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Renegade Rip, issue 2, Sept. 21, 2022

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News<br />

The <strong>Renegade</strong> <strong>Rip</strong> www.therip.com<br />

Wednesday, <strong>Sept</strong>. <strong>21</strong>, <strong>2022</strong><br />

BC hosts Transfer Day<br />

By Jason Mena<br />

Reporter<br />

A crowd of BC students gathered for the Transfer Day<br />

college fair, held in the College Center ballroom on <strong>Sept</strong>.<br />

12. Representatives from UC, CSU, and other nonprofit, private<br />

institutions dedicated to the student experience, helped<br />

guide those who were interested through the admission and<br />

application process while also providing key information on<br />

FAFSA and the Co-op program. Co-op prepares students<br />

for their field of study by balancing school curriculum with<br />

hands-on experience, prior to graduation. A BC booth was<br />

also present and provided pamphlets with information about<br />

college and university representatives pertaining to admissions,<br />

cost, programs, etc.<br />

Many staff members and students expressed their excitement<br />

at meeting in-person once again, as last year’s event<br />

was hosted online. It produced a personal environment for<br />

students to ask many questions, and hosts said that they were<br />

grateful to provide information that could help lead students<br />

down their higher educational paths. Booth hosts came prepared<br />

for any questions thrown their way, ready to test their<br />

mettle against the upcoming storm of new transfers. “ Pacific<br />

has a $40,000 scholarship for those entering their first year<br />

with a gpa of 3.7 or higher,” said Matthias Lopez, Host of<br />

the University of The Pacific booth when asked about the<br />

schools financial opportunities. He added, “Including FAS-<br />

FA and other financial aids available, the $60,000 average<br />

graduation cost is minuscule compared to other institutions.”<br />

California institutions were not the only ones present at<br />

the event, with universities such as Arizona State University<br />

(ASU) and Drexel University making an appearance as well.<br />

When asked the question, “What do you say to convince students<br />

who are nervous to leave their home state to join your<br />

school?” an ASU Representative replied,” That’s a Good<br />

Question. We have a big community waiting in Phoenix to<br />

welcome any out-of-state students and encourage them to<br />

feel at home, and if you still don’t feel comfortable leaving<br />

the state, we also have a campus in LA.”<br />

Representatives made sure to leave students with their<br />

questions answered, school pamphlets containing the steps<br />

to apply, and school merchandise to remember them by.<br />

Kern County College Night<br />

By Jaspreet Multani<br />

Reporter and designer<br />

After two years of virtual events,<br />

the Kern County Superintendent of<br />

schools hosted the 23rd Annual Kern<br />

County College Night at Mechanics<br />

Bank Arena on <strong>Sept</strong>. 12.<br />

Several colleges and universities participated<br />

in the event, including Bakersfield<br />

College, California State University<br />

Bakersfield, Taft College, San Joaquin<br />

Valley College, California Aeronautical<br />

University, and state universities.<br />

The annual event was a huge opportunity<br />

for students to meet and discuss<br />

their career goals with representatives<br />

from public and private colleges and<br />

universities. This event allows students<br />

to be exposed to multiple colleges and<br />

universities in one setting.<br />

KCCD arranged breakout sessions<br />

with college counselors on various topics,<br />

including how to get financial aid<br />

and scholarships to help students and<br />

parents decide which college or university<br />

best fits their needs.<br />

Wendy Ward, the event organizer,<br />

says, “this is the largest college night in<br />

the state in which over 100 colleges and<br />

universities present seminars and workshops.”<br />

Bakersfield College welcomed the students<br />

by performing dance art from the<br />

Folklorico club. BC also provided info<br />

on two programs under the Bakersfield<br />

College Kern Promise; Finish-In-4 and<br />

Transfer-In-2. Each program is unique<br />

in its requirements. Students are then<br />

guaranteed admission to CSUB, with<br />

a similar major, and will complete an<br />

additional 60-semester units to earn a<br />

bachelor’s degree!<br />

Information provided at college night<br />

helps students determine which campus<br />

lifestyle is best suited for them according<br />

to their preferences and needs. They<br />

have a chance to meet representatives<br />

from universities of the east coast and<br />

the west coast, and it opens students’<br />

minds to possibilities they may not have<br />

been aware of, according to Ward.<br />

BY JASPREET MULTANI/THE RIP<br />

A college mascot at Kern College<br />

night on <strong>Sept</strong>. 12

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