The Renegade Rip

BC honors veterans, provides care packages

Ruben Lira, Reporter

November 9, 2018

Filed under Features

As part of Veterans week at Bakersfield College, the Veterans Center held a care package drop off zone, “Operation Not Forgotten” on Nov. 8 in front of the Administration building. Donations were taken to send to troops overseas who are fighting and can expect to have a care package before Christmas. A care package contains goods that include hygiene products,...

Veterans Week: Bakersfield College hosts a panel on The First World War

Katalina Quintanilla, Reporter

November 9, 2018

Filed under Campus, Features

Presented as part of Bakersfield College Veterans Week, The Levan Center hosted a panel discussion, “World War I: A Retrospective,” on Nov. 6 to discuss the importance of the 100th anniversary of World War I and the impact it had on future wars and soldiers.  Bakersfield College’s history professors Paul Beckworth, Olivia R. Garcia, F. Javier Llamas, and Tina Mend...

Dia de los Muertos comes to museum

Rosa Salazar, Reporter

November 9, 2018

Filed under Features

The Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (KCHCC) held its 10th annual Day of the Dead, or Día de Los Muertos, festival at the Kern County Museum on Nov. 6. The festival had several Mexican commodities including traditional foods, dancing, music, and merchandise. Día de Los Muertos is a popular Mexican tradition that honors, celebrates, and remembers the dead...

Esther Iverem brings traditional African art

Cassidy Eisen, Reporter

November 9, 2018

Filed under Features

Journalist Esther Iverem read passages from her most recent picture book “Olokun of The Galaxy,” and showcased her award-winning Olokun figures on Oct. 30 in the Levan Center at Bakersfield College. Iverem spoke to the audience of about 60 people to give a personal presentation of her book, which is filled with beautiful poetry and unique illustrations, that tel...

The Wiley and May Louise Jones Gallery presents “Collector” by Matthew Craven

Haley Duval, Reporter

November 9, 2018

Filed under Features

The Wylie and May Louise Jones Gallery located in the Grace Van Dyke Bird Library at Bakersfield College was proud to present and showcase COLLECTOR- Matthew Craven and his body of work in their recent art exhibition.  Craven is a Los Angeles based artist known for his history-based collages for reconfigured original historical figures into new aesthetic compositions.  ...

New ACLU office opens in Kern County

New ACLU office opens in Kern County

November 9, 2018

The Southern California American Civil Liberties Union (SoCal ACLU) marked the opening of its new office in Kern County with a press conference at the...

Shannon Grove claims Senate seat

Laura Lanfray, Reporter

November 9, 2018

Filed under News

Shannon Grove claimed the Republican win for California’s sixteenth Senate District as of election night, Nov. 6.  The sixteenth Senate District consists of several cities across the Kern, Tulare and San Bernardino counties of the Central Valley. With over 900,000 people, it is one of the largest districts in the state.  The two candidates, Republican Shannon Gro...

Men’s soccer ends in 0-0 tie

Franco Castelo, Reporter

October 29, 2018

Filed under Campus, Sports

The Renegade men’s Soccer team played against Citrus College on Friday, October 19 and came away with a tie of 0-0.  Throughout the entire game, both teams played defensively moving the ball on both sides of the field.  However, the first half was more of quick plays and playing defensively rather than the second half which was more on the aggressive side for bot...

Men’s soccer bests Glendale College during home game

Saad Kazi, Reporter

October 29, 2018

Filed under Campus, Sports

Freshman defender Edgar Gonzalez found the net twice in Bakersfield College’s men’s soccer home match against Glendale College on Oct. 16, helping his team clinch a 4-0 win. The shutout comes after the Renegades scored a combined total of only three goals in their three previous road games, all of which ended in ties. Freshman forward Jorge Pimentel started the mome...

Professors discuss college enrollment rates

Saad Kazi, Reporter

October 26, 2018

Filed under Campus, Features

In the Oct. 24 Renegade Roundtable “Does Society Send Too Many People to College? “ each of four Bakersfield College professors agreed on one answer: no. Erin Miller, Steven Holmes, Michael Harvath, and Neal Stanifer brought up data and examples to support their points in the Levan Center discussion regarding whether the problem of rising college costs is due to the...

Author of “ The Nature of California,” Sarah Wald speaks at the Levan Center

Rosa Salazar, Reporter

October 26, 2018

Filed under Campus, Features

The Levan Center at Bakersfield College hosted guest speaker Sarah Wald on Thursday, Oct. 18. Wald, Associate professor of English and Environmental Studies at the University of Oregon, gave a presentation on her book, “The Nature of California: Race, Citizenship, and Farming since the Dust Bowl.” Wald discussed her book “The Nature of California: Race, Citizenship, and Farming since the Dust Bowl,” and had a Q&A session afterward...

United Farm Workers Foundation hosts workshop to inform on immigration rights

Hector Martinez, Feature Editor

October 26, 2018

Filed under Campus, Features

The United Farm Workers Foundation (UFW Foundation), a nonprofit organization that works to give access to legal status for immigrant workers, had a “Know Your Rights” workshop inside the Collins Conference Center on Oct. 18 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. The objective of the workshop was to further explain immigrational rights for those if anyone ever encounters an immigration...

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