The Renegade Rip

BC app fails to impress some users

Chris Miller, Reporter

February 17, 2016

Filed under Features

Most students at Bakersfield College are either unhappy with or have no plan to ever use the BC app. The BC app, which launched Feb. 1, was made with convenience for students in mind, so that they would have an easier time finding information about BC without having to navigate through the BC website itself. Despite the convenience the app was intended to bring, most...

Con: Voting, should it be done?

Chris Miller, Reporter

February 3, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Your vote doesn’t really matter. Those are not the kinds of words any American voter wants to hear. Unfortunately, when it comes to electing which candidate becomes President of the United States, these words ring true. As most informed voters are aware, there are the popular votes and the electoral votes. The popular votes are the votes cast by the majority of participating...

New game allows you to explore new world

Chris Miller, Reporter

February 3, 2016

Filed under Reviews

Xenoblade Chronicles X is a true successor to the original Xenoblade Chronicles and manages to provide everything a JRPG, or Japanese Role-Playing Game, fan could ever want in this type of game. Xenoblade Chronicles X is a JRPG exclusive for the WiiU that released in early December last year. It is a spiritual successor, not a direct sequel, to the original Xenoblade Chronicles. The...

Comic-con returns to Bakersfield

Comic-con returns to Bakersfield

December 2, 2015

The eighth annual Bakersfield Comic-con was a hit for both vendors and attendees alike. The comic-con was held on  Nov. 22, at the Kern County Fairgrounds...

Roughneck Review looks to expand

Chris Miller, Reporter

November 4, 2015

Filed under Campus, News

  The Roughneck Review, Bakersfield College’s online journal, has changed since its establishment back in 2012 and is looking to expand even further than it already has. For those unfamiliar with what the Roughneck Review is, it’s an online journal that publishes BC students’ work in April and October of each year. Originally, the work that was considered...

Anime sparks heated talks

Chris Miller and Carissa Diaz

November 4, 2015

Filed under Opinion

PRO By Chris Miller Reporter Anime isn’t just a form of entertainment; it’s a way of life. Anime, and the way people view it, has changed over the years. It’s gone from being what many used to consider nerdy, transformed into a form of entertainment that is beloved worldwide and has even gone “mainstream.” Anime has an entire culture revolving around it ...

Campuswide crime statistics

Chris Miller

October 21, 2015

Filed under Campus, News

  According to the the most recent crime statistics report for Bakersfield College, 2014 was the safest year yet for the main BC campus. There was a total of 17 crimes reported on both the campus and public property near the campus in 2014. Of those reported crimes, only seven of them were actually committed on the campus itself. The numbers were much higher in...

Helping protect BC’s campus for 22 years

Helping protect BC’s campus for 22 years

October 7, 2015

Many students see public safety officers patrol around campus and assume they don’t do a whole lot more than drive around and look important. I had the...

Gaming lounge offers a comfortable atmosphere for gamers to compete

Chris Miller, Reporter

October 7, 2015

Filed under Features

Prolab Gaming is a gaming lounge and retail store that brings gamers of all types together in Bakersfield and provides a place for gamers in the area to meet each other and partake in heated tournaments. There is a $5 cover charge to play in the arcade, but spectators don’t have to pay anything. This charge, as well as any sales and charges for the many services the store...

Swim Lessons at BC’s aquatic center were a success for all ages

Swim Lessons at BC’s aquatic center were a success for all ages

September 23, 2015

  The swim lessons event held at the Bakersfield College pool Sept. 19, was a success. There were an estimated 30 attendees. The swim lessons...

Handheld vs. home consoles

Handheld vs. home consoles

Chris Miller, Reporter

September 23, 2015

Filed under Features

  When asked whether they prefer the higher production value offered in home-console gaming or the convenience and portability of handheld gaming,...

BC swim coach to offer free lessons to children

Chris Miller, Reporter

September 10, 2015

Filed under Features

On Sept. 19, Bakersfield College will be hosting free swim lessons for children taught by BC’s swim coach Matt Moon. The lessons will be first come, first serve and will last approximately 20 minutes for each participant. The focus of each lesson will depend on the swimming capabilities of the child. The lessons will range from basic water safety skills to more advanced...

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