The Renegade Rip

The men of the BC Chamber singers get ready to sing.

Music festival offers students opportunity to improve vocals

November 2, 2017

The Bakersfield College Chamber Festival is where the sound of music came alive on Oct. 23. in the Edward Simonsen Performing Arts Center. There was 12...

Emily Gibes, an animal science major going to Bakersfield College, measures out hot
oil and emulsifier to mix with water and lemon fragrance to create her own lotion.

Students learn about chemistry

November 1, 2017

Bakersfield College held Chem Rocks, an event to promote Chemistry and other Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math(STEM) majors, on Oct. 24 in the...

‘Chasing the Harvest’ editor comes to BC

Christina Benavides, Reporter

November 1, 2017

Bakersfield College students welcomed editor Gabriel Thompson, for the second discussion of his book, “Chasing the Harvest: Migrant Workers in California Agriculture.” The book discussion started at 7:45 a.m. and was held at the Levan Center. Students were treated with a full breakfast before asking Thompson questions they had about the book. These questions initiated...

The other panelists listen as BC student James Tompkins (far right) shares his opinion of the book.

One Book panel discusses poverty

November 1, 2017

A panel was held in the Norman Levan Center at Bakersfield College on Oct. 19 to discuss the book “$2 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America” by...

James Tompkins smiles for a photo after talking about his struggles as a student at BC.

Renegade Struggles: James Tompkins

November 1, 2017

“Struggle, I think, is a part of success,” said James Tompkins, 34, as he opened up about his past year at Bakersfield College, and what he defines...

Local residents run 5k in costumes at the Park at Riverwalk for charity at the Haunted Hustle

Danna Lopez and her two children, Yareti Lopez and Saul Lopez, smile as they cross the
5k finish line at the Haunted Hustle at the Park at Riverwalk on Oct. 28.

Ambria King, Photo Editor

November 1, 2017

More than 150 local residents gathered at the Park at Riverwalk at 8 a.m. on Oct. 28 to participate in the Haunted Hustle, a 5k marathon hosted by Super...

Joe Rinaudo inspects his 1909 Powers Cameragraph at 'The Phantom of the Opera.'

Theater plays silent film with live music

November 1, 2017

The Fox Theater held a special screening of the original 1925 silent version of “The Phantom of the Opera” for one day only on Oct. 22. The film featured...

Matthew, a child dressed in a Superman costume, explores the domestic animals’ exhibit at the CALM zoo.

CALM hosts Halloween event and gives out candy to the attendees

November 1, 2017

Boo at the Zoo, hosted by the California Living Museum (CALM) on Oct. 21 and 22, had adults and children trick-or-treating as they made their way around...

From left to right: Carmen Ruiz, Jhoana Granados, and
Briana Rodriguez play a bidding game.

BC celebrates Latina Empowerment Day in Fireside Room

November 1, 2017

Hosted by the Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE) with the goal of helping females expand their leadership abilities, the Latina Empowerment...

Masquerade Ball held at Campus Center

Volunteer Belinda Lopez Rickett at the Masquerade Ball
spray paints Jeremey Randall’s hair a variety of colors.

Brandon Cowan, Web Editor

November 1, 2017

With at least 100 people attending the second annual Masquerade Ball at Bakersfield college, people from Kern County were encouraged to attend the costume-themed...

Annual ‘Via Arte’ artists chalk up

Stockdale High School student Eesha Sohail smiles as she works on her chalk art piece at the local

Christina Benavides, Reporter

November 1, 2017

Hundreds gathered for The Bakersfield Museum of Art’s 19th Annual Via Arte Italian Street Painting Festival on Oct. 22. The event was held from 10...

Tanner Lopes, a member of the Bakersfield College swim team teaches Braylen Davis how to be comfortable in the water.

Free community swim lessons held for the third year in-a-row at BC

October 23, 2017

The third Annual Free Community Swimming Lessons occurred at Bakersfield College on Oct. 7. The free swimming lessons were coached by Matthew Moon, the...

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