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Bakersfield College swim team getting ready for conference

Vincent Perez

April 21, 2010

Filed under Sports

The Bakersfield College swim teams have been swimming tired at their latest events, according to head coach Charlie Pike. Yet, Pike has a plan for the swimmers. "I've been putting them in different off events. Try to mix it up because sometimes if you swim the same events over and over and over again, you're going to get burned out on it." Pike added, "It's good to step back... Read more »

Bakersfield College softball looks to end season on a favorable note

Natalie Rodriguez

April 21, 2010

Filed under Sports

L.A. Mission College traveled to Bakersfield College on April 15 to play the Bakersfield College softball team. BC won 8-6 on a walk off two-run home run hit by sophomore Courtney Hockett. Samantha Durazo from L.A. Mission College homered to center in the first inning to score the first run of the game. In the bottom of the first inning, BC's Jessica Newton-Smith, a sophomore,... Read more »

Tennis regular seasons comes to a close, looking to Ojai

Michael Morrow

April 21, 2010

Filed under Sports

The Bakersfield College men and women's tennis teams entered into the Western State Conference tournament with a chance to advance to the Southern California Regionals tournament with a win in the quarterfinals round. For the men, BC had two players in singles, and three teams competing in doubles. In singles, Nick Jacobs and James Griffin advanced to the qualifying round... Read more »

Safety issue closes press boxes

Julian Moore

April 21, 2010

Filed under Sports

The press boxes at the newly renovated Dean and Adah Gay Complex have been closed since early April. Both press boxes at the baseball and softball fields have been wrapped in plastic to prevent them from being entered. According to Jan Stuebbe, Bakersfield College's athletic director who has been out on medical leave, "I haven't talked to anyone officially, but the welds... Read more »

Bakersfield Collegebaseball looks to close the gap in conference play

Julian Moore

April 21, 2010

Filed under Sports

With four games to go before the playoffs, the Bakersfield College baseball team is 10-6 in Western State Conference play and 21-10 overall. BC is one game behind L.A. Valley for first, and in a tie with Canyons for second place. BC will be looking to win the conference title and secure a playoff berth. BC coach Tim Painton said of the position the Renegades have put themselves. "Well,... Read more »

Bakersfield College professor extends teaching beyond math to the yoga mat

Denise Gonzales

April 21, 2010

Filed under Spotlight

A Bakersfield College mathematics professor passes her teachings in the classroom along to a yoga studio. Kathleen Rush is a certified Iyengar yoga instructor and a mathematics professor. She began her studies in yoga in 1994 while living in Nepal and traveled to Pune, India in 2002 to study yoga with the Iyengars. She regularly travels to study at the Iyengar Institute in... Read more »

Bakersfield band Automatic Redial dials in ‘hard rock’ sound

Kelly Ardis

April 21, 2010

Filed under Spotlight

Don't ask local band Automatic Redial to describe their sound. Progressive, experimental, hardcore, metalcore their list went on and on. Finally, singer Gary Taylor summed it up. "Just rock, hard rock," he said. Over the five years of their existence, the band has undergone numerous lineup changes, but currently they consist of Taylor, guitarist Matt Bledsoe, guitarist David... Read more »

Indiana vocal group puts a new spin on old favorites in ‘With A Twist’

Katie Avery

April 21, 2010

Filed under Reviews

Take 10 glee-club boys, blend in a beat, add a twist of harmony, and serve up new a cappella album "With A Twist," released by Indiana group Straight No Chaser April 13. SNC hit off this album by combining Jason Mraz's hit "I'm Yours" with "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" making for a great medley of music. It flowed easily between both pieces as if they were written for each... Read more »

New Lions Gate comedy kicks ass

Michael Wafford

April 21, 2010

Filed under Reviews

"Kick-Ass" doesn't really do anything new, but it does what it does extremely well: creating a well-paced, humorous and intense movie. The film opens with Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson) narrating the story. He's a fairly average teenager who enjoys comic books, has a crush on a girl who doesn't notice him and isn't particularly good at anything. He eventually questions why... Read more »

Square Enix wins with FF13

Martin Chang

April 21, 2010

Filed under Reviews

Square Enix has accomplished something significant with Final Fantasy XIII. They have made a game that is fun and accessible in a way that is unique to role-playing video games. They have also created a story of a quality that I have not seen in video games. I have found the combat in many role-playing games to be slow, uninteresting and confusing. Final Fantasy XIII has solved... Read more »

Mac & Cheeza impresses with new variety

Kelly Ardis

April 21, 2010

Filed under Reviews

Macaroni and cheese can be a staple in any student's diet. Usually, there's not much to it; mac + cheese = cheap and yummy goodness. But what if there was something more to this magical equation? Enter Mac & Cheeza, a place that promises both "eats and sweets." With only two locations, one locally at 1818 L St. and another in Los Angeles, Mac & Cheeza is putting a new spin... Read more »

Campus Center love: From predator to prey

Mateo Melero

April 21, 2010

Filed under Opinion

Through big black sunglasses and chain-smoking camel filters, I stare at les petites filles who strut around the Bakersfield College Campus Center, reviewing my master plan before the pounce and desperately hoping this hunt blooms fruits for my labor. It's been three months since I have had a woman and I am starting to get the shakes. My whole routine is in shambles due to... Read more »

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