The Renegade Rip

Grandma Whoople having a bit of fun before the CAPK Read Across America ceremony ends.

Read Across America brings literature to kids

March 11, 2018

Read Across America is a national event that the Community Action of Partnership of Kern (CAPK) takes part in annually. And on March 1, 2018 CAPK Volunteers...

Local veterans invited to adopt and play with dogs at Paws for Patriots

Assemblymember Rudy Salas smiles while he pets a dog at the Paws for Patriots event

Jenny Brito, Web & Social Media Editor

February 25, 2018

“Paws for Patriots,” a Veterans Dog Adoption & Resource Fair, gave veterans a helping paw by allowing them to adopt a dog for free on Feb. 17 on...

Bakersfield hosts “The All of Us Journey”

Melissa Puryear, Managing Editor

February 11, 2018

Bakersfield was the 6th city on the tour calendar this year for The All of Us Journey, an interactive mobile unit on wheels, which houses demonstration segments about Precision Medicine (PM). The “Journey” is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and was locally hosted by The National Alliance for Hispanic Health at Maya Cinemas, on Jan. 25. The ed...

Various pieces of artwork created by Kern County high school students on display at Bakersfield College’s Wylie and Mary Louise Jones Gallery for the Panorama Invitational.

The Panorama Invitational shows off Kern County High School students’ work

February 11, 2018

The Panorama Invitational will be exhibiting the artwork of Kern County high school students at Bakersfield College’s Wylie and May Louise Jones G...

Locals celebrate the 20th anniversary of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer Stone”

Mayra Lopez and Neil Zuazo attend a Harry Potter celebration dressed as book characters.

Christina Benavides, Copy Editor

February 9, 2018

Hundreds of Bakersfield locals gathered at Barnes and Noble for the 20th anniversary of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer Stone,” the first book in th...

Gabriel Thompson joins BC students to discuss his book “America’s Social Arsonist”

Author Gabriel Thompson, signing his book “America’s Social Arsonist” for Bakersfield College students

Jenny Brito, Web & Social Media Editor

January 28, 2018

Renegades and members of the community gathered at the Norman Levan Center for the Humanities to welcome award-winning journalist and author of “America’s...

Waiting for counselors takes hours

Veteran students use the computer in the veteran lounge to register for classes and do their homework

Darlene L. Williams, Reporter

January 28, 2018

Spring semester at Bakersfield College is in full force as nearly 32,000 enrolled student’s make their way around campus to their various classes. Over...

Shani December Smith speaking at the Transgender Day of Remembrance event at BC, in honor of transgender individuals who’ve lost their lives.

Trans Remembrance Day remember those that have lost their lives

November 30, 2017

Bakersfield College students gathered for Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) in the Fireside Room on Nov. 20. The SAGA (Sexuality and Gender Acceptance)...

My Struggle: Melissa Puryear

Melissa Puryear

Melissa Puryear, Reporter

November 30, 2017

I decided to return to Bakersfield College to finish my journalism degree in the summer of 2015. I had only a year to use my GI benefits from having served...

Merritt Holloway as he prepares to play another piece at the Senior Recital of Merritt Holloway at CSUB.

BC’s Merritt Holloway performs at CSUB

November 30, 2017

The Music and Theater Department at California State University, Bakersfield held a senior recital on Nov. 18, with CSUB student Merritt Holloway performing...

BC Planetarium hosts Dynamic Earth film

Megan Fenwick, Social Media Editor

November 30, 2017

A showing of "Dynamic Earth: Exploring Earth's Climate Engine," a production made by Spitz Creative Media and NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio, among others, was held in the William M Thomas Planetarium at Bakersfield College on Nov. 16. The show, which began at 7:30 p.m., was prefaced by an exploration of the constellations visible in the night sky at this time...

Karla Gutierrez celebrates her new hair color.

My six hour session to color my hair for the first time

November 30, 2017

When I was in 7th grade, I always wanted to dye my hair. At the time, I wanted to dye it red, but my mom was very strict on hair dying because she wanted...

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