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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...

Author Sonia Nazario delivers speech at BC

Paige Atkison, Editor-in-Chief

October 15, 2018

Filed under Campus, Features, Top Stories

Pulitzer-winning journalist Sonia Nazario visited Bakersfield College to deliver a speech on immigration and journalism.   Joined by media leader Joaquin Alvarado, Nazario lead a discussion with BC students and faculty in an examination of today’s media Nazario began by recounting her family history of immigration.    Her father fled Syria due to persecution of Christian...

BC’s Veteran Center receives Community College Board grant

Rosa Salazar, Reporter

October 11, 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 ...

Women’s Soccer team faces second lost of the season

Franco Castelo, Reporter

October 1, 2018

Filed under Sports

The Renegades women’s soccer team played against Clovis College friday Sept. 21 at Memorial Stadium, leaving with their second loss of the season. Throughout the game, both teams showed their endurance and training, making callouts and finishing shots. The first half both teams had great possession going back-and-forth on the field. Clovis scored the first goal with 11 minutes in the...

Renegade football team faces loss during Orange County game

Malachi Parker, Reporter

September 28, 2018

Filed under Sports

The Renegades went on the road to Orange County on Sept. 22 for a non-conference game against the Golden West Rustlers and unfortunately ended up on the losing side of a low scoring game, that ended 11-13. The Renegades had several drives that were stalled in the red zone, therefore having to settle for three each possession. The Rustlers were able to punch it into the end...

BC’s William M. Thomas Planetarium hosts starlight show and film about space

Todd Banker, Reporter

September 28, 2018

Filed under Campus, Features

Prof. Nick Strobel greeted people entering the William M. Thomas Planetarium at Bakersfield College and took tickets for the film NASA: From Dream to Discovery on Sept. 20. After the introducing himself Strobel proclaimed, “You are actually underneath the largest planetary dome in all of the Central Valley.” After Strobel’s short description of the difference between...

Renegade Roundtable: A discussion about hate in today’s political climate

Katalina Quintanilla, Reporter

September 28, 2018

Filed under Campus, Features

Reggie Williams, director of the Levan Center, developed the idea of the Renegade Roundtable to create a conversation in today’s political, social, and economic issues. The first roundtable was held on Sept. 26. Michael Harvath, Steven Holmes, Erin Miller, and Neal Stanifer were four BC professors that participated in the roundtable. The topic they chose for this series...

Women’s soccer concedes second defeat of the season against Clovis College

Franco Castelo, Reporter

September 28, 2018

Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

The Renegades women’s soccer team played against Clovis College on Sept. 21 at Memorial Stadium, leaving with their second loss of the season. Throughout the game, both teams showed their endurance and training, making callouts and finishing shots. The first half both teams had great possession going back-and-forth on the field. Clovis scored the first goal with 11 m...

Women’s volleyball trumps Citrus College

Haley Duval, Reporter

September 28, 2018

Filed under Uncategorized

The Bakersfield College women’s volleyball team looked to improve on their impressive 10-1 start to the season when they faced Citrus College at home on Sept. 26. The ‘Gades came out of the gate hot, and won the first game by a score of 25-15. Sophomore setter Sarah Armendariz helped keep momentum on the side of the Renegades by being active at the net, both of...

Bakersfield College’s men soccer team continue their win streak at home game

Malachi Parker, Reporter

September 28, 2018

Filed under Sports

The Renegades put on an offensive show in their home game against the Giants of the Sequoias on Sept. 18, with a 4-2 win, extending their winning streak to four games. The Renegades struck early and more than once in the first half with goals by Edgar Gonzalez and Jorge Pimentel within the first twenty-three minutes of gameplay. With those two scores the Renegades went into...

Bakersfield College’s soccer team suffers first loss of season against Fresno Rams

Cameron Johnson, Reporter

September 27, 2018

Filed under Campus, Sports

The Renegade Women’s soccer team faced the defending CCCAA State Champions, Fresno City College, at Memorial Stadium on Sept. 18.  Having gone 5-0 to start the season, the Renegades were up for the test against a Fresno City team that didn’t lose a game in the previous season.  “We believe we’re at the same level as this team,” said head coach Scott Dameron of h...

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