The Renegade Rip

Community responds to Hostess closing

Nashay Mathews, Reporter

November 28, 2012

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Hostess, the maker of famed Twinkie snack food, is going out of business due to bankruptcy. This had people rushing to the stores in pursuit of buying the last of the Hostess goods that would be manufactured. Ruth Watson, 42, is a Winco grocery store employee. She said that the Hostess products went quickly just hours after the news broke. “It was totally crazy, I hadn’t...

Music students at BC record poems, songs

Merritt Holloway, Reporter

November 28, 2012

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Students are creating their own musical compositions in the Bakersfield College music laboratory. Tucked away in a corner of the Fine Arts building in room 70 E is Professor James Dethlefson’s classroom. He’s been teaching the music lab class at BC for 10 years, and he’s seen the lab go through two computer upgrades. The most recent was in 2012. Currently there...

Fans gather at last concert to say farewell to The Dome

Patricia Rocha, Editor in Chief

November 28, 2012

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Hundreds of music lovers packed into The Dome to sweat, mosh and head bang for the last time at the venue’s farewell show. Joel Tyrell, bass player for Australian band Hands Like Houses, said The Dome’s closing show coincided with the end of their tour with headliner Pierce the Veil. “We’ve just been on tour with Pierce the Veil, and this is our last show with...

Local women create sugary-sweet jam flavors

Robin Shin, Photographer

November 28, 2012

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An activity, which starts out as a hobby, rarely takes a turn to become a business.  Shawna Fowler, 26, a former BC student, and Mara Jackson, 25, a BC graduate, only started to make jam a year ago out of fun.  Both Fowler and Jackson have full-time jobs and are currently making jams for sale on the side. The part-time business, which Fowler and Jackson named Window Sill...

Female gamers get less respect

Robin Shin, Photographer

November 28, 2012

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The video gaming world is rarely a place for a girl to tread on, especially when it involves a game where it is male dominant, which just happens to be the majority of the games in the world. There are many varieties of games for people of all ages to play, from massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) of “World of Warcraft” to first-person shooter (FPS)...

Holiday fest helps kids in need

Luis Garcia, Photographer

November 28, 2012

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If you’re ready to get into the holiday spirit and enjoy live entertainment, taco trucks, and car show all for a good cause Dice and Dolls Vintage clothing shop has you covered. The second annual Christmas charity toy drive to benefit the Jamison Center, a 24-hour emergency shelter for abused, neglected, and exploited children who are taken into protective custody by law...

Improvisational band creates ambient sound

Martin Chang, Opinions and Features Editor

November 28, 2012

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The Bakersfield Astral Troupe is a local group of musicians who play experimental ambient electronic music at places like Dagny’s coffee shop and Metro Gallery. Andrew Koeth, a member of the group, describes the sound of the group as “ambient” and “improvisation.” “We never practice with this group,” he said. “There’s no set notes we’re going to play....

Action sports helps the hungry with Cans for Jams event

Daysi Meza, Reporter

November 28, 2012

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Action Sports sponsored a fundraising event called Cans for Jams, with two main purposes in mind: to promote the upcoming season and most importantly to promote awareness to help the less fortunate during the Thanksgiving season. During the event, several snowboard companies participated by setting up their vendors outside the store and even donating prizes for the raffle. Some...

Local fire department celebrates no shave November with humor

Nashay Matthews, Reporter

November 28, 2012

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No shave November is a tradition that men have been participating in for years. Bakersfield City Fire Department firefighters participate mainly to support a charity cause. Aaron Dow, 30, said that the BFD has had a contest each year for the past five years. The women in the office rate the best, the worst and other categories. The reason behind no shave November takes place...

Rap icon plays at Narducci’s

Rap icon plays at Narducci’s

November 28, 2012

When Blowfly hit the stage here in Bakersfield at Narducci’s Cafe, he wore a sparkling superhero outfit inspired by Superman. He rapped about sex and...

Dancing to a native beat

Dancing to a native beat

November 28, 2012

The Bakersfield College Native American Awareness Club has been hosting events to inform BC students on Native American culture, including a cultural awareness...

Golden State Mall hosts craft fair

Daysi Meza, Reporter

November 15, 2012

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The Craft and Vendor Expo took place at the Golden State Mall on Nov. 3. The main purpose of the event was to raise money to buy Christmas presents for children in need. The Craft and Vendor Expo successfully organized the event by advertising it on Craiglist and Facebook. A total of 47 vendors participated this year. “Our vendors pay us, which help us pay the licensing,"...

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