Let the Scottish Games begin

Ashlee Flores
April 11, 2007

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... Read more »

Track and field wrapping up competition

Earl Parsons
April 11, 2007

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... Read more »

Women warming up

Katherine J. White
April 11, 2007

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... Read more »

BC men’s tennis has power

Katherine J. White
April 11, 2007

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... Read more »

Baseball player in it for the game

Ashlee Flores
April 11, 2007

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... Read more »

Professional arm wrestler schools Bako at Fishlips

Nick Stockton
April 11, 2007

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... Read more »

Cowboys, girls meet in Shafter for roping

Donny Van Sloten
April 11, 2007

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,... Read more »

Ebony Fashion Fair comes to Bakersfield; sorority helps

Lily Fahel
April 11, 2007

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... Read more »

Bearded lady leads lifestlye less traveled

Joel R. Paramo
April 11, 2007

Oddly enough on Tuesday morning of spring break, 58-year-old woman Vivian Wheeler, the world record-holder for having an 11-inch beard, wandered onto Bakersfield College’s campus. “I’m a celebrity, nobody knows where I’ll be tomorrow,” she said. “Living the life of... Read more »

Gettin’ it on to save the planet

Marcinda Coil
April 11, 2007

Love is in the air, especially during the spring and summer months, and Greenpeace has a guide for all who are concerned about the environment: The Greenpeace Guide to Environmentally-Friendly Sex. According to “Getting it on for the good of the planet,” there are 10 ways to have fun while... Read more »

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