The Renegade Rip

OpEd: The NFL seeking for a star

Hilario Ismeal Gomez, Reporter

March 15, 2019

Filed under Opinion

The NFL Combine a.k.a “The Underwear Olympics” kicked off Feb 6 and lasted till Mar 4 within Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. This is a showcase for hundreds of the top NFL Draft prospects to showcase theirs on the field skills as well as test the limits of their athleticism. Many make millions by showing off how freaky they can be athletically with their super...

Remembering Aaran Porter as a gentle giant

Remembering Aaran Porter as a gentle giant

March 15, 2019

Many described BC student and athlete Aaran Porter, who was killed last month, as a kind, helpful, and respectful person with high integrity, who was ded...

Hundreds of students participate at the Kern County Science Fair

Amy Sarmiento, Reporter

March 15, 2019

Filed under Features

The annual Kern County Science Fair was on March 12 at the Rabobank Arena Convention Center. Hundreds of students from grades 4 to 12 had a chance to participate. The Kern County Science Fair is sponsored by the Kern County Science Foundation. Joe Saldivar, a professor of Biology at Bakersfield College gave a speech at the Science Fair focusing on curiosity and why it...

Animal rights groups work on proposing no-chaining bill, locally and statewide

Hope ShyAnne     , Reporter

March 15, 2019

Filed under Features

The Anti-Chain Division of the Anti-Dog Fighting Campaign Worldwide Organization has been attempting to propose a bill to keep dogs from being chained up in Kern County and California. Jennifer Kanady, the director of the Division, is working with rescues in the area, such as the Bakersfield Boxers and Bullies. According to Kanady, animal control in Kern County is very...

Women’s Month kicks off with Wendy Wasserstein’s “Uncommon Women and Others”

Logan King, Reporter

March 6, 2019

Filed under Campus, Features

The final showing of the play "Uncommon Women and Others" ended its shows cycle on March 2nd at the Simonsen Performing Arts Center at Bakersfield College. The play was written by Wendy Wasserstein and is set in 1972 at Mount Holyoke College. The play communicates the dry comical style of Wasserstein while providing an intimate look into the tenants of second-wave...

BC’s CTE and Pat Smith gives insight on juvenile justice

Jazmin Velazquez, Reporter

March 6, 2019

Filed under Campus, Features

Bakersfield College hosted the Juvenile Justice Employer Panel on Feb. 27 at Bakersfield College. BC Career and Technical Education and Patricia Smith presented a panel of experts in the juvenile justice field to talk about evidence-based behavior strategies to reduce criminal behavior on youth people in Kern County. Each panelist discussed their role working with yo...

Read Across America Day celebrate Dr. Seuss at Bakersfield’s elementary schools

Amy Sarmiento, Reporter

March 4, 2019

Filed under Features

The United Way of Kern County (UWKC) hosted the 5th annual Read Across America Day event on Feb. 28 at various elementary schools across Bakersfield, one of which was Edison Pre-School. Children arrived at school dressed up in Dr. Seuss themed outfits and gathered around to read a book together. Every volunteer reader gathered in the main office and was distributed to ea...

Sugar Ray Leonard raises money for boys and Girls Club of Kern County

Laura Lanfray, Feature Editor

February 22, 2019

Filed under Features

In support of the Boys and Girls Club of Kern County (BGCKC), community members came together for an evening of fundraising, stories, and dinner with boxing icon, Sugar Ray Leonard, and acclaimed Sportscaster, Greg Gumbel on Feb. 19. Upon arrival at the Armstrong center in Niles street, the special guests were taken a tour of the facility before making their way to the...

Farmer’s market opens in East Bakersfield

Logan King, Reporter

February 22, 2019

Filed under Features

Kern County is home to an abundance of food and culture. The best reflection of this abundance is seen in a local farmers market.  Bakersfield is home to multiple farmer’s markets spread disproportionately across the city. These farmers markets have been limited to the west side of town. However, those days are over. The east side finally has its own! Located in th...

Drunk driving issue in Bakersfield

Hope ShyAnne, Reporter

February 22, 2019

Filed under News

Last year there were over 314 DUI arrests in Bakersfield, according to Sergeant Nathan McCauley, the public information officer for the Bakersfield Police Department. All of these numbers were made by 18 to 25-year-olds in Bakersfield, CA. In the United States, in 2017, 30 people on average every day die in drunk-driving caused crashes. That is a death almost every 50...

James Burger, is it worth the drive?

Hope ShyAnne, Reporter

February 22, 2019

Filed under Reviews

It was a hole in the wall, and it wasn’t worth the time- James Burger, located on James Road, is a bland burger joint. It was pouring down rain, and I was freezing, discovering a new tasty burger was on my mind. However, I ended up tasting a very tasteless patty on a warm buttered bun. James Burger, opened by Waou Elis about three months ago, is located by the oil field...

A culture of power: race, youth, labor discussion happens at Bakersfield College

Amir Guyton, Reporter

February 22, 2019

Filed under Campus, Features

Local Bakersfield native and Bakersfield College alumni Daniel Rios who graduated in 2012 from BC spoke in the Levan center on Feb.14. Titled “A Culture of Power: Race, Youth, Labor and Sound in East Bakersfield, 1966-1974.” Rios work “explored the political, social, geographical, and cultural production of Bakersfield in the 20th Century, examining how the interplay...

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