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Class control

Jarrod M. Graham

March 22, 2002

Filed under Survival Notebook

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 at California State University, Bakersfield. But for some students, if they ... Read more »

COMMENTARYStudent athletics inspire school spirit, competition for little to nothing

Demethrasis Blackmon

March 22, 2002

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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 College provide the opportunity for students to see their fellow classmates... Read more »

Tunnels through time

Elizabeth Gregory

March 22, 2002

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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 were originally built to house the communications, such as the telephone and electrical cables... Read more »

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

Lorenzo Miranda

March 22, 2002

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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: price, quantity and quality. I will never be like those people on the Food... Read more »

FIRST PERSONSurvival instinct

Amber Garcia

March 22, 2002

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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 education. Seeing as how I am an expert on everything and always tend to be right,... Read more »

FIRST PERSONWhen you gotta go, you gotta go

Lorenzo Miranda

March 22, 2002

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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 after using. Restrooms on campus can be spilt into time periods. There are bathrooms... Read more »

HANGIN’ OUTFashion Emergency

Jessica C. Millman

March 22, 2002

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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 T-shirt. "I want to be comfortable, but not too casual," she said. Her favorite... Read more »

Parking problems cause anxiety among some students

Rudy Llamas

March 22, 2002

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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 Orantes doesn't feel that BC parking is up to standards. "It's gay, because you have to get here an hour... Read more »

FROM THE ONLINE EDITORTherip.com exclusive: BC Survival Notebook

Jarrod M. Graham

March 22, 2002

Filed under Survival Notebook

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 from high school life to college life in a humorous and lighthearted manner. It cov... Read more »

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

Rachel Cribbs

March 22, 2002

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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 Favila, vice president of Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztl?n, or M.E.Ch.A. "This... Read more »

‘Gade Feedback / March 15, 2002

Reagan Ives

March 15, 2002

Filed under News

Why did you break up with your last boyfriend or girlfriend? Diana Trigo, Business: "He didn't understand that school came first. He wanted me to always be with him." Matthew Reynolds, Business Marketing: "That's easy, she cheated on me." Kristina Smith, Human Services: "Because he was irresponsible and didn't know how to be a man, and I paid all the bills. I had to ... Read more »

FEATURE PHOTOTough Love

March 15, 2002

Filed under News

A lamb is nudged by its mother at the BC Agriculture Department corral. By Feb. 21, a total of 16 lambs were born.

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