The Renegade Rip

No construction bids for BC planetarium

Gina Mendoza

May 10, 2005

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Renovations on BC's planetarium are now tentative. The facility was scheduled to go under construction immediately following the end of this semester well into the month of October, but now plans are questionable because BC has not received a construction bid for the job. "During the week of finals, the dome will come down and packaged, as well as the star projector and the...

BC radio show ‘in-depth’

Joshua Ayers

May 10, 2005

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Bakersfield College's radio show, "Bakersfield College Today," has completed 13 shows since February and has reached an agreement with KERN News talk 1410 to produce 14 more shows through the summer. The radio show is the brainchild of BC Director of Public Information Don Clark, who was initially skeptical about how the show would appeal to Bakersfield listeners. Clark, who...

Media Services area not top secret

Joshua Ayers

May 10, 2005

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Students using Bakersfield College's computer commons suspect that there is something top secret going on in the Media Services area. That is not the case, according to Greg Chamberlain of the Learning Resources and Information Technology who oversees media services. According to Chamberlain, there is simply some media-oriented equipment not available for student use. Also,...

New club offers digital media art

Katherine J. White

April 27, 2005

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For the budding Michelangelo who wants to render a computer-designed version of the Sistine Chapel, or one of the masterpieces in the Louvre, the DigiMedia Club is now forming at Bakersfield College. Aiming to combine traditional-minded artists with computers, the DigiMedia Club encourages the study of 3-D graphics, film design, and all areas of computer graphic designing...

Different perspectives

Julianna Crisalli

April 27, 2005

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A murder in 11th century Japan. Four different versions of the truth, some comedic, some dramatic. Which tale is sincere? Kimberley Chin and her students have been working on this production since late February and are currently in dress rehearsals for the dramatic production of "Rashomon." Four characters will describe their version of the murder and will let the audience...

Theater: more than meets the eye

Phillip G. Kopp

April 27, 2005

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"I'm a genius if this works" yells one of the theater tech students inside the Bakersfield College theater. The crew attempts to lift an awning 12 feet high using a quick pulley system and their own strength. As the awning is lifted, a slim part of the frame breaks causing the crew to lower the set piece back down and rapidly fix the damaged frame. While actors rehearse...

Career day features vendors from Mary Kay to the Navy

Ximena Benitez

April 27, 2005

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Music, a big crowd and numerous booths were some of the things that characterized Career Day. On April 20, students at Bakersfield College were given the opportunity to see different career options. Eighty-six different employers were present in the Campus Center quad. "It was great," said Denise Crawford, coordinator Work Ability II. "I think the employees liked it. They...

M.E.Ch.A. honors Chavez

Gina Mendoza

April 12, 2005

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Many Bakersfield College students were sad to find out that CSUB would get Cesar Chavez Day off, but BC would not. "Union wise, BC gets the same amount of days off. It is a matter of what days the union members choose, so it is not like Cal State is getting an extra day off," said Rosa Garza, Chicano Studies professor and adviser of M.E.Ch.A. at BC. Cesar Chavez was best...

BC Idol:Good, bad and ugly

Phillip G. Kopp

March 29, 2005

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American Idol has been a success across the United States. People love watching others make complete idiots of themselves with bad singing and horrible choreography. The show has people on who are so bad you wonder how the judges sit there through the whole process. BC idol was no different. BC Idol, our campus' own version of the hit television show, let any person who could...

New cancer awareness club prepares for Relay for Life

Ximena Benitez

March 29, 2005

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A new cancer awareness club has started at Bakersfield College. The club's main activity will be Relay for Life held at the Cal State Bakersfield soccer field on April 30.? Groups began to meet two months before the event is set to take place in order to create teams to raise the money. "The money goes toward the American Cancer Society, cancer research, cancer absentees,...

Campus potholes to be repaired

Dotty Burns

March 29, 2005

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Bakersfield College officials said they expect potholes on campus to be repaired in the near future. According to Bob Day, director of Maintenance and Operations, the potholes are an ongoing problem and several things have to be taken into consideration when refurbishing potholes. For instance, a time must be found so parking lots can be shut down for repairs and won't...

Free health care for students

Ian Hamilton

March 8, 2005

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Every semester, students at Bakersfield College are charged a $12 health fee. Although mandatory, it buys free medical services available on campus - including prescription medication. The Student Health Center is confidential and available to all currently enrolled students. By just walking into the office, a student can get pamphlets on various health concerns or grab some...

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