A medley of music takes over

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Mason J. Rockfellow, Reporter
May 13, 2015

The Bakersfield College’s Performing Arts Department hosted a combined concert featuring the new BC orchestra and concert band, BC’s indoor drumline and the Golden Empire Drum and Bugle Corps, chamber singers, college choir, and jazz ensemble. The concert, A Night of Rhythm, was held in the Performing... Read more »

TWLOHA week discusses depression in some youth groups

Elka Wyatt, Reporter
May 13, 2015

The Beale Memorial Library on Truxtun Avenue will be hosting a special presentation of the film “To Write Love on Her Arms” on May 15 at 5 p.m. which is free to the public. The film, formerly called “Day One”, is a true story that inspired a global movement to bring awareness of the reality of... Read more »

Many more fun $5 dates

Darla Mangrum, Reporter
May 13, 2015

All semester long The Rip has suggested many ideas for going on inexpensive dates and this last edition of the semester is no different, but instead of one or two dates for $5 or less here is a list of things you can do for free: Take a bike ride along the bike trail and discover new places to take... Read more »

Damsel in Defense helping women’s safty

Elka Wyatt, Reporter
May 13, 2015

  As safe as we feel most of the time, sometimes we find ourselves in situations where we may need to be just a little bit more aware and cautious of our surroundings. This is when it helps to have a little something extra for protection. Damsel in Defense offers a wide variety of protective gear... Read more »

The new age of media and self worth

Brooke Howard, Features Editor
May 13, 2015

In this relatively new age of Internet and social media, we tend to value ourselves by what persona we show online. Our self-worth is measured in likes and followers and we forget what is real. Some real problems are coming out of this media age. Such as, a lack of social skills, lack of empathy for... Read more »

Relay for Life season has a good end

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Amber Hayden, Online Editor
May 13, 2015

With the end of the Relay for Life season slowly coming to an end in June, the charity held its largest event at the Kern County Fairgrounds on May 2-3. With well over a 100 tents and booths set up, the event kicked off at 9 a.m. Relay for Life teams had already raised $850,000 for the season as the... Read more »

Child Development thankful at BC

Darla Mangrum, Reporter
May 13, 2015

The Bakersfield College Child Development Center Program Manager, Danell Ward, has expressed her gratitude for all of the support that BC students, staff and the public have given the center. “It is not easy keeping the center stocked with supplies such as, paints, paper, crayons, art supplies, etc.,”... Read more »

Noche de Cultura held at BC

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Vanessa A. Munoz, Opinions Editor
May 13, 2015

M.E.Ch.A held its second annual Noche de Cultura (Night of Culture) on April 30 at Bakersfield College with five expected performances from Hawaii dancers to Aztec tribal dancers. This night was to shed light on the different styles and traditions of costumes, dance, and music in the Mexican culture... Read more »

Students preparing for finals week

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Mason J. Rockfellow, Reporter
May 13, 2015

As the spring semester comes to an end at Bakersfield College, some students dread finals week, some don’t seem to mind it, some think it is a necessity to make sure that you have learned and retained the information, and some students shared other thoughts on the matter. Kimberly Hulloa, 19, film... Read more »

BC’s World’s Got Talent

Tyler Goucher, Reporter
May 13, 2015

Bakersfield College hosted its first World’s Got Talent auditions on April 15 in the Performing Arts Center with a great turnout. With a wide variety of contestants that tried out, only 10 were selected to move on to the semifinals that were held on April 22. The top six who were selected will move... Read more »

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