The Renegade Rip

This year brings most successful Transfer Day

Amber T. Troupe, Production Editor

September 21, 2011

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This year’s Bakersfield College Transfer Day was the most successful so far in terms of BC student turnout, college and university attendance and extending the event from one day to a week. The event took place in the Campus Center Fireside Room and at tables set up in the cafeteria. Sue Granger-Dickson, articulation officer and Transfer Center coordinator, was a forerunner...

BC students reflect on the 10-year anniversary of 9/11

Amber T. Troupe, Production Editor

September 21, 2011

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It has been more than 10 years now since the nation was rocked from its foundation. The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 still lay heavy on America’s heart. Nationwide there are memorials and remembrance held in honor of the lives lost on that fateful day. Some people don’t remember actually what they were doing or the depth of the impact, while others will never...

New theme, new acts, classic fair

Cassandra McGowan, Reporter

September 21, 2011

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Glittering lights, people everywhere and lots and lots of food.  No, it’s not Vegas, it’s The Great Kern County Fair, and according to Bill Blair the CEO and general manager, “It’s Magic!” Fair time is here once again and there is a new theme arriving with it, “It’s Magic!” has replaced the old “Best in the West” slogan.  “This year we decided to...

BC students help control fires

BC students help control fires

September 21, 2011

Lightning started multiple fires in  the foothills and nine of Bakersfield College’s fire technology program students are helping to put those blazes...

Horticulture professor hosts radio talk show

Nate Perez, Reporter

September 21, 2011

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  If you have ever wondered why your garden does not seem to grow the way you have always wanted it to, look no further. The Country Garden Radio is a rejuvenated live talk show that airs on Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on KERN Radio Newstalk, 1180 AM. The radio’s hosts are Dale Edwards of Old River Sod and Lindsay Ono, an Environmental Horticulture...

BC offers research help

BC offers research help

September 21, 2011

The Grace Van Dyke Bird Library is currently offering free workshops for Bakersfield College students wanting to learn how to conduct college-level research. Each...

Plans finally carried out to renovate SAM building

Plans finally carried out to renovate SAM building

September 8, 2011

For a few years now, Bakersfield College has had plans to start renovations on the Speech, Arts and Music building. According to LaMont Schiers, director...

New online portal condenses system

Amber T. Troupe, Production Editor

September 8, 2011

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Inside BC is an online portal designed by the Informational Services Department at Bakersfield College to allow students an easier way to access personal accounts such as Banweb, Moodle and  college e-mail. “The portal somewhat works like a Super Wal-Mart in the sense that it offers students these technological resources in one place with one login,” explained Todd...

Bookstore starts new beginning

Bookstore starts new beginning

America Garza, Reporter

September 8, 2011

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Ownership of the campus bookstore transitioned to Barnes & Noble this semester, but new store manager Brian Griffin says it still belongs to Bakersfield...

Updated budget could bring higher fees

Keith Kaczmarek, Reporter

September 8, 2011

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New fee hikes for next semester are in the budget that is currently under consideration, according to the listed budget on the California Community Colleges Web site. If California state shortfalls reach projected levels, California community college students may be facing fees of $46 a unit next semester if certain “triggers” occur. Additionally, there is authorization...

Kern Regional Transit provides new routes that will aid BC students

Monica Bolger, Reporter

September 8, 2011

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Two new bus routes have been added that should be of interest to students: one from Lamont to Arvin and another from Lamont to the campus that leaves the campus late enough that a rider could still attend evening classes. They will both be available Monday through Thursday, a schedule much later in the evening than previously available. The rates are $1.25 from campus to...

Lack of parking permits causes stir in first week

Lack of parking permits causes stir in first week

September 8, 2011

“Sold out.” That’s not what Bakersfield College students expected to see when logging on to purchase parking permits for fall semester the weekend...

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