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Major road work a pain

Joel R. Paramo

November 22, 2006

Filed under Opinion

The construction on Mount Vernon has become a huge inconvenience for all 16,000 people who work or go to school at Bakersfield College. It's absurd for there to be such major construction done on the main street people use to get to school, while school is in session. Not only is it not smart, but the public's safety is at stake. The city should have paid more attention to... Read more »

Republican stereotype great myth

Becky Jimenez

November 22, 2006

Filed under Opinion

Before this year's elections, I used to complain and fuss about the coverage and attention everyone put forth toward elections, but this year I stopped complaining and started to see behind the scenes. I was asked to cover the Republican Party on election night, Nov. 7, at the old Rockin' Rodeo and to tell you the truth I was not looking forward to it. I always thought of Republicans... Read more »

Volunteer and get a free bike

Donny Van Sloten

November 22, 2006

Filed under Features

Recycle-A-Bike and get one in return. For just 10 volunteer hours, Bike Bakersfield will take your old bike and replace it with a new one. Volunteer work includes working on your bike, working on other bikes, cleaning the bike path, and cleaning or painting the office. "Our goal at Bike Bakersfield is to create a cycling culture in Bakersfield," said Mat Barton, communications... Read more »

Students and faculty compete

Tyrone Barner

November 22, 2006

Filed under Features

The posters are all over the BC campus promoting the AmeriCorps first annual canned food battle. The event began Nov. 1 and ends Dec. 1. The battle puts the students against the faculty along with the administration and staff in what will be an interesting situation in AmeriCorps effort to make a difference in the community. The idea was put forth by student volunteer coordinator... Read more »

Awareness of diabetes a task for November

Becky Jimenez

November 22, 2006

Filed under Features

The month of November is National Diabetes Awareness month. In a poll conducted of 10 BC students, only four knew what diabetes was. According to the Juvenile Diagnosis Research Foundation, diabetes (medically known as diabetes mellitus) is the name given to disorders in which the body has trouble regulating its blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels. In Webster's New World... Read more »

Booths gather at Holiday Plant Sale to raise funds for clubs

Marcinda Coil

November 22, 2006

Filed under Features

Businesses and campus clubs gathered for the Holiday Plant Sale and Bazaar Saturday at the Horticulture Lab. The event, which was hosted by the Horticulture Club, consisted of booths decorated with holiday items and more, to raise money for campus clubs. "This is the first one," said staff member Robin Johnson, "they're hoping to have this annually." Not only were there Extended... Read more »

Legacy burned out

Nick Stockton

November 22, 2006

Filed under News

In an ironic turn of history, the grandson of cigarette tycoon R.J. Reynolds spoke against the use of the drug in Forum East on the 30th anniversary of the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout. Patrick Reynolds, who is the founder of the Foundation for a Smokefree America and was the first tobacco industry insider to testify against the drug before Congress, told... Read more »

Painter of holiday scenes a BC tutor

Katherine J. White

November 22, 2006

Filed under News

"Eat Tofu," the turkey's sign reads. The laidback, far-from-desperate-looking painted turkey could be seen in the window located upstairs in Bakersfield College's Tutoring Center in the Student Services building. A muscular, black t-shirt wearing piano tutor painted the sleepy-eyed, Pilgrim hat-wearing turkey holding the "Eat Tofu" sign. A small group of fellow tutors collected... Read more »

BC happy with election

Arnetha Pierce

November 22, 2006

Filed under News

There are many ranges of Bakersfield College students' reactions to the election. There are ranges of emotions concerning voter machine malfunction, calling politicians frauds, bond measures being passed or not passed, and fear of one political party overwhelming the other. After the last election of voter machine irregularities, it seems that people are still experiencing... Read more »

Conflicting views on strength of trustee voice

Katherine J. White

November 22, 2006

Filed under News

The Kern Community College District's student trustee is considered by Bakersfield College's SGA and faculty to be a trusted interpreter and emissary between KCCD board members and the student population. However, some in BC's Student Government Association feel that the student trustee position is simply a token and not really an influential voice at board meetings. The student... Read more »

‘Living Out’ plays on perceptions

Marcinda Coil

November 22, 2006

Filed under Campus

"Living Out," according to Bakersfield College student actors, is a humorous and tragic play that will have its debut Nov. 30 at Bakersfield College's Indoor Theater. According to Theater Arts Adviser Kimberly Chin, the play portrays two women, an El Salvadoran nanny and an entertainment lawyer, who make sacrifices for their families. "Some of the themes are perceptions of... Read more »

Soaring over BC

Jose M. Vega

November 22, 2006

Filed under News

Sgt. 1st class James Davis (left) and Master Sgt. Cecil Powell (right) of the Black Daggers, which is part of the U.S Army Special Operations Command Parachute Demonstration Team, jump out of an airplane during the halftime show at the Golden Empire Bowl game on Nov. 18 at Memorial Stadium.

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