The Renegade Rip

ASL program asks for equal treatment

Elizabeth Castillo, Reporter

December 3, 2014

Some members of the Bakersfield College community feel there is stigma associated with using American Sign Language on campus. Tom Moran, the foreign language department chair at Bakersfield College, hopes to educate the BC community about various misconceptions relating to the deaf community. “Some misconceptions of ASL include it is not a bona fide language, it is a...

Honors society gets involved at BC

Honors society gets involved at BC

Elizabeth Castillo, Reporter

November 19, 2014

Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society, has a local chapter that hopes to celebrate high-achieving Bakersfield College students with scholarship...

Guitar dou performs at BC

Guitar dou performs at BC

November 19, 2014

  The Rucco-James Duo, a musical partnership specializing in 19th century guitar performances, played for the Bakersfield College community at the Ind...

Foo Fighters fall flat with latest lyrical foray

Foo Fighters fall flat with latest lyrical foray

November 19, 2014

The Nicest Guy in Rock n’ Roll leads the Foo Fighters into sonic disappointment with their eighth studio album. “Sonic Highways” was written and...

Former BC student jams in Los Angeles

November 19, 2014

Breanna Fields, a former Bakersfield College student, continues to follow her rock ‘n’ roll dreams as the bassist for the Hollywood-based band, Glam...

Lounge: Building code not up to date

Elizabeth Castillo, Reporter

November 5, 2014

The student lounge area located next to the Veterans Lounge and cafeteria must remain abandoned due to outdated building codes. The Student Government Association attempted to give the area to the Veterans Lounge so it could expand. Through this decision, students were made aware of the building’s structural issues. “We were leaning toward giving the veterans a larger...

Student safety is a priority at BC

Elizabeth Castillo, Reporter

November 5, 2014

On Oct. 21 an email was sent to the Bakersfield College community regarding an indecent exposure incident. After this incident, students may be questioning the safety of the BC campus. BC has released an Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report that suggests there has been a drop in crimes on campus. The report is available to all members of the BC community via BC’s...

Deferred Action keeps him going

Deferred Action keeps him going

November 5, 2014

Leonel Teran, a Bakersfield College student, continues to accomplish his goals with the help of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Teran was...

Jessie J: New songs,cliche

Elizabeth Castillo, Reporter

November 5, 2014

Although Jessie J has some stand-out tracks on her latest record, “Sweet Talker,” they are drowned out by unmemorable tunes that scream familiarity. The British musician begins her album with “Ain’t Been Done.” The song illustrates her rapping abilities and then seamlessly transitions into poppy vocals. This song exhibits J’s range of musical styles and has an...

Homecoming pride marches on

Elizabeth Castillo, Reporter

October 22, 2014

  This semester, with the theme of “Frame the Moment: #The BC Selfie,” the tradition of Homecoming is back with new ways for Bakersfield College students to celebrate their Renegade pride and to remember the importance of community on campus. Although a couple of the Homecoming festivities have passed, it’s not too late to join the celebration. For those Renegades...

Errors in handling Ebola at Texas hospital

Elizabeth Castillo

October 22, 2014

The death of Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan and the infection of American nurse Nina Pham at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital could have been avoided if so many human errors were not committed by the Dallas-based hospital. Duncan, the Liberian who was visiting family in Dallas, went to the hospital on Sept. 25. This fact is the first sign the Dallas hospital...

Enrollment numbers increasing at BC for this year

Elizabeth Castillo, Reporter

October 8, 2014

This semester, Bakersfield College has seen a steady increase of enrolled students on campus. Sue Vaughn, the director for Enrollment Services, believes there are several reasons for the increase. “Well, I think there are four causes: we’re offering more sections, the budget isn’t as tight as it has been for the past few years, BC’s Making it Happen program, and...

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