The Renegade Rip

BC faculty and staff criticize new policy

Robert Mullen, Sports Editor

May 7, 2014

Filed under Features, News

The Kern Community College District’s Board of Trustees decided to increase the district-wide mandatory reserves to 15 percent of the yearly budget, up from the five percent required by California law – a move which has caused some concern among the faculty and staff at Bakersfield College. Kate Pluta, an English teacher at BC who has been with the school for 35 years...

Clouds don’t hinder Garden Fest celebration

Robert Mullen, Sports Editor

May 7, 2014

Filed under News

Dark clouds and the threat of rain couldn’t put a damper on the ninth annual Garden Fest at Bakersfield College, which took place April 26. The nine-hour event saw thousands in attendance from the community and across the San Joaquin Valley, visiting vendor booths run by clubs and organizations from BC, Bakersfield, Kern County and the rest of California. White Forest...

Food Review- Mi Peru provides plenty of flavor

April 23, 2014

Filed under Commentary, Uncategorized

Bakersfield has more than its fair share of Mexican restaurants, carts and trucks, yet sadly, the rest of the Spanish-speaking world is grossly underrepresented here. Mi Peru is one restaurant that shows just how badly our city needs more South American offerings. Located at 731 California Ave., just southeast of Maya Cinemas, Mi Peru may be easy to miss on the first pass....

Horticulture and Ag programs are ready for the annual Garden Fest

Robert Mullen, Sports Editor

April 23, 2014

Filed under News

Bakersfield College’s horticulture and agriculture programs will be holding the ninth annual Garden Fest on April 26 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at BC. The one-day festival will host over 150 vendors, including booths on gardening, pets, cooking, arts and crafts, a farmer’s market, and a live broadcast of KERN 1180’s Country Garden Radio program. The event includes numerous...

Grade check to help student athletes succeed

Robert Mullen, Sports Editor

April 2, 2014

Filed under News

Bakersfield College athletics is in the testing phase of a new grade check program designed to help student athletes. Helmed by Interim Athletics Director Sandi Taylor, the program is undergoing a trial with both the Track and Field and Swim teams during their 2014 seasons. Taylor says the intent of the program is to catch students before they get to a point where they...

LED upgrades get installed around campus

Robert Mullen, Sports Editor

April 2, 2014

Filed under News

As part of funding given to Bakersfield College by the passage of California Proposition 39 back in 2013, the current bulbs in the light poles around BC are being replaced by new LED lights. Jim Coggins, the manager of Maintenance and Operations at BC, says it’s a race against the clock to install these bulbs because the funding for this portion of the refit operation...

Softball brings the momentum into the second round of conference play

Robert Mullen, Sports Editor

April 2, 2014

Filed under Sports

The Bakersfield College softball team has moved to 4-6 in conference play to tie for fourth in the conference after winning three of the last five games played. The most recent game on March 27 saw an 8-5 home victory over Glendale College. BC took an early lead in the second inning with two runs, and held it with a run in the third and two more in the fifth to stay ahead....

Game Review- Titanfall’s multiplayer keeps you coming back

Robert Mullen, Sports Editor

March 19, 2014

Filed under Commentary, Opinion, Reviews

“Titanfall” is just one of those games that enthusiasts of online first person shooters will have to pick up. The debut game from Respawn Entertainment and published by EA games exclusively for Microsoft systems is an addicting shooter that’s hard to put down. Honestly, it isn’t hard to see why. The gameplay is fast and fluid. Your character will zip around the battlefield,...

Pro Con Construction causes concern

Robert Mullen, Myrissa Johns, Editors

March 19, 2014

Filed under Commentary, Opinion

Pro Traffic congestion makes the widening a must do I am all for the widening of 24th Street because I believe that it needs to be done, regardless of what opponents might say. One of the primary reasons is the massive traffic problems. The street was not designed to handle the volume of cars that drive through that road every day either into or out of downtown, especia...

Movie Review- ‘Rise of an Empire’ lives up to hype

Robert Mullen, Sports Editor

March 19, 2014

Filed under Commentary, Opinion, Reviews

Sequels these days are usually bad, but fans of the original “300” will love “300: Rise of an Empire,” and they won’t be the only ones who end up enjoying this stylistic action flick. “Rise of an Empire” for the most part runs concurrent with the original film, though its focus is different. While the first film’s attention is fixed almost wholly on the Spartans...

Parking lot construction starts off slow

Robert Mullen, Sports Editor

March 5, 2014

Filed under News

Students may have noticed the appearance of new patches of asphalt in the southwestern parking lot in mid-February. These filled in potholes mark the first maintenance to the Bakersfield College parking structures for some time. They are not actually a result of funds raised via the elimination of free parking and increased parking permit costs, which was part of a plan implemented...

Ukraine crisis is not America’s problem

Robert Mullen, Sports Editor

March 5, 2014

Filed under Opinion

While most Americans had their eyes on the Sochi Winter Olympics these last few weeks, I was watching – well, reading actually – about the crisis that has been developing in the Ukraine, not for any particularly intelligent reason, but because I find the Winter Olympics insufferably boring. Some may recall that these troubles began way back in November 2013, after then-President...

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