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PMS applies to not only women, but men

Lily Fahel

March 21, 2007

Filed under Opinion

Headaches, bloating, sugar cravings and cramps are just a few of the 150 possible symptoms of Premenstrual Syndrome. However, the symptoms that commonly create tension and possibly even breakups in relationships are irritability, depression, anxiety, and of course those horrible mood swings-"I love you. I hate you! No, no, I really love you." Are women "bad" or "crazy" for... Read more »

Spring break needs to go

Staff Editorial

March 21, 2007

Filed under Opinion

This time next week, Bakersfield College will be in the middle of Spring Break. This vacation was originally designed to be the break in-between the second and third quarters at most four-year universities. Is a spring break necessary at our community college, when it does not provide a break between different quarters, but instead breaks apart a single semester? At CSUB,... Read more »

Races bring out vintage visitors

Jeremy Terrazas

March 21, 2007

Filed under News

An estimated 35,000 to 40,000 fans and about 500 racers gathered at Famoso Raceway from March 9-11 for the 49th anniversary March Meets, known as The Jewel Of Nostalgia Racing. The first racers took off at 8 a.m. Friday morning to begin the time-trial preliminaries, leading up to Sunday's final race. Some of the racers and fans come to the event every year, and, for some of... Read more »

Renegade Room wine-tasting event

Earl Parsons

March 21, 2007

Filed under News

The Bakersfield College Food and Nutrition program hosted its second annual charity wine dinner on March 16 to refurbish the Renegade Room. According to Chef Pat Coyle, "This [was] the biggest, fanciest thing we have done all year." Students in the BC culinary arts program prepared every course on the menu. Chefs Coyle, Alex Gomez and Suzanne Davis supervised the culinary students... Read more »

McCarthy returns for chamber luncheon

Ashlee Flores

March 21, 2007

Filed under News

The Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce invited Congressman Kevin McCarthy to speak in Bakersfield, for a luncheon March 16 held at the Holiday Inn Select. McCarthy is the 22nd Congressional District Representative of California. According to the biographical summary given, the 22nd district includes fertile agriculture, rich energy resources, strong military facilities... Read more »

Firefighters practice low-visibility situations

Katherine J. White

March 21, 2007

Filed under News

The disconcerting blur of flashing fire truck lights along the Panorama Drive bluffs this March should ultimately prove comforting. The Bakersfield Fire Department activity along the bluffs should be very comforting especially considering that hypothetical scenario drills are being done there in the interest of honing the rescuing skills of professional firefighters and Bakersfield... Read more »

Hit-and-run accident dents squad car

Kyle Beall

March 21, 2007

Filed under News

A hit-and-run occurred on the Bakersfield College campus March 6 that damaged the driver-side door of a BC public safety cruiser. Su Htun, 21, of Bakersfield, allegedly backed out of a handicapped parking space in the BC Fine Arts staff parking lot, impacting with an unoccupied public safety officer's sedan and then kept driving, around 4:57 p.m. According to a report filed... Read more »

Safety lights upgrade

Kyle Beall

March 21, 2007

Filed under News

Out of the 12 emergency call stations located on the Bakersfield College campus, or Code Blues, only seven are functional. Four of the Code Blue phones don't work at all, according to Mark Graf, chief of the department of public safety. "That will all be resolved here in the next six weeks," said Graf. According to Graf, spending for a new Code Blue system was authorized... Read more »

Online election for SGA

Earl Parsons

March 21, 2007

Filed under News

Student Government Association elections will be held during Spring Fling week, March 26-30. The seven paid positions of president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, general counsel, activities liaison and legislative liaison will be voted on during Spring Fling. These positions pay minimum wage and require that the students work from 12 to 19 hours per week. There are... Read more »

Painful lessons learned in Korean Marines

Katherine J. White

March 21, 2007

Filed under News

He was slapped for snoring. That is what happened to 25-year-old Bakersfield College business major Seung-Hwan "Sam" Kim when he served in South Korea's Marine Corps. Kim is currently a calculus and lower-division math tutor for BC's Tutoring Center. For a meager $300 a year, plus room and board that included what Kim said was terrible food, Kim took a lot of abuse at the... Read more »

Men lose playoffs to Santa Ana

Crystal Roberts

March 7, 2007

Filed under Sports

The Bakersfield College men's basketball team lost its chance to continue in the state regional playoffs against Santa Ana College on Feb. 23. The Renegades started out slowly, trailing Santa Ana by eight points. BC eventually regained the scoreboard taking a 10-point lead after halftime. It seemed as though all was going well for BC when Santa Ana slowly caught up and eventually... Read more »

New tennis coach leads women

Taylor M. Gombos

March 7, 2007

Filed under Sports

The Bakersfield College women's tennis team started their season on Jan 15. The team is under the leadership of first year coach Gene Lundquist. Lundquist comes to the Renegades after spending 35 years at Calcot, LTD where he was their vice president and corporate secretary. Lundquist was hired to coach the team during the summer and has been recruiting girls from high school... Read more »

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