The Renegade Rip

Earthquake gives Bakersfield residents a shaky surprise

Marcus Castro, Contributing Editor

March 1, 2016

Filed under News

With the earthquake that took place on Feb. 23, Bakersfield College is believed to be prepared for an earthquake. “Everybody knows what they’re doing and where they’re supposed to go. The safety managers, when everybody is out will come and check rooms, so I would say absolutely,” said Geology professor Jack Pierce when asked about BC’s readiness for an earthquake. The...

‘Allure’ is not meant for men

Marcus Castro, Contributing Editor

March 1, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Reviews

Being a typical man who loves sports and video games, I decided to review a magazine that is geared toward women. I looked through the magazine section at Foodmaxx and was beyond confused because I didn’t have a clue what the more girly magazines were supposed to be about. So I closed my eyes and randomly grabbed a magazine. Do I now regret this? Yes. I say this because...

Renegade tennis falls into a slump

Renegade tennis falls into a slump

Marcus Castro, Contributing Editor

March 1, 2016

Filed under Sports

Both men’s and women’s Bakersfield College tennis teams lost two matches and won one since Feb. 20. The men’s team (5-5) played Fresno City College...

Renegades tennis off to a hot start

Marcus Castro, Contributing Editor

February 17, 2016

Filed under Sports

After being winless last season, BC women’s tennis stayed undefeated as the Renegades improved their record to 4-0. The women traveled to Visalia to play against College of the Sequoias where they won 5-4. BC previously had a match with COS at home where they also won 5-4. The singles winners were: BC’s Riley Tucker vs. Mimi Mercado (6-0, 6-3), BC’s Brittany Aguilar...

Veteran’s parents mourn

Veteran’s parents mourn

Marcus Castro, Contributing Editor

February 17, 2016

Filed under News

Bakersfield College suffered a loss on Feb. 4 when a student, Timothy L. Legget Jr., 25, took his own life. He was a U.S. Army veteran who was in the...

Syrian refugees should be allowed to stay in the U.S.

Marcus Castro, Contributing Editor

February 17, 2016

Filed under Opinion

  President Obama has been letting Syrian refugees into the United States, and recently he has let them into San Diego. I do not see an issue with this. When I think of the U.S., I like to think that we are not only strong and in charge but also a nation that shows compassion for human beings. Syrian people need a place to stay because in their homeland, they...

Tennis serving up the heat

Marcus Castro, Contributing Editor

February 3, 2016

Filed under Uncategorized

After a rough 2015 season for both Bakersfield College men’s and women’s tennis teams, they opened with wins and are striving for a winning record this season. BC men’s tennis closed out last season with a 3-10 record, and coach Nicholas Jacobs explained that he doesn’t see that repeating this season. “For the men, I have pretty high expectations,” said Jacobs. The...

Construction still going

Marcus Castro, Contributing Editor

February 3, 2016

Filed under News

Bakersfield College is currently undergoing construction and also has upcoming construction projects. Don Birdwell of Maintenance and Operations said that the construction project by the Agriculture Department is the new STEM project. The project is planned for completion on May 16. Once the STEM project is completed, the people using SE 46 will be moved and SE 46 will be...

Wrestling looks ahead to Regional

Marcus Castro, Editor in Chief

December 2, 2015

Filed under Sports

The Bakersfield College wrestling team competed in one last tournament before they move on to the postseason. The team traveled to East LA College on Nov. 21 to compete in The Brawl. BC finished the tournament in third place out of 11 teams. “We had some ups and downs. You know, The Brawl is actually a good testing ground for us. We had some guys wrestle real well. ...

Comic-con returns to Bakersfield

Comic-con returns to Bakersfield

December 2, 2015

The eighth annual Bakersfield Comic-con was a hit for both vendors and attendees alike. The comic-con was held on  Nov. 22, at the Kern County Fairgrounds...

New series at BC hosts ‘Conversations’

Marcus Castro, Editor in Chief

December 2, 2015

Filed under News

The Levan Center at Bakersfield College has started a series called Conversations, where relevant topics are discussed by faculty, students and people of the community. “In terms of my time on the campus, other than just in the classroom, it was one of the nicest things I’ve been involved in,” said BC philosophy professor Reggie Williams. Williams explained that C...

Muslim student finds most are not informed

Marcus Castro, Editor in Chief

December 2, 2015

Filed under News

Due to the terrorism that ISIS has committed, some people are blaming Muslims as a whole for all the destruction and terror that ISIS has caused. For years, the Muslim community has been looked at by some people as a destructive group, and many of the people that look at Muslims this way base their judgments off of what they hear from the media or people around them. At...

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