The Renegade Rip

The new age of media and self worth

Brooke Howard, Features Editor

May 13, 2015

Filed under Features

In this relatively new age of Internet and social media, we tend to value ourselves by what persona we show online. Our self-worth is measured in likes and followers and we forget what is real. Some real problems are coming out of this media age. Such as, a lack of social skills, lack of empathy for others self-esteem, and all around a bad self-image. The other day a...

Student owns local art gallery

Student owns local art gallery

April 22, 2015

New and young artists alike now have a place to show and sell their art as well as get work experience, that place is Elder And Oak in the East Hills Mall,...

BC’s usage of water ‘needs to change’

Brooke Howard, Features Editor

April 8, 2015

Filed under News

Now that the California Assembly passed over $1 billion in spending bills for water and drought relief projects, Bakersfield College’s Agriculture Department chair Lindsay Ono has some advice for our own campus water conservation. “Even here our campus needs to change the way they are doing things,” he said. “They have gone to a concept of no water. That’s actually...

‘Worth it’ is not worth it

Brooke Howard, Features Editor

April 8, 2015

Filed under Features

As a firm believer of the good in humanity, I regret to say I think the moral decline of our peers can be seen in a new song the radio is playing called, “Worth It,” by Fifth Harmony. Now, I think in order to understand the song, you must understand the group. Fifth Harmony is an all-girl group that formed out of the contestants from X factor, USA. Despite being eliminated...

Mixing college with dating: Pro

Brooke Howard, Features Editor

March 19, 2015

Filed under Opinion

PRO Dating in college is completely different than dating in high school or the professional world. Dating in high school is premature, and dating in the professional world is, mostly, serious business. No pun intended. Your time in college is a constant growth spurt and learning about others is sometimes the key to learning about yourself. Dating as a young adult...

Women in the workplace

Women in the workplace

March 19, 2015

Paola Colindres Campo, a food scientist from General Mills and other large food companies in the U.S., came to speak at Bakersfield College as a part of...

Advice from an unlikely source

Brooke Howard, Features Editor

March 19, 2015

Filed under Features

When I lived in Los Angeles, an elder man once came up to me and said, "Just don't get out of the line, that's all you have to do." I took it pretty literally since at the time I was standing in a line for Chipotle. I started to retort with a joke along the lines of, "Oh no sir, I'm very serious about my Chipotle burritos," until he cut me off and continued, "What you are...

What to regret in your 20s, nothing

Brooke Howard, Features Editor

March 5, 2015

Filed under Features

Being in your 20s is hard. Your 20s is the decade of change, huge life decisions, and you have to accomplish all of this with limited time, money, and sleep. You might feel like you are being pulled in a million different directions, and your teachers, parents and peers are all watching you very closely. Blink-182 even has a whole song dedicated to everyone hating you...

Students think celebrations are lacking

Brooke Howard, Features Editor

February 24, 2015

Filed under Features

Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration in the month of February of the achievements of black Americans and their roles in history. Although many on campus have mixed opinions on whether Bakersfield College does enough to celebrate this month. “Bakersfield College doesn’t do enough and it’s not just on BC, it’s...

Condors to help choir

Brooke Howard, Features Editor

February 24, 2015

Filed under Features

The Bakersfield Condors are teaming up with the Bakersfield College Choral Program for a fundraising event that will help the Chamber Singers fly to Rome, Italy in June. The BC choir is selling lower level tickets for $18 and upper level tickets for $13. Their goal is to sell two hundred tickets to receive half of the proceeds. “If we sell 200 tickets we will receive...

When you can’t pay for comfort

February 24, 2015

Filed under Uncategorized

When I moved out, I realized in order to live on my own, you could almost never be home. You had to go to school from morning to evening, go to work from evening till late night and when you sprinkle in homework, laundry mats, clubs at school and extra hours at work you have yourself a big no-fun-time pie. On top of that, I was having a hard time even paying my rent. I went...

Festivities for Black History Month

February 11, 2015

Filed under Campus, Features

The African American Student Union of Bakersfield College will be holding an open mic and chalk walk including a chalk mural in the free-speech area 10-11 a.m. on Feb. 18th The open mic will include potery, musicians, singers and plenty of music. A quote by Ralph Martin “Excellence isn’t a skill, it’s an attitude” is a main theme that the President of the African...

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