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Where have all the cheerleaders gone?

Leanne Cave

September 27, 2002

Filed under Sports

Two things are scarce at Bakersfield College this year, parking spaces and cheerleaders. Why are there only six cheerleaders when the enrollment at BC is approximately 15,000 students? And why aren't there male cheerleaders? At the BC-Cerritos game, Cerritos College showed up with a Falcon army. A total of 55 men and women cheerleaders wearing blue and white trimmed in gold... Read more »

‘Gades set to battle Moorpark

Leanne Cave

September 27, 2002

Filed under Sports

The Bakersfield College Renegades will host Moorpark College on Saturday after two consecutive weeks of playing the pesky Falcons of Cerritos and West Hills. The 'Gades suffered a 35-0 home loss to Cerritos but managed to escape with a 28-21 victory over West Hills on the road to improve to 1-1. Even though the 'Gades are a young team, the defense stepped up when it had to... Read more »

Airport workers, travelers share their views on armed pilots

Tracy Hostmyer

September 27, 2002

Filed under News

Pilots carrying guns creates a "double-edged sword" for airports, according to Ray Bishop, Kern County airports director. While he said he personally is neutral about the idea, such proposals create challenges for airport administrators. "It's easy to say, 'Oh, pilots with guns makes sense,' because when you get hijacked, you've got guys with guns. Easy to say. In practice... Read more »

Packing heat in dangerous skies

Jarrod M. Graham

September 27, 2002

Filed under News

Bakersfield College political science professor Steve Holmes has no objections to airline pilots being granted the ability to defend themselves and their passengers against hijackers, but he's uncertain about the best way to do it. "I would have no problem with pilots having some ability to subdue passengers that want to disrupt the flight," he said. "Whether or not a gun... Read more »

Center meets parents’ needs

Amber Garcia

September 27, 2002

Filed under News

Before she was able to leave her two young children at the new Child Development Center at Bakersfield College, Lisa Daniels often had to stay home and miss her classes because she didn't have any day care. "When I first started school, I didn't have any day care that was reliable," said the 24-year-old BC student, who is also working as an intern for the center. "I didn't... Read more »

Big wheels keep on turnin’

September 27, 2002

Filed under News

The 77th annual Kern County Fair kicks off Wednesday, Sept. 25 and lasts through Sunday, Oct. 6. Tickets are $7 for adults, $3 for children 6-12, and children 5 and younger get in free.

OPINION: Minors who murder should not face death penalty

Jennifer Hubbell

September 27, 2002

Filed under Opinion

Anyone following the local news lately has probably noticed a rash of youths committing murder. Although it is not anyone's right to take the life of another, these children are just children and no matter how horrific their crimes are, they should not be faced with the death penalty. One of the most horrific crimes in this county recently was the case of 17-year-old Ruben... Read more »

OPINION: Arming pilots may create new security problems

Jennifer Hubbell

September 27, 2002

Filed under Opinion

The U.S. Senate has voted for a bill that would allow pilots to be taught defense tactics that would include the possession of firearms on airplanes. Is post-Sept 11 security really worth the risk of a gun falling into the wrong hands on a flight? There are so many things that can go wrong with having an authorized gun onboard a flight. If a hijacker on a flight had a gun,... Read more »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Student criticizes editing of her essay

September 27, 2002

Filed under Opinion

Kudos to the Eclectica staff for producing another issue of collections created by Bakersfield College students. The task must seem ominous, at times, when considering the sizable body of essays, poems, short stories, plays and photographs that must be sorted, read and judged by so few. However, the duty should never be so burdensome that the integrity of an author's work... Read more »

Gallery features cultural art

Ben Oliver

September 27, 2002

Filed under Features

As you enter the May Louise Jones Gallery, you are greeted by a family of skeletons, each dressed as they did in life. You round a corner and you see strange animals, like a blue sloth, and an even stranger creature with wheels. As you pass, you catch sight of a small metallic monster, sitting on a small pedestal in the center of the floor. Americans might be taken aback... Read more »

Vendor brings ministry to campus

Kimi Ramos

September 27, 2002

Filed under Features

Want somewhere you can find some reasonably cheap coffee on campus rather going off campus? River Oaks Espresso offers coffee, espresso, and smoothie drinks along with blended drinks to the student body. In addition, the business offers a Christian presence through prayer and a desire to serve. Located in the back of the cafeteria, the business has been operated by Gary Wallace,... Read more »

Corrections

September 27, 2002

Filed under Campus

A story about BC's new child care center in the Sept. 13 edition stated that the cost per day is around $28. That is the cost for fee-paying parents, said Denise Ehret, BC child care registrar. If parents meet income eligibility requirements, the cost is free. In the Sept. 20 edition, a story mistakenly stated that BC security guard John Steven Arias no longer was employed... Read more »

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