The Renegade Rip

Love life boring because of COVID? Try Zoom dating

Thalia Pimentel

Thalia Pimentel, Reporter

September 16, 2020

Zoom has been part of our everyday or weekly routine for college students. Some students call it “Zoom University” as an inside joke. Since the pandemic...

Zoom restored after early morning outage

Zoom's logo. Zoom had a worldwide service outage, which impacted issues for Bakersfield College starting back to class early Monday morning with remote learning.
The outage had started early this morning, Aug. 24.

Haley Duval, Editor-in-Chief

August 24, 2020

Zoom had a worldwide service outage, which impacted issues for Bakersfield College starting back to class early Monday morning with remote learning. The...

Film veteran advises BC students

Jocelyn Sandusky, Features Editor

May 8, 2020

BC professor David Kanoasamoa hosted assistant director Jeff Okabayashi, whose film credits include “Avengers: Endgame,” “Transformers” and “Pirates of the Caribbean,” for a Zoom Q&A session on April 30. Okabayashi briefly introduced himself at the beginning of the call and quickly turned it over to the students, who asked questions about his time in the industry ...

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The future of BC during 2020

May 7, 2020

In terms of the campus being reopened there has been a lot of speculation about what will come next for Bakersfield College. BC began the transition to dist...

BC Faculty discusses the summer and fall sessions

Angel Magdaleno

May 6, 2020

More than 360 participants joined in via Zoom for the all campus forum. The forum took place on May 6, with a group of panel speakers to talk about the protocols that Bakersfield College will implement for the summer and fall sessions.  The panel speakers included BC President Sonya Christian, Executive Director of Facilities Bill Potter, Interim Director of the Health Cen...

BC officials discuss budgeting during the COVID-19 pandemic

Mariah Arviso, Reporter

May 5, 2020

Bakersfield College held a virtual online budget forum on May 4 to discuss the future of BC and its budgeting for classes.   The panel consisted of speakers Mike Giacomini, Steven Holmes, and Teresa McAllister, and hosted by BC president Sonya Christian and Todd Coston. Christian started off the forum with an update about BC’s future regarding online and on-...

BCSGA holds Senate meeting via Zoom

Angel Magdaleno, Reporter

April 23, 2020

Representatives of the Bakersfield College Student Government Association (BCSGA) came together for a Body of the Senate meeting on April 22 where they discussed committee meetings and results of the SGA online elections.  Seven of the eight officers were present during the meeting.  Current representatives congratulated winners of the election for next year’s SGA...

California State Senator joins the BC daily update

Mariah Arviso, Reporter

April 21, 2020

Bakersfield College held a virtual panel, with community and political leaders, to discuss the social and economic impact that COVID-19 will have on the community on April 20.   The panel featured California state senator Shannon Grove, Kern County Chief Administrative Officer Ryan Alsop, and Executive Director of Kern County Taxpayers Association Michael...

BC Faculty shares their experience on working from home

Adeli Arvizu, Reporter

April 2, 2020

Bakersfield College President Sonya Christian held an online seminar on April 2 to discuss faculty updates and challenges encountered while providing student services.  Christian briefly informed participants on the latest COVID-19 news, such as Kern County only having one known death from COVID-19. Christian also acknowledged the remembrance of former Kern County resi...

BC daily update

Mariah Arviso, Reporter

March 23, 2020

Bakersfield College President, Sonya Christian, held a panel on March 23. The panel included students that expressed their positivity and difficulties during the online transition.  The panel consisted of BC students Josiah Diaz, Robin Van Dyke, Catherine Johnston, and Student Body President Samantha Pulido. The students each expressed their concerns about using zoom a...

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