The Renegade Rip

New Ag classes at BC open to students

Victoria Miller, Opinions Editor

September 23, 2015

  New Agriculture Mechanics classes are now available to Bakersfield College students. According to Norman Oilar, a BC Agriculture instructor, these new classes will be beneficial to BC and its students. “Agriculture Mechanics courses will benefit Bakersfield College as an opportunity to learn about the mechanized side of the Agricultural Industry. Bakersfield...

Nexus aims to unite community

Carissa Diaz, Reporter

September 23, 2015

  Bakersfield College launched a new program that brings the alumni back to the community to help guide present students to become the new leaders of our community. The new program Nexus stands for building a community together. The newest alumni program launched on campus focuses on giving current students a chance to learn from key leaders, alumni, such as Sen....

Mulch has been an issue

Mulch has been an issue

September 10, 2015

  During the first week of this year’s fall semester, a large pile of mulch was found taking up multiple parking spaces in the southeast lot...

Construction never ends at Bakersfield College

Marcus Castro, Editor in Chief

September 10, 2015

  Bakersfield College isn’t done with construction yet; there is more to come this school year. Over the past few semesters, there has been construction throughout the campus. The projects frequently move from one location to another. The new projects will be much less in the way of students than the recent projects. Amir Birjandi is BC’s new Interim Manager...

Popular students hangout area is now fenced off and unavailable

Victoria Miller, Opinions Editor

September 10, 2015

  Bakersfield College students can no longer spend time in between classes at the grass area across the parking lot from Kern Schools Federal Credit Union or park in the parking spaces surrounding the area. Students arrived at school this fall semester to find the area fenced off with signs that say “no trespassing, private property.” Because the area is separated...

BCSGA has new ideas as they ready for this year

Alex Rivera, Reporter

September 10, 2015

  The Student Government Association has many ideas they’re pushing to implement during the fall semester led by the duo of SGA President Clayton Fowler and Vice President Janell Orozco. The items Fowler and Orozco wish to accomplish first are the transportation issues we have at Bakersfield College with the Golden Empire Transit buses. Many students have gone...

BC president’s contract recommended for approval

BC president's contract recommended for approval

Javier Valdes, Copy Editor

September 10, 2015

Over the summer, Bakersfield College President Sonya Christian found herself in a tough battle against the Kern Community College District. Following a far ...

Is desert the new normal in a drought- stricken region?

A.K. Pachla, Reporter

September 10, 2015

On days when the temperature is in the hundreds, one thing I hear people ruefully reminding themselves is “at least it’s a dry heat.” Having lived in both Bakersfield and Michigan, I know it’s true that there’s something to be said for low humidity in general. Once the air gets warm enough, it’s the difference between opening your front door into a dry sauna...

The BC women’s locker room has had three theft incidents

Marcus Castro, Editor in Chief

September 3, 2015

The Bakersfield College Department of Public Safety has received three reports of theft of personal belongings from the women’s locker room. BC is not aware of how the thief/thieves are getting into the lockers. They are recommending that students and staff members do not use any college lockers. New locks with increased security features have been purchased by the...

Parking at BC

Victoria Miller, Opinions Editor

August 31, 2015

During the first week of this year’s fall semester a large pile of mulch was found taking up multiple parking spaces in the southeast lot by the football stadium, making it harder for students to find parking. Amber Chiang, director of marketing and public relations at Bakersfield College said the mulch pile was moved early Friday, August 28 to the southwest corner of...

BC and BARC team up to help the campus

BC and BARC team up to help the campus

February 4, 2015

Bakersfield College has taken an initiative in sustainability on campus and has teamed up with local Bakersfield recycling company Bakersfield ARC. On...

BC’s mentor program receives recognition

Elizabeth Castillo, Editor in Chief

February 4, 2015

The Making it Happen program at Bakersfield College won an Exemplary Program award from the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges on Jan. 21. The award, which included a $4,000 cash prize, was given to the MIH program for being the best representation of this year’s theme, “Transitions from High School to College: Assisting Students in Meeting Their Educational...

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