The Renegade Rip

Bakersfield Marketplace hosts annual Menorah lighting

Cassidy Eisen, Reporter

December 5, 2018

Filed under Features, Holiday, Who Knew?

Hosted by the Chabad of Bakersfield, the local Jewish community came together to celebrate the first night of Chanukah and witnessed the 16th Annual Public Menorah lighting at the Marketplace on Dec. 5. More than 50 attendees celebrated over traditional pastries, dreidels, and live music and dancing. Rabbi Shmuel Schlanger expressed his gratitude to see so many n...

Helping end isolation in detention one immigrant at a time

Bryana Lozoya, Reporter

December 5, 2018

Filed under Features

    The Kern Welcoming and Extending Solidarity to Immigrants (KWESI) is a nonprofit organization under the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kern County. Their volunteers visit immigrants detained at the Mesa Verde detention facility in downtown Bakersfield. Their goal is to end the isolation of immigrants in detention by visiting, providing emotio...

Annual BC Jazz ensemble brings Christmas spirit

Cassidy Eisen, Reporter

December 5, 2018

Filed under Campus, Features, Who Knew?

The BC Jazz ensemble brought the spirit of Christmas to campus at their annual winter concert in the Simonsen Performance Center on Dec. 3. Directed by Kris Tiner, the group performed familiar Christmas tunes from artists Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, and P.I. Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite to an almost full house. Tiner thanked the audience for coming and suppor...

Roberson reflects on his last season as a Renegade

Malachi Parker, Reporter

December 5, 2018

Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

Electrifying special team specialist Cameron Roberson BC career has come to an end. Roberson started playing at the age of six, and actually had to lie about his age because he wasn’t quite old enough to play yet. Roberson played Pop Warner ball until he was in high school and was able to suit up for the Garces Rams. After his illustrious years at Garces, he was able to...

BC’s Office of Student Life presents suicide discussion

Saad Kazi, Reporter

December 5, 2018

Filed under Campus

There’s a ‘silent epidemic’ that affects 25% of adults and about 10% of every college campus. It’s called depression, and though no one likes to talk about their own stories, it’s leading some people to take their own lives every day. Bakersfield College’s Office of Student Life held an informative presentation discussing the causes, consequences, and stigmas...

CSUB poetry read for 100th WWII Anniversary

Cassidy Eisen, Reporter

November 26, 2018

Filed under Features

To memorialize the 100th anniversary of America’s involvement in World War I (WWI), the CSUB Public History Institute brought together various members of the community to read poetry from the era in the Dezember Reading Room of the Walter W. Stiern Library on Nov. 7. English Professor Matthew Woodman discussed the impact of this particular type of poetry had on readers during this time. Through this for...

Volleyball completes playoff sweep of Mt. San Jacinto

Cameron Johnson, Reporter

November 25, 2018

Filed under Sports

The second-highest ranked Bakersfield College Women’s Volleyball team opened the 2018 California Community College Athletic Association SoCal Regional Championships on Nov. 20 at home against 16 ranked Mt. San Jacinto. The Renegades finished the regular season with a record of 23-1 and an impressive 18 sweeps. The number two ranking secured that the Renegades play at home...

BC football team loses 2018 Patriotic Bowl

Franco Castelo, Reporter

November 25, 2018

Filed under Sports

The Renegade Football team made their way to Mission Viejo on Saturday Nov. 17 facing against Saddleback college in the 2018 Patriotic Bowl and left with loss of the final score 31-34. With that being said, Bakersfield has had an overall great 2018 season wrapping the season up at 6-5. Throughout the season, The Renegades worked hard and put in the hours and days to play...

BC shortstop has his head and his heart in the game

Saad Kazi, Reporter

November 25, 2018

Filed under Sports, Spotlight

“My father played, and his father did … It’s one thing that’s been in the family for a long time.” Kamron Willman was already that much assured to fall in love with baseball from the moment he first picked up the bat at the age of 6. But the Bakersfield College shortstop doesn’t take anything for granted when it comes to playing the game at a collegiate level. “I...

CSUB’S Dore Theater hosts Gregory Boyle

Rosa Salazar, Reporter

November 25, 2018

Filed under Features

The Kegley Institute of Ethics (KIE) at CSUB hosted guest speaker, Gregory Boyle, for their 14th annual fall lecture at the Dore Theater on Nov. 13.  Boyle, an American priest, is the founder of Homeboy Industries, which is the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation, and reentry program in the world.  Boyle’s speech, “Gangs and Social Enterprises: The Et...

Women’s volleyball suffers only one loss

Cameron Johnson, Reporter

November 25, 2018

Filed under Sports

The 2018 Renegades Women’s Volleyball team continues to have a storybook season, as they finished the season ranked number 2 in the state of California.  With a record of 23-1, they racked up 18 sweeps on the season and properly asserted themselves amongst the best teams in the state.  The only loss of the season came against Long Beach in a very close game that ended 3-2, ...

Bakersfield hosts annual Comic Con

Taylor Jensen, Reporter

November 25, 2018

Filed under Features

The 11th annual Bakersfield Comic Con was hosted at the Kern County Fairgrounds to have pop culture lovers rejoice on Nov. 17 and 18.  It was a packed weekend at the Fairgrounds as people crowded vendors to observe and purchase the merchandise they were selling such as comics, sports and wrestling memorabilia, Pokémon, anime and paintings. Not only were there vendors, but...

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