The Renegade Rip

Mini Comic-Con will take place on March 11th

Issy Barrientos, Reporter

February 26, 2018

Filed under Features

On March 11, the Bakersfield Marriott Hotel on Truxtun Ave will be home to the Bakersfield semiannual mini Comic-Con. The minimum admission fee will be $1 for those 8 years old and older. Parking is free however. All of the proceeds from the event will go to the Bakersfield Rescue Mission. Steve Wyatt, the “promotor, boss, and toilet washer,” organized the first mini...

Fish Fry For Life’s proceeds benefit local pro-life organizations

Sabrina Lopez, Reporter

February 26, 2018

Filed under Features

Catholics and Protestants alike came out in droves Friday, Feb. 16 to support the ninth annual Fish Fry for Life. Like the previous year’s the event took place in the parish hall of St. Francis of Assisi Church, where guests were treated to generous helpings of lightly fried fish, mounds of golden French fries, and some tasty coleslaw. This fundraising event was started nine...

Anti-valentine’s day screening takes place in Bakersfield downtown

Alexandra Apatiga, Editor-in-Chief

February 26, 2018

Filed under Features

The Beale Memorial Library in downtown Bakersfield welcomed the public and film buffs alike to see the 1944 mystery-thriller classic “Gaslight” for a special anti-valentines screening, Tuesday, Feb. 13. The film, starring the late actors Ingrid Bergman as Paula and Charles Boyer as Gregory, was based on a British play called “Angel Street” by Samuel French, which...

Art After Dark captivates locals

Art After Dark captivates locals

February 26, 2018

The first Art After Dark show of 2018 took place at the Bakersfield Museum of Art on Feb. 22. The show contained pieces of landscape painter Astrid Preston’s...

A story of mayhem, mystery, intrigue, and a successful escape at Bakersfield Escape Room

Alexandra Apatiga, Editor-in-Chief

February 25, 2018

Filed under Adventure, Opinion

When I think of a fun day out, I think of going out with my family to eat somewhere, or hanging out at a friend’s place playing board games, eating junk food and just chatting the day away. Never in my wildest dreams would I think escaping a confined room within a set time limit “fun,” but that’s exactly how it went. I had the opportunity to participate in a popu...

Bakersfield College hosts panel about “Bridging the Racial Divide”

Fitzgerald Graves, Reporter

February 25, 2018

Filed under Features

Bakersfield College hosted a panel of law enforcement officials in the Noman Levan Center on Feb. 20 for a 2018 public forum about transformational policing entitled “Bridging the Racial Divide.” This panel was coordinated and moderated by Public Safety/Criminal Justice Professor Dr. Tommy Tucson, in an effort to enlighten BC students and attending members of the public,...

Casino night rocks

Hector Martinez, Reporter

February 25, 2018

Filed under Features

The Women’s Club of Bakersfield held a casino night in order to fundraise money to restore the Metcalf House at the Kern County Museum, on Friday, Feb. 16 from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The tickets to attend were priced at $50 per person and all proceeds collected will go toward The Metcalf House. The president of the Women’s Club of Bakersfield, Darleen Carpenter...

The event “Global Connection” brings the world to Bakersfield College

Jenny Brito, Web & Social Media Editor

February 25, 2018

Filed under Features

Bakersfield College and the International Student Association will be celebrating world cultures and traditions in an event called “Global Connection” on March. 13 at the Renegade Crossroads and Fireside Room. The event will provide BC students, faculty, and staff with an opportunity to meet international students who are eager to learn about American culture as well...

South High School students’ geometry art gallery, “Geometrix,” hosted at the Empty Space

South High School students’ geometry art gallery, “Geometrix,” hosted at the Empty Space

Issy Barrientos, Reporter

February 25, 2018

Filed under Features

On. Feb. 17, The Empty Space hosted the reception for the South High School Geometrix art gallery. Geometrix is the use of geometry to create art. The...

Tastries Bakery wins court case

Paige Atkison, Reporter

February 25, 2018

Filed under News

Judge David Lampe ruled in favor of Cathy Miller, the owner of Tastries Bakery on Feb. 5. The ruling allows Miller to continue denying wedding cakes to same-sex couples until the case returns to court in June. The case garnered national attention after Cathy Miller refused to make a wedding cake for Eileen and Mireya Rodriguez-Del Rio’s same-sex wedding. In 2017, the...

Energy Science Fair informs students

Hector Martinez, Reporter

February 25, 2018

Filed under News

With the help of PG&E and Chevron sophomore, juniors, and seniors at Independence High School had an Energy Science Career Fair were they informed the importance of energy and careers to Lakeside School 8th grade students, the event took place at the high school on Thursday, Feb. 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. The sophomores displayed many carnival games related ...

Locals may be impacted by an increase in taxes

Melissa Puryear, Managing Editor

February 25, 2018

Filed under News

Bakersfield is already seeing an increase in gas taxes from last year’s gas tax hike, and may be set to see more taxes in the coming years due to a federal gas tax and a local sales tax increase in its preliminary stages. Already California ranks 6th in the nation for gasoline taxes. The national average according to the American Petroleum Institute (API), is 51.73 cents ...

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