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The first Gadfly of the semester tackles education in today’s society

Issy Barrientos, Photo Editor

September 14, 2018

Filed under Features

On Sept. 12, the Norman Levan Center hosted the first Gadfly Café of the semester. The topic of the conversation was Education: Its Past, Present, and Future. The event started as usual with Professor Reggie Williams announcing upcoming events. Chairs almost ran out as students assembled, but as the conversation grew the number of people waned. The event officially began when Will...

Village Fest is a hit with local residents

Hector Martinez, Features Editor

September 14, 2018

Filed under Uncategorized

The Bakersfield annual Village Fest took place at the Kern County Museum on Sept. 8, and anyone over 21 years of age had the opportunity to taste from many different beers and wine brewers. The event was a fundraiser for Kern County Children’s Advocates Resource Endowment (CARE). Even though the event started at 6 p.m., there were some people arrived earlier becau...

BC’s wrestling teams sweeps victory in first match

September 14, 2018

Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

Bakersfield College’s wrestling team triumphed over Victor Valley in their first match of the season with a stunning defeat of 56-0. Multiple Renegade players, including Josiah Quiroz and Jeremy Turner, won by forfeit. Kevin Mello and All-American Jeremy Maas withheld long duels to come away with wins. Heavyweight Jacob Hall had to endure the most but still ended his...

BC’s tournament on Sept. 1 is won by volleyball team

Cameron Johnson and Saad Kazi, Reporters

September 14, 2018

Filed under Sports

The Bakersfield College volleyball team got their first taste of home action on Sept. 1 when they hosted the Bakersfield Quad Tournament. Coming off two straight set wins the previous day against Cuesta and College of the Sequoias in Visalia, the Renegades looked to continue their dominance against Allan Hancock and Santa Barbara City College. Freshman outside hitter Pene...

BC football teams scores first victory

Franco Castelo, Reporter

September 14, 2018

Filed under Sports

The Renegade football team had their first home game against El Camino College on Sept. 08. For the first quarter, both teams played safe and displayed patience in their plays. El Camino’s football team began to play aggressively towards the end of the first quarter and the Bakersfield Renegades continued to hesitantly. However, neither team moved the ball successfully...

BC’s men’s soccer team wins two games in a row

Malachi Parker, Reporter

September 14, 2018

Filed under Uncategorized

The Renegades men’s soccer team played host to East Los Angeles Community College on Sept. 11. With a back and forth game, and a few controversial calls, the Renegades came out with a 2-1 victory to even their record at 2-2. In the first 15 minutes, the Renegades struck first courtesy, of Edgar Gonzalez striking the ball into the back of the net. However, that w...

Kern County Sheriff’s office hosts job fair for those interested in law enforcement and other careers

Kern County Sheriff’s office hosts job fair for those interested in law enforcement and other careers

September 14, 2018

The Sheriff Office Headquarters hosted a job fair on Sept. 8, to provide information on 10 Kern County Departments that have on positions available. Before...

Magdalene Hope holds first golf fundraiser to stop human trafficking in Kern County

Magdalene Hope holds first golf fundraiser to stop human trafficking in Kern County

Saad Kazi, Reporter

September 13, 2018

Filed under Features, News, Sports, Top Stories

Several golfers showed up on the fair-weathered morning of Sept. 8 to participate in Magdalene Hope’s Tee Off for Hope golf tournament at the Kern River...

4th annual Stomp Out Suicide walk raises awareness of suicide in Kern

4th annual Stomp Out Suicide walk raises awareness of suicide in Kern

September 13, 2018

“We don’t get over it but we get through it,” said Ellen Eggert, founder and president of Save A Life Today.

Democratic Women of Kern hold “Women in Politics” luncheon featuring Dolores Huerta

Democratic Women of Kern hold “Women in Politics” luncheon featuring Dolores Huerta

September 12, 2018

For years, women had no say in what was going on in the world, but one election at a time, that is all changing.

Kern County holds its 24th Hispanic Business Conference

Kern County holds its 24th Hispanic Business Conference

August 31, 2018

The 24th annual Kern County Hispanic Business Conference (KCHCC) and Exposition took place at the Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center Aug. 30...

Homelessness may affect Bakersfield College students

Laura Lanfray, Reporter

August 31, 2018

Filed under News

With homelessness on the rise across Kern County, Bakersfield College assists students in need in the form of donations and access to facilities. According to research done by the Kern County Homeless Collaborative, as of January 2018, there are 885 homeless people within the county. The majority of them live in the City of Bakersfield itself. Fewer homeless people live t...

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