The Renegade Rip

SGA correctly shows a government at work

April 3, 2013

Filed under Editorial

Voting, whether it is on a national level or voting for local representatives, has always seemed like a lowest common denominator popularity contest. Elections bring out the worst and most polar sides of people. The constant pandering and sensationalism that accompany campaigns can be sickening and ultimately result in leaving a bad taste in the voter’s mouth. We divide...

SGA holds blood drive on campus

SGA holds blood drive on campus

Jazmine Montoya, Reporter

April 3, 2013

Filed under News

By Jazmine Montoya Reporter   The Student Government Association was pleased with the turnout for the Cesar E. Chavez Blood Drive held March...

Banquet shows the other side

Mitchelle De Leon, Reporter

March 14, 2013

Filed under News

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...

Student elections are near

hannah breeland, opinions editor

March 14, 2013

Filed under News

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...

BC students receive help from events set by SGA

BC students receive help from events set by SGA

Mitchelle De Leon, Reporter

January 30, 2013

Filed under Campus

For the spring semester, the Student Government Association has planned different events for Bakersfield College students. On Jan. 30, the SGA will...

Blood drive wins award

Martin Chang, Opinions and Features Editor

October 17, 2012

Filed under News

The Student Government Association was awarded fifth place by The Migrant Student Foundation for their work in blood drives. The SGA got the award for “most successful blood drive” as a part of the National Cesar E. Chavez Blood Drive Challenge in which 225 community colleges and universities competed. According to the Migrant Student Foundation website, the goal of...

SGA member steps down

gregory D. Cook, photographer

April 18, 2012

Filed under News

Citing undisclosed “personal reasons,” Will Chandler, Bakersfield College’s Student Government Association legislative liaison, resigned his office in late March. Chandler declined to comment on the exact reasons for his departure, stating only that he felt that “It was time for me to leave.” Chandler was appointed to the office in early January to fill the vacancy...

Peterson the next SGA president

Peterson the next SGA president

Gregory D. Cook, Photographer

March 28, 2012

Filed under News

The results are in, and the Student Government Association president for the 2012-2013 academic year is Richard Peterson, and one of his key concerns is...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Let the success carry over SGA

Staff

March 14, 2012

Filed under Opinion

With the spring semester comes sunshine, allergy attacks and Student Government Association elections. While students (and the Rip) may criticize SGA, they’ve also done some great things for Bakersfield College. Like most things in life, the SGA seems to have positive and negative elements. With the incoming officers, there are some changes that need to be made and a few...

SGA seeks more turnouts for elections

Gregory D. Cook, Photographer

February 29, 2012

Filed under News

On March 20-21, the students of Bakersfield College will once again have the opportunity to decide who will be the new officers of their Student Government Association by casting their votes in BC’s spring elections. But this year, the SGA is making a few changes in the process, hoping to improve voter turnout and streamline costs. While voting will still take place online,...

Student government has big plans for spring semester and beyond

Gregory D. Cook, Reporter

February 1, 2012

Filed under News

Despite a critical shortage of senators, the Bakersfield College Student Government Association has plans for an active semester, focusing on programs that will leave lasting effects on the college and its students. “This year, the programs that we are getting involved with are programs that will be here after we’re gone,” SGA president Tawntannisha Thompson said. That...

Tobacco use part of SGA agenda again

Tobacco use part of SGA agenda again

November 30, 2011

The Student Government Association is taking steps to ensure that the issue of tobacco use is at the forefront of student consciousness at Bakersfield...

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