The Renegade Rip

Renegade Room celebrates funding for new baking equipment

Mariah Olivarez, Reporter

September 20, 2019

The Bakersfield College Renegade Room was open in celebration  after receiving $135,000 of funding from the Strong Work Force and the California Lottery on Sept. 11.  The money was used to upgrade the equipment in the kitchen and purchase new furniture for the restaurant. Since the late 80s, the Renegade Room has been serving customers and leaving them happy and hun...

Professor Matthew Garrett describing the timeline of news stories published about the controversy over the stickers around campus.

Matthew Garrett’s “A Tale of Two Protests”: The Line Between Free Speech and Hate Speech

September 18, 2019

The right to free speech is included in the First Amendment, but the line between free speech and hate speech can often become blurred leaving people to...

Campus construction commotion continues

Shawn Collins, Reporter

September 6, 2019

With renovation projects around the Campus Center and Veterans Hall approaching the one-year mark, and subsequent projects slated for the gym and Math-Science buildings, it looks as though the campus will remain a construction zone for the foreseeable future. Students like Psychology major, Jocelyn Lopez, and Sociology major, Adrianna Munoz, are happy with the idea of an...

BC kicks off new semester with Welcome Week

Alex Gutierrez, Reporter

September 5, 2019

Bakersfield College rolled out all the festivities to welcome in returning & new students for the new fall semester. The week-long event known as ‘Welcome Week’ hosts all kinds of different events starting the first day of classes, exclusively for the week of Aug. 26 – Sep. 5. There was a lot of excitement from students since Welcome Week offers a variety of free...

Richard Aimes shows the spoons he is going to bend with his mind during the mentalist show at Bakersfield College.

The Mentalist returns to BC

September 5, 2019

The fall semester has just begun and students’ minds are being read. BC students were treated to a popular mentalist show on Aug. 28 in the BC cafeteria. The...

Book Talk hosted by Dr. Mario T. Garcia at Bakersfield College

Amir Guyton, Reporter

May 8, 2019

The Levan Center hosted Book Talk with Dr. Mario T. Garcia which took place at Bakersfield College on May 2. During the talk, Dr. Mario T. Garcia talked on his new book “Father Luis Olivares, A Biography: Faith, Politics and the Origins of the Sanctuary Movement in Los Angeles.” Throughout the discussion, Garcia went over pieces of his book, which the biography runs ...

A retiring custodian’s farewell to BC

May 8, 2019

Custodian Ruben Rosales, I’ve been a custodian for 23 years. I will be retiring on July 31, 2019. I want to express myself on being a successful custodian. First of all, you have to love what you do every day. You have to come to work with a good attitude, if you have problems do not bring them to work, they will affect your work and your attitude toward others. When you’re...

Music discussed in the Levan Center

Taylor Jensen, Editor-in-Chief

May 8, 2019

Deep Cuts and Conversation took place for the final time this semester in the Levan Center on May 30. Philosophy Professor and Levan Center Director Reggie Williams, Jazz Ensemble Director Kris Tiner, and Commercial Music Professor Josh Ottum present songs of their choice that have an underlying meaning that match the theme of the event and then ask the audience for song requests. Williams mentioned that the...

Bakersfield College’s main campus suffers vandalism

Taylor Jensen, Editor-in-Chief

May 3, 2019

The Director of Student Life, Nicky Damania reported Friday that since Sunday evening “various inappropriate stickers have been placed strategically on our [Bakersfield College main] campus. The other night our food services truck was vandalized with inappropriate drawings.” Damania says that there has been a defacement of banners, posters, and fliers. Extra Public...

Ken Albala, a professor of history and food historian  talked about handmade pizza and beer at the Levan Center.

Artisanal Food and Craft Beer discussed at the Levan Center

May 1, 2019

Ken Albala, a professor of history and a food historian at the University of the Pacific, hosted a talk which situates food into a broader historical,...

Q&A: BC’s star softball pitcher, Kylee Fahy

BC’s softball pitcher Kylee Fahy during a conference game at the Dean & Adah Gay Sports Complex. Fahy is currently leading the state with strikeouts.

Haley Duval, Photo Editor

April 26, 2019

For the last 17 years, Kylee Fahy’s life has always been about softball. Bakersfield College’s right-handed softball pitcher is ranked No. one in strikeouts...

BC presents the life of Chicano activist Oscar Zeta Acosta

Stacie Norris, Reporter

April 26, 2019

The documentary “The Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo” played for BC students in Forum 101 on the BC campus April 24. This documentary was presented to others the life of Oscar Zeta Acosta. Acosta was an attorney who played an important role in the Chicano movement. Born in El Paso, TX in1935, Acosta moved with his family when he was a small boy to River...

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