The Renegade Rip

Bundled books a heavy burden for BC students

Myrissa Johns, Contributing Editor

September 24, 2014

Filed under Opinion

As the new semester has taken way, students might have noticed some changes with some class requirements and book sales. These changes have made buying used books nearly impossible, making school even more expensive and harder on struggling students. In the past couple semesters, more and more classes are requiring new editions of books. While I agree that it is completely...

Michael J. Fox shares views about time

Myrissa Johns, News Editor

May 7, 2014

Filed under News

“People think I’m an expert on time because I did these movies,” said actor Michael J. Fox, who is most well-known for his role in “Back to the Future.” Although he joked that he doesn’t know anything about time travel, flux capacitors, space-time continuums or jigawatts, he said his experiences with Parkinson’s disease and in his life have shaped his idea...

BC puts vital departments to backburner

Myrissa Johns, News editor

April 23, 2014

Filed under Commentary

Bakersfield College prides itself on being a school that focuses on the needs of the students and student success, yet so many departments that actually do work hand-in-hand with students go without resources they need or face staff cuts, which make it virtually impossible for them to increase student success. Recently, it came to my attention that the library staff is facing...

Longtime librarians retire

Myrissa Johns, News Editor

April 23, 2014

Filed under Front Page, News

Two familiar faces on campus, Marci Lingo and Dawn Dobie, Bakersfield College reference librarians, will both be gone after the end of June. Despite the usual focus of retirement being on one’s own future, Dobie and Lingo have stayed true to their reputations of being student-centered by voicing mainly concerns for the future of the library and students. “We’ve worked...

New degrees simplify transfer process

Myrissa Johns, News Editor

April 23, 2014

Filed under News

Bakersfield College will be offering several new Associate Degrees for Transfer in fall 2014. According to Billie Jo Rice, co-chair of the curriculum committee, 22 ADT programs have already been put into the new class catalog and will be effective for the fall 2014 semester. “[The ADT] allows the students to obtain a degree that transfers directly to the CSU system...

High-tech sim man aids BC students

April 2, 2014

“Clear!” students yelled to ensure that no one was touching their patient as they delivered a shock to the Code Blue cardiac arrest patient, working...

Woods teaches the importance of self-defense

Myrissa Johns, News Editor

March 19, 2014

Filed under Spotlight

In honor of Women’s History Month, Bakersfield College Student Government Association hosted a self-defense workshop, which was taught by David Woods, owner and instructor of Bakersfield Elite Martial Arts. The “Smart Sense, Self Defense” workshop was held in BC’s Fireside Room on March 6. More than 15 students made an appearance throughout the two-hour workshop. Melissa ...

Baccalaureate degrees a real possibility for BC

Myrissa Johns, News Editor

March 19, 2014

Filed under News

Bakersfield College administrators are actively lobbying for the opportunity to take part in a pilot program that would allow BC to offer a baccalaureate degree, as outlined by a recent Senate bill. Cindy Collier, BC dean of Nursing and Allied Health, presented at the Chancellor’s Office Board of Governors meeting on behalf of the college at the beginning of this month. According...

Pro Con Construction causes concern

Robert Mullen, Myrissa Johns, Editors

March 19, 2014

Filed under Commentary, Opinion

Pro Traffic congestion makes the widening a must do I am all for the widening of 24th Street because I believe that it needs to be done, regardless of what opponents might say. One of the primary reasons is the massive traffic problems. The street was not designed to handle the volume of cars that drive through that road every day either into or out of downtown, especia...

Student veterans benefit from BC lounge

Myrissa Johns, News Editor

March 19, 2014

Filed under News

The Bakersfield College Veterans Lounge has experienced a boost in the number of students utilizing it in recent months. Paul Beckworth, BC history professor and Veterans Club adviser, who is also a veteran of the U.S. Navy, said he feels the club has been experiencing the member increase due to an increased amount of exposure. “A lot of student veterans didn’t even know...

New parkway still a big battle

Myrissa Johns, News Editor

March 5, 2014

Filed under News

Bakersfield City Council voted 6-1 to certify the Final Environmental Impact Report on the 24th Street improvement project, which approved project advancement into the final phases of design and property acquisition. Ward 2 Councilman Terry Maxwell was the only voice of opposition. “He’s doing his job,” said Vanessa Vangel, a founding member of the group Citizens Against...

BC library offers various research workshops to assist students

Myrissa Johns, News Editor

March 5, 2014

Filed under Features

Bakersfield College reference librarians are hopeful for another successful semester of research workshops for students. According to Marci Lingo, BC reference librarian, they are offering a total of 75 sessions over the course of 10 weeks beginning last month. There are seven workshop topics: Research Strategies, Finding Books, Finding Periodical Articles Online, Beyond Basic...

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