The Renegade Rip

Women’s basketball loses to West LA

Haley Duval, Photo Editor

February 22, 2019

The Bakersfield College Women’s Basketball team hosted their final home Western State Conference game against West LA College at Gil Bishop Sports Center on Feb. 16, with a loss of 53-45. Due to the last home game of the regular season, five sophomores were honored and recognized for their last home game appearance; #3 Jasmyn Rodriguez, #14 Tyana Jasper, #21 Victoria Trevino,...

James Burger, is it worth the drive?

Hope ShyAnne, Reporter

February 22, 2019

It was a hole in the wall, and it wasn’t worth the time- James Burger, located on James Road, is a bland burger joint. It was pouring down rain, and I was freezing, discovering a new tasty burger was on my mind. However, I ended up tasting a very tasteless patty on a warm buttered bun. James Burger, opened by Waou Elis about three months ago, is located by the oil field...

A culture of power: race, youth, labor discussion happens at Bakersfield College

Amir Guyton, Reporter

February 22, 2019

Local Bakersfield native and Bakersfield College alumni Daniel Rios who graduated in 2012 from BC spoke in the Levan center on Feb.14. Titled “A Culture of Power: Race, Youth, Labor and Sound in East Bakersfield, 1966-1974.” Rios work “explored the political, social, geographical, and cultural production of Bakersfield in the 20th Century, examining how the interplay...

BC’s THEA B2A and B2B showcases Valentines Day performance

Jasmin Velezquez, Reporter

February 22, 2019

Bakersfield College THEA B2A and B2B classes performed a free Valentine’s Day themed show on Feb 13. The show consisted of improv games and monologues describing love and heartbreak. “It took about 4 or 5 classes to get everything together,” said BC professor Kimberly Chin. Students stopped by to watch enjoyed the show. It made people laugh as the performers gave funny...

Discrimination against men

Rosa Salazar, Copy Editor

February 22, 2019

You can’t have a feminist column and not talk about men. Did you know men are discriminated against for their gender? One discrimination is they can receive longer prison sentences compared to their female counterparts. In a study conducted by Sonja B. Starr, a law professor at the University of Michigan, found gender disparities in federal criminal cases. In her...

Group members (left to right) John Heath, Timothy Gobler, Mia Cifuentes, Ian Sharples, and Sarah LeVan work on a nursery

The Chamber of Commerce makes renovations including new nursery

February 21, 2019

Spring Cleaning does not have to be done in the Springtime.  Leadership Bakersfield, a subgroup within the Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce, will not ...

Wayne Horitz (left) and The BC Jazz Ensemble performing in the PAC

BC Jazz Ensemble jams out with musicians

February 21, 2019

The Bakersfield College Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combos performed on Feb. 11 with renowned artists Wayne Horvitz and Sara Schoenbeck at the Edwa...

Black History Month Conference gathers for celebration of unity

Amy Sarmiento, Reporter

February 8, 2019

Bakersfield College hosted a conference event to honor Black History Month on Feb 8 in the Indoor Theatre. This event was hosted by Umoja Community (ASTEP) which stands for African-American Success Through Excellence and Persistence. Umoja is a word in Swahili meaning unity, which is the main mission of this program. Their focus is on helping students in academic and personal...

Feminism: Why isn’t there more women in charge?

Rosa Salazar, Copy Editor

February 8, 2019

Let's talk about feminism and the relationship with the U.S. government. Let's begin with political representation. Back in 1789, when the Constitution was written, its goal was "to establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity." The Constitution...

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

Amir Guyton, Reporter

February 8, 2019

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

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

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...

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