The Renegade Rip

New law changes California Community Colleges

Isabel Enciso, Reporter

October 2, 2019

AB 705 bill is fixing some problems, but also creating new ones in the California Community College District. This bill requires community colleges to maximize student success in math or English and complete transfer-level courses within a one-year timeframe. Meaning, community colleges will be using high school performance data as a primary measure on where students should...

SAM construction continues forward

March 19, 2014

Despite problems in the beginning with asbestos and lead paint, construction on the Simonsen Performing Arts Center at Bakersfield College is on schedule, according to a lead supervisor from S.C. Anderson, Inc. There have been some changes to the original plan, creating more work for the construction crew, but the completion date remains the same. The supervisor said work...

When the smoke clears, what will be left in BC’s new smoking policy?

Graham C Wheat, Editor in Chief

September 25, 2013

The perpetual carousel that is the smoking issue has once again entered the spotlight of school administrators and the student body. This turn of the gears promises to have a resolution by next semester, whether it will be an outright ban or designated areas, remains to be seen. Most likely, due to union difficulties, designated areas will emerge soon. This action is nothing...

SGA gears up for the new semester

Graham C. Wheat, Editor-in-Chief

September 12, 2013

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...

Still free parking; more revenues being explored

September 12, 2013

The fall 2013 semester was originally going to see the end of free parking on campus, and an increase in parking permit cost. Currently, however, permit prices have not increased, and free parking still exists in the south parking lot. Sean James, Bakersfield College’s executive director of administrative services, had hoped that recommendations he had submitted to generate...

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