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FEATURE PHOTOMTV Calling

March 15, 2002

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Ambei Stapleton, left, of MTV, conducts an interview with LeeAnn Barragar, center, and Gretchen Twisselman at the network's open casting call last Friday. See story in Features.

‘Gade Newsline / March 15, 2001

March 15, 2002

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Bookstore to return textbooks The bookstore will begin the process of returning textbooks left unpurchased from spring semester. The last date to purchase current semester textbooks is March 22. Books for late-starting classes will remain available through the end of the semester. Students with questions should visit the bookstore. Biology students to host used book sale... Read more »

‘Solid’ BC tennis team courts success this season

Elizabeth Gregory

March 15, 2002

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The Bakersfield College men's tennis team seems to be at the top of its game this season. The team is in second place within the state with an overall record of 9-1, according to BC tennis coach Rob Slaybaugh. "We have some talented kids," Slaybaugh said. "A lot of them are what I call 'club kids' because they have more experience." Slaybaugh said it has been a tough year... Read more »

Globetrotter shares Byrd’s-eye view of pro basketball

Demethrasis Blackmon

March 15, 2002

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When Roy "ZaZu" Byrd was growing up, he loved to make people laugh. When he was in grade school, his teacher would even give him the last few minutes of class to stand up and crack jokes when the daily school lessons were done. "My teacher told me I'd be a comedian," Byrd said. "I said, 'No, I'm not. I'm going to be a professional basketball player,' and everybody laughed... Read more »

‘Gades slide into season

Leanne Cave

March 15, 2002

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function openSlideShow() { window.open(slideshowpath + 61, 'selectUser',config='height=385,width=250,scrollbars=No,resizable=Yes');} View slideshowThe Bakersfield College baseball team begins every season with the high expectations of winning a championship. At this point, the Renegades are struggling with a losing overall record of nine wins and 10 losses and a Western S... Read more »

Spring Fling 2002 calendar of events

March 15, 2002

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Spring Fling, an event designed to promote student involvement, is put on by the Associated Students of Bakersfield College. All next week, Spring Fling activities will be held in the Free Speech area and Campus Center and campus clubs will have tables set up to dispense information to interested students. Monday 10-11 a.m. — Trivial Pursuit 11 a.m.-noon — Tug ... Read more »

MOVIE MINUTE’40 Days and 40 Nights’

Rudy Llamas

March 15, 2002

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The comedy "40 Days and 40 Nights" may be filled with sex, but not much else. Josh Hartnett plays Matt Sullivan, a depressed man who has trouble finding a mate, while obsessing over being dumped by his ex-girlfriend, Nicole, played by Vinessa Shaw. Hartnett consistently seeks advice from his brother, who happens to be a priest in the making. He then comes to the conclusion... Read more »

Washington fund to match donations to Chicano center

Tami Olivares

March 15, 2002

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Bakersfield College's Chicano Cultural Center is contacting businesses about a unique scholarship program. For every local dollar given to the center for scholarships, the Washington, D.C.-based Hispanic Scholarship Fund will match that amount two-to-one. The Chicano Cultural Center has until March 31 to raise funds up to $50,000. Anything exceeding the cap that was raised... Read more »

Faculty retirees look forward to politics, projects and travel

Jarrod M. Graham

March 15, 2002

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When she retires in May after 33 years, Bakersfield College speech professor Dr. Mary Copelin is going to miss her students the most. "I learn a lot from students, and I have learned a lot from students," she said. "I just appreciate that connection you have with students, especially seeing students who are a little bit unsure of themselves come in and just grow and do things... Read more »

HANGIN’ OUTBC joins the ‘real world’ with MTV tryouts

Jessica C. Millman

March 15, 2002

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"I want my MTV ..." Well, last weekend Bakersfield's demand came true, when MTV came to town to cast for its new reality series. They held an open casting call on the Bakersfield College campus, and I went out to see what all the fuss was about and exactly why people would show up. This was not for the ever popular "Road Rules" or "Real World" reality shows, but a new show... Read more »

Salary increase in the works for faculty members

Reagan Ives

March 15, 2002

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A tentative agreement has been reached regarding teachers' salaries, giving faculty more than a 20 percent raise during the next three years. Union officials and district Chancellor Dr. Walter Packard announced the agreement this week in a joint e-mail. Packard could not be reached for comment because he was out of town, according to Kellie Van Westen, his administrative... Read more »

‘God Loves BC’

March 15, 2002

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God loved Bakersfield College this week. The Intervarsity Christian Fellowship sponsored a week of activities as part of "God Loves BC" week. The week began with the band JITOW (Jesus Is The Only Way) performing for an hour in the Campus Center. Tuesday included a free raffle and students expressing their beliefs through chalk drawings in Campus Center. On Wednesday, the... Read more »

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