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International Students to host dinner Thursday

The Bakersfield College International Student Services and International Students Association will host an International Dinner on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.

The dinner will feature food from almost 30 different countries, and boast live performances and music from nations around the world. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for students. All proceeds go toward scholarships.To buy tickets, call 395-4421.

Jazz Ensemble will perform Sunday

The BC Jazz Ensemble will have its final performance at the Indoor Theater on Sunday at 4 p.m. The concert will feature compositions by Thad Jones and Duke Ellington. Admission is free.

Ag Club raffles off half a hog to raise funds

The Bakersfield College Ag Club will hold a raffle fund-raiser Friday May 9 during the Ag Club Awards. The raffled item is one half of a hog, cut and wrapped.

Tickets are $5 per entry.The winner need not be present at the awards to win. To purchase tickets, contact Gay Gardella at 395-4053

The Renegade Rip named one of best in state

The Renegade Rip was named one of the top four community college newspapers in the state during the recent Journalism Association of Community College’s annual competition in Sacramento.

This is the first time since 1997 that The Rip has won the JACC Pacesetter Award, an honor based upon points earned in the mail-in and on-the-spot competitions. A newspaper also must win general excellence first before it can be considered for the Pacesetter. Rip students won a total of 22 state awards at the conference.

About 50 colleges at the conference compete for the Pacesetter, which is awarded to only four schools annually. The other colleges that won this top honor were Contra Costa, Palomar and Pasadena.

Newspaper awards in the mail-in contests were: general excellence, The Renegade Rip; online publication general excellence:; critical review: Amber Garcia, first place; front page design: Jarrod M. Graham, second place; line illustration: Gerardo Delgadillo, third place; editorial: Demethrasis Blackmon, fourth place; column writing: Amber Garcia, fourth place; inside page design: Ben Oliver, honorable mention; editorial cartoon: Gerardo Delgadillo, honorable mention; critical review: Lorenzo Miranda, honorable mention; feature photo: John Vodopija, honorable mention; sports feature photo: Todd E. Swenson, honorable mention; sports feature photo: Todd E. Swenson, honorable mention; and informational graphic: Jarrod M. Graham, honorable mention.

On-the-spot awards were: 2003 JACC Pacesetter Award: The Renegade Rip; critical review: Jeff Eagan, first place; feature photo: Roger Hornback, second place; news photo: Roger Hornback, third place; bring-in infographic: Mar Jo Jones, third place; copy editing: Jarrod M. Graham, fourth place; editorial cartoon: Mar Jo Jones, honorable mention; and bring-in advertisement: Chris Keeler, honorable mention.

– Compiled by staff writer Daniella Williams

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