The Renegade Rip

‘Dead’ display is tradition

Becky Jimenez

November 8, 2006

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Bakersfield College's Maize club celebrated the annual cultural tradition, Day of the Dead, on Oct. 31 - Nov. 2. Maize set up an altar displaying photos, Mexican lottery cards, colorful painted skulls, flowers, sugar skulls, cigarettes, glasses of water and bread in BC's Campus Center stage. The photos displayed consisted of different Mexican and Cuban icons that have died...

SGA gives free food to students

Tyrone Barner

November 8, 2006

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"Free food, come and eat because it's free," stated the signs for Western Day on Oct. 25 in celebration of Homecoming Week. The Student Government Association decided to offer free food several days during the week. "Students like it when they can get something for free and save a little money," said Sharon Lindsey, 55, whose professional goal is to be a domestic violence counselor. "This...

‘Family’ finds home under tree

Arnetha Pierce

November 8, 2006

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There are many inquiries as to the people who occupy the three stone tables under the tree in Bakersfield College's Campus Center quad. The group seemed reluctant to welcome someone else at first, but then the conversation began to flow. They began talking about who they were and why they occupy those three tables, "We gather here to form a family. We have the same personalities,...

Homecoming Week blends cultural cocktail

Michael Plaza

October 24, 2006

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Homecoming Week has arrived, and there are activities happening throughout the week. Every day has a different theme and includes food and entertainment. This year's overall theme is "A Cultural Cocktail," including Hispanic Heritage Day, Western Day and Asian Day. The week started with Asian Day. The activities included sumo wrestling, a karate demo, live DJ, and free egg...

Foster youth event at BC

Joel R. Paramo

October 24, 2006

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Promoting decent lives after foster care for foster youth was the main focus of the mock city that was created on the Bakersfield College campus Oct. 14. The event was put on by Kern County of Human Services, Foster Youth Services, and BC. There were many activities that educated the foster youth on how to be an adult, how to find an apartment, how to pay rent, and how to pay...

Singles meet at the rock

Tyrone Barner

October 24, 2006

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Based on information from talking to different sources, there are mainly three places on campus to meet people. At these locations you stand a pretty good chance of hooking up with someone who may be looking for you. Noemi Angel, 20, a speech pathology major, said that the outdoor patio in the Campus Center is the best place to meet people from ages 18 to 25. It is considered...

Campus Cat Coalition captures kittens in need

Marcinda Coil

October 10, 2006

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Just before the fall students flooded the classrooms, seven kittens were found roaming in a dumpster filled with scrap metal here on the Bakersfield College campus. "They were four to five weeks old, and it appeared the mother had put them in there," said Library Technician Carol Paschal, who is also a member of the Campus Cat Coalition. According to Paschal, the kittens were...

Professor Martinez rocks the department with his interest in many genres of music

Michael Plaza

October 10, 2006

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If you have taken History of American Pop and Rock and Roll, you know who professor Robert Martinez is. If you haven't taken the class, you have probably at least heard stories. The San Bernardino native has been teaching at BC for 17 years. Martinez is a professor of music, and, along with teaching about the history of rock 'n' roll, he is the conductor for the Desert Community...

BC construction class building 3 new homes

Becky Jimenez

October 10, 2006

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Berdie Barlow, 46, quit her job in Arizona after 15 years to attend Bakersfield College full time and pursue a career in woodworking. BC was the only community college that offered a woodworking program. "I looked for a wood program in the western states, but there was nothing except here (Bakersfield)." Barlow has been attending BC for three years and is a double major in...

Students cannot find the time to eat a healthy diet

Joel R. Paramo

October 10, 2006

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Fried burritos are the number one best seller at The Panorama Grill, second to french fries, and third to hamburgers, according to Chef Alex Gomez, the food service manager. Fast food is what people want; it's quick, easy, and it tastes good. "Fast food is so easily accessible for college students," said Carling Bennett a liberal studies major. "It's fast, easy, and they mark...

Campus centerCampus centerCampus center to reopen soon

Marilyn Whipkey

September 26, 2006

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The student lounge in the cafeteria plans to re-open soon. According to Don Turney, dean of students, several problems occurred that prevented the lounge from opening at the beginning of the semester as planned. The lounge first opened when the spring semester started on Jan. 18, 2006. The games, jukebox and pool tables are provided and maintained by Rick Freels from...

Campus health center offers a variety of services for minimal fee

Arnetha Pierce

September 26, 2006

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California Community College health centers were in jeopardy of closing. ?"There are 109 community college health centers in California," said Don Turney, BC dean of students. "Several of the health centers have closed their doors. One-hundred percent of Board of Governors Fee Waiver [BOGFW] students are using college student health centers. Assembly Bill 982 now allows community...

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