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CCC Chancellor talks about financial aid program through Senate Bill 291

Taylor Jensen, Editor-in-chief

March 14, 2019

With many students struggling to live day by day because of low funds, California Community Colleges call for more financial aid to provide for students. Speaker Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley held a student media teleconference to inform about the Senate Bill 291, on March 7. “Senate Bill 291, introduced on Feb. 14 by state Sen. Connie M. Leyva, D-Chino, seeks to establish...

Cultures explored during International Education

Katalina Quintanilla, Reporter

November 25, 2018

International Education Week kicked off on Nov. 13 with two days of celebration at Bakersfield College with the theme, “Passport to the World.”  Bakersfield College International Student Organization (ISO) represented a diversity of countries and cultures.  With the help of ISO, BC students had the privilege to learn about their own international students as well...

BC graduation rates increase

Katalina Quintanilla, Reporter

November 25, 2018

Many students dismiss the idea of attending a community college right after high school. Why? The reputation of attending a community college is that many never finish what they start and end up dropping out. However, Bakersfield College changed that stigma with an increase with their graduation and transfer rates. According to the California Community College’s webs...

Bakersfield College hosts Movies for Mental Health

Taylor Jensen, Reporter

October 26, 2018

Mental illness affects millions of people, but it can carry a stigma. Films and discussions on this issue took place in BC’s Fireside Room for Art with Impact: Movies for Mental Health on Oct. 17.  Leslie Poston, Movies for Mental Health Facilitator, presented three short films that consisted of stories of people with mental illness followed by open discussions. Last...

BC coach runs for KCCD trustee

Laura Lanfray, Reporter

September 28, 2018

Longtime Bakersfield College coach, Lorenzo Alvarez, is running for Area 2 Kern Community College District Board of Trustee's member this coming November election. Coach Alvarez held a Fundraiser at Luigi's Warehouse in East Bakersfield on September 18. The crowd of supporters and visitors mingled and ate as they waited for Alvarez to give his speech. Dr. Bill Baker, the former football team doctor at BC, attended the dinner t...

Shuttle the transportation for students at BC

Ruben Lira, Reporter

August 31, 2018

Bakersfield College administration is addressing the issue of with students parking illegally in residential areas surrounding the campus. Even with an area designated for free parking, there are not enough spots for every student. Tickets have been issued to students who park in the residential areas. BC has introduced a plan to help alleviate the parking shortage caused...

BC rapist convicted of all charges

Paige Atkison, Editor-in-Chief

August 31, 2018

After a year of court proceedings, the assailant who perpetrated a sexual assault in the Fine Arts restroom at BC’s main campus in Spring of 2017 has been convicted. Brandon Robinson, 21, was convicted of 15 felony charges on Aug. 14. The charges range from sexual battery, sexual assault, threatening with intent to terrorize, and robbery in the second degree. The charges...

The Mentalist returns to Bakersfield College

August 30, 2018

Students in BC’s cafeteria, between reading syllabi and munching on food, were treated to a short presentation of hypnosis and mind-reading on Aug. 21. Richard Aimes, along with his wife and stage partner Marielle, are welcomed to campus every semester. Known as The Perceptives, the duo started off their short show with a few basic brain bungling tricks. Rich began...

BC Welcome Week comes back Fall 2018

Haley Duval, Reporter

August 30, 2018

As incoming and returning students at Bakersfield College start the fall semester, they are welcome back with multiple campus events. Each year Welcome Week give a chance to connect with other fellow Renegades and the Bakersfield College community.  Throughout the week students were welcome to attend any of the events, such as the School Supply Giveaway, where students of...

BC’s Student Involvement is a hit with students

BC Renegade photo op waits for students

Miranda Defoor, Web & Social Media Editor

August 29, 2018

Bakersfield College kept up with annual tradition with the Fall 2018 Student Involvement Festival on Aug. 29. Each fall semester greets new groups of diverse...

Bakersfield College gives away school supplies on campus

Taylor Jensen, Reporter

August 27, 2018

The fall semester is in full swing and students of Bakersfield College are in full need of supplies for their new classes. The School Supply Giveaway that took place at the crossroads on Aug. 21 gave students the chance to win free supplies at just the spin of a wheel. The student had to spin a miniature wheel and whatever slot the needle landed on, they automatically won...

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