The Renegade Rip

BC has entered wave one of an online format

Bianca Cacciola, Editor-in-Chief

March 12, 2020

Bakersfield College has entered wave one of transitioning face-to-face classes into an online modality as of March 12. Although there have been no confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Kern County, campus administration has remained active with updating students and faculty on the status of BC. The campus remains open, but only faculty that are ready to take...

The mannequin lays on the couch behind the red tape for a Halloween party gone wrong during a crime lab for Forensic class.

BC students visit Halloween-themed mock crime scene

November 18, 2019

Bakersfield College Forensics Professor Pat Smith and students worked on a mock Halloween crime scene in the Language Arts Building basement during the...

Bakersfield College to host Intersegmental Pathways Symposium at Marriott downtown

Tyler Frost, Reporter

November 13, 2019

A summit focused on accelerated student completion will be held at the Bakersfield Marriott Convention Center on Nov. 15. The event will kick off at 8:30 a.m. and will run until 3 p.m., breaking down the intersegmental pathways toward efficient education for college students. Bakersfield College students, faculty, staff, and president Sonya Christian will be in attendance. The...

Assembly member, Rudy Salas, speaks about the importance of voting, animal overpopulation, bullying in schools, the effects of social media on students, and the PG&E power shutoffs during the BCSGA Power lunch in the Levan Center on Oct. 21.

Rudy Salas visits Bakersfield College to encourage local change by voting

November 1, 2019

Assemblymember Rudy Salas from the 32nd Assembly District visited Bakersfield College on Oct. 21 and spoke about local issues and his journey as an assemblyman.  ...

Veteran’s Resource Center to be relocated on campus

Jacqueline Gutierrez, Reporter

November 1, 2019

The Veterans Resource Center at Bakersfield College offers a program to help veterans transition back into civilian life. The Veterans Resource Center faculty director Paul Beckworth directs and coordinates activities and gets supplies that are needed for the program. One service that the Veterans Resource Center offers for veterans is educational counseling. Armando...

March for Equality Rallies in Response to U.S. Court Case on Discrimination in the Workforce

Bianca Cacciola, Reporter

October 17, 2019

The March for Equality was held on Oct. 8 at the corner of Gosford and Stockdale Hwy sponsored by Bakersfield LGBTQ and Stonewall Democrats of Kern. The march ended at California State University Bakersfield, who is also holding Pride Week on campus. In response to the U.S. Supreme Court case hearing for LGBTQ+ discrimination in the workforce, a march and rally were held...

Stafford Betty speaks to a student following his presentation and lecture on Gandhi.

Professor honors Gandhi in presentation

September 20, 2019

Stafford Betty, a religious studies professor at CSUB, presented a lecture on Gandhi’s life and lasting legacy at the Levan Center on Sept. 18 in ce...

Spotlight: Veterans’ resources on campus

Jacqueline Aquian, Reporter

September 20, 2019

Veteran programs at Bakersfield College offer many services for BC vets. Colleges, universities, and other communities take notice in the veterans and their hard work to protect this country. Bakersfield College has the Veterans Resource Center on campus and Financial aid has the Veteran California Promise Grant (CCPG) which has drawn much recognition. The Veteran Resource Center ...

Professor Matthew Garrett describing the timeline of news stories published about the controversy over the stickers around campus.

Matthew Garrett’s “A Tale of Two Protests”: The Line Between Free Speech and Hate Speech

September 18, 2019

The right to free speech is included in the First Amendment, but the line between free speech and hate speech can often become blurred leaving people to...

Bakersfield College students speaking with representatives from various universities including CSUB at the huddle on Sep.9.

BC holds transfer day for students

September 12, 2019

Students who attend Bakersfield College wait for the day when they can move on to a four-year institution. Bakersfield College held its annual Fall Transfer...

Karaoke Knight brings students together

Shawn Collins, Reporter

September 6, 2019

The BC Student Government Association played host to Karaoke Knights in the Levinson Hall on Thursday and, although the turnout was relatively small, there was no shortage of enthusiasm. What the gathering lacked in size, they eventually made up in charisma, as students stood up to belt out their favorite songs from artists like the Smiths to Beyoncé. At first, the nervous...

BC kicks off new semester with Welcome Week

Alex Gutierrez, Reporter

September 5, 2019

Bakersfield College rolled out all the festivities to welcome in returning & new students for the new fall semester. The week-long event known as ‘Welcome Week’ hosts all kinds of different events starting the first day of classes, exclusively for the week of Aug. 26 – Sep. 5. There was a lot of excitement from students since Welcome Week offers a variety of free...

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