The Renegade Rip

New STEM room a boon

Cassandra McGowan, Reporter

December 4, 2013

Filed under Campus

The department of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics received its very own tutoring room last month, and it is expected to help STEM majors be even more successful while at Bakersfield College. Interim Dean of Instruction for STEM Liz Rozell said that there are more than 3,500 BC students who are currently majoring in one of the fields of STEM and the new,...

‘CHiPs for Kids’ spreads joy to less fortunate

Cassandra McGowan, Reporter

December 4, 2013

Filed under Features

CHiPs for Kids is back for its fourth annual toy drive in Bakersfield, and the local California Highway Patrol office is ready to make some Christmas magic for the less-fortunate children within Kern County. Robert Rodriguez, the CHP’s public information officer for the Bakersfield office,  started this event locally, but  CHiPs for Kids is a statewide event that has be...

Former AD Stuebbe dies

Cassandra McGowan, Reporter

December 4, 2013

Filed under News, Sports

Former Bakersfield College Athletic Director Jan Stuebbe passed away at the age of 62 on Nov. 30 after his battle with cancer. Stuebbe held the position of BC athletic director for 11 years, and many of the athletic staff are in agreement that Stuebbe was an amazing man who will be missed dearly. Sandi Taylor, current athletic director for BC, worked with Stuebbe for...

Financial aid sees major changes

Cassandra McGowan, Reporter

December 4, 2013

Filed under News

Bakersfield College’s financial aid department and Kern Schools Federal Credit Union will part ways after their five-year contract comes to an end in December.  U.S. Bank will take over the responsibilities of dispersing financial aid payments starting in the spring semester after winning the bidding contract with BC, and students will be receiving new identification cards...

Local artist helps in beautifying area

Cassandra McGowan, Reporter

November 21, 2013

Filed under Features

Jorge Guillen is a local artist who has had, and currently does have, his artistic hand in many projects around Bakersfield and outlying southeastern cities such as Arvin, Weedpatch, and Lamont.  Guillen serves on the board for the Lamont Parks and Recreation and he has also contributed his skills to the Keep Bakersfield Beautiful project by painting four of the electrical...

New event commences for BC veterans

Cassandra McGowan, Reporter

November 21, 2013

Filed under Features

Bakersfield College’s Veterans Club hosted a new event to allow BC students, faculty, and Bakersfield citizens to show their appreciation for veterans. On Nov. 7, VetFest took place outside the gym near the entrance to the stadium, and according to Veterans Club adviser Paul Beckworth, who is a veteran of the U.S. Navy as well as a history professor at BC, he’s never...

BC bookstore seeks ‘B.I.G.’ council with faculty, students

Cassandra McGowan, Reporter

November 6, 2013

Filed under Campus, News

It has been two-and-a-half years since Barnes and Noble took over the Bakersfield College bookstore, and the company is now ready to implement a new committee for the Kern Community College District’s bookstores. Bookstore Innovation Group, or B.I.G., is already in use in many of the other college bookstores that Barnes and Noble operates, and KCCD bookstore General Manager...

More like Robin Hood than Billy the kid

More like Robin Hood than Billy the kid

November 30, 2011

Outlawz Car Club of Bakersfield will hold its fifth annual toy drive Dec. 3 in the parking lot of La Cabana on White Lane from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Don’t...

People in positions of power destroy trust

Cassandra McGowan, Reporter

November 30, 2011

Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Molestation and child pornography seem to be a trending topic lately and quite frankly, I’m disgusted. Grown men forcing themselves on children, girls or boys, is wrong in so many ways that it just makes me want to vomit. Coaching football, working charities for children, composing music for children’s shows, teaching, policing, and preaching are all upstanding job titles,...

Banks signs pest control contract with BC

Banks signs pest control contract with BC

November 30, 2011

Bakersfield College has entered into a contract with Banks Pest Control to spray for bugs and rodents on campus. In an e-mail from Paula Bray to the...

Displaying Christmas from around the world

Displaying Christmas from around the world

November 30, 2011

Experience Christmas from all over the world and learn how Christmas customs from 40 other countries have been woven into American culture to make Christmas...

BC unit fees to stay at $36 for spring semester

Cassandra McGowan, Reporter

November 16, 2011

Filed under News

There is good news for Bakersfield College students planning to attend spring semester. There will be no fee hike implemented. Assembly Bill No. 32 has pushed that fee raise back until at least the summer, but BC president Greg Chamberlain said even then, “It’s not absolutely for sure.” Had the hike been instituted, fees per unit would have increased from $36...

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