score of 4-0. With only seven seconds on the clock, Rhyan Acosta sent the ball from midfield and scores. Acosta displayed consistent and great passes and callouts to her teammates during the entire first half of the game. At minute 21,  Jackie Z...

Volleyball extends winning streak

Cameron Johnson, Reporter

October 15, 2018

Filed under Campus, Sports

The Renegade Women’s Volleyball team continued their season of dominance with another convincing win against West LA College on Oct. 10. The match was won 3 games to none with each win coming by 12 points or more.  Lanie Camarillo lead the team with 11 kills overall, and Penelope Zepeda was close behind with 10. Freshman libero Jessica Merante showed off her defensive skills with 13 digs. Zep...

Oct. 5 Volleyball game leads to victory

Malachi Parker, Reporter

October 15, 2018

Filed under Campus, Sports

The Lady Renegades played host in a top ten matchup with El Camino on Oct. 5 and came out victorious with a clean sweep with set scores of 25-23,25-22, and 25-21. The Lady Renegades came into this game with a 13-1 record and were riding a seven-game win streak.  El Camino came into the game ranked third in the state and a 10-1 record. Each set was hard fought with s...

Got Myth: A discussion on how myths still have an impact on today’s world

Issy Barrientos, Photo Editor

October 15, 2018

Filed under Campus, Features

The Norman Levan Center at Bakersfield College hosted the discussion “Got Myth: Ancient Stories That Still Inform 21st Century People, Politics, and Pop Culture,” on Oct. 10. Rae Ann Kumelos, an associate professor of English at BC, started the conversation by talking about archetypes. Kumelos described archetypes as molds.  The first archetype she mentioned was the king....

Bakersfield College student holds an undefeated professional record

Malachi Parker, Reporter

October 15, 2018

Filed under Features

BC student, Miguel Contreras, a 20-year-old professional boxer, had a long journey from his amateur days to his now 6-0 professional career. The record for Contreras stands undefeated and five of those wins come by knockout.  “My mom signed me up to be at PAL (Police Academy League) just so I would have somewhere to be while she was at work, and boxing was one of the...

Gadfly: A roundtable talk on bias in society

Saad Kazi, Reporter

October 15, 2018

Filed under Campus, Features

Reggie Williams is a white man. But the BC professor and Gadfly Café host can’t expect every person to know that just by looking at his name. “How many other white people do you know named Reggie Williams?” he asked the room. It’s a question referring to how the name ‘Reggie’ is predominant among African American men, a fact that presents an unfortunate...

The Outdoor Theatre presents the annual Kern Shakespeare Festival

Cameron Johnson, Reporter

October 15, 2018

Filed under Features

The Kern Shakespeare Festival kicked off their 34 annual production on Oct. 3 in the Outdoor Theatre. The two plays selected for this year’s festival were “Measure for Measure” and “Julius Ceasar.”  The Bakersfield College Performing Arts Department puts on the festival every year, and this year the productions were coincidentally relevant to the current so...

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