The Renegade Rip

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...

The booth to the future

September 23, 2004

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By JEANETTE BORLAND Rip staff writer Mary Rose, a fine arts major, found what she was looking for Sept. 14 during Transfer Day at Bakersfield College. Rose is looking to the future for a master's degree, and California Institute of the Arts is where she wants to attend. "I feel that private schools have better program ... you get what you pay for," said Rose. Located...

Realizing Hollywood

September 23, 2004

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Editor's note: This article is the first in a series spotlighting BC and local artists who are talented but "unsigned" to any major company. By PHILLIP G. KOPP Rip staff writer Ever wanted to meet Tim Burton? Mark Wahlberg? Have you ever had your picture taken with Leonardo DiCaprio? Always wanted to see your face on the big screen of a major motion picture? There is...

BC BRAINSWhat is a rectory?

Andreana Irvin

December 4, 2003

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BC BRAINSWhat is frankincense?

Andreana Irvin

December 4, 2003

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Blood drive draws few donors

Jeanette Alvarez, Special to The Rip

November 20, 2003

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When Bakersfield College held a blood drive hosted by Houchin Blood Bank recently, blood bank officials hoped for a large turnout. But only 19 people showed up to donate, according to Pam Hornbuckle, the community relations coordinator for the Houchin Blood Bank on Truxtun Avenue. "It could have been a lot larger," said Hornbuckle. According to Hornbuckle, the average age...

Do you know what time it is? Don’t count on campus clocks for an answer

Kimberly ''Tazz'' Thomas

November 20, 2003

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"What time is it?," has become a famous question at Bakersfield College. That's because few clocks here keep the correct time. Sometimes, classes run over, causing students to be late to the next class. "Some clocks are actually right because of when time fell back," said engineering major Richard Knight. But until the next time change, students may have to depend on an...

‘The Laramie Project’ to be performed at BC next week

November 6, 2003

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Starting Thursday, Bakersfield College Performing Arts will perform its rendition of "The Laramie Project" in the BC Indoor Theater. "The Laramie Project" is a play that documents the impact of the killing of Matthew Shepard, an openly gay college student who had been beaten and tied to a fence, and left for dead on private land just outside of Laramie, Wyo. Fourteen actors...

Annual Hall of Fame dinner set for Nov. 20

November 6, 2003

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Three new Alumni Hall of Fame nominees will be inducted Nov. 20 during ceremonies. Ken Schwocho, John Jelletich and Bob Braitman are recognized for their outstanding leadership in service, financial support or promotion of the Alumni Association and Bakersfield College. The Alumni Hall of Fame Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. in the Gil Bishop Sports Center. For information, call...

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