The Renegade Rip

Carol Swain introduces BC on how African American should be represented in politics

Amir Guyton, Reporter

February 8, 2019

Filed under Campus

Distinguished speaker and professor Carol Swain spoke at BC on Feb. 7 in the Levan Center based off her book “Black Faces, Black Interest,” which was originally published in 1993. Swain’s work that focused on subjects such as representation and race relations earned her high recognition amongst her colleagues and internationally. Swain who was not new to the iss...

Budget Forum discusses BC spending

Logan King, Reporter

February 8, 2019

Filed under Campus, News

The Levan Center for Humanities hosted the Student-Centered Funding Forum on January 28th. Faculty members from most academic departments were present to hear the college spending plans for the next year. Other topics included issues that have come up over the last year in regard to college spending and allocation of funds among the various campuses in the district. The opening sp...

Bakersfield’s Fox Theater Neon Signs Needs Repair

Amy Sarmiento, Reporter

February 8, 2019

Filed under News

One of Bakersfield's most iconic symbols of 89 years is malfunctioning and in need of help from locals. Fox Theater's neon letter signs are not fully lighting up and have been failing for a little over two years. It reads as "Ox" from one side of the building and "Fo" from another. The large neon sign stands out and is one of the first things one sees while approaching...

News media professionals speak at Ridgeview for Journalism Day

News media professionals speak at Ridgeview for Journalism Day

February 8, 2019

Ridgeview High School’s journalism program hosted Journalism Day Feb. 1 where current and former news media professionals spoke on their experiences...

BC pantry’s new location offers less room but better service for students

BC pantry’s new location offers less room but better service for students

February 8, 2019

With the demolition of the old campus center, The Renegade Pantry has been uprooted from its previous location. The pantry has been moved to the Levinson...

Bakersfield College receives accreditation for the next seven years

Bakersfield College receives accreditation for the next seven years

February 8, 2019

Bakersfield College went through a week-long process during the fall 2018 semester in order to receive accreditation for the next seven years. President Sonya C...

HBCU faculty visits the BC campus

Stacie Norris, Reporter

February 7, 2019

Filed under Campus

The Historical Black College and University Tour (HBCU) made its way to the Bakersfield College campus on Feb. 4.   Initially the event was going to be held outside on the lawn near the counseling building, however, with the prediction of rain, a last-minute decision was made to relocate the event to a classroom inside the Humanities Building.   What started out with a bi...

RBG wins R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Bryana Lozoya, Digital Editor

January 24, 2019

Filed under Reviews

On the Basis of Sex, directed by Mimi Leder, was released Jan. 2019. The movie is the biography of Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s life and journey through her academic career and her work as a lawyer before becoming a justice for the United States Supreme Court. Actress Felicity Jones’ profound portrayal of Ginsberg in the movie highlighted the adversity of being a woman d...

The Los Angeles teacher’s strike ends with reform

Amy Sarmiento, Reporter

January 24, 2019

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Teachers and educators throughout the Los Angeles public school district went on strike in earlier in January, impacting about 500,000 students and their families. Teachers sought to improve students’ overall education by demanding that the district hire more school staff, decrease class size, and provide higher wages. Many argued this affected the current students’...

What is feminism and why is it important?

Rosa Salazar, Copy Editor

January 24, 2019

Filed under Columns

The best definition of feminism comes from Wikipedia! It states, “Feminism is a range of social movements, political movements, and ideologies, that share the common goal to define, establish and achieve political, economic, personal, and social equality of sexes. This includes seeking to establish educational and professional opportunities for women that are equal to those...

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....

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