The Renegade Rip

Isis crisis putting the US in a political pickle PRO

Isis crisis putting the US in a political pickle PRO

September 10, 2014

Since the departure of the United States military from the battered country of Iraq, a group was forming in the shadows. The Islamic State of Iraq and...

BC soccer club ready for start of the season with last tryouts for the fall

BC soccer club ready for start of the season with last tryouts for the fall

September 10, 2014

On Thursday, Sept. 4, the Bakersfield College men’s soccer club took to the field as the club held its annual tryouts. Over 50 current BC students attended...

BC alumnus gives 10 percent of earnings to less fortunate

Elias C. Ahumada, Reporter

May 7, 2014

In every envelope, a simple, but encouraging message is written. A message to inspire and give hope to a person that is in need of help. Shade Gumapac, a former Bakersfield College student, who graduated in 2010 in theater arts has been giving 10 percent of his monthly wages to people in the Bakersfield and Delano area that are in need of financial help. When asked how...

Pro- Con Should athletes be allowed to display multiple colors?

April 23, 2014

Pro   Over the past couple of years, the sports world has seen some of its athlete role models turn from big time players to convicts. Criminals are not always gang members and that needs to be understood. Saying that a criminal is affiliated with gangs is stereotypical. A person with gang ties can be someone that grew up in a bad neighborhood and has friends ...

Wonderly will walk from Bakersfield to D.C.

Elias C. Ahumada, Reporter

April 23, 2014

Luke Wonderly begins his peace walk to the White House on April 26 from the famous Bakersfield sign, but Wonderly’s journey began when he was 15 years old. “I was born in Bakersfield in the late ’50s into a large family of six, which is predominantly very religious,” Wonderly said. He mentioned his brothers Peter and Paul, but focused more on an accident he had...

BC ditches its woes with a 6-1 winning streak

Elias C. Ahumada, Reporter

April 23, 2014

After a rocky start to the season, the Bakersfield College softball team has won six of the last seven games. The Renegades entered their final home game against LA Mission College on a two-game winning streak after winning a double header at home against LA Valley College on April 15. The Renegades beat LA Valley College during the first of two games that day by a score...

Soccer club suffers an 8-1 loss against CSU Northridge after bye week

Elias C. Ahumada, Reporter

April 2, 2014

After a long bye, the Bakersfield College men’s soccer club returned to the field on March 22 at Bakersfield College, where they hosted division rival CSU Northridge and suffered an 8-1 loss. The Renegades played a very phyisical first half, keeping it close throughout with a potent defense that kept Northridge from overwealming them with goals, and an offense capable...

Volunteers are needed for the hospice program

Elias C. Ahumada, Reporter

April 2, 2014

Hoffman Hospice is currently seeking volunteers for its quality end-of-life care for current patients. Since Hoffman Hospice is part of the We Honor Vets Program in the state of California, Brenda Nakanishi, volunteer coordinator, said although all volunteers are welcomed, she prefers to match veteran volunteers with veteran patients. “I try and place a veteran with...

Levan Center hosts discussions on Dust Bowl

Elias C. Ahumada, Reporter

April 2, 2014

The Norman Levan Center for Humanities at Bakersfield College was host to three BC professors in the third part of a series in honor of the 75th anniversary of “The Grapes of Wrath,” on March 25. Those in attendance included more than 40 people, including BC professors and students. The professors who spoke were allotted about 20 minutes to weigh their thoughts on...

Softball improves to 2-2 in conference pla

Elias C. Ahumada, Reporters

March 19, 2014

The Bakersfield College women’s softball team began Western State Conference play March 11 with back-to-back games against Citrus College. The Renegades won their first game 10-9 with a strong pitching performance from Amanda Bundy. “She ended up coming out with one out in the seventh. She kind of took a ball to the shin, so we wanted to pull her just to give her some rest...

Soccer club 1-1 after first two games

Elias C. Ahumada, Reporter

March 5, 2014

The Bakersfield College men’s soccer club began the season on Feb. 23 with a 3-0 win at Bakersfield College against the cross-town CSUB Coyote Soccer club. The Renegades are playing in the West Coast Soccer League Association in the Central Division. The Renegades must place amongst the top two teams, in a five game season, in order for a high ranking. “Our first game...

Levan Center hosts Wartzman

Elias C. Ahumada, Reporter

March 5, 2014

On Feb. 27, the Norman Levan Center for Humanities hosted Rick Wartzman, an author and former journalist for The Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times. Those in attendance included more than 30 Bakersfield natives and approximately12 students. Wartzman discussed his book, “Obscene in the Extreme,” during the second part of a series in honor of the 75th anniversary...

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