The Renegade Rip

Biochemist Samuel Sternberg discusses CRISPR use

Bianca Cacciola, Reporter

November 1, 2019

Biochemist Samuel Sternberg visited Bakersfield College where he held mass lectures in both the Levan Center and the Forum building on Oct. 24. Sternberg spoke about his book “A Crack in Creation: The New Power to Control Evolution” which focuses on gene editing.  Sternberg received his doctorate’s degree in chemistry from the University of California Berkeley in 2...

BC Renegades Host Preseason Game Against the Central Valley Marlins

Bianca Cacciola, Reporter

October 30, 2019

BC baseball hosted the first preseason game for the upcoming year on Oct. 12. No score was kept as the Renegades hit the field and faced the Central Valley Marlins. With high hopes in mind and eyes on the prize, the team’s goal remains the same for their 2020 season. “Our goal this year, as well as every year, is to win the state championship,” said Ryan Darbee, the Renegades’ sophomore third basem...

The BC Agriculture club hosting a bag toss game at the pep rally on Oct. 17.

Bakersfield College kicks off homecoming week

October 18, 2019

Bakersfield College kicked off homecoming week with the theme of Renegades Around the World, during the week of Oct. 14-19.  During homecoming week, the Office of Student Lif...

Gadfly Cafe: Animals as food, test subjects, and pets

Haley Duval, Senior Photo Editor

October 18, 2019

The Gadfly Cafe held its second discussion of the semester in the Norman Levan Center at Bakersfield College, on Oct. 16.   The Gadfly is an open discussion for students and faculty staff to engage and share thoughts on a variety of different subjects and issues. Bakersfield College's Philosophy professor and host of the Gadfly for the past three years, Reggie Williams,...

Vince Fong speaks about issues within California

Jacqueline Gutierrez , Reporter

October 18, 2019

Assemblyman Vince Fong spoke in the Levan Center about his journey, homelessness, and answered audience questions on Oct. 9.  Vince Fong, who was born and raised in Bakersfield, now represents his hometown in Sacramento.  Fong explained that he sits on the budget committee and that he is the vice chair for transportation. Fong also explained how he deals with the ho...

March for Equality Rallies in Response to U.S. Court Case on Discrimination in the Workforce

Bianca Cacciola, Reporter

October 17, 2019

The March for Equality was held on Oct. 8 at the corner of Gosford and Stockdale Hwy sponsored by Bakersfield LGBTQ and Stonewall Democrats of Kern. The march ended at California State University Bakersfield, who is also holding Pride Week on campus. In response to the U.S. Supreme Court case hearing for LGBTQ+ discrimination in the workforce, a march and rally were held...

Jose Bello speaks out about his time in ICE detention

Paige Atkison, Senior Digital Editor

October 4, 2019

Bakersfield College student and activist Jose Bello visited campus to share his story of detention and arrests by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) with an eager classroom. Bello, a pre-law student and business major, was first detained by ICE in May of 2018.  Just hours after his arrest, BC students and faculty rallied around him in support.  Representative...

Jeff Newby speaking about Gandhi’s life and upbringing in the Levan Center, Sept. 23.

Gandhi’s 150th birthday celebration

October 4, 2019

In celebration of Gandhi’s 150th birthday, Bakersfield College hosted a panel discussion to commemorate the legacy that was inspired by the actions of...

Erin Gruwell speaking about the “Freedom Writers” book.

Erin Gruwell visits BC campus

October 4, 2019

The author of the book “Freedom Writers” visited Bakersfield College and spoke about the challenges her students faced and how she helped them overcome...

Speaker talks about social injustice

Shawn Collins, Reporter

September 20, 2019

Professor Shawn Schwaller of Chico State University drew a sizable audience to Bakersfield College with a lecture discussing the issues of social injustice and officer-involved killings in Kern County. The crowd was a mix of both students and community members, and, while some students had initially planned to attend for extra credit, many had students were eager to attend...

Izzy Foster (left) and Tony Stone (right) performing a musical piece during the Panorama Creative Music Summit on Sept. 16 at Bakersfield College.

Creative Music Summit returns to BC

September 20, 2019

The Panorama Creative Music Summit returned to Bakersfield College on Sept. 16-19, at the Simonsen Performing Arts Center Indoor Theater. The summit, presented...

Stafford Betty speaks to a student following his presentation and lecture on Gandhi.

Professor honors Gandhi in presentation

September 20, 2019

Stafford Betty, a religious studies professor at CSUB, presented a lecture on Gandhi’s life and lasting legacy at the Levan Center on Sept. 18 in ce...

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