The Renegade Rip

Annual BC Jazz ensemble brings Christmas spirit

Cassidy Eisen, Reporter

December 5, 2018

Filed under Campus, Features, Who Knew?

The BC Jazz ensemble brought the spirit of Christmas to campus at their annual winter concert in the Simonsen Performance Center on Dec. 3. Directed by Kris Tiner, the group performed familiar Christmas tunes from artists Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, and P.I. Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite to an almost full house. Tiner thanked the audience for coming and suppor...

BC Consent Project meets with fellow Renegade students

Cameron Johnson, Reporter

December 5, 2018

Filed under Campus

The Bakersfield College Consent Project held a meet and greet on Thursday, Nov. 29 at the Campus Center. The meet and greet gave the Project an opportunity to meet Bakersfield College’s student body and communicate to them their core values. Vice President Fitzgerald Graves was manning the Project’s table, which featured informational pamphlets and flyers for upcoming events....

BC’s Office of Student Life presents suicide discussion

Saad Kazi, Reporter

December 5, 2018

Filed under Campus

There’s a ‘silent epidemic’ that affects 25% of adults and about 10% of every college campus. It’s called depression, and though no one likes to talk about their own stories, it’s leading some people to take their own lives every day. Bakersfield College’s Office of Student Life held an informative presentation discussing the causes, consequences, and stigmas...

BC graduation rates increase

Katalina Quintanilla, Reporter

November 25, 2018

Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Many students dismiss the idea of attending a community college right after high school. Why? The reputation of attending a community college is that many never finish what they start and end up dropping out. However, Bakersfield College changed that stigma with an increase with their graduation and transfer rates. According to the California Community College’s webs...

BC holds music discussion

Taylor Jensen, Reporter

October 29, 2018

Filed under Campus, Features

Music of any genre, location, and artist can bring people together for just about anything, which is why it’s been claimed as such a powerful art. Reggie Williams, Director of the Levan Center, Josh Ottum, Professor of Commercial Music, and Kris Tiner, Jazz Director, held a discussion of how music reflects society in the Levan Center on Oct. 25. Williams started the eve...

California Community Colleges chancellor informs students of changes with AB 705

Bryana Lozoya, Reporter

October 25, 2018

Filed under Campus, News

California Community Colleges (CCC) Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley hosted an interview for community college reporters on Oct. 18. Student reporters in California community colleges were given the opportunity to interview Oakley on various topics such as the Vision for Success, AB 705, the Guided Pathway framework, and much more. The Vision for Success was adopted by the Boa...

BC holds voter information seminar

Taylor Jensen, Reporter

October 17, 2018

Filed under Campus, News

Robert Price, a columnist at The Bakersfield Californian, gave an in-depth look of state propositions at the Bakersfield College library on Oct. 4. Price presented the California propositions on a slideshow and explained the "yes" and "no" voting options for each one. Initially, Price shared his thoughts on young people voting and its importance. "I think everybody should...

Veteran resource programs grant approved

Rosa Salazar, Reporter

October 17, 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 apply f...

AB 705 will affect students hoping to transfer from Bakersfield College

Miranda Defoor, Web and Social Media Editor

October 17, 2018

Filed under Campus, Developing Stories, Front Page, News, Top Stories

Academic Development (ACDV) classes have been offered at Bakersfield College for students returning to college or students who would otherwise have trouble succeeding in transfer-level courses without additional preparation. Many ACDV classes are a stepping stone to the transfer-level courses students need to leave BC, and in that way, a stepping stone to their success. Commu...

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church hosts for the third time in a row International Peace Day

Haley Duval, Reporter

September 27, 2018

Filed under Uncategorized

St. Paul's Episcopal Church and Justice Committee in downtown Bakersfieldjoined the rest of the world to host the global annual eventInternational Day of Peace (Peace Day) on Sep. 21. For the third year in a row the church welcome the community to join them for meditation on peace and loving-kindness, violin and flute music, threshold choir singing, [sacred] words, and candl...

Bakersfield College students took part in an obstacle course during Welcome Week

Bakersfield College students took part in an obstacle course during Welcome Week

August 31, 2018

Bakersfield College’s Office of Student Life hosted a Renegades Rule: Obstacle Course on Aug. 28, on the Student Services Lawn. Campus Center is home...

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