Northwest explodes with convenient stores

Marcinda Coil
March 21, 2007

The northwest area of Bakersfield explodes not only with housing development, but with convenient commercial sites that put necessities close to home. However, if you’re not from the northwest, it does not matter. Everything you need and want is still located in one area. Northwest Promenade 8430... Read more »

BC play in waiting will finally arrive

Maryann Kopp
March 21, 2007

An all-female cast of 12 Bakersfield College students will be performing the first BC production of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues.” BC theater professor and director of the play, Kimberly Chin, says, “I’ve always wanted to do a production of the show and, in fact,... Read more »

Agriculture jobs speech

Taylor M. Gombos
March 21, 2007

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,... Read more »

Spring fling’s charity fever

Nick Stockton
March 21, 2007

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... Read more »

Students gather at Dagny’s for philosophical talk

Maryann Kopp
March 21, 2007

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... Read more »

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

Nick Stockton
March 21, 2007

“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... Read more »

Balls to the wall: Paintball

Nick Stockton
March 21, 2007

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... Read more »

Korn strips their sound down to its cob

Marcinda Coil
March 21, 2007

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... Read more »

A Bit of Germany just a bit good

Crystal Roberts
March 21, 2007

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... Read more »

Willie had a sad sound in his mind

Chris Garza
March 21, 2007

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... Read more »

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