The Renegade Rip

Emilio Huerta announces candidacy for the Kern County board of supervisors

Emilio Huerta

Mariah Olivarez, Reporter

November 18, 2019

Longtime Community activist Emilio Huerta announced his candidacy for the Kern County Board of Supervisors for District 4 on Oct. 29. Huerta is the...

A new set of BCSGA officers have been appointed for next academic year

New BCSGA President Samatha Pulido.

Logan King, Reporter

April 26, 2019

Elections at Bakersfield College have ended seemingly without notice. The election this semester lacked candidates for the majority of open positions and...

Current BCSGA elected officials run unopposed in this year’s elections

Logan King, Reporter

April 5, 2019

The Bakersfield College student body election campaigns are off with a slow start.  There seems to be very little interest in the available office positions.  The senatorial and executive debates have been canceled due to lack of candidates.  Available candidate positions are several senate seats and all executive positions.  With elections being held the week of April 8, it...

BCSGA members discuss resolutions and this year’s elections

Bryana Lozoya, Digital Editor

April 5, 2019

Current representatives for the Bakersfield College Student Government Association (BCSGA) held a town hall on March 21 at Levinson Hall where students voiced concerns, ideas, and learned about current resolutions being brought to campus. The main takeaways from the town hall meeting, other than student input, were current resolutions that are in the works for Bakersfield ...

Race for State Senate heats up

Laura Lanfray, Reporter

October 29, 2018

Shannon Grove and Ruth Musser-Lopez are running for California’s 16th district Senate seat in the general election on Nov. 6. Comprised of many cities throughout Kern, San Bernardino, and Tulare Counties, the 16th district's population of about 922,123 people makes it the largest in the state. The Current senator, Jean Fuller, is finishing her final term after serving eight year...

KCCD trustee candidates discuss policy ideas at community forum

Saad Kazi, Reporter

October 15, 2018

Providing half a billion dollars for Bakersfield College to improve its campus, Measure J became the focal point of BCSGA’s Oct. 8 Community Public Forum for the Area 1 candidates for the KCCD Board of Trustees. “When you have all this Measure J money up here, I’m the only one that would be able to understand the bargain you’re going to see on the job,” said cand...

Kern Republicans have Grand Old Watch Party

Kern Republicans have Grand Old Watch Party

November 16, 2016

The Republican watch party took place on Nov. 8 at JC’s Place in downtown Bakersfield. The atmosphere was jubilant as update after update came in with...

SGA is ready for upcoming elections

Elizabeth Fernandez, Reporter

March 19, 2014

Bakersfield College Student Government Association voted and approved to push the spring 2014 elections to March 24-27 in order to increase student involvement and awareness. Interim Director of Student Life Elizabeth Peisner said the elections were not only pushed in order to allow more students to apply for candidacy, but also to give the student body an opportunity to...

16 potential candidates prepare for upcoming student elections

Elizabeth Fernandez, Reporter

March 5, 2014

There have been a total of 16 candidates officially submitted for the upcoming elections from March 24-27, and Elizabeth Peisner, Bakersfield College interim director of student life said, “For our first redo, I’m pleased. It is a culture shift, they don’t happen over night, but I’m very, very pleased with the level of engagement.” Raising and maintaining student...

Peterson the next SGA president

Richard Peterson

Gregory D. Cook, Photographer

March 28, 2012

The results are in, and the Student Government Association president for the 2012-2013 academic year is Richard Peterson, and one of his key concerns is...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Let the success carry over SGA


March 14, 2012

With the spring semester comes sunshine, allergy attacks and Student Government Association elections. While students (and the Rip) may criticize SGA, they’ve also done some great things for Bakersfield College. Like most things in life, the SGA seems to have positive and negative elements. With the incoming officers, there are some changes that need to be made and a few...

Ron Paul was the right choice

Nicholas Sparling, Reporter

March 14, 2012

With the 2012 election right around the corner, one candidate stands like a lone wolf among a herd of elephants. That man is Ron Paul, a republican congressmen and doctor from Texas, although we won’t hold that against him. At this point in the game, it looks like the match has already been called for him, and that greatly saddens me. Ron Paul’s ideas, though they...

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