The Renegade Rip

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

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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...

Construction still going

Marcus Castro, Contributing Editor

February 3, 2016

Filed under News

Bakersfield College is currently undergoing construction and also has upcoming construction projects. Don Birdwell of Maintenance and Operations said that the construction project by the Agriculture Department is the new STEM project. The project is planned for completion on May 16. Once the STEM project is completed, the people using SE 46 will be moved and SE 46 will be...

New deans, one coming from LA

Sara Lievanos, Reporter

February 3, 2016

Filed under News

In Fall of 2015, Bakersfield College began conducting a nationwide search to fill three open administration positions as deans, which as of early December, finally concluded. For two of these openings, BC didn’t have to look very far to find qualified faculty members who were willing to take on the job. Bakersfield College’s Cornelius Rodriguez was hired as the new dean...

BC app intends to help students

Mason J. Rockfellow, Editor in Chief

February 3, 2016

Filed under News

There’s a new way to keep up to date with Bakersfield College news, athletics, events, and more, right from the palm of your hand. With websites not always being the easiest to navigate, a lot of apps have been created for faster navigation, special features, and the ability to connect with others through the power of your mobile device. “Even though our website is very...

Mock trial will take place at BC for the first time

AK Pachla, Copy Editor

February 3, 2016

Filed under News

The mock trial is a familiar law school tradition, and with Bakersfield College’s addition of a prelaw curriculum, it seems fair to hold one here. On Jan. 29, SGA Director of Student Organizations Chad Hidalgo opened the boardroom to sign up interested students. There are 23 other California community colleges offering the prelaw career pathway, and Hidalgo hopes to one...

A local farm sells at BC

Crystal Valdez, Features Editor

February 3, 2016

Filed under Campus, Features

Renegades were given the opportunity to start the new semester with healthy food options with the help of Murray Family Farms. Bakersfield College and Murray Family Farms hosted a farmers’ market at Renegade Crossings located near the free speech area on campus on Jan. 21. Farmer Jovan Rader, 26, was working the stand as students purchased and asked questions about the...

BC in need of scribes

MIsty Severi, Reporter

February 3, 2016

Filed under News

Bakersfield College Scribe Coordinator Cynthia Garbett is still searching for more paid scribes this semester. “There are 11 scribe positions still available,” Garbett said. “Scribes are important because they take notes for students who are unable to take notes themselves.” They must have already taken those classes before and received an A or a B. Scribes must...

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