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BC Counselor talks about<br />

coping with OCD<br />

News Page #2<br />

‘Uncharted” is a light, fun<br />

find film review<br />

Opinion Page #7<br />

Vol. 98 ∙ No. 3 Wednesday, <strong>March</strong> 2, <strong>2022</strong> Bakersfield College<br />

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Centerfielder Jacob Baker swings at a pitch during<br />

Feb. 24 game vs. Golden West.<br />





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Wednesday, <strong>March</strong> 2, <strong>2022</strong><br />

Helping others with OCD<br />

By Alyssia Flores<br />

Reporter<br />

Being diagnosed with Obsessive-Compulsive<br />

Disorder<br />

(OCD) at the age of 22,<br />

Bakersfield College Counselor<br />

of Business Jonathan<br />

Schultz did not receive popper<br />

help until the age of 32.<br />

Now Schultz is wanting to<br />

help people overcome their<br />

OCD by writing a book<br />

called, “OBSESSED! A couple’s<br />

story living with Obsessive-Compulsive<br />

Disorder<br />

and their strategies on how<br />

to deal with this condition.”<br />

For those who don’t know<br />

what Obsessive-Compulsive<br />

Disorder is, Schultz explains,<br />

“OCD is an anxiety disorder<br />

that causes certain thoughts,<br />

images and feelings to get<br />

‘stuck’ in your head. This<br />

causes immense anxiety,<br />

pain and fear.” Schultz talks<br />

about how OCD affects people’s<br />

mental health. “To get<br />

rid of the anxiety people<br />

perform rituals or ‘compulsions’<br />

to make the feelings go<br />

away. But compulsions only<br />

give momentary relief and<br />

the thought or feelings will<br />

just come back harder” said<br />

Schultz. If OCD is left untreated<br />

or treated incorrectly<br />

there are horrible outcomes.<br />

These outcomes are “immense<br />

fear, anxiety and panic,<br />

losing jobs and suicide,”<br />

says Schultz. Some common<br />

forms of OCD that Schultz<br />

explained were, “Relationship<br />

OCD (fear you do not<br />

love your partner), Scrupulosity<br />

OCD (a fear you are<br />

going against or have done<br />

something against your religion<br />

or spiritual belief), Sexual<br />

orientation OCD (the fear<br />

or thought you are “turning”<br />

into the opposite of what<br />

your gender identity is. So<br />

some straight people think<br />

they are turning gay or gay<br />

people think they are turning<br />

straight) this is different than<br />

being non-binary or questioning<br />

your orientation.”<br />

Most often OCD is a misunderstood<br />

mental health<br />

condition and Schultz explains<br />

why that is, “normally<br />

people think that if you have<br />

OCD you have to have everything<br />

neat and in order,<br />

or you just constantly wash<br />

your hands. While those are<br />

symptoms of OCD there are<br />

so many more things people<br />

deal with.”<br />

One example that Schultz<br />

explained is “some get<br />

thoughts stuck in their head<br />

that they are going crazy<br />

or that they will be fired at<br />

work.” Some advice that<br />

Schultz would give to others<br />

with OCD is, “you have<br />

to go to someone who specializes<br />

in OCD. Traditional<br />

therapy will not work and if<br />

the therapist is not specifically<br />

trained in OCD they<br />

can hurt you more than help<br />

you.”<br />

If Schultz could go back in<br />

time to his younger self he<br />

would say, “get the appropriate<br />

help sooner…but, if I did<br />

I may never have wrote this<br />

book so I think it worked out<br />

for the best to help the greater<br />

good.”<br />



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By Raul Padilla<br />

Features Editor<br />

The Bakersfield College Student<br />

Government Association invited guest<br />

speaker Justin Hansford to their series<br />

of Distinguished Speaker events on<br />

Feb. 24. Hansford spoke of his experiences<br />

regarding the first amendment,<br />

free speech, hate speech, and protests.<br />

Justin Hansford is a Howard University<br />

School of Law Professor of Law<br />

and Executive Director of the Thurgood<br />

Marshall Civil Rights Center, a<br />

leading scholar and activist in the areas<br />

of critical race theory, human rights,<br />

and law and social movements.<br />

He began his movement when he had<br />

participated as an observer in a protest<br />

at a Wal-Mart in Ferguson, Missouri.<br />

He had been arrested on that day as a<br />

trespasser when the store had suddenly<br />

closed and subsequently arrested by the<br />

police.<br />

“I asked “what did I do?” The officer<br />

replied, “shut up’ and put me in the<br />

squad car and pinching my wrist and<br />

five legal observers in total. Four were<br />

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white and one was Asian and me. I<br />

was the only black one and I was the<br />

only one that was arrested” Hansford<br />

recalled.<br />

It was from here that Hansford became<br />

much more interested in the first<br />

amendment, and how it corresponds to<br />

protestors and race.<br />

He explained the disparity in how<br />

protestors are treated throughout the<br />

country as a result of race has never<br />

been so evident as how Black Lives<br />

Matter protestors had been treated as<br />

opposed to the people who had entered<br />

the capitol building on Jan. 6.<br />

“This event has demonstrated that<br />

to the contrary extreme speech experienced<br />

is already here” he explained.<br />

Hate crime convictions were also<br />

brought up by Hansford, stating that<br />

only around a fourth of hate crimes are<br />

prosecuted by courts and judges, meanwhile<br />

the actual number of hate crimes<br />

has been found to be much higher than<br />

reported.<br />

He explained that when these hate<br />

crimes are performed, it allows for discussion<br />

to take place and potentially<br />

Wednesday, <strong>March</strong> 2, <strong>2022</strong><br />

Justin Hansford talks race and speech<br />

solve the <strong>issue</strong>s, however another <strong>issue</strong><br />

then arrives in which some states do not<br />

allow the discussion of the topic. Education<br />

is mentioned as one of the primary<br />

ways to combat these <strong>issue</strong>s and<br />

suppressing the people’s education on<br />

critical race theory only serves to harm<br />

free speech.<br />

“If I was to end my talk today with<br />

a call to action, I call on you to continue<br />

to defend your right to teach the<br />

truth and continue to defend your right<br />

to demonstrate in support of justice.”<br />

Hansford said, finishing his presentation.<br />


Justin Hansford discussing race to BC<br />

Discussing anthems and modalities<br />

Aubrianna Martinez<br />

Senior Digital Editor<br />

University of Southern California<br />

professor of gender studies, political<br />

science, as well as gender and sexuality<br />

studies Dr. Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro<br />

led the virtual presentation “Anthems<br />

and Modalities” which focused on the<br />

connections between African American<br />

music and African American political<br />

theory was held on Feb. 23.<br />

Hancock Alfaro engaged with the<br />

webinar’s attendees through reference<br />

and deep examination of both contemporary<br />

and older African American<br />

musicians’ use of purposeful repetition<br />

of positive statements that she defines<br />

as anthems. Referencing the use of<br />

Kendric Lamar’s song “All Right” as<br />

having been adopted as an anthem by<br />

members of Black Lives Matter in protesting<br />

police violence, Hancock Alfaro<br />

explained “you can see that the anthem<br />

has this very deep meaning for folks<br />

who are committed to this particular<br />

political agenda.”<br />

She added shortly after on the subject,<br />

“anthems can certainly be adopted<br />

but then they also end up taking on different<br />

meanings in different moments.”<br />

Later still she expounded upon this<br />

point, “music can become an anthem,<br />

but anthem status is contingent upon<br />

socio-political movement that make<br />

them so” Hancock Alfaro said.<br />

Hancock Alfaro likened the use of an<br />

anthem to “a crack within the concrete<br />

walls of racism” that African Americans<br />

use to escape the trapping debris.<br />

She detailed that the Black Atlantic is<br />

another way to explore and experiment<br />

with wide-ranging concepts such as<br />

equality compared to injustice.<br />

Hancock Alfaro also spoke on the<br />

subject of presumed self-censorship in<br />

the case of Lamar’s performance at the<br />

Superbowl this year due to the political<br />

atmosphere, compared to the restricted<br />

censorship of artist Nina Simone wherin<br />

the second word in her song title<br />

“Mississippi Goddamn” was reduced to<br />

asterisks because of the time in which it<br />

was produced.<br />

In regards to the shift in messaging<br />

in Lamar’s performance at the Superbowl,<br />

Hancock Alfaro pondered if he<br />

chose to omit the ‘problematic’ lines in<br />

his song or if he was pressured by the<br />

NFL to do so, and was asked by an attendee<br />

to speak more on the subject of<br />

minority artists choosing to censor their<br />

work in order to sanitize their art for a<br />

wider audience.<br />

“We don’t think about enough […]<br />

the degree of which people are carrying<br />

not just the hopes and dreams of<br />

extended family and extended community<br />

of an entire set of folks, but also<br />

carrying, economically speaking. To<br />

those folks, to have something go away<br />

is very much a real threat to their being<br />

able to continue,” she stated.

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Wednesday, <strong>March</strong> 2, <strong>2022</strong><br />

Gades lose<br />

heartbreaker to<br />

Golden West<br />


BC pitcher Jarrett Brannen throws a pitch during Feb. 24 loss<br />

Justin White<br />

Sports Editor<br />

The <strong>Renegade</strong>s lost their Thursday night Feb. 24 game against Golden<br />

West.<br />

Golden West got off to a hot start, scoring a run in each of the 2nd<br />

and 3rd innings. BC was able to collect one hit during the early innings,<br />

but remained silent for much of the game.<br />

Tensions ramped up in the bottom of the 8th inning when shortstop<br />

Gillermo Monje singled to Golden West’s shortstop, scoring pinch hitter<br />

Grant Holleman. On the same play, Monje was able to advance to<br />

second on a throwing error, which also allowed infielder Joseph Alatorre<br />

to score. Monje then tried to advance to third, but was thrown out<br />

to end the 8th inning, the score tied 2-2 heading into the 9th.<br />

Pitcher Brady Fox was brought into the game to keep the score the<br />

way it was to allow his team a chance to walk it off in the 9th. After<br />

forcing a pop out, Fox allowed a single to center field, and with one out<br />

the Golden West designated hitter blasted a home run to left-center to<br />

take a 4-2 lead. Fox would allow another hit before forcing a fly out and<br />

then striking out the next batter to head into the bottom of the 9th.<br />

After a fly out and a strikeout, BC once again made things interesting<br />

when pinch hitter Jordan Lopez was able to reach base on a throwing<br />

error, and advanced to second before Golden West could collect<br />

themselves. Second baseman Andrew Townson then also managed to<br />

reach base on a throwing error, and Lopez was able to advance to<br />

third. With runners on the corners, Holleman walked to load the bases<br />

with 2 outs, giving BC hope for a walkoff victory. However, Alatorre<br />

then went down on three strikes, ending the game in heartbreaking<br />

fashion for BC.<br />

The loss, given to Fox, drops Bakersfield College to 4-9 on the season.<br />

Tomorrow on Feb. 25, the <strong>Renegade</strong>s will have a chance at revenge as<br />

they will take on Golden West once more at 4pm.<br />

Super Bowl LVI in L.A.<br />

On Feb. 13,<br />

the Los Angeles Rams<br />

hosted the Cincinnati<br />

Bengals with the Lombardi<br />

Trophy on the<br />

line. This game would<br />

be the finale of an incredible<br />

2021-22 NFL,<br />

which saw everything<br />

from players running<br />

off the field mid game,<br />

new superstars being<br />

recognized, and the<br />

ending to the career of<br />

the greatest athlete to<br />

ever play football. The<br />

Cincinnati Bengals lead<br />

by Joe Burrow were one<br />

win away from hoisting<br />

the Lombardi Trophy.<br />

All that stood in Cincy’s<br />

way were the Los Angeles<br />

Rams. The Rams<br />

were the powerhouse of<br />

the west and the powerhouse<br />

of the NFC<br />

whose goal all year<br />

was to bring another<br />

championship to Los<br />

Angeles. Both teams<br />

started with 3 and out<br />

drives, but it was not<br />

much longer before the<br />

Rams would score a<br />

touchdown when Matthew<br />

Stafford would<br />

hit Odell Beckham Jr.<br />

with a pass that would<br />

open the game up giving<br />

them a 7-0 lead.<br />

The Bengals would respond<br />

with a field goal,<br />

ending the first quarter<br />

at 7-3. Then in the second<br />

quarter both teams<br />

scored a touchdown,<br />

but the Rams would<br />

botch a PAT only gietting<br />

the six. Going into<br />

the half the score was<br />

13-10 with the Rams<br />

still leading. Then in<br />

National Sports<br />

by Jacub Bill<br />

Reporter<br />

the third quarter as the<br />

L.A. sun was setting is<br />

when the game started<br />

to head south for<br />

the Rams as Matthew<br />

Stafford threw an interception<br />

early on in their<br />

drive, Los Angeles gave<br />

up 10 points, and were<br />

Jacub Bill<br />

only able to score three.<br />

Going into the fourth,<br />

the Bengals had the<br />

lead 20-16. The fourth<br />

quarter is where the<br />

Rams defense proved<br />

why they were one of<br />

the best defenses in the<br />

league. L.A. did not<br />

give up a single point,<br />

and neither did the<br />

Bengals until late in the<br />

game Matthew Stafford<br />

saw receiver Cooper<br />

Kupp on the right side<br />

of the endzone and<br />

connected with him<br />

for a clutch touchdown<br />

placing the Rams on<br />

top 23-20 with 1:25 left<br />

on the clock. With the<br />

Bengals last possession,<br />

on a 4th and 1 play with<br />

45 seconds remaining,<br />

the Rams defensive<br />

line would hold strong,<br />

and under the pressure<br />

from Donald, Burrow<br />

would throw an incompletion<br />

giving the Rams<br />

the football with 39<br />

seconds left. Matthew<br />

Stafford took a knee on<br />

the final play, and the<br />

Rams were crowned<br />

world champions. This<br />

win gave the city of<br />

L.A. their third title in 2<br />

years, placing Stafford<br />

on hallowed grounds<br />

with other Rams greats.


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Wednesday, <strong>March</strong> 2, <strong>2022</strong><br />

BC mental health screenings<br />

By Collin Acevedo<br />

News Editor<br />

Bakersfield College hosted a mental health screening day<br />

on Feb. 16 led by the Office of Student Life and the Student<br />

Health and Wellness Center, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m on Zoom.<br />

A beneficial promotion for all Bakersfield College students<br />

to be screened privately by Students of Concern (SOC) interns<br />

for depression and anxiety. To help promote a healthy<br />

BC, it is free of charge for all of those who are currently enrolled<br />

and stand to help connect those who need assistance<br />

to the help they require.<br />

Speaking with Vanessa Nunez, who helped run the program<br />

and explained a bit more about it she stated, “We are<br />

Students of Concern (SOC) MSW student success interns,<br />

and our role at BC is to connect students with wraparound<br />

services both on campus and in the community.”<br />

“After screening students, we will discuss BC resources such<br />

as SHWC services which are available to enrolled BC students.<br />

All students who partake in the event will receive crucial<br />

information and services to assist them in their journey<br />

at BC,” Nunez said.<br />

With this being the third year of the program running, it<br />

continues to benefit Bakersfield College students in years to<br />

come.<br />

Nunez also stated “to normalize mental health and address<br />

health equity for the student body. Everyone needs help or<br />

someone to work through situations. It’s important to understand<br />

that asking or receiving help is needed, and we are here<br />

to help.”<br />

Remembering that no one is alone in mental health situations<br />

is an important thing to realize. The Student Health<br />

and Wellness Center services are open for all Bakersfield<br />

College students, with online and in-person counseling being<br />

available Monday-Thursday from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. You can<br />

also schedule an appointment by calling (661)395-4336 or<br />

emailing us at BCStudentHealth@bakersfieldcolleg.edu.<br />

Nunez lastly stated “while this event is only once a year,<br />

First place nationally for two year college Websites at<br />

the Associated Collegiate Press 2020 midwinter conference.<br />

Fifth place newspapers. First place for newspaper<br />

in 2011, third place in 2013, 2014, 2015 for CNPA General<br />

Excellence<br />

Fourth place nationally in 2019 for website publication<br />

by Associated Collegiate Press<br />

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journalism classes and is circulated on Thursdays<br />

during the fall and spring semesters. The newspaper is<br />

published under the auspices of the Kern Community<br />

College District Board of Trustees, but sole responsibility<br />

for its content rests with student editors. The <strong>Rip</strong> is<br />

a member of the California Newspaper Publishers Association,<br />

Associated Collegiate Press, and California<br />

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Editor-in-Chief....Hugo Maldonado Garcia<br />

Senior Digital Editor....Aubrianna Martinez<br />

News Editor...........................Collin Acevedo<br />

Features Editor.........................Raul Padilla<br />

Sports Editor............................Justin White<br />

Adviser.........................................Erin Auerbach<br />

For those students who can’t make our event, they are encouraged<br />

to reach out to Students of Concerns interns and<br />

schedule a later screening. We are housed in the Office of<br />

Student Life, call us directly at (661)395-4383.”<br />

Mental health is a sensitive and serious matter, and the<br />

Office of Student Life is here to help, so please, if you need<br />

help, do call.<br />



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Wednesday, <strong>March</strong> 2, <strong>2022</strong><br />

“Uncharted” is<br />

a light, fun find<br />

By: Nathaniel Simpson<br />

Tom Holland is<br />

perhaps one of the<br />

most famous actors<br />

in the world right<br />

now, so it didn’t<br />

come as much of<br />

a surprise that he<br />

was cast as Nathan<br />

Drake in the<br />

film adaption of<br />

the popular video<br />

games series, “Uncharted”.<br />

The series,<br />

which follows<br />

Drake around the<br />

world as he searches<br />

for hidden and lost<br />

treasure, has been<br />

played by millions<br />

of people around<br />

the world, prompting<br />

Sony to pursue<br />

a cinematic path for<br />

this character. They<br />

were also lucky<br />

enough to cast acting<br />

heavyweights<br />

like Mark Wahlberg<br />

and Antonio<br />

Banderas alongside<br />

Holland in this fun,<br />

mindless action-adventure<br />

film.<br />

Drake has been<br />

on the search for<br />

Ferdinand Magellan’s<br />

hidden treasure<br />

all his life. After<br />

learning the trade<br />

of treasure hunting<br />

from his brother<br />

(who runs away after<br />

getting caught<br />

trying to steal the<br />

map to Magellan’s<br />

treasure) at a young<br />

age, he starts to<br />

hone his craft and<br />

journeys after big-<br />

Reporter<br />

ger and bigger treasures.<br />

When he is<br />

approached by Victor<br />

“Sully” Sullivan<br />

(Wahlberg), who<br />

claims he knows<br />

his brother and is<br />

on the hunt for the<br />

treasure, Drake<br />

jumps at the chance<br />

of finding both his<br />

brother and the coveted<br />

treasure.<br />

However,<br />

when the duo is<br />

being chased by<br />

Santiago Moncada<br />

(Banderas) and<br />

Braddock (Tati Gabrielle),<br />

who also<br />

want the treasure,<br />

the two unlikely<br />

heroes must force<br />

themselves to trust<br />

one another and try<br />

to find the treasure<br />

as a pair. Things<br />

are further complicated<br />

by the beautiful<br />

Chloe Frazer<br />

(Sophia Ali), which<br />

Drake falls head<br />

over heels for.<br />

This film is,<br />

without a doubt,<br />

extremely fun and<br />

exciting. Our characters<br />

are thrust<br />

into crazy situations<br />

where they have to<br />

fight to survive. One<br />

of the biggest action<br />

sequences in the<br />

film comes towards<br />

the middle, and it<br />

is beautifully shot,<br />

and Holland is able<br />

to bring in his fun<br />

sense of humor into<br />

action sequences<br />

like this.<br />

Speaking of<br />

humor, this film is<br />

full of it. The characters<br />

crack jokes<br />

whenever they get<br />

the chance, which<br />

gives a real adventure<br />

vibe to it. It<br />

calls back on the<br />

jokes that are made<br />

in films such as “Indiana<br />

Jones”, which<br />

makes our characters<br />

so much more<br />

fun and lovable.<br />

Although the<br />

biggest peeve in this<br />

movie is the lack of<br />

characterization,<br />

especially for the<br />

villains of this film.<br />

There is a major<br />

plot twist towards<br />

the middle of the<br />

film, which practically<br />

shifts focus<br />

from one villain to<br />

another. However,<br />

they never really<br />

gave this character<br />

much of a backstory<br />

or a real purpose<br />

for why they are<br />

there.<br />

Overall, this<br />

movie is definitely a<br />

film to just sit back,<br />

relax, and enjoy<br />

watching. It doesn’t<br />

make you think too<br />

hard, and you can<br />

just turn your brain<br />

off while the movie<br />

plays on the screen.<br />

Adaptations<br />

Aubriana Martinez<br />

Senior Digital Editor<br />

When Netflix announced<br />

a new adaptation<br />

of Lemony Snicket’s<br />

book series, “A Series of<br />

Unfortunate Events” fans<br />

of the original series were<br />

reasonably wary. This was<br />

due to it being the second<br />

time the series has been<br />

adapted to screen, the first<br />

being in 2004 with the<br />

film adaptation, “Lemony<br />

Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate<br />

Events.”<br />

The 2004 movie is infamous<br />

among book fans for<br />

being close but so far from<br />

the series. While the film<br />

hit the nail on the head<br />

in its—rare—depiction<br />

of the distinct stylism that<br />

Snicket filled the pages<br />

with, it ultimately missed<br />

the important themes that<br />

left lasting impressions.<br />

The Netflix series included<br />

the author in a<br />

much more hands-on<br />

capacity that led to these<br />

<strong>issue</strong>s being assuaged and<br />

for the story to develop<br />

past the original version,<br />

as the author helped build<br />

new connections within<br />

the story and elevate subtext<br />

to the text.<br />

A significant critique in<br />

comparing adaptations is<br />

that the film was greatly<br />

limited by its nature as it<br />

sought to encapsulate the<br />

events of fourteen books.<br />

The film holds a runtime<br />

of 1 hour and 48 minutes,<br />

which certainly is enough<br />

time to tell a story, but<br />

not this one. The Netflix<br />

adaptation holds the advantage<br />

of being a wellpaced<br />

show: it was able to<br />

efficiently and accurately<br />

execute the intricate story<br />

over the course of three<br />

seasons.<br />

Aubriana Martinez<br />

The film’s tone should<br />

be addressed, as it is severely<br />

confused. The<br />

books are known for being<br />

incredibly and even<br />

outlandishly tragic, and<br />

while the film attempts to<br />

portray this, it ultimately<br />

shies away from committing<br />

to this choice in favor<br />

of asking the audience to<br />

laugh with a silly villain.<br />

Despite the antagonist’s<br />

incompetence, he is truly<br />

meant to be an obstacle<br />

for the characters.<br />

The show accurately reflects<br />

this, as the majority<br />

of laughs are derived from<br />

the ridiculousness of situations<br />

and commentary<br />

made by the interrupting<br />

narrator played by Patrick<br />

Warburton instead of Jim<br />

Carrey uncomprehendingly<br />

pretending to be a<br />

dinosaur.<br />

Ultimately, the film<br />

promises in its first few<br />

minutes to tell a story<br />

that it ultimately fails to<br />

faithfully finish, while the<br />

show occasionally strays<br />

from the well-turned pages<br />

of the books in order to<br />

flesh out the original tale<br />

to surprise and devastate<br />

fans one more time.

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Indoor theatre returns<br />


Bakersfield College indoor theatre returns with “The House of<br />

Bernarda Alba” which ran from Feb. 24-27.<br />

By Anthony Vasquez<br />

Reporter<br />

The curtains rose up from the<br />

stage last Thursday night, Feb. 24<br />

and Bakersfield College’s theater<br />

program had its very first opening<br />

night of their production of the<br />

well-known play, “The House of<br />

Bernarda Alba,” by Federico Garcia<br />

Lorca.<br />

Held at the Edward Simonson<br />

Indoor Theater, and directed by<br />

Cody Ganger, the excited audience<br />

was welcomed inside at 7 p.m. The<br />

play began at about 7:30 p.m. and<br />

the audience was immediately captivated<br />

by the stage.<br />

The characters, Bernarda Alba<br />

(Rachel Daguman), and her five<br />

daughters Angustias (Madison<br />

Shuck), Magdalena (Karina Ronquillo),<br />

Amelia (Trinity Coston),<br />

Martirio (Alana Edwards), and<br />

Adela (Alexis Long), allured the<br />

audience at the beginning of the<br />

play with entrancing mournful<br />

looks. The design of the scenery<br />

and lighting, which is done by Kevin<br />

Ganger, made a huge impact<br />

towards the start of the play as it<br />

complemented the scene in its entirety.<br />

The play focuses on the family in<br />

the house of Bernarda Alba, and<br />

the events within their period of<br />

mourning. The characters fall into<br />

a dramatic and intensive storyline<br />

that had the audience sit on the<br />

edge of their seats, just waiting for<br />

what happened next.<br />

The characters were all played<br />

very well, as it could be seen that<br />

each and every cast member fully<br />

committed to playing their respective<br />

roles. Some significant roles<br />

like Daguman’s role of Bernarda<br />

Alba were played amazingly, as<br />

they perfectly captivated the angry,<br />

yet powerful emotions of the character.<br />

The roles of the daughters<br />

were all played uniquely differently,<br />

but their roles were dramatic and<br />

full of real emotions that made the<br />

audience connect and understand<br />

them on a deeper level. The supportive<br />

roles of the maids, played<br />

by Suzana Louden and Margarita<br />

Diaz Alcala, allowed the audience<br />

to understand the other characters.<br />

The Production Crew’s work also<br />

played a huge part in the play, every<br />

detail that was involved created<br />

an overall amazing performance<br />

and a special and unique experience<br />

for the audience.<br />

Along with opening night, the<br />

play was continued throughout the<br />

rest of the week. It was the first of<br />

the semester, and the next play that<br />

is set to be in production soon is<br />

“The Wolves,” which will run from<br />

April 27-30, <strong>2022</strong>.<br />

<strong>Renegade</strong> Events<br />

Campus Events<br />

<strong>March</strong> 1-18: BCSGA Elections filing period<br />

<strong>March</strong> 8: Women’s History Month Mural<br />

at the Campus Center from 10:00 a.m. to<br />

2:00 p.m.<br />

<strong>March</strong> 10: Closing Reception for the<br />

Panaroma Invitational (Kern County High<br />

School Art Exhibit.)<br />

<strong>March</strong> 11: Groundbreaking at the Delano<br />

Campus from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.<br />

<strong>March</strong> 14: BC Blood drive from 9:00 a.m.<br />

to 4:00 p.m.<br />

<strong>March</strong> 24: DSS Speaker: Erika Sanchez<br />

via Zoom from 10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.<br />

<strong>March</strong> 24: Opening Reception for the BC<br />

Art Student Show (Runs through May 5)<br />

<strong>March</strong> 27: Bakersfield Youth Symphony<br />

Orchestra at the Edward Simonsen Outdoor<br />

theatre at 4 p.m.<br />

April 7: KMCEA Jazz Day at the Edwards<br />

Simonsen Performing Arts Center from 8<br />

a.m. to 4 p.m.<br />

April 22: Spring Choral Concert at the<br />

Edwards Simonsen Indor Theatre at 7:30<br />

pm.<br />

April 25: Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert<br />

at the Edward Simonsen Indoor Theatre at<br />

7:30 p.m.<br />

April 28: Concert Band Spring Concert<br />

at the Edward Simonsen Indoor Theatre at<br />

6:30 p.m.<br />

April 28- May 1: Spring Play #2 (The<br />

Wolves).<br />

May 4: Performing Arts Combined Concert<br />

at Edward Simonsen Outdoor Theatre<br />

at 7:00 p.m.<br />

May 11: BC/CSUB Orchestra Concert at<br />

CSUB Dore Thatre at 7:30 p.m.

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