Class control

Jarrod M. Graham
March 22, 2002

Registration: How to get (and keep) the classes you need As a community college, Bakersfield College’s enrollment fees are dirt-cheap. At $11 per unit, students can take a 15-unit course load for slightly less than $200, which is considerably cheaper than what one would pay for a comparable load... Read more »

COMMENTARYStudent athletics inspire school spirit, competition for little to nothing

Demethrasis Blackmon
March 22, 2002

The community college level of athletics offers the unique opportunity for standout players on the field and in the classroom to move on and participate at major colleges around the country. Some of these players are even fortunate enough to go on and become professionals. Sporting events at Bakersfield... Read more »

Tunnels through time

Elizabeth Gregory
March 22, 2002

The dark and seemingly never-ending tunnels beneath Bakersfield College echo decades of history, according to Bill Rush, interim director of maintenance and operations. “These tunnels were created when the campus was originally built in the early to mid-1950s,” Rush said. “The tunnels... Read more »

FIRST PERSONBC offers surprisingly decent food to satisfy a variety of palates

Lorenzo Miranda
March 22, 2002

Food is important to me. Most times, hunger is the compass that I use to navigate through my life. It’s only natural that since I find myself eating on campus, I steer my day by means of what is offered here. There are three basic elements that are considered when I declare something as good food:... Read more »

FIRST PERSONSurvival instinct

Amber Garcia
March 22, 2002

College can be tough, even if you are attending “Harvard on the Hill,” and oftentimes one could use some guidance on how to make the best (or at least the tolerable) of an often discouraging, frightening and, let’s face it, sometimes all-around crappy situation we like to call post-secondary... Read more »

FIRST PERSONWhen you gotta go, you gotta go

Lorenzo Miranda
March 22, 2002

One of the first things I did when I came to Bakersfield College was scout out the various johns on campus. If a man’s home is his castle, then the toilet must be his throne. So it was of great importance to find a throne away from home in which I didn’t have to soak myself with disinfectant... Read more »

HANGIN’ OUTFashion Emergency

Jessica C. Millman
March 22, 2002

There’s a Fashion Emergency on the Bakersfield College campus. Bring in the experts! According to many interviewed around campus, BC students have little to no fashion sense. Is this true? An intrepid reporter goes on a mission to find out. Student Sawako Matsuno, 20, usually wears jeans and a... Read more »

Parking problems cause anxiety among some students

Rudy Llamas
March 22, 2002

As scary as life might seem, nothing is scarier than the parking lots at Bakersfield College, according to sophomore Diana Trigo. “It’s almost frightening to think you’re going to be late to class just because you can’t find a parking spot,” said Trigo. Sophomore Aroldo... Read more »

FROM THE ONLINE EDITORTherip.com exclusive: BC Survival Notebook

Jarrod M. Graham
March 22, 2002

Welcome to this special online edition of The Renegade Rip, which focuses on providing you, the students, with a guide to surviving life here on this big ol’ happy campus we call Bakersfield College. College is in a class all its own, but it’s the purpose of this guide to ease the transition... Read more »

M.E.Ch.A.’s recent dance ends longtime lack of similar festivities

Rachel Cribbs
March 22, 2002

The upbeat salsa music was pumping as the dancers cha-cha’d their way onto the Campus Center dance floor. Countless salsa couples were bumping and grinding while the Fireside Room was all but void of dancers. “Everybody can come in and experience a different environment,” said Elizabeth... Read more »

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