Lounge plans still up in the air

Darla Mangrum, Reporter
April 22, 2015

It looks like there is going to be a lot more construction of the BC campus in the future, at the very least two to five years. According to Craig Rouse, “The Campus Center is one of BC’s last bond projects.” Which means that the student lounge area next to the Veteran’s lounge will remain unusable... Read more »

Student owns local art gallery

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Brooke Howard, Features Editor
April 22, 2015

New and young artists alike now have a place to show and sell their art as well as get work experience, that place is Elder And Oak in the East Hills Mall, owned and operated by Bakersfield College student Trish Castro. The shop opened Feb. 10 and is a new metaphysical and spiritual gift shop that also... Read more »

Whistleblower speaks on government errors

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Javier Valdes, Reporter
April 22, 2015

Notoriously known whistle-blower Daniel Ellsberg, 84, visited the Cal State Bakersfield Doré Theatre to present “Why the United States Needs More Edward Snowdens,” as part of the 29th annual Charles W. Kegley memorial lecture on April 14. Ellsberg, most notably recognized for serving as an anti-war... Read more »

Dates at Skateland and fireworks at Sam Lynn Ballpark

Darla Mangrum, Reporter
April 22, 2015

All semester long, The Rip has found some fun and affordable places to go for a date and this edition is no different. If you’re looking for something fun to do with your significant other, you can always go skating at Skateland or have a picnic with fireworks. Skating is not only fun but great exercise,... Read more »

National Poetry Month gathers local poets at BC

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Elka Wyatt, Reporter
April 22, 2015

Local poets gathered to kick off National Poetry Month by reading poetry inspired by life in the San Joaquin Valley. About 30 people, including Mike Russo, owner of Russo’s Books, attended the poetry reading that took place at the Norman Levan Center for the Humanities on the Bakersfield College campus... Read more »

Stop limiting yourself

Brooke Howard, Features Editor
April 22, 2015

We need to break out of this mediocre norm that has been put in place as our new standard. Everywhere I see people just giving up because things take a little effort. This is especially true for community college students. Our graduation rate at Bakersfield College is down 17 percent in the past five... Read more »

Variety at BC’s annual Garden Fest

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Darla Mangrum, Reporter
April 22, 2015

Bakersfield College’s annual Garden Fest, held on campus April 18, featured a number of booths with hidden handmade treasures. Merilee Armstrong was sitting outside her booth in the sunlight burning words onto reclaimed wood with a magnifying glass. Her booth consisted of wooden signs that she custom... Read more »

Drive-in now back in Bakersfield

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Elka Wyatt, Reporter
April 22, 2015

Bakersfield finally has a drive-in movie theater again. Cinertain Drive-In has found a home for the summer with the Bakersfield Blaze at Sam Lynn Ballpark. If the summer is successful, more movies may be scheduled throughout the rest of the year. Cinertain Drive-In was created by two former Bakersfield... Read more »

Scottish Games held locally

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Elka Wyatt, Reporter
April 22, 2015

The Kern Scottish Society hosted the 2015 Scottish Games and Gathering at the Kern County Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 18. The festivities started at noon with the March of the Clans. Members of different Scottish clans were on hand to represent their clans and to give attendees information about the... Read more »

Bakersfield College student helps Romania

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Elizabeth Castillo, Editor in Chief
April 22, 2015

Bakersfield College student Nannette Gonzalez saw a need for a legitimate foster care and adoption program in Romania. With a little extra faith, she turned this social issue into a solution for children across Romania. “Our non-profit rescues abandoned babies from being institutionalized and places... Read more »

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