The Renegade Rip

Kean to retire with final show

Patricia Rocha, Reporter

April 17, 2013

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By Patricia Rocha Reporter   After 19 years at Bakersfield College, choir director Ronald Kean is going out on top. After a total of 30 years teaching, a successful performance over spring break at New York’s infamous Carnegie Hall, and an upcoming finale performance, Kean is excited to retire for new adventures. His final performance will be held on May 4...

New NASCAR raceway debuts soon

New NASCAR raceway debuts soon

April 17, 2013

By Adam Cree Reporter   Kern race fans rejoice. The Kern County Raceway is almost here, and it promises to be fast. Fans will have to wai...

SAM renovation plans finally underway

SAM renovation plans finally underway

April 17, 2013

By Ruben A. Perez Reporter   The Speech Arts and Music Building is finally going to start renovations. For the past two years, the SA...

BC bookstore gets a makeover

Ruben A. Perez, Reporter

April 17, 2013

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By Ruben A. Perez Reporter   The Bakersfield College Bookstore just received a makeover. According to store manager Brian Griffin, the changes were expected when Barnes & Noble took over operations nearly two years ago. “Typically, when Barnes & Noble goes into a new college, that’s part of the transition period to go and kind of redo the wh...

Writing Center holding second contest at BC

Ruben A. Perez, Reporter

April 17, 2013

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By Ruben A. Perez Reporter   The Bakersfield College Writing Center is holding its second writing contest of the semester.  The topic is From the Fields to the Stars. The topic was inspired by the story of astronaut Jose Hernandez, who spoke in March at BC about what he had to overcome to go from a worker’s son to an astronaut. “He talked about achievi...

Alum is off to dentistry

Mitchelle De Leon, Reporter

April 17, 2013

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By Mitchelle De Leon Reporter   When former BC student Tuan Nguyen woke up on Dec. 3 last year, the first thing he needed to do was check his email to find out whether he got into dental school. Even before high school, Nguyen wanted to be a dentist. As a student studying biology at BC over four years ago, Nguyen spent three years as a research assistant at the...

‘Rincon’ delivers true Cuban flavor

‘Rincon’ delivers true Cuban flavor

March 14, 2013

For those in Bakersfield looking for a piece of Cuban culture there is local restaurant Rincon Cubano. Rincon Cubano has been open for about eight months....

Banquet shows the other side

Mitchelle De Leon, Reporter

March 14, 2013

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The Student Government gave individuals the opportunity to learn more about poverty through an interactive experience called the Oxfam Hunger Banquet on March 8. Upon entering, guests randomly drew tickets that assigned an alias for the night and an income level, representing the latest statistics of people living in poverty worldwide: 15 percent is in upper class, 35 percent...

You might have a disability

Luis Garcia, Photo Editor

March 14, 2013

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There are some people, incredibly intelligent people, no less who suffer from a learning problem associated with the inability to handle numbers and mathematical calculations. Just as dyslexia is a learning disability that inhibits the recognition of words and sentences, dyscalculia is a neurocognitive learning problem associated with the inability to handle numbers. Most...

BC teacher remembered

Robert Mullen, Reporter

March 14, 2013

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Adie Geiser, Bakersfield College’s longtime assistive technology specialist, passed away on Feb. 23 at Memorial Hospital at the age of 49. Geiser had been with the college for 14 years, since being hired into his current role back in 1999. Geiser also taught technology classes for disabled students, consulted for the school on matters pertaining to technology used by...

Student elections are near

hannah breeland, opinions editor

March 14, 2013

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The presidential elections may be over, but Bakersfield College is just getting started. The Student Government Association is holding elections for next semester a little bit early. Elections are being held after spring break on April 1-4. Students can vote by going onto BC’s main page and following the link. SGA general counsel Nick Acosta explained reasons behind...

Polish student breaking barriers

Polish student breaking barriers

March 14, 2013

America is a country of the free, power, resources, and to some,  the beginning of the rest of their life.  It is a country where many legal immigrants...

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