The Renegade Rip

Local station seeks fresh face to reinvigorate their public image

Crystal Valdez, Features Editor

March 1, 2016

Bakersfield’s local television station Univision 39 is looking for a new face to host a new segment. Univision has created a new segment for its station that will feature a host from Bakersfield and will visit various companies throughout the area in order to inform the community. The television station will host a casting call at their location, 5801 Truxtun Avenue,...

Drag queens fight for the crown

Drag queens fight for the crown

March 1, 2016

Drag queens from all over California gathered at the Bakersfield Gay and Lesbian Center for the preliminary Miss Gay Goddess USofA Newcomer 2016 Pageant....

Random Renegade: Edgardo Soto

Random Renegade: Edgardo Soto

Crystal Valdez, Features Editor

March 1, 2016

Edgardo Soto, 20, is a BC student whose journey to be where he is today has been far from easy. However, his story resonates with many students at BC. “The...

Smoking policy possible

Crystal Valdez, Features Editor

February 17, 2016

Smoking on campus has been a topic of deliberation at Bakersfield College for years. By the start of March 2016, it is possible that BC will officially be tobacco free. Last year, the Kern Community College District Board of Trustees ruled that every college within the district has the right to decide whether or not its students would be allowed to smoke on campus. BC...

Attorneys talk on Kern County refugees

Attorneys talk on Kern County refugees

Crystal Valdez, Features Editors

February 17, 2016

In recent years, the world has witnessed one of the biggest human rights crises since World War II. The ongoing refugee crisis has become an epidemic, involv...

Station 8 responds to an emergency near Bakersfield College

Crystal Valdez, Features Editor

February 3, 2016

al emergency on Jan. 22 at approximately 7:25 p.m. at an apartment complex on Columbus Street and Nelson Street. Within seconds, the crew had their gear ready and went to the scene. Fire engineer Marlon Ward drove the fire engine while Captain Tim Ortiz sat near him in the front captain’s seat. Firefighter Ryan Parker sat in the back, preparing to take action upon arrival. A...

A career that takes time but is worthwhile

Crystal Valdez, Features Editor

February 3, 2016

Students at Bakersfield College who are interested in a career with any fire department should be well equipped with patience and perseverance, because the process is far from easy. Three crewmembers of Bakersfield’s Fire Station 8 each experienced similar hardships on their way to being hired as firefighters. Firefighter Ryan Parker, 35, fire engineer Marlon Ward, 38,...

A career that takes time but is worthwhile

Crystal Valdez, Features Editor

February 3, 2016

Students at Bakersfield College who are interested in a career with any fire department should be well equipped with patience and perseverance, because the process is far from easy. Three crewmembers of Bakersfield’s Fire Station 8 each experienced similar hardships on their way to being hired as firefighters. Firefighter Ryan Parker, 35, fire engineer Marlon Ward, 38,...

A local farm sells at BC

Crystal Valdez, Features Editor

February 3, 2016

Renegades were given the opportunity to start the new semester with healthy food options with the help of Murray Family Farms. Bakersfield College and Murray Family Farms hosted a farmers’ market at Renegade Crossings located near the free speech area on campus on Jan. 21. Farmer Jovan Rader, 26, was working the stand as students purchased and asked questions about the...

Mentalist blows minds on campus

Mentalist blows minds on campus

February 3, 2016

Bakersfield College welcomed students back for the spring semester with a Mindsurfin’ Mentalist show that encouraged student participation. Mentalist...

Transgender community seeks respect at event

Crystal Valdez, Reporter

December 2, 2015

  Transgender Day of Remembrance is not solely a day to mourn the deaths of members of the transgender community. It is a day to celebrate resilience and to celebrate change. A celebration took place in Bakersfield on Nov. 20 at the Kern County Liberty Bell from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Ivy, member of Bakersfield LGBTQ, hosted the event. There was a series of speakers...

BC Jazz Ensemble presents contemporary works

BC Jazz Ensemble presents contemporary works

November 18, 2015

    The Bakersfield College Jazz Ensemble presented classic and contemporary works at the Jazz Ensemble Fall Concert of 2015. The co...

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