The Renegade Rip

Student sends threatening e-mail to a BC instructor after suspecting the teacher of spying and harassing student’s family

March 8, 2005

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A Bakersfield College political science instructor received a harassing e-mail March 2 typical of other recent e-mails from a BC student who accused the professor of threatening physical violence including rape and murder, as well as harassment through high-tech surveillance. A Campus Security report stated that the student further indicated that the professor wanted to ruin...

Xbox dangerous power cords recalled

Steven Martin

March 8, 2005

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In February, Microsoft announced a recall concerning its video game consol Xbox. The recall covers the power cords that came with and connect to the video game system that were purchased before Oct. 23, 2003. Microsoft discovered that the power cords could lead to electrical fires when the Xbox is left on for long periods of time. To determine if you have one of the systems...

Open house draws small crowd but introduces people to BC

Dotty Burns

March 8, 2005

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Bakersfield College held its second annual Career Pathways Open House on March 5. Although the turnout was relatively small, school department officials and event coordinators were eager to introduce incoming students to the college. The event, which took place in the cafeteria, offered potential students the chance to gain general information about fields of study, as well...

Debate team finishes first in novice division

Gina Mendoza

March 8, 2005

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The BC debate team ended its season with a bang by winning the novice division in Policy Debate at a tournament hosted by Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo on Feb. 26. John Chaplow and Kristen Lechtreck teamed up to finish third and seventh, respectively, for speakers points at the tournament. Against three four-year schools, they beat Cal Poly in the quarterfinal elimination...

Speaker outlines danger of computer viruses, spyware and identity theft

Katherine J. White

March 8, 2005

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Organized criminals in Bulgaria, Romania and Russia may have "reeled in" your Social Security number, your bank account number or your credit card number. Some "spy" who does not work for the CIA may know what your favorite Web sites are. A worm put all South Korean computers offline and sent North Korea on full military alert. These are only three problems caused by computer...

Grace through pain and bruises

Phillip G. Kopp

November 18, 2004

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Blood, bruises and broken spirits are something to be expected with any major athlete, but it is also too familiar for any serious ballet dancer. The dancer must deal with the demands of perfect poise and structure along with constant scrutiny of not being able to show anguish while performing. Lauren Saldubehere not only deals with this struggle, she embraces it. At age...

Wood to pottery: BC instructor turns bark into works of art

Julianna Crisalli

November 18, 2004

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After 33 years of working as a marketing representative for IBM and Xerox, Les Robison decided to ditch the suit and fashion a tree. After he retired, Robison, now 69, decided to turn his hobby of "wood turning" into a career. Like a painter to his canvas, he can look at an old discarded piece of wood and see a masterpiece. After carefully examining the slice of wood, he decides...

Review: ‘After the Sunset’: a message of strength

Jeanette Borland

November 18, 2004

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They say, "A diamond is a girl's best friend" but not in the movie "After the Sunset." It is the man that wants the diamond to be his best friend. "After the Sunset" was entertaining, funny, sexy and had an ending that you won't see coming. I liked this movie because of that ending. It was not your typical diamond thief conclusion, and it surprised me. Stealing is an art...

Directing for pennies

Phillip G. Kopp

November 4, 2004

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Imagine investing $12,000 dollars of your own money into a play that receives great reviews, celebrity praise, earns top awards and respect by the artistic community, and you didn't earn a dime. This scenario is all too familiar for director Roger Mathey. After receiving his bachelor's degree in theater from Chapman University in 1991, Mathey worked as a personal assistant...

Jack of All Trades

Phillip G. Kopp

October 28, 2004

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Editor's note: This article is part of a series spotlighting BC and local artists who are talented but "unsigned" to any major company. He's the mastermind behind the first Internet comic book, two self-distributed albums and the first musical remake of the classic cult film, "Spider Baby," and he still has time to clean the house. Enrique Acosta isn't your average musici...

Getting in the Spirit

October 20, 2004

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Local band working on second demo album

Ian Hamilton

October 20, 2004

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Two fluorescent bulbs provide the only illumination for the faces of four 20 and 30 somethings while they set up their instruments in a stuffy windowless room. The air begins to reverberate, causing the room to seem even smaller and hotter, as the local band Addiction Theory starts to practice. Although they are all sweating, the band members don't seem to mind the conditions...

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