The Renegade Rip

Renegades move on from rough few games

Renegades move on from rough few games

Zak S. Cowan, Editor in Chief

March 28, 2012

Filed under Sports

Nine games into conference play, Bakersfield College’s baseball team is second in the Western State Conference South division at 6-4 (15-7 overall) behind...

The Renegade offense explodes midway through season

Zak S. Cowan, Editor in Chief

March 14, 2012

Filed under Sports

Bakersfield College’s pitching staff dominated the first few weeks of the baseball season, but recently, the Renegades have come of age behind the plate, creating balance and stability across the roster and leading the state in home runs. To start the season, the pitching staff carried the load for BC at a time when the team’s offensive production was limited to just...

3D adds little to ‘Menace,’ but you won’t mind

3D adds little to ‘Menace,’ but you won’t mind

February 15, 2012

“The Empire Strikes Back” is my favorite movie of all time, and after watching “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace” in 3D, I’m more...

Strong ready to grow his knowledge

Zak S. Cowan, Editor in Chief

February 15, 2012

Filed under Features

Most people in Bakersfield know Vernon Strong III as a hero. He’s the safety from Bakersfield High School, destined to advance to the next level, only to have those dreams shattered and knocked into a 43-day coma by a career-ending car accident. But he’s more than that, and now Strong is focused on something more than his athletic aspirations. “Sports are behind...

BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Renegades baseball gets to hot start

BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Renegades baseball gets to hot start

Zak S. Cowan, Editor in Chief

February 15, 2012

Filed under Sports

Bakersfield College’s baseball team has gotten off to a great start to the season, winning their first four games before falling to Golden West College...

BC baseball ready for fresh start

BC baseball ready for fresh start

February 1, 2012

After a late-season collapse in 2011, the Bakersfield College baseball team is dusting off its cleats and getting ready for a fresh season. Invigorated...

Polls show a race bias in America

Zak S. Cowan, Editor in Chief

November 30, 2011

Filed under Opinion

With the election of Barack Obama in 2008, people around the world applauded the United States for making a step forward in the fight to defeat racism and inequality. Now, three years later, there is a scary trend going on in national polls regarding Obama’s performance as president as well as his handling on various issues. In the latest CNN/ORC International Poll...

Winter brew warms you

Zak S. Cowan, Editor in Chief

November 30, 2011

Filed under Reviews

The holidays are well under way and they’ve brought with them some of the best beers in the world: winter seasonal brews. Samuel Adams is known for having awesome seasonal brews and their Winter Lager carries on that tradition. Winter Lager isn’t new, having first been brewed in 1989, but is only available from the month of November until the end of January. Winter...

First-year athletic director discusses issues

Zak S. Cowan, Editor in Chief

November 30, 2011

Filed under Sports

With the football team finishing 4-6 and attendance slowly declining as the season went on, first-year athletic director Ryan Beckwith is pleased with how the other sports have picked up the slack and he’s using a method that hasn’t been utilized at Bakersfield College. The athletic department has been charging for all sporting events on campus this semester, with the...

Volleyball sees early exit as BC’s lone playoff team

Volleyball sees early exit as BC’s lone playoff team

Zak S. Cowan, Editor in Chief

November 30, 2011

Filed under Sports

Bakersfield College’s volleyball team was defeated in the first round of the 2011 California Community College Athletic Association’s Women’s Volleyball...

Providing an atmosphere, not just a store

Providing an atmosphere, not just a store

November 30, 2011

There are five GameStop locations in Bakersfield all containing the same product and atmosphere. That is a major reason why Otto Cargill decided to...

COLUMN: Cali teams deserve your support

Zak S. Cowan, Editor in Chief

November 30, 2011

Filed under Sports

I hate when Californians support out-of-state teams. Our great state is full of great franchises, both professional and collegiate. It doesn’t matter what background you come from, black or white, hippy or redneck, we should all support California teams first and foremost. I can’t stand it when someone from Los Angeles roots for a team like the Dallas Cowboys or...

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