The Renegade Rip

Bakersfield College Closes due to Brush Fire

Paige Atkison, Editor-in-Chief

August 9, 2018

Bakersfield College was closed today due to a brush fire near the Panorama Bluffs. The main campus was closed in the late afternoon after smoke began to fill the air ducts of multiple buildings. The fire, located on the corner of Panorama Dr. and Hayley has burned across 100 acres, according to Bakersfield Fire Department Batt. Chief John Frando. The main campus will r...

Protester, Chase Wren, holds a sign that says

BC Student Detained by ICE

May 23, 2018

Dozens of students and faculty gathered at Bakersfield College to demonstrate support for a B.C. student who was arrested by immigration officials early ...

Veterans who have been arrested may now have pro-bono representation

The Vet Center sets up a booth on campus to offer services to Bakersfield College veterans.

Melissa Puryear, Managing Editor

April 29, 2018

Veterans who have been arrested may have pro-bono representation through a fairly new program offered by the Veteran’s Justice Outreach Program. Randy...

CSUB President Horace Mitchell and House Representative Kevin McCarthy greet one another at the Merle Haggard Post Office Dedication in Downtown Bakersfield.

Downtown post office honors Merle Haggard

April 16, 2018

On Friday April 6ththe downtown Bakersfield United States Post Office located at 1730 18thSt. was dedicated to a country music icon and Son of Bakersfiel...

Studio Movie Grill Marquee displayed outside the new plush-seat full-menu service theater on Calloway and Rosedale.

Studio Movie Grill’s Grand Opening serves up movies, food and drink options at the push of a button

April 16, 2018

The Dallas-based theatre concept, Studio Movie Grill (SMG), which incorporates affordable box office hits, full menu options for food and drinks, plush...

KCHC continues work to end homelessness in Kern County

Hector Martinez, Reporter

April 16, 2018

The Kern County Homeless Collaborative had their2018 Spring Membership meeting, the KCHC’s goal is to end homelessness in Kern County by collaborative planning and action. At the meeting, they discussed the Built for Zero movement, introduction to the local Cost-Benefit Analysis, and the release of the 2018 Point in Time Count (homeless census) data, on April 3. United...

The redrawing of district lines in Kern County gives Latino voters an edge in fall’s election

Melissa Puryear, Managing Editor

April 4, 2018

Kern County Supervisors made a decision to accept the new district lines proposed on March 30t at a closed-session meeting in the morning. By the afternoon the agreement was made official at the Federal Courthouse, which brought to close the settlement phase of a lawsuit brought by Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund MALDEF against the County. The agreement...

Bakersfield High School students take part in “March for Our Lives” and walkout

Melissa Puryear, Managing Editor

March 23, 2018

March For Our Lives, a 17 minute- walkout was scheduled in schools at 10:00 a.m. on March 14, across the nation, in honor of the 17 people whose lives were taken on Feb. 14, in a Parkland Florida high school shooting. The Walkout was also to protest the inaction on Congress’ part to address gun violence that would keep school children safe. Bakersfield High School, took part...

Supporters of a clean Dream Act stand in front of Congressman Kevin McCarthy’s office as part of the “40 Days for Action” protests.

“40 Days for Action” pushes for a clean Dream Act and protection for DACA recipients

March 23, 2018

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients’ future remains unknown. However, that has not stopped Faith in Kern Ministry, a network of...

Lynnette Zelezny appointed President of CSU Bakersfield

Lynnette Zelezny is the new president of CSUB

Miranda Defoor, Reporter

March 21, 2018

Cal State Bakersfield’s (CSUB) new president, Lynnette Zelezny, was appointed by the California State University Board on March 21. Zelezny, a current...

SEIU holds protest to increase the availability of union jobs in Bakersfield

Issy Barrientos, Reporter

March 11, 2018

The Bakersfield chapter of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) held a protest rally with Child Care and other unions on Feb. 26 to demonstrate their want for union jobs in the community. Veronica Vasquez, a shop steward and the chapter president of the Kern County SEIU, was a speaker at the event. She has been a shop steward for five years and chapter president...

Bakersfield Homeless shelters see an increase of need for shelter during this winter season

Photo of the Bakersfield Homeless Center that continues to reach capacity due to the cold weather.

Jenny Brito, Web & Social Media Editor

March 11, 2018

As temperatures continue to drop, locals living on the stress struggle, and many have been unable to escape the cold due to local homeless shelters reaching...

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