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Newly elected BGSGA officers for 2018-2019 have big plans for future

Newly elected BGSGA officers for 2018-2019 have big plans for future

April 16, 2018

A few weeks ago, Bakersfield College held its Student Government Association elections to vote in the new officers for the next school year. The new president...

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...

Pro: Voting, should it be done?

AK Pachla, Copy Editor

February 3, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Over the last twenty years in America, and indeed in many western democracies, many people, especially young people, have felt disenfranchised. Looking at the state of the world’s largest democracies, people are starting to feel as though government is not for them. As a result, many have come to the conclusion that their participation can only serve to prop up a deception. British...

Vote for a new SGA

Jazmin Montoya, Reporter

April 3, 2013

Filed under Campus, Features

By Jazmine Montoya Reporter It’s that time of the year again. SGA elections are in full effect since the first of this month. There are two candidates in the running for SGA president. Travis Tillis and Rudy Strong are the two potential candidates for the position. According to Tillis’ platform provided online, he says students should vote for him because he would bri...

STAFF ED: Overview of confusing propositions explained


October 31, 2012

Filed under Opinion

There are plenty of issues to be decided on Nov. 6, the official general election day. The Rip’s editorial board has broken down some important issues and is giving slight direction to those who are looking for it. These choices are being made based off information from the official voter guide, and the political debates, and disregard the numerous campaigns on television,...

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