The Renegade Rip

Go red! initiative attempted

Nicholas Sparling, Reporter

February 15, 2012

Filed under Campus

The American Heart Association again put on their annual fundraiser, Go Red for Women, encouraging Bakersfield College students to wear red in support and awareness of heart disease from Feb. 2-3. Despite the circulation of e-mail informing students and faculty, most seemed unaware or disinterested in wearing red for the event. Students like Sara Cowles, who was dawned in...

Bakersfield College plans to take control of financial aid

Breanna Fields, Reporter

February 1, 2012

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The Financial Aid Department recently revealed changes that will affect the amount of financial aid a student is eligible to receive over the course of a lifetime. “The government is cracking down and trying to get more control of federal student aid,” said Joan Wegner, the director of Financial Aid at Bakersfield College. “It just went out of control with billions...

Changes coming to ‘W’ grades

Jon Nelson, Features Editor

February 1, 2012

Filed under Campus

Students at Bakersfield College will soon face academic changes including the status of the “W” grade. as of January 2012, new state guidelines will impact students at BC, both present and future. The changes were part of a plan drawn up by the California Community Colleges Student Success Task Force and student representatives from around California. First among...

Former Bakersfield College president passes

Gregory D. Cook, Photographer

February 1, 2012

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Former Bakersfield College President William “Bill” Andrews, 65, passed away Jan. 20, succumbing to his short battle with cancer. Andrews served as president of Porterville College for five years before becoming  BC’s president from 2005 until his retirement in 2008. Glen Fields, BC gym manager, remembered Andrews as an accessible and effective president. “He...

Bookstore starts online services

Bookstore starts online services

February 1, 2012

The Bakersfield College Bookstore has started their new online service to better serve students with their textbook and school supply needs. Brian Griffin,...

Student government has big plans for spring semester and beyond

Gregory D. Cook, Reporter

February 1, 2012

Filed under News

Despite a critical shortage of senators, the Bakersfield College Student Government Association has plans for an active semester, focusing on programs that will leave lasting effects on the college and its students. “This year, the programs that we are getting involved with are programs that will be here after we’re gone,” SGA president Tawntannisha Thompson said. That...

Petitions for bills invade BC campus

Petitions for bills invade BC campus

February 1, 2012

In the opening week of the spring semester, the Free Speech  Area, located in front of the Campus Center, was flooded with booths set up for jewelry and...

Professor gets published

Professor gets published

Nate Perez, Reporter

November 30, 2011

Filed under Campus, Uncategorized

“The Winky-Eyed Jesus and Other Undescribables” is a book by none other than Bakersfield College English professor Scott Wayland. The book describes...

School president speaks with students

Martin Chang, Online editor

November 30, 2011

Filed under Campus

A group of students recently had the opportunity to talk to Bakersfield College president Greg Chamberlain, Student Government Association president Tawntannisha Thompson, and president of the Academic Senate Cornelio Rodriquez in a casual conversation over coffee and muffins. These students had this opportunity as a part of President Scholar Program, a program for freshman...

BC students get to show their talents

Chrystal Fortt, Features Editor

November 30, 2011

Filed under Features, Uncategorized

The Theater Club and African American Student Union Club are putting on an open mic event at the Bakersfield College Fireside room on Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. To perform, there will be a sign-in sheet and each performer will have five minutes to perform anything. “You can do a song, monologue, poem, poetry slam, it doesn’t matter. You can even stand up there and just throw...

Keeping BC on the cutting edge

America Garza, Reporter

November 30, 2011

Filed under Campus, Uncategorized

The Theater Club and African American Student Union Club are putting on an open mic event at the Bakersfield College Fireside room on Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. To perform, there will be a sign-in sheet and each performer will have five minutes to perform anything. “You can do a song, monologue, poem, poetry slam, it doesn’t matter. You can even stand up there and just throw...

A discussion of elderly care at the Levan Center

A discussion of elderly care at the Levan Center

November 16, 2011

“We’re all people.  We’re all humans,” stated Dr. David A. Goldstein at a panel discussion on Nov. 8 inside the Bakersfield College Norman Levan...

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