The Renegade Rip

Community responds to Hostess closing

Nashay Mathews, Reporter

November 28, 2012

Filed under Features

Hostess, the maker of famed Twinkie snack food, is going out of business due to bankruptcy. This had people rushing to the stores in pursuit of buying the last of the Hostess goods that would be manufactured. Ruth Watson, 42, is a Winco grocery store employee. She said that the Hostess products went quickly just hours after the news broke. “It was totally crazy, I hadn’t...

Local fire department celebrates no shave November with humor

Nashay Matthews, Reporter

November 28, 2012

Filed under Features

No shave November is a tradition that men have been participating in for years. Bakersfield City Fire Department firefighters participate mainly to support a charity cause. Aaron Dow, 30, said that the BFD has had a contest each year for the past five years. The women in the office rate the best, the worst and other categories. The reason behind no shave November takes place...

Disney buys Star Wars: ‘Forces’ a debate

Nashay Matthews, Graham C Wheat, Reporters

November 15, 2012

Filed under Opinion

PRO: A great disturbance in The Force could be felt when Disney bought LucasFilm for a whopping  $4 billion. Scores of Star Wars fans already made a decry over the direction of the flagship franchise that director and founder George Lucas took, and now to many this seems like a killing blow to the galactic space opera. Fear not, The Force may yet be strong, and The Darkside...

Health professionals discuss effective weight loss

Nashay Matthews, Reporter

November 15, 2012

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Various members of the community offered information on what they think about weight loss, health and fitness. Joe Petersen, avid cyclist and owner of Building Better Bodies personal training gym, said that he thinks that the lack of water consumption is a huge issue. "People always use artificial sweeteners such as Chrystal Light in water because they want to make it...

Halloween decorating a tradition for many

Nashay Matthews, Reporter

October 31, 2012

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Halloween, the holiday that kicks off the fall season, gets the community excited about decorating their homes in order to show off their holiday spirit. Adam Rodriquez, 38, said that he and his family make their home into a haunted house every year, but could not this year because of time restrictions. Halloween is the only holiday that he and his family decorate for. “It...

Bullying still a major issue

Nashay Matthews, Reporter

October 31, 2012

Filed under Opinion

  The current media hot topic is Canadian Amanda Todd, 15, who ended her own life due to continuous bullying. The news of this haunts me. It makes me think of myself as a teenager and makes me thankful that my time as a teenager wasn’t as torturous. It makes me question why this poor girl was not helped when she so clearly cried out for help countless times...

Students take pledge

Students take pledge

October 31, 2012

The Phi Theta Kappa-Beta Alpha Nu Chapter’s first Community College Completion Challenge that took place Oct. 15-18 in the Free Speech area at Bakersfield...

Author visits BC campus to discuss her works

Nashay Matthews, Reporter

October 17, 2012

Filed under Campus

The Cerro Author 2012 presentation was held on Oct. 10 in the Fireside Room. The featured award winning author, Julie Otsuka, spoke about the two books that she wrote, “When the Emperor was Divine” and “Buddha in the Attic,” both of which have been assigned readings in the past by various BC professors. According to the representative of this yearly event Marci Lingo,...

Miss California helps to educate

Nashay Matthews, Reporter

October 17, 2012

Filed under Features

Bakersfield College student Izamar Olaguez, 20, created the organization “Knowledge is Power: Promoting Higher Education,” in order to benefit college students. Olaguez is Miss Central California Regional 2012 for the Miss America system, which awarded her over $3,000 in scholarship money. Olaguez said she has been involved with pageantry for the past three years and...

Science and Engineering shows biological display to spark interest

Nashay Matthews, Reporter

October 17, 2012

Filed under Campus

The animals, insects and plants that are on display in cases or jars in the Science and Engineering Building provide a way for students to learn more about living organisms. A lot of students do not know where these displays came from, who put them there, or how long they have been there. Biology instructor Andrea Garrison provided information on the displays. Paul Fried,...

Job titles spice up work

Nashay Matthews, Reporter

October 17, 2012

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Interesting job titles create labels for employees of well-known and popular places in an attempt to be unique and more relatable to customers. Former Bakersfield College student Sarah Keene, 20, is required to say this to each customer when she is working the drive-thru at Starbucks. “Welcome to Starbucks. My name is Sarah and I will be your Barista today. What can...

Portion control healthiest choice

Nashay Matthews, Reporter

October 3, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Being a busy college student makes it difficult to make time to exercise regularly and make healthier choices when it comes to food. Luckily, on-the-go food options in convenient locations are plentiful and usually provide healthier options for those who are concerned with their waistlines. Salads are always everyone’s go-to thought when it comes to a healthier option;...

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