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‘3:10’ remake not always convincing but appealing to males

Anna Robledo

September 26, 2007

Filed under Opinion

James Mangold's remake of the 1957 film "3:10 to Yuma" stays true to the 1950s Western genre. However, because of an overexposure of great digital effects and crazy action, a la "Transformers," "Pirates of the Caribbean" and even the 1993 action packed, genius western classic "Tombstone," "3:10 to Yuma" may leave you scratching your head. There is very little action in this... Read more »

Tom Waits album is raining dogs, not cats

Chris Garza

September 26, 2007

Filed under Opinion

A wish-wash of lost characters symbolize Tom Waits' 1985 album "Rain Dogs." The sound is of timeless character and would be hard to place in a specific genre, let alone a time period. A surreal mix of tales and instrumentation relay the mix of Rain Dog- like characters. Waits has described a rain dog as something of a derailed being. A dog that has been out in the rain has... Read more »

Mama Tosca’s: great Italian

Rigo Villalobos

September 26, 2007

Filed under Opinion

Not only a good but an incredible experience, with the whole extension of the word, is what I encountered in the visit to Mama Tosca's Ristorante here in Bakersfield in the Marketplace plaza on Ming Avenue. In my life I have experienced many Italian food restaurants, but, by far, Mama Tosca's gave me one of the best savory experiences that has made me want to return. When I... Read more »

New live album keeps you Trapt listening to it

Marcinda Coil

September 26, 2007

Filed under Opinion

Trapt's new live album is a decent album to own because of its mixed music typifying a greatest hits album. However, the band's attempt to debut two brand new songs ("Stay Alive" and "Everything to Lose") on a live album was unnecessary because the two songs were distinct enough to be heard and recognized on the radio. Without these songs, the band created a premature greatest... Read more »

The library should be for research and homework

Ashlee Flores

September 26, 2007

Filed under Opinion

The library computers at Bakersfield College should be used for school purposes only. End of discussion, no questions asked. I've come to this conclusion because the majority of the time I go to the computer commons needing to write a paper, it's very difficult to find an available computer due to people using the computers for entertainment purposes. For example, I walked... Read more »

Nature’s not our enemy

Maryann Kopp

September 26, 2007

Filed under Opinion

Man versus nature. Considering that it is the year 2007, you would think that we would have resolved this pseudo-conflict by now, but we haven't. Recently there was some commotion over cutting down the water supply to different agricultural businesses here in Kern County to help save a species of fish in the Kern River. I am sure that many people think its ridiculous to interfere... Read more »

Spanking teaches kids discipline

Crystal Roberts

September 26, 2007

Filed under Opinion

In a world where children are running amuck and not grasping any moral values, spanking proves to be a positive part of raising a child. Spanking some children is a good thing. It is a way to teach discipline to a child, to get them to listen and to get their attention. Some children can be reprimanded with only words, but most need physical spankings to help them remember... Read more »

Marijuana revenue would diminish with legalization

Letter to the editor

September 26, 2007

Filed under Opinion

Editor: With regards to the piece by Bryan Lung on taxing legal marijuana: Though I agree with the position that it should be regulated rather than remain illegal, the tax revenue that would be generated would fall far shorter than his reportings would suggest. The fact is that marijuana's current value rests so high because of the illegal nature of it. The value would diminish,... Read more »

Shame on ‘Shame On’

Staff editorial

September 26, 2007

Filed under Opinion

Many of us have seen the "Shame On" signs around business areas in Bakersfield, but what's odd is that according to reports and a Rip staff member, the people holding these huge white signs with red lettering are being paid by a union. A Rip staffer was actually offered a job with the Shame On campaign and was told the pay rate was $10 per hour. Sad but true, these protesters... Read more »

Panel of four discuss leadership and ethics

Katherine J. White

September 26, 2007

Filed under News

By KATHERINE J. WHITE kwhite@bc.cc.ca.us Sports editor One must become human before becoming a leader. That is the Confucian take on becoming a leader as expounded by Bakersfield College philosophy instructor Michael McNellis during the panel discussion on ethics and leadership Sept. 20 in BC's Fireside Room. The presentation of four different perspectives on ethics and leadership... Read more »

Universities invade BC for Transfer Day

Steven C. Vogel

September 26, 2007

Filed under News

By STEVEN C. VOGEL svogel@bakersfieldcollege.edu Rip staff writer During the morning hours of Sept. 11, the grassy area between the library and student services became the home to nearly 50 four-year schools aiming to draw students and capitalize on their interests. A wide array of schools throughout California were represented at Bakersfield College, including those within... Read more »

BC Foundation puts new Web site online

Maryann Kopp

September 26, 2007

Filed under News

The Bakersfield College Foundation, which is responsible for providing services such as scholarships to BC students, recently launched a new Web site that can be accessed at www.bakersfieldcollege.edu/foundation. "The foundation raises funds to provide scholarships for BC students. $544,397 was provided in scholarships for the Fiscal Year 2006-07, impacting over 1,221 students... Read more »

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