The Renegade Rip

Tuition rates take anticipated drop

Arnetha Pierce

September 12, 2006

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Beginning in January, tuition will decrease for community college students. According to Sue Vaughn, director of enrollment at Bakersfield College, "The tuition drop is the enrollment fee of $26 per unit, which will be reduced to $20 per unit. The tuition drop is an addition to the governor's budget." On June 30, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger added and signed into the 2006-2007...

Inner Space

Katherine J. White

September 12, 2006

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Bakersfield College's newly refurbished planetarium is celestial. That's how Nick Strobel, BC astronomy professor and director of the newly remodeled BC planetarium, feels. "Other planetarium directors are envious of what I've done," Strobel boasted. The cost for the planetarium was celestial as well, Strobel said. Strobel said the planetarium features that students and visitors...

The future has arrived in Library Commons

Katherine J. White

September 12, 2006

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At the ripe old age of almost 4 years old, computers in Bakersfield College's Grace Van Dyke Bird were forced into retirement. "After four years, the computers were showing signs of deterioration," said Jim McGee, Director of Information Services at BC. "And they were slow," he added. The replacement of the aging computers came even after BC paid for an extra year of functioning...

BC students on their way to being wireless

Elias Acevedo

September 12, 2006

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Students on the B.C. campus could expect to have wireless Internet access on campus as soon as next semester. According to Donald Turney, dean of students, students will be able to access the wireless Internet (wifi) in the campus center at a radius of about 200ft. but wants the wifi connection to be able to be accessed throughout the entire campus. Having the wireless Internet...

Eating costs eat BC pockets

Jeffrey Mendoza

September 12, 2006

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Along with prices for real estate, gas and the overall cost of living, prices at the Panorama Grill have been raised. This sudden change in costs at BC's cafeteria has not pleased students who regularly have lunch here. "A lot of students are on a tight budget and some can't afford to eat here," said sophomore Gayla Gonzalez. Most incoming freshman don't realize that the prices...

SGA gives water to BC students

Marcinda Coil

September 12, 2006

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Students were shocked to find out that the Student Government Association was handing out cold water bottles to students standing in line at the bookstore this year. "I wish I would have known," said Amanda Morris, a student at Bakersfield College. "I had to stand in line for like an hour." "It [the line] was crazy," said Maria Leon, 19, another student at BC. Although some...

Art teacher position temporarily filled

Arnetha Pierce

September 12, 2006

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On day one of this fall semester, students attended class to find that there was no teacher for an art class. According to art professor David Koeth, "We had students coming to class who were highly upset to find that the teacher, Al Davis, had retired and his position had not been filled."?However, according to Koeth, the problem has been temporarily solved, "We have found...

BC buidling named after contributors

Anna Robledo

April 18, 2006

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Rather than naming buildings after people who have made an impact on the country, such as Abraham Lincoln or George Washington, Bakersfield College brings it closer to home. Each building named on campus, after the approval from the Board of Trustees, has been named in honor of an individual who has made a significant contribution to the college. In 1955, the BC library...

Spring Fling flung to side

Katherine White & Daniella Williams

April 18, 2006

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Bakersfield College's annual Spring Fling Dance, held April 6, was flung to the side by the majority of BC students after a weeklong deluge that canceled out a number of other Spring Fling events. Under a ceiling lofty with yellow and black balloons in BC's gymnasium foyer, known as the "Huddle," Mauricio Aboytes, a break dancer from Redwood City, and a friend of Bakersfield...

BC architecture student has designs for campus

Nick Stockton

April 18, 2006

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There are many outlets on campus for students wanting to improve things. But for some, student government or club involvement is not enough. These rare students are spurred by some personal initiative that is not represented through these organizations on campus. It is in this limbo of aspiration where architecture student Abiola Sagbohan, 22, found himself when he came up...

BC math professor’s mystic spiritual journey

Daniella Williams

April 18, 2006

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Mysticism and mathematics don't seem like a usual mix, but Bakersfield College professor Kathleen Rush combines the mathematical and the spiritual. "My scientific background comes from being curious about life, curious about nature," she said. Rush, a mathematics professor, began practicing Iyengar Yoga while living in Katmandu, Nepal in 1994. She met Lieve Powell, a Belgian...

BC English professor’s life an endless run

Lisa Vargas

April 18, 2006

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English Professor Pam Boyles, 41, not only enjoys teaching English but loves to run. She started running when she was in third grade, and never stopped. Boyles attended BC pursuing her English degree. She ran for BC under the supervision of Pam Kelly. Boyles was so good at running, it earned her a scholarship when she attended Cal State, Bakersfield, where she received...

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