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Agriculture jobs speech

Taylor M. Gombos

March 21, 2007

Filed under Campus

Daniel Meyer, a soil conservationist with the United States Department of Agriculture, was on campus in the Fireside Room March 14 to present agriculture job opportunities to students who are interested in pursuing a career in the ag business. Meyer, who has worked in the ag business for seven years, presented the six interested students in attendance with many exciting opportunities. Meyer... Read more »

Spring fling’s charity fever

Nick Stockton

March 21, 2007

Filed under Campus

Spring fling takes on a different flavor for the 2007 spring semester. The slogan of this year's event is "Surviving College to Better Serve Humanity." The Student Government Association's Activities Board, headed by Activities Liaison Sarah Cuellar, has set up arrangements with local and international charity organizations. The two local charities, the Bakersfield Rescue Mission... Read more »

Students gather at Dagny’s for philosophical talk

Maryann Kopp

March 21, 2007

Filed under Campus

On the first Friday of every school month, several Bakersfield College philosophy professors and students can be found in the back of Dagny's Coffee Company, gathered for what is known as "First Fridays." "Dagny's is, of course, a coffeehouse," explains Bakersfield College professor Michael Einhaus. He also said, smirking, "And philosophy is virtually synonymous with drinking... Read more »

Title selected for city-wide reading event holds up to lofty expectations and praise

Nick Stockton

March 21, 2007

Filed under Reviews

"All The King's Men" is a book that intimidates. It has been coined as the quissessential read on American success and the supposed inevitable corruption that comes with it. It follows the rise of Louisiana Governor Willie "Boss" Stark, through the eyes and mind of his hired man, Jack Burden. The synopsis seems like a clichÇ: A country boy rises from the dirt through his ideals... Read more »

Balls to the wall: Paintball

Nick Stockton

March 21, 2007

Filed under Features

In my first ever round of paintball, I was the last guy standing on my team. I know for a fact that I personally took two of the other guys out, and I think that I got a third. Then the final opposing team member made a mad dash up the left-hand side of the field and shot me in the chest and arm. I never saw him coming, and I dropped my gun in frustration. But at least the... Read more »

Korn strips their sound down to its cob

Marcinda Coil

March 21, 2007

Filed under Reviews

Forget all the mainstream hits and albums because Korn created an album that is legendary: Korn Unplugged. Although Jonathan Davis considers Nirvana Unplugged as legendary, Korn tops Nirvana because they use a lot more interesting instruments that don't need a socket to sound sensational. Korn combined all their hit songs, their idols' songs, and a variety of sounds to create... Read more »

A Bit of Germany just a bit good

Crystal Roberts

March 21, 2007

Filed under Reviews

A Bit of Germany, a tiny little restaurant on the corner of Mount Vernon Avenue and Flower Street, featured mediocre food and pleasant service. At about 12:50 just after lunch began, I went down to A Bit of Germany to try a new meal. I entered a tiny little restaurant that looked as though it used to be a house. I was greeted upon entering by a waitress who had a smile on... Read more »

Willie had a sad sound in his mind

Chris Garza

March 21, 2007

Filed under Reviews

Shadowed by the popularity of the 1976 album "Wanted! Outlaws: Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Jessi Coulter and Tompall Glaser" was Willie Nelson's other album released that same year "The Sound in Your Mind", which went by as subtle as the music that is etched onto the vinyl. Released on Columbia records, the front cover depicts Nelson with a downward glance and a slight... Read more »

‘300’ takes you back to the days of gore

Steven Martin

March 21, 2007

Filed under Reviews

The movie "300" is a film filled with violence, political infighting and images of vivid sexuality. In other words, it's a film you'll probably love. One of the great things about this film is that its plot is easy to follow and not convoluted; it's simple without feeling simplistic. "300" is based on the Frank Miller graphic novel of the same name. Let's face it, most movies... Read more »

MAC vs. PC, who really cares?

Earl Parsons

March 21, 2007

Filed under Opinion

A computer is a heartless machine that only knows how to do what it's told. It's not your pet, and it's not your significant other. It's not even that weird cross-eyed guy you see on the bus that attempts to sell you his booger collection. That's why I could really care less about the petty differences between Macintosh operating systems and Microsoft operating systems. Whether... Read more »

Theory on why men cheat

Lily Fahel

March 21, 2007

Filed under Opinion

I've always wondered why men who have beautiful, sexy, caring, loving, kind, nurturing wives or girlfriends who would do anything for them, would ruin a great thing by cheating. I never fully understood the concept, "It was just sex. It meant nothing." Guess what ladies? It's not just sex, and it did mean something. In fact, it meant a whole lot more than you think. After... Read more »

Theory on why women cheat

Donny Van Sloten

March 21, 2007

Filed under Opinion

No one likes a cheater. I don't anyway. Men have always been known to cheat, but today women are just as bad. Now I'm not saying all women cheat, but you cheaters know who you are. One reason for women cheating is because they feel insecure about themselves or their partner. Loneliness can be another cause for women cheating. If a man is at work all day and his spouse doesn't... Read more »

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