The Renegade Rip

Student, 73, continues learning after lifetime of careers

Mary Lamkin

December 5, 2002

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Patience, persistence and hard work have been James Gibson's tickets to success over the years. He still enjoys challenges, including being one of BC's oldest students. Gibson, 73, always seen on campus in a suit and tie and walking with a cane, is a COBOL 16 student here at Bakersfield College. He travels to BC on a bus from Lancaster, a six-hour round trip, two days a week...

Whatta zoo!

Tami Olivares

December 5, 2002

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Owners and their pets strutted their stuff during Pet Fest 2002, held at Silver Creek Park recently. Dogs showed off their talents at the annual amateur Frisbee toss. Exotic animals, including snakes, were on display and local retailers gave away free pet goodies. The highlight of the day came when Buddy the K-9 made a grand appearance. Buddy, a mechanical German shepherd riding...

Natural Wonders

Mary Lamkin

November 14, 2002

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My love of photography took root when I began hiking five years ago in the mountains of Flagstaff, Ariz., and during these past three years in the diverse mountain and desert areas of Kern County. Kern County has given me the beauty of the Mojave Desert and the waters of Lake Isabella and the Kern River. All have been food for my spirit. During my hikes, I savor the sights, ...

Remembering the brave

Tami Olivares

November 14, 2002

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Natalie Aranda made sure to tell her children why there was a Veterans Day parade happening Monday. The Bakersfield resident said her children understood that some people have fought and died for the freedom of our country. "It is usual for us to come to all parades," said Aranda. "But I told them today was special." Aranda's daughters, 7-year-old Alexis and 4-year-old Anyssa,...

‘8 Mile’ is the role Eminem was born to play

Anissa Segovia

November 14, 2002

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If you're looking for power, energy, truth or just soft porn, "8 Mile" is a must-see movie. Eminem portrays Jimmy Smith Jr., also known as Rabbit, a young man who struggles with who he is and who he really wants to be. Brittany Murphy plays Alex , who is called his girl in the movie but who sleeps around, a hood rat girl who will do anything to get a ticket out of her world....

Fine Arts Department to close year with busy schedule

Mary Lamkin

October 31, 2002

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Bakersfield College will offer a variety of fine arts and musical events through the end of the year. On Sunday, "The Winds of Fall," presented by the BC Wind Ensemble, and directed by Robert Martinez, director of instrumental music, will showcase selections from John Williams, Jean Sibelius, Henry Fillmore and other composers and artists that are programmed to "usher in the...

Creed rocks Bakersfield

Anissa Segovia

October 31, 2002

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The curtains dropped as purple and blue lights flashed. Many people started to scream and run toward the stage as the band prepared to come out Thursday night at the Centennial Garden. It's now 9:30 p.m. and blue strobe lights flood the floor, tension rises and anticipation fills the air. A loud explosion fills the arena with smoke and fire. Fireworks are set off and you...

Q&APaul McCoy of the band 12 Stones

Roger Hornback

October 31, 2002

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If you're an MTV addict like me, you may have seen 12 Stones' first video "Broken" a few months back when it was getting a lot of airplay or you may have heard their single "My Life" on "The Scorpion King" soundtrack. They are among several rock bands like P.O.D. and Creed that believe in having a positive message in their songs. Even though they don't preach religion like...

Cops of the corn

Ben Oliver

October 24, 2002

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Abandon all hope ye who enter here. As you make your way up the path through a pumpkin patch where there are many lovely dangling paper ghosts and things of the sort for you to be frightened of, you spy a sign written in marker that reads "Welcome to Pumpkinville." You see the pumpkins are on sale for $2 to $4, depending on size. Next you catch site of a wooden arch in the...

Fear Factory: This scary place isn’t for the kids

Ben Oliver

October 24, 2002

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When you hear the phrase haunted house, you often remember back to being a child, visiting Scream in the Dark, or some other fun place like that. You'd scream halfway fearful, and halfway laughing as you raced through the rooms dodging the spooky clowns, masked teenagers, and pop culture icons with a humorous horror-twist. When you left, you had a good laugh, a good scare,...

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