The Renegade Rip

SGA hosts Student Resource Fair

February 20, 2014

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The Student Government Association proudly presented the newly renamed Student Success Resource Fair on Feb. 11, where departments and instructors set up tables to readily inform students of the many programs and resources available to them at Bakersfield College. Antonio Alfara, from the career development workforce preparation department, said he wanted students simply to,...

SGA wants new constitution for the next century

Myrissa Johns, News Editor

February 5, 2014

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Bakersfield College students will have the opportunity to vote on a new constitution and bylaws, written by BC’s own Student Government Association, during election week, which will be scheduled in early March. According to Acting President Shelby Sward, SGA hopes the new governing documents will not only help the students of this semester, but also continue to lay groundwork...

Tillis speaks about life after SGA scandal

Bertin Rodriguez, Editor-in-Chief

February 5, 2014

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After fighting impeachment and allegations of participation in illegal alcohol and drug use during a conference, former SGA President Travis Tillis was nowhere to be found on campus at the start of the semester. Tillis had been reinstated as SGA president during the winter break and SGA was back at work. “Travis has transitioned to a four-year college and this office wishes...

Director of student life has high hopes

Myrissa Johns, News Editor

February 5, 2014

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With the start of the new semester, Bakersfield College has a new face on campus; that of new Interim Director of Student Life Elizabeth Peisner. Peisner can be found in Campus Center 4, where she oversees the Student Government Association. Although she is there to support the student government in any of its endeavors, she said that she is also here for the entire population...

SGA wants new constitution for the next century

Myrissa Johns, News Editor

February 5, 2014

Filed under News

Bakersfield College students will have the opportunity to vote on a new constitution and bylaws, written by BC’s own Student Government Association, during election week, which will be scheduled in early March. According to Acting President Shelby Sward, SGA hopes the new governing documents will not only help the students of this semester, but also continue to lay groundwork...

SGA plans eclipsed by infractions and disputes

December 4, 2013

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This semester the Student Government Association has rivaled their big league counterparts. True to fashion in the way real government acts, all the unpleasant events surrounding SGA have eclipsed the good things they have done. And like so much of our federal government, a bushel of bad apples have soured the few that were good. While big plans were being made, SGA let...

Removal of free parking slated

Robert Mullen, Reporter

November 21, 2013

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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...

Charges leave SGA on hold: Five executives and 11 senators suspended

Kennedy Thomas, Reporter

November 20, 2013

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“The SGA office will be closed until further notice.  Thank you,” reads the sign posted in the Student Government Association office. On Nov. 18, Vice President of Student Services Zav Dadabhoy confirmed that the sign is no inter-office joke.  He has suspended the majority of SGA members from performing their duties in light of alcohol and drug use allegations at a...

Smoking issue ongoing

Kennedy Thomas, Reporter

November 6, 2013

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Student Government Association President Travis Tillis has confirmed that the discussion regarding whether to proceed with a full tobacco ban on the Bakersfield College campus or implement designated smoking areas will continue during the Kern Community College District Consultation Council’s meeting on Nov. 26.  Tillis said that designated smoking areas, which KCCD is pushing...

End the SGA drama, get back to work

October 9, 2013

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The recent shake-up in the Student Government Association has brought a small limelight to our elected representatives, and it is for all the wrong reasons. As reported by The Rip, SGA became embroiled in personal politics during the last few weeks. Executive members of that association presented documents in open meetings with accusations against the president, and the president...

SGA presents it Grow and Go Resource Fair

Liza Hernandez, Reporter

September 25, 2013

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On Sept. 25 the Student Government Association will be hosting a “Grow and Go” Resource Fair. “It is an event where various departments and programs from all over campus will be in one room to give information about the many resources that are available on campus for students,” said SGA Vice President Elizabeth Gonzalez. The event is meant to provide an opportunity...

SGA gears up for the new semester

Graham C. Wheat, Editor-in-Chief

September 12, 2013

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The new Student Government Association at Bakersfield College is installed and looking toward the future of the spring semester, and also making a lasting mark on the campus for years to come. SGA president Travis Tillis sat down to discuss the tentative plans for SGA in the upcoming school year, as well as his ideas to strengthen the student body and bring a stronger sense...

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