The Renegade Rip

COVID-19 Raises Concerns about 2020 Graduation

Adeli Arvizu, Reporter

March 26, 2020

The recent COVID-19 pandemic has left schools with no choice but to have their commencement ceremonies online or to completely cancel it.  Many universities have abruptly canceled graduation ceremonies until the following year, according to U.S. News. This has left many alumni upset and angry considering the amount of time and effort they spent into their degrees. Students ...

BC graduation rates increase

Katalina Quintanilla, Reporter

November 25, 2018

Many students dismiss the idea of attending a community college right after high school. Why? The reputation of attending a community college is that many never finish what they start and end up dropping out. However, Bakersfield College changed that stigma with an increase with their graduation and transfer rates. According to the California Community College’s webs...

BC students will graduate at the 104th ceremony

Issy Barrientos, Reporter

May 2, 2018

On May 11, Bakersfield College will hold its commencement ceremony to recognize the students who completed the coursework necessary to earn a degree and a trip across the stage. This commencement ceremony will be the 104 graduation that BC has administrated. It will also feature the first graduation class of the bachelor’s degree program in Industrial automation. To...

The first seven industrial pose in front of equipment.

BC’s first graduating class for Industrial Automation

April 29, 2018

The first seven students who have earned an industrial bachelor’s degree at Bakersfield College will graduate at the next commencement ceremony on May...

Two pre-commencement ceremonies to motivate students

Daulton James Jones, Reporter

May 3, 2017

The spring semester is finally coming to a close, and for some this adds overwhelming stress because of the upcoming finals. For others it’s full of excitement and achievement because of graduation. On May 12, Bakersfield College will be holding graduation on the football field, and also separate Black and Latino/Chicano pre-commencement ceremonies.This is Bakersfield Colleges...

Applying for graduation deadline extended

Applying for graduation deadline extended

April 3, 2017

The deadline to apply for graduation has been extended to April 7. Dr. Janet Fulks, Dean of Institutional Effectiveness, explains in an email about the...

Students address goals and dreams beyond BC

Marcus Castro, Reporter

May 13, 2015

As graduation approaches this year at Bakersfield College, students plan for their future. A big question for students who are planning on graduating is what is next for them. Alondra Lule, an 18-year-old English major at BC, plans on graduating in 2016. She then plans on transferring to University of California, Los Angeles or University of California, Santa Cruz to...

Added GenEd a horror

Trina Goree, Reporter

February 4, 2015

Bittersweet emotions regarding the fast approaching graduation will be the topic of discussion for weeks to come. With the start of the spring semester and last semester’s finals over, Graduation 2015 hopefuls have learned whether they will be among the thousands of BC students to achieve commencement this academic year. Graduation 2015 will be a triumphant victory...

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