The Renegade Rip

Taking precaution measures for the Kern River

Stacie Norris, Reporter

May 8, 2019

The death toll for the Kern River in 2017 tied an all-time record high of 15 sets in 1985, according to 23 ABC News.  The numbers for 2018 will be released just before the Memorial Day holiday. The Kern River, sometimes referred to as Killer Kern by locals, is a river that runs about 165 feet long and has claimed the lives of several people during the last few years. This...

Bakersfield College hosts its 3rd Annual Hackathon

Bakersfield College hosts its 3rd Annual Hackathon

April 8, 2019

The 3rdAnnual Hackathon for 2019 held its kickoff on April 4 in the Levan Center. The room was full to capacity and there was an excitement in the air...

Hundreds of students participate at the Kern County Science Fair

Amy Sarmiento, Reporter

March 15, 2019

The annual Kern County Science Fair was on March 12 at the Rabobank Arena Convention Center. Hundreds of students from grades 4 to 12 had a chance to participate. The Kern County Science Fair is sponsored by the Kern County Science Foundation. Joe Saldivar, a professor of Biology at Bakersfield College gave a speech at the Science Fair focusing on curiosity and why it...

Animal rights groups work on proposing no-chaining bill, locally and statewide

Hope ShyAnne     , Reporter

March 15, 2019

The Anti-Chain Division of the Anti-Dog Fighting Campaign Worldwide Organization has been attempting to propose a bill to keep dogs from being chained up in Kern County and California. Jennifer Kanady, the director of the Division, is working with rescues in the area, such as the Bakersfield Boxers and Bullies. According to Kanady, animal control in Kern County is very...

Bakersfield Marketplace hosts annual Menorah lighting

Cassidy Eisen, Reporter

December 5, 2018

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

    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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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