The Renegade Rip

A new club for goths opens

A new club for goths opens

February 29, 2012

The once unused back bar of Riley’s Tavern downtown is now playing host to something darker once a month. Heresy, the brainchild of Bakersfield native...

Changes coming to ‘W’ grades

Jon Nelson, Features Editor

February 1, 2012

Filed under Campus

Students at Bakersfield College will soon face academic changes including the status of the “W” grade. as of January 2012, new state guidelines will impact students at BC, both present and future. The changes were part of a plan drawn up by the California Community Colleges Student Success Task Force and student representatives from around California. First among...

Nile hosts charity event for Penn school

Nile hosts charity event for Penn school

Jon Nelson, Features Editor

February 1, 2012

Filed under Features

Local bands, artists and vendors all lent their time and energy to the Giving Tree Battle of the Bands and Art Show at the Nile on Jan. 21. The show...

Tobacco use part of SGA agenda again

Tobacco use part of SGA agenda again

November 30, 2011

The Student Government Association is taking steps to ensure that the issue of tobacco use is at the forefront of student consciousness at Bakersfield...

Tacky decor and subpar food

Tacky decor and subpar food

Jon Nelson, Reporter

November 16, 2011

Filed under Reviews, Uncategorized

The minute I walked into Buffalo Wild Wings, I knew I was the wrong person to do this review. I should probably first explain that bad-theme restaurants...

Tradition honors dead

Jon Nelson, Reporter

November 16, 2011

Filed under Features

Marcela Delatorre and her family sat off to the side as crowds of people wandered by to admire the altar that took them a year and a half to build. “I wanted my son to learn about the tradition and to not be afraid of death,” said Delatorre. This sentiment was echoed over and over again by the participants of the Bakersfield’s Museum of Art’s Dia De Los Muertos...

Three-year deal reached between union and district

Jon Nelson, Reporter

November 2, 2011

Filed under News

Professors from all disciplines at Bakersfield College met in the Science and Engineering building Oct. 26 to discuss the terms of their new tentative contract. The contract for July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2014 includes changes to the teaching staff’s health care coverage, which was a major point. “We didn’t want to have to pay out-of-pocket for benefits,” said...

BC performs healing songs

Jon Nelson, Reporter

November 2, 2011

Filed under Campus

The choirs of Bakersfield College came together at St. John’s Lutheran Church to present an evening of music for the community. “I was very pleased with the performance, and so were my students. I have heard nothing but favorable comments from audience members, most of whom were musicians,” said Ronald Kean, who has been director of choral activities for the past 17...

Staat to ride across country

Jon Nelson, Reporter

October 19, 2011

Filed under News

The idea of a Bakersfield man riding a bike across the country for charity might be considered unusual if that man weren’t Jeremy Staat. In February, Staat and fellow veteran, Wesley Leon Barrientos will ride from the Wall of Valor in Bakersfield to the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. The purpose of the cross-country trip is to bring attention to veteran issues...

Haggard’s ‘Tennessee’ leaves you yearning for more

Jon Nelson, Reporter

October 19, 2011

Filed under Reviews

After being raised around his music and seeing him half a dozen times in concert, I thought I knew everything there was to know about Merle Haggard. However, with his new record, “Working in Tennessee,” the “Okie from Muskogee” proves that despite his age, he still has a few surprises up his sleeve. The title track from the album is “Pure Haggard” in the best...

Fake earthquake coming to BC campus

Jon Nelson, Reporter

October 19, 2011

Filed under Campus

Bakersfield College will be among the eight million people who duck and cover as part of the Great California Shake Out. On Oct. 20 at 10:20 a.m. alarms will sound signaling everyone on the BC campus to go into an earthquake drill. For the mock disaster, students and staff will drop under desks and tables and hold in position until directed to stop. They will then...

Community bands together against ALS

Community bands together against ALS

October 5, 2011

The Park at River Walk had its paths full Oct. 1 as hundreds of people walked to raise money for the ALS Association. “You’re making cutting edge...

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