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Cinco de Mayo

May 10, 2002

Filed under News

M.E.Ch.A. kicked off May by celebrating Cinco de Mayo at Bakersfield College May 1 and 2. Festivities at the two-day event included the band Mariachi San Marcos performing on campus for students. Horses pranced in the free speech area as part of the celebration. Carlos Verlas performed lasso tricks for the crowd of BC students and faculty. Later, singers performed with Mariachi... Read more »

TOP STORY’Guilt by association’

Rachel Cribbs

May 10, 2002

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A Bakersfield College Foundation grant writer once was investigated by the FBI for fraud, embezzlement and extortion. But Michele Bresso, director of marketing and public relations, maintains that all potential employees undergo background checks and only the best candidate is hired for the job. The grant writer, Adrienne Herd, who once worked for the Kern County Housing... Read more »

Crime Beat / May 10, 2002

May 10, 2002

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Parents have fight at music competition Bakersfield police were called when one parent assaulted another parent while they were attending a music competition on campus April 27 in the Fine Arts building, campus security reported. According to Detective Mary DeGeare, spokeswoman for the Bakersfield Police Department, a 50-year-old man shoved a 49-year-old man to the ground... Read more »

Spiff it Up!

fwhitney@bc.cc.ca.us

May 10, 2002

Filed under Unapproved Reader Submissions

If our administration were really worried about the image BC presents to the public, I would think they would somewhere, somehow come up with $2.98 for a can of silver spray paint for the chain link fence around the baseball diamond. Those old rusty panels along Haley Street look positivly "ghetto" -- or at least "Oildale". Think of what the immediate world thinks as they... Read more »

‘Blitz’-krieg Bop

Demethrasis Blackmon

May 10, 2002

Filed under Sports

For all of the Bakersfield College sports fans who love Renegade football, but cringe at the notion of no gridiron for eight months, there is an oasis on the horizon. The Bakersfield Blitz has begun its inaugural season at the Centennial Garden. The Blitz are part of the arenafootball2 league, which consists of 34 teams nationwide. The original arena football league is made... Read more »

FIRST PERSONConfessions of a webhead or why Spidey is the greatest superhero

Lorenzo Miranda

May 10, 2002

Filed under Features

It's Friday, May 3, at 6:45 p.m., and rotating in my hot little hand is my general admission ticket for the motion picture "Spider-Man" for 8 p.m. that night. At about 7, I will head from my friend's house by way of their van to Pacific Theatres to score some good seats for the show. Sporting my cherished Spider-Man T-shirt, I try to kill time by listening to the Ramones'... Read more »

MOVIE REVIEWYour friendly neighborhood Spider-Man

Lorenzo Miranda

May 10, 2002

Filed under Features

In a downpour, a group of muggers approach their potential victim as a shadowy figure lingers from a building above. This silent observer then chooses to strike, shooting a weblike substance upon the assailants to whisk them away from the frightened woman. An array of punches, flips and kicks later, the muggers lay on the floor with the hero known as Spider-Man receiving a... Read more »

Student writers place in districtwide literary competition

Reagan Ives

May 10, 2002

Filed under News

League For Innovation contest winnersBC WINNERSShort StoryFirst place: "Danielle," Julia KennedySecond place: "Marriage: Always About the Cleaning," Joshua OchoaThird place: "Jessie and Mom," Susan DamantPersonal EssayFirst place: "It's Funny What You'll Save," Dana MartinSecond place: "You Don't Know Jack," Dana MartinThird place: "The Imminent Shopping Ordeal," Rachel CribbsPo... Read more »

CLUB CORNERAssociation gives opportunity to learn about new cultures

Amber Garcia

May 10, 2002

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The International Students Association is trying to stick to its motto, "Promoting Diversity." The 10-year-old club is advised by Bakersfield College counselor Shohreh Rahman and has 94 members from 27 different countries, intended to give support to foreign students attending BC and allow other students to learn more about different cultures, according to the club's president,... Read more »

TV REVIEWGlimpse into rocker’s life offers ‘bloody hell of a good time’

Amber Garcia

May 10, 2002

Filed under Features

Most of us remember the good old days when Ozzy Osbourne was rock 'n' roll's Prince of Darkness, biting the heads off of bats and doves, and inspiring hordes of young children everywhere to worship Satan. Now, he can't even work his TV remote. Such is the beauty of MTV's "The Osbournes," a show that ushers us into the lives of the reigning first family of rock, and is the... Read more »

High school students win awards at J-Day

May 10, 2002

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Editor's note: High School Journalism Day, or J-Day, is an annual event co-sponsored by the Bakersfield College Journalism Program, The Bakersfield Californian and The Renegade Rip that tests the deadline writing and photography skills of high school journalism students in on-the-spot competitions, which are judged by staffers from The Californian. The winning entries are p... Read more »

FROM THE EDITORRip editor signs off as tour of duty nears end

Rachel Cribbs

May 10, 2002

Filed under Opinion

I am so thankful that I joined The Renegade Rip staff. These last two years have been some of the most rewarding and fulfilling of my life. I joined the staff as opinion editor and immediately discovered the strong friendships and work ethic that holds this staff together. Each semester provided its own set of challenges, but also an unique and talented staff of writers, photog... Read more »

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