The Renegade Rip

Sharing the dark past to help others

Hannah Breeland, Opinions Editor

May 1, 2013

Filed under Perspectives

By Hannah Breeland Opinions Editor I slowly started to shake, my hand being the main culprit. My mouth was open but I had forgotten how to speak. So I continued to open and close my mouth. The lump in my throat was making it impossible to talk. With every second that pasted in silence, my heart beat faster. “He’s been arrested,” I repeated. “Yes Hannah I know, but why what h...

Students get information to study abroad in other countries

Hannah Breeland, Opinions Editor

May 1, 2013

Filed under Campus

By Hannah Breeland Opinions Editor Bakersfield College students don’t need to settle for a university in California or even in the United States. It’s never too late to rule out studying abroad. A Transfer Abroad Guide is available on campus, and it is available online at TransferAbroad.com Eric Tiettmeyer, editor of the guide, felt there was a strong need for students ...

Admiring the adventurous

Hannah Breeland, Opinions Editor

April 17, 2013

Filed under Perspectives

By Hannah Breeland Opinions Editor I have a tendency to admire strong independent women, and who wouldn’t. I guess to be proper, I would say my idols are girls. One of my idols is Arya Stark, a fictional character from “Game of Thrones.” In the beginning of the series, she’s 9 years old.  For those who don’t know, the show is about several noble families fi...

Woman wins multiple radio contests

Woman wins multiple radio contests

Hannah Breeland, Opinions Editor

April 3, 2013

Filed under Features

By Hannah Breeland Opinions Editor   After months of trying, a woman wins it big. Alyce Gautreaux, a loyal listener to the radio station...

Early sex education acts as prevention

Hannah Breeland, Opinions Editor

March 14, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Parents need not fear giving “the talk,” at least in Chicago. The Chicago Board of Education is now mandating that a set amount of time will be spent on sex education in every grade beginning in, wait for it, Kindergarten. I think this is a great idea.  The only problem is people focus too much on the wording “sex ed.” The school board has emphasized that kindergartners...

Student elections are near

hannah breeland, opinions editor

March 14, 2013

Filed under News

The presidential elections may be over, but Bakersfield College is just getting started. The Student Government Association is holding elections for next semester a little bit early. Elections are being held after spring break on April 1-4. Students can vote by going onto BC’s main page and following the link. SGA general counsel Nick Acosta explained reasons behind...

Local longboard company hosting first annual event

Hannah Breeland, Opinions editor

February 27, 2013

Filed under Features

A local business, Homegrown Longboards, is about to host their “First Annual River Ride and Push Race.” Homegrown Longboards is a business that offers customization of longboards as well as customized boards for advanced riders. The business was created, and is owned and operated by J.J. Gomez, 26, a Bakersfield local. On Jan. 5, Homegrown hosted “Outlaw Downhill...

BC class gets a visit from police CSI

BC class gets a visit from police CSI

February 27, 2013

Bakersfield College’s Forensic Science class got a special visit from the Bakersfield Police Department. Professor Smith called BPD CSI to give a lecture,...

Increasing BC security and informing students

Hannah Breeland, Opinions Editor

February 13, 2013

Filed under Opinion

In light of all of the school shootings nationwide and some car thefts on our campus, it raises an important question: Is Bakersfield College safe? Every semester, there are some cars thefts and break-ins, but that seems to be the extent of most serious crimes at BC. Thankfully, there haven’t been any shootings. So it seems safety isn’t really something we need to worry...

The puppy love you’ve never heard of before

Hannah Breeland, Opinions Editor

February 13, 2013

Filed under Perspectives

This Valentine’s day I’m not going to be thinking about flowers and candy or not having that special someone. My heart will grow heavy with the thought of my four-legged friend. I love animals. I don’t know why but I just do, especially dogs: they have always been a part of my family. A couple months ago my mom rescued a six-month-old golden retriever. She had been ...

BC nursing student tries out for tv talent show

BC nursing student tries out for tv talent show

February 13, 2013

Bakersfield College nursing student Kristen Bumbaca, 24, to be on “The Voice.” On Feb. 2, Bumbaca went to Los Angeles to audition in front of the pro...

Armstong’s apology is just a little too late

Armstong’s apology is just a little too late

January 30, 2013

After 13 years, seven-time winner of the Tour de France Lance Armstrong decided to come clean about doping, a little too late. Armstrong did a two-part...

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