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Broken dispensers no excuse

Ashlee Flores

April 25, 2007

Filed under Campus

While parking permit machines may be out of order, this is no excuse for not having a permit on display, according to Bakersfield College Public Safety. If you drive up to the parking lot on the northeast side of BC and need a one-day permit pass, the machine has a sign on it stating, "Out of order, fixed in 2008." Although the machine may not work, a student parking in the... Read more »

‘Space funk’ theme sets mood for BC ensemble

Katherine J. White

April 25, 2007

Filed under Campus

A space alien's music was played at Bakersfield College's Indoor Theater on April 21 during BC's annual "Swing in Spring" jazz event. BC music professor and Jazz Ensemble Director Kris Tiner said that this concert focused on composers not usually performed and who were influential as innovators and leaders of small-group jazz, such as Sun Ra (aka Herman "Sonny" Blount) who... Read more »

Business women gather for annual conference

Crystal Roberts

April 25, 2007

Filed under Features

Training seminars, trade show vendors and speakers highlighted the18th annual Bakersfield Women's Business Conference on April 19 at the Rabobank Arena, Theater and Convention Center. Over 40 training seminars were available, including seminars such as "Protecting Yourself in Today's Society," by Sandy Morris, and "What Every Manager and Supervisor should know," by Susan Scaffid. There... Read more »

Old birds fly off of their perches for another year

Kyle Beall

April 25, 2007

Filed under Features

Above the crowd, the roaring engines were vibrant and alive as history flew by. War Birds in Action was not just an air show, it was a piece of history in the present, restored and preserved. The air show took place at Minter Field in Shafter, April 21. There were still planes arriving when the show started at about 11 a.m. Because of the weather, many of the aircraft were... Read more »

Let the Scottish Games begin

Ashlee Flores

April 11, 2007

Filed under Features

Men in kilts, women in tartan and the sound of bagpipes filled the air at Stramler Park on March 31 for the Bakersfield Scottish Gathering and Games. The park was overflowing with great Scottish culture that provided Scottish and non-Scottish to participate and enjoy the day. Some of the events included The Scottish Tea Room, where the slogan was "a place to relax and drink... Read more »

Track and field wrapping up competition

Earl Parsons

April 11, 2007

Filed under Sports

The Bakersfield College women's track and field team remains undefeated going into the Antelope Valley Invitational on April 13, while the men's team has three losses so far. Annikia Jackson qualified for the California state heptathlon after her performance at the Southern California heptathlon on March 20 and 21 at Cerritos College. At the Cougar Invitational on April 5,... Read more »

Women warming up

Katherine J. White

April 11, 2007

Filed under Sports

Battle lines have been drawn by Bakersfield College's women's tennis team, said Coach Gene Lundquist, and the team lives up to the "Churchillian phrase: 'Don't give up,'" according to Lundquist. The team's WSC record is 3-6, and their overall is 3-8. "They're fighters," Lundquist said of the team. "Their level of competitiveness is at the top of the ladder." Freshman Jennifer... Read more »

BC men’s tennis has power

Katherine J. White

April 11, 2007

Filed under Sports

Play ugly. That is what Bakersfield College's men's tennis Coach Rob Slaybaugh said about the team's playing technique. Freshman Jake Desme cites the team's ability to play a "power game" with their rivals, and he says that the team constantly searches for ways to improve their mental game especially when facing a "deep" team such as Santa Barbara. "They're tough players,"... Read more »

Baseball player in it for the game

Ashlee Flores

April 11, 2007

Filed under Sports

Bakersfield College baseball pitcher Edgar Sanchez is an outstanding and respected player among his teammates. Though, according to Coach Tim Painton, Sanchez may not go into professional baseball, he does have a chance to play beyond this level in college. "He is somebody that is respected by all his teammates," said Painton. "He works hard, puts the team ahead of himself... Read more »

Professional arm wrestler schools Bako at Fishlips

Nick Stockton

April 11, 2007

Filed under Sports

A group of men sit at two tables pushed together in the middle of Fishlips in downtown Bakersfield. They are dining on fish and chips, sipping on beer, and talking in baritones through the classic rock coming from the sound system. The Allen Fisher Arm Wrestling Training Camp is currently on lunch break. The group breaks from the meal, and as the other bar patrons look on,... Read more »

Cowboys, girls meet in Shafter for roping

Donny Van Sloten

April 11, 2007

Filed under Sports

Heels were kicking and dust was flying as riders in cowboy hats and tight jeans made their way into the arena on a sunny Shafter day. The eighth annual Team Roping and BBQ on April 7 at Thunderhead Ranch raised money for Optimal Hospice Care. The top winners of the day, Craig Wilson and Tom Mullins, won gift buckles, saddles and money. "Two weeks ago I won a saddle plus cash... Read more »

Ebony Fashion Fair comes to Bakersfield; sorority helps

Lily Fahel

April 11, 2007

Filed under Features

The Gamma Alpha Sigma Chapter of the Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. hosted the 49th annual Ebony Fashion Fair at the Fox Theater in downtown Bakersfield on Wednesday, April 4. The show presented latest fashions of the 2006-2007 seasons, featuring ensembles and haute couture gowns by famous designers such as Roberto Cavalli, Issey Miyake, Nina Ricci, Christian Lacroix, Yves... Read more »

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