The Renegade Rip



February 13, 2013

The vote for a tobacco free campus has taken place and the next step is a stance from the Academic Senate, an organization that serves as the voice of...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Then there were two: BC’s smoking options narrow


January 30, 2013

The issue of smoking on the Bakersfield College campus is not a new one.  Since 2005, it has been a subject that has received much attention from the student body, Student Government Association, and even Kern County health officials. Numerous polls and votes have been taken. There have been bans with no enforcement, and there have been dissonant voices from either side of...

Students have mixed opinions on the voting of the smoking policy

Robert Mullen, Reporter

January 30, 2013

With the vote on Bakersfield College’s smoking policy just ending, students weighed in on which option they wanted most. Christopher Hopkins, undeclared major, doesn’t think anyone should be told whether they can or can’t smoke on campus so long as they are respectful of nonsmokers, but does feel that BC has the right to create designated smoking areas. Ron Page,...

Students voice opinion on ban

Students voice opinion on ban

November 28, 2012

After the Bakersfield College Organized and United for Good Health Committee (B-COUGH) unveiled a tobacco-free campus initiative, some BC students expressed...

Poll decides fate of BC tobacco policy

Zak S. Cowan, Editor in Chief

February 15, 2012

The poll to decide the fate of Bakersfield College’s policy toward on-campus tobacco use will be on the ballot when students vote for their new Student Government Association officers for the 2012-13 school year. According to SGA general counsel Derrick Kenner, who has been the driving force on the issue, the decision to put the poll on the ballot, instead of conducting...

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