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Letters to the Editor: Campus community speaks on kit foxes

May 3, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Editor:  In The Rip articles by Joe Bergman concerning the controversy surrounding the removal of the endangered and federally protected kit foxes at Memorial Stadium – removal that has warranted an investigation by California Fish and Wildlife -- the alleged purpose for removing the foxes seems to focus on the “beautification” of the stadium. Confucius famo...

Kit fox: ESRP expert responds to the handling of kit foxes

Kit fox: ESRP expert responds to the handling of kit foxes

April 5, 2016

Regarding the issue of eradicating kit foxes from Bakersfield College’s Memorial Stadium, an expert from the Environmental Species Recovery Progra...

Kit fox: Removal methods questioned

Kit fox: Removal methods questioned

April 5, 2016

The Renegade Rip has been investigating claims that officials at Bakersfield College violated the Federal Endangered Species Act, namely in the eradi...

Champs gear up for playoffs

Mohamed Bafakih, Contributing Editor

February 17, 2016

Filed under Sports

As the regular season comes to a close, the Western State Conference South Division basketball title is in the hands of the Bakersfield Renegades. The second half of conference play has tested BC, however, in many ways, but as the state’s No. 17 team gears up for the playoffs, it’ll put them in better predicaments to finish out games. The stretch of grind-it-out games...

The FAFSA awakens student interest

Freddie Ward, Reporter

February 17, 2016

Filed under News

The FAFSA awareness kick off on Feb. 9 at Bakersfield College was excellent and a lot of students attended, according to Valerie Mackey, Financial Aid assistant. Students were given fliers with dates and times of upcoming financial aid workshops and staff members were there to answer general financial aid questions. Games were played. To test a student’s knowledge on Financial...

BC app fails to impress some users

Chris Miller, Reporter

February 17, 2016

Filed under Features

Most students at Bakersfield College are either unhappy with or have no plan to ever use the BC app. The BC app, which launched Feb. 1, was made with convenience for students in mind, so that they would have an easier time finding information about BC without having to navigate through the BC website itself. Despite the convenience the app was intended to bring, most...

HBCU Caravan Tour comes to BC

Freddie Ward, Reporter

February 17, 2016

Filed under News

Historically Black Colleges and Universities recruiters toured the BC campus on Feb. 8. Afterward, information tables were set up with brochures for students, and they were able to speak with recruiters on a one-on-one basis regarding transfer and admission procedures for various black colleges. Alexandria Watson, a psychology student at BC, said she requested additional...

BC swim showing potential

Mason J. Rockfellow, Editor in Chief

February 3, 2016

Filed under Sports

With the spring sports rolling their way into your calendar, the Bakersfield College swim teams will be testing the waters as well as the swimmers. BC’s swim team will be going to its first meet on Feb. 12 in Ventura for the Western State Conference Pentathlon. The WSC Pentathlon is where everyone in the conference meets and does 100-meter events for every stroke. This...

Track looks to improve from the 2015 season

Kyle Cortez, Reporter

February 3, 2016

Filed under Sports

The Bakersfield College track and field team is hoping to continue and improve from last season. “We want our sophomores to improve, and we want the freshman to come in, make an impact, and improve from where they were in high school,” said BC coach Pam Kelley. Kelley thinks highly of her team and believes that they all have potential in their respective fields. “I would...

Smoking still caught up in flames

AK Pachla, Copy Editor

February 3, 2016

Filed under News

The smoking policy on the Bakersfield College campus continues to be a matter of contention. Confusion and misinformation abound as to what, exactly, the hard and fast rules regarding what and where is acceptable for smokers on campus, or even if smoking on campus is still permitted, not just on the BC campus, but on any California college campus. On Feb. 1, the Bakersfield...

Resolutions: easy to make but hard to keep

Carl E. Littleberry Jr., Reporter

February 3, 2016

Filed under Features

A new year brings new goals and second chances for some students at Bakersfield College. Students hope for new romances or try to revamp their image to help them prosper in the upcoming year. Ruben Monarrez, 21, is one of those students. Monarrez is a theater arts major here at BC who was hoping to lose weight to help him land more diverse roles in plays. He lost a total of...

BC counseling reaches out

Freddie Ward, Reporter

February 3, 2016

Filed under News

On Feb. 3, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the Bakersfield College counseling department will resume its Counseling Outreach Tables, according to BC counselor Jonathan Schultz. Schultz said counselors will be available to answer general questions students may have regarding educational plans, priority registration, transfer procedures and any other quick counseling questions a student...

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