The Renegade Rip

Spring fling’s charity fever

Nick Stockton

March 20, 2007

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Spring fling takes on a different flavor for the 2007 spring semester. The slogan of this year's event is "Surviving College to Better Serve Humanity." The Student Government Association's Activities Board, headed by Activities Liaison Sarah Cuellar, has set up arrangements with local and international charity organizations. The two local charities, the Bakersfield Rescue Mission...

Agriculture jobs speech

Taylor M. Gombos

March 20, 2007

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Daniel Meyer, a soil conservationist with the United States Department of Agriculture, was on campus in the Fireside Room March 14 to present agriculture job opportunities to students who are interested in pursuing a career in the ag business. Meyer, who has worked in the ag business for seven years, presented the six interested students in attendance with many exciting opportunities. Meyer...

BC play in waiting will finally arrive

Maryann Kopp

March 20, 2007

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An all-female cast of 12 Bakersfield College students will be performing the first BC production of Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues." BC theater professor and director of the play, Kimberly Chin, says, "I've always wanted to do a production of the show and, in fact, back in 2000 I sent off for the production rights but was denied." It was not until Chin connected with Krista...

Student smoking riles BC professors

Jeffrey Mendoza

December 5, 2006

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Smoking around campus, which is not a bother for the students who commit the act, is an obvious issue for the professors. When asked about her opinion on the topic of smoking in the Humanities area, Bakersfield College English professor Kerrie Buis immediately responded, "What? About the fact that we hate it, and how smoke floats down the hallways and into the classrooms?" So,...

BC students get disaster prepared

Tyrone Barner

December 5, 2006

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All of the vendors showed up on a chilly morning Nov. 30 for what turned out to be a pretty good day for finding out about disaster preparedness. They included AmeriCorp Alert, S.B. Cert, Kern County Fire Department, PG&E, Emergency Medical Services, Allstate Insurance, Community Action Partnership, The Salvation Army, F.E.M.A., Bakotopia.com, MAIZE, and the Greater Bakersfield...

BC Jazz Ensemble snazzy

Nick Stockton

December 5, 2006

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Kris Tiner's business card reads, "Trumpeter Composer Improviser." It could not be more succinct and understated. Tiner led the BC Jazz Ensemble through three sets of music that were rehearsed as well as free. Tiner blended in with the students, who wore solid-colored collared shirts and dress pants with some accenting their outfits with fedora hats or ties. The wardrobes matched...

‘Living Out’ plays on perceptions

Marcinda Coil

November 21, 2006

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"Living Out," according to Bakersfield College student actors, is a humorous and tragic play that will have its debut Nov. 30 at Bakersfield College's Indoor Theater. According to Theater Arts Adviser Kimberly Chin, the play portrays two women, an El Salvadoran nanny and an entertainment lawyer, who make sacrifices for their families. "Some of the themes are perceptions of...

Litterbug problem at BC

Donny Van Sloten

November 8, 2006

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Campus trash has been an ongoing problem, according to Bakersfield College janitors. Think of all the pieces of trash littered around campus; it deteriorates the school's image, BC janitors say. "I litter because no one ever gets caught. It's like those signs on the side of the road that say $1,000 dollar fine for littering. I've never heard of anyone getting fined," said a...

Indecisive students can’t pick a major according to census

Jeffrey Mendoza

November 8, 2006

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A census taken in 2005 on majors by their popularity proves that at Bakersfield College, the most popular major isn't really a major at all. It is actually "undeclared" for most of these college students who can't seem to decide what they want to be when they grow up. Undeclared made the top of the list with 17.9 percent of 14,548 students surveyed on campus. Following on the...

Being sad does not have to be the end

Marcinda Coil

November 8, 2006

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"Side by Side: A Journey With Depression" visited the Bakersfield College campus Monday and Tuesday. Brian Wetzel, a comedian, performed the one-man monologue that reconstructed his battle with depression. "If I had a gun that night, I might not be here tonight," said Wetzel talking about a night that should have been great. Wetzel's show contained reenactments of his obstacles...

Hair gone wild on campus

Donny Van Sloten

November 8, 2006

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Hair styles vary from shaved heads to Mohawks, curls to extensions and everything in between. On TV, there are countless commercials dealing with hair from overcoming baldness to eliminating gray, and hip new hair colors to special shampoos guaranteed to make your hair its best. Why do people care about their hair so much? According to cnn.com, Dr. Marianne Lafrance, psychology...

Jesse Ibarra attends the HACU 20th anniversary

Tyrone Barner

November 8, 2006

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Jesse Ibarra, the Bakersfield College ambassador for the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, just returned from HACU's 20th anniversary get together in San Antonio. Ibarra, 34, has been the ambassador for about four months and has attended BC for four years. He's majoring in liberal studies and history. Ibarra said he heard about the program from a professor...

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