Where have all the cheerleaders gone?

Leanne Cave
September 27, 2002

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.... Read more »

‘Gades set to battle Moorpark

Leanne Cave
September 27, 2002

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... Read more »

Airport workers, travelers share their views on armed pilots

Tracy Hostmyer
September 27, 2002

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... Read more »

Packing heat in dangerous skies

Jarrod M. Graham
September 27, 2002

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... Read more »

Center meets parents’ needs

Amber Garcia
September 27, 2002

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,”... Read more »

Big wheels keep on turnin’

September 27, 2002

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

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... Read more »

OPINION: Arming pilots may create new security problems

Jennifer Hubbell
September 27, 2002

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... Read more »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Student criticizes editing of her essay

September 27, 2002

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... Read more »

Gallery features cultural art

Ben Oliver
September 27, 2002

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... Read more »

Next Page »