The Renegade Rip

Softball looks to league play after BC Classic

Robert Mullen, Sports Editor

March 5, 2014

The Bakersfield College softball team hosted five Southern Californian colleges at the 2014 BC Classic tournament on Feb. 22-23. BC went 1-3 in the tournament, losing its first game to Mount San Antonio College 11-0 on Feb. 22, before beating Moorpark College 12-9. BC managed only one hit, put up by outfielder Amanda Bundy. Mt. SAC ending up 4-0 in the tournament, beating...

Close losses haunt BC before home tourney

Robert Mullen, Sports Editor

February 20, 2014

Bakersfield College softball has moved into the third week of its season, droping from 1-3 to 2-5. During a doubleheader in Visalia on Feb. 13, BC suffered two close losses. The first game was a 3-2 loss against Cosumnes River. Morgan Peterson had one hit and two RBIs. “We had a pretty good game against Cosumnes River, which is a pretty good team every year,” said co-head...

Former AD Herb Loken passes away

Robert Mullen, Sorts Editor

February 20, 2014

Herb Loken, former Bakersfield College athletic director and gymnastics coach, passed away on Feb. 14. Loken was hired as BC’s athletic director in 1968 to replace Gil Bishop who was the AD from 1954-68. Loken was also the gymnastics coach from 1957-70 except during the 1960 season. Bob Covey, who taught at BC and was the track and field coach from 1963-2005, was office m...

Modesto tournament kicks off BC’s men’s tennis season while women wait to begin the season

Robert Mullen, Sports Editor

February 20, 2014

Bakersfield College men’s tennis started its season with a tournament at Modesto Junior College on Feb. 14 and 15. Number one player Vitor Ikeda was knocked out in the first match, as was the number two player Tim Roe, and number five Luckian Campos. Sammy Ramirez, at number three, won his first two matches, and number six, Jimmy Moran won his first match. In doubles all...

Students react to current activity of Free Speech area’s religious activist

Runels has preached in BC's Free Speech area every Wednesday since the semester started. Student reactions have recently escalated

Robert Mullen, Sports Editor

February 20, 2014

From day one of this semester, former Bakersfield College student Nathaniel Runels has stood in the campus Free Speech area on Wednesdays and preached...

Haslam talks about a classic Steinbeck novel

Robert Mullen, Sports Editor

February 20, 2014

The Norman Levan Center for the Humanities hosted award-winning author and Bakersfield native Gerald Haslam on Feb. 5, as the first part of a series of discussions and events in honor of the 75th anniversary of the publishing of “The Grapes of Wrath.” Haslam was at the center for a discussion about the novel, the migration, and John Steinbeck’s work and influence. Between...

Take a chance and Basque in the rewards

Robert Mullen, Reporter

December 4, 2013

One of the best things about Bakersfield is our food. There aren’t many places in America where you get such a huge mix of cuisine. American dinners, taco shacks and Mexican restaurants of course; but there’s also all manner of Asian restaurants, even Mediterranean and quite a few fantastic Italian joints. However, what sets us apart from most places is something that...

Helping the homeless, one turkey at a time

Robert Mullen, Reporter

December 4, 2013

It’s a lot like my high school cafeteria. Probably a lot like most cafeterias, or the line through a Panda Express. A metal shelf with servers and eaters on opposite sides, food choices are in metal trays, and you walk through and get your items. Today’s main lunch items are either burritos or hot dogs. So it goes daily at the Bakersfield Homeless Center, which serves breakfast,...

Removal of free parking slated

Robert Mullen, Reporter

November 21, 2013

According to Zav Dadahboy, Bakersfield College vice president of student services, there will no longer be free parking at BC beginning in the spring 2014 semester. This decision was not reached during the Oct. 10 Kern County Community College Board of Trustees meeting because current laws do not require community colleges to provide free parking. Consequently, the decision...

Free parking section to stay, for now

Robert Mullen, Reporter

November 6, 2013

On June 28 Zav Dadahboy, the vice president of student services at Bakersfield College, met with the student government association to discuss with them plans to remove free parking from BC and increase the price of parking permits. On Oct. 10 the Kern Community College District’s board of trustees voted to approve the price increase on parking permits, however, the issue...

CAP2 discusses public issues

Robert Mullen, Reporter

November 6, 2013

Bakersfield College hosted the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce, the California Prosperity Project (CAP2), the Business Political Action Committee, and several other nonpartisan advocacy groups during a Central Valley legislative forum held at the Fireside Room on Nov. 1. The forum was primarily a panel to discuss questions posed by the audience, which included business...

Golf team ends season ranked fifth

Robert Mullen, Reporter

May 1, 2013

By Robert Mullen Reporter Bakersfield College men’s golf has wrapped up its 2013 season without putting any players into the final round of the state playoffs. The team has been ranked fifth in their conference, moving up from the seventh spot from last season. Neil Bautista and Travis Millwee both nearly made it to the final round, with Millwee losing due to one stro...

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