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Scholarships aren’t taken advantage of by many students

Amber T. Troupe, Reporter

May 4, 2011

Filed under News

College is expensive, and that is why scholarships are offered and provided to students to be able to afford to attend, but some students don’t even know how they work. Students had different reasons as to why they have or have not applied to scholarships. Naomi Ream, 18, and a nursing major, explained what she knows about scholarships and why they are offered. “I... Read more »

Man shares his lifelong love of blues

Amber T. Troupe, Reporter

May 4, 2011

Filed under Features

With age comes wisdom and experience, and at 71, Nat Dove has plenty of both. Originally from Bryan, Texas, Dove’s first memories of hearing the blues was at age 3, when he could hear the music from next door at the club through his bedroom walls. He smiles as he began to remember. “I could hear the music, and I would listen, thinking, ‘what was it.’ Not quite knowing... Read more »

Man collects cans to provide for family.

Ryan George, Photographer

May 4, 2011

Filed under Features

Students at Bakersfield College may not know his name, but they know him as “the can guy.” Enrique Angeles, a legal immigrant from the Philippines, had big dreams and hopes awaiting him as he left his family behind in search of a prospering future in America. From Manila he traveled to the United States in 1992, had found a part-time job working a side business with... Read more »

Club receives a free rafting trip

Brian N. Willhite, Reporter

May 4, 2011

Filed under Sports

The Bakersfield College Sports Club will be beating the summer swelter with a white-water-rafting trip on the Kern River May 8. The adrenaline-pumping, wave-crashing event will serve as the club’s annual outing for its members, and it will also be free. The complimentary cruise down the river was made possible by Eagle Rafting in Kernville, which donated two rafting... Read more »

The Gate, The Place, The Music

May 4, 2011

by Martin Chang The Gate, a community center in Bakersfield, California is a youth-friendly haven and hangout.

Politics viewed as an afterthought in student lives for excellent reasons

Keith Kaczmarek, Reporter

May 4, 2011

Filed under Opinion

You probably don’t care about politics. Should you? Apathy toward politics is at a record high, even among young people who are notoriously disenchanted with politics. In many ways, America is becoming the democracy that chooses to not vote, but is anyone really surprised? Let’s face it, we aren’t allowed to vote for anything truly important. We were not allowed... Read more »

Great food and service are found at Sea Breeze

Michael Wafford, Editor in Chief

May 4, 2011

Filed under Reviews

Sea Breeze, located on 2500 New Stine Road, serves delicious seafood in a discreet environment. Originally opened in 1947, Sea Breeze closed its original downtown location. Sea Breeze’s exterior is a simple blue and white building down the street from Snyder’s Cyclery. It’s easy to drive by without noticing it. The interior is simple: booths, white walls, a counter... Read more »

‘MK’ will test your might and your skill

Michael Wafford, Editor in Chief

May 4, 2011

Filed under Reviews

“Mortal Kombat” takes a worn-out franchise and returns it to its glory days—literally and figuratively. The ninth game in the main franchise, (counting spin-offs and updated releases, there  are over 14 games in the franchise) “Mortal Kombat” drops the numbers and subtitles, along with a lot of extra baggage it has gained over the years. It did this by getting... Read more »

‘Portal 2’ is a gateway to a world of fun

Zak S. Cowan, Sports Editor

May 4, 2011

Filed under Reviews

The sequel to the most scientific and mentally-challenging game ever is nothing less than a triumph. “Portal 2,” released April 19, is the perfect full-length follow-up to the mini game that swept the video game community in 2007. Arguably the most anticipated game of 2011 among video game aficionados, “Portal 2” provides everything a fan of the first could want.... Read more »

Former BC president in hospital

Michael Wafford, Editor in Chief

May 4, 2011

Filed under News

After driving his car into a canal on April 13, former Bakersfield College president John Collins, 93, was hospitalized. Since then, he has been recovering in Mercy Hospital, and staff around BC have been wishing him well. Dr. Robert Allison, a longtime friend of Collins, has been visiting Collins while he recovers. “Yesterday, he was good. He was alert and sharp... Read more »

Fit and Fun day held to spread awareness

Kevin Foster, Reporter

May 4, 2011

Filed under Sports

On April 26 and 27 the Bakersfield College Sports Club put on a Fit and Fun day on the BC campus The members of the club are: President Elizabeth Samaniego, Vice-President Sarah Elliot, Secretary Dominic Kirkendall, and Treasurer Riki Suzuki and two other people. “Fit and Fun day was to encourage students to get healthy and active by having some fun,” Elliot said. “The... Read more »

‘Scream 4’ nothing to scream about

James Licea

May 4, 2011

Filed under Reviews

Going into see "Scream 4", I expected as little as possible and somehow I was still immensely surprised at how unpleasant it actually was. I literally felt insulted that the creators of the original "Scream", Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson, could turn something that was so great, into something so impaired. I thought first "Scream" was unique because it pointed out certain... Read more »

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