The Renegade Rip

Bakersfield National Cemetery opens online memorial

Jacqueline Gutierrez, Reporter

September 6, 2019

On Aug. 14 the Bakersfield National Cemetery extended the borders of the physical cemetery to an online platform where families and friends of deceased veterans would be able to find their loved one online. The Veterans Legacy Memorial (VLM) is a website that honors the Veterans that are memorialized in the National Cemetery Association (NCA). Veterans Legacy Memorial ensures...

Veteran resource programs grant approved

Rosa Salazar, Reporter

October 17, 2018

The California Community College Board of Governors approved an $8.5 million dollar grant in the 2018-19 state budget to enhance veteran resource centers around California’s community colleges. According to David Lawrence, Veterans Services Specialist, colleges that applied for part of the grant depended on how many veterans were enrolled. “Colleges were allowed to apply f...

Veteran’s parents mourn

The flag is being flown at half-staff in honor and memory of 25-year-old BC student and U.S. Army veteran Timothy L. Legget Jr.

Marcus Castro, Contributing Editor

February 17, 2016

Bakersfield College suffered a loss on Feb. 4 when a student, Timothy L. Legget Jr., 25, took his own life. He was a U.S. Army veteran who was in the...

Vet center welcomes community

Vet center welcomes community

September 23, 2015

The Bakersfield Vet Center honored veterans on the anniversary of 9/11 and opened their doors to the community. The Vet Center thought that since many...

Life adventures told through poetry

Life adventures told through poetry

February 15, 2012

Stepping into Henry Morales’ East Bakersfield home is somewhat like walking into a museum. The photos of him in the military in the 1960s, on the Bakersfield...

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