The Renegade Rip

Trump protestors gather at Airport Drive

Jocelyn Perez, Reporter

February 21, 2020

Many community members protested the president’s arrival in Bakersfield on Feb.19 along Airport Drive. Even though several community members protested President Trump and his presence in Bakersfield, Kern County is primarily made up of republican voters. Among the diverse group of protestors, there was a large group of people who were in their 20s or younger. Nearly...

Nike stirs controversy with Colin Kaepernick sponsorship

Miranda Defoor, Web & Social Media Editor

September 13, 2018

Since Nike’s announcement of a sponsorship with famous football star Colin Kaepernick on Sept. 3, many Nike fans and supporters have turned to destroying their merchandise. Nike is the world’s largest supplier of athletic shoes and clothing, making them one of the most valuable sports companies in the world, according to Forbes. Because of this, Nike’s impact is far...

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...

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...

Protestor Douglas McAfee asks a Secret Service member to explain why demonstrators were asked to move.

Bakersfield citizens protest Vice President Pence

October 17, 2017

Demonstrators gathered outside of Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace to protest the visit of Vice President Mike Pence on Oct. 10. Pence, along with House...

A man leads the crowd into chanting their displeasure.

People protest against official

March 1, 2017

Constituents of Kevin McCarthy and Devin Nunes gathered outside of the DoubleTree hotel on Camino Del Rio Court on Feb. 21 to demand town hall meetings. Tickets...

Classified staff up in arms

January 23, 2014

Bakersfield College classified employees held a protest against Kern Community College District on Jan. 21 in regard to what they feel are unfair wages. According to Tina Johnson, president of California School Employees Association, employees will continue to rally for fair wages. She said that previous offers by the district human resources department have been "insulting."...

Palestinian tribulations

Palestinian tribulations

Omar Oseguera, Reporter

March 14, 2012

Protesting, murder, attacks on innocent people and genocide. These are things Americans hear about on a daily basis, the majority coming from a foreign...

Occupy movement finds home in Bakersfield

Occupy movement finds home in Bakersfield

November 2, 2011

With signs reading: “Honk if you pay taxes,” “No Fortune, No Voice, No Fair” and “We are the 99%,” the Occupy movement has made its way to...

Fighting for Rights

Fighting for Rights

October 19, 2011

To say that Tara Mitchell stands up for what she believes in is an understatement. The 23-year-old Bakersfield College communication student, and self-declared...

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