The Renegade Rip

Big birds come to supper

Ian Hamilton
Tehachapi High School

June 26, 2002

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TEHACHAPI - They can easily run a man down, then knock him to the ground and tear at his flesh with sharp talons. Sounds like something out of "Jurassic Park," right? Well, rather than have you for lunch, the largest bird in the world (an herbivore) is more likely to end up on your dinner table. At least that's the hope of the Indian Point Ostrich Ranch that inhabits the...

FOOD REVIEWOstrich: It’s what’s for dinner in Tehachapi

Peter Busch
East Bakersfield High School

June 26, 2002

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Ever since I was able to eat solid foods, I've liked meat. Food poisoning and disease were never an isssue for me. I liked the stuff barely cooked and immediately ready to eat. For some reason though, I, like many Americans, neglected an important non-beef product that has half the cholesterol and as much iron and protein as the red meat. That's right, you can have as much...

CONCERT REVIEWEvening entertainment

Daniel Cacopardo
East Bakersfield High School

June 26, 2002

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There's a new teen hangout now and its popularity is increasing more every day. Station 3:16 is a coffeehouse at 930 18th St. that features concerts. It is owned by Valley Bible Christian Church. Even though it's owned by a church, you don't have to be Christian to come and hang out. Everyone's welcome. Station 3:16 is a great place to be and listen to local bands play. Sure,...

Holocaust survivor recounts days in Auschwitz camp

Ashley Owens
Bakersfield High School

June 26, 2002

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LOS ANGELES - It was a touching moment as 82-year-old Matilda Pardo walked onto the stage of the Simon Wiesenthal Museum of Tolerance. Cloaked in complete black besides the rose-covered shawl, and the pin of the American flag, she stepped to the center of the stage and gently commanded the attention of the whole audience. One could never comprehend how a person could live...

Mental illness treatment offered

Becca Moore
North High School

June 26, 2002

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Having a mental illness can be a scary thing. While some people with mental illness take the initiative to do something about it, others may feel scared and alone. In Kern County, there are facilities, treatments and people who can help. Edward Meshberg, the director of psychiatric programs at Memorial Center, and Bill Walker, the crisis services administrator at Mary K....

Pilot Light flickers but doesn’t go out

Bianca Franco
Highland High School

June 26, 2002

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The Bakersfield band Pilot Light was gaining in popularity until its lead singer of one and a half years quit. Band members Brett Mallard, 17, Ryan Bright, 20, and J.P. Bellmet, 20, were "going somewhere," said Mallard, the band's drummer. Things were looking up for the group, when its lead singer quit over lyrical differences. "Ryan and I have to start all over," said Mallard. Starting...

CONCERT REVIEWAdema comes home

Brynn Galindo
East Bakersfield High School

June 26, 2002

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With only several hundred turning out for the recent Adema concert at the Bakersfield Convention Center and three opening bands that failed to keep the crowd satisfied, the concert was as much fun as waiting to be called at the orthodontist's office. In fact, my friend and I caught ourselves yawning uncontrollably not even halfway through the show. Adema fans managed to get...

New VP of student services assumes duties

Tami Olivares

May 9, 2002

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In her first month at Bakersfield College, Juanita Chrysanthou, vice president of Student Services, handled four cases of student discipline. Four cases in one month is a lot, she said. "I have been told by staff that we don't typically have two cases rolling around every two weeks," she said. Students who break rules as stated in the student code of conduct are subject...

Kickin’ around

Jessica C. Millman

May 9, 2002

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With the hard fast driving beat of a technoesque song in the background, the students lift their arms and stretch their legs. What follows is a routine of quick kicks and fast punches, with the students wearing a look of intense focus. Welcome to tae boxing, taught by Deborah McCormack, a health and fitness instructor at BC. Along with pilates and yoga, McCormack encourages...

Composer wins big with ‘Rainfalls’ song

Rudy Llamas

May 9, 2002

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Jimmy Cuellar began his musical career at the age of 5. He took violin lessons and workshops, but it wasn't until he reached high school that he realized that music is what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. "I wanted to be involved in music in some way," said Cuellar, 19, a Bakersfield College music composition major. "Whether writing lyrics or performing songs." In...

High school students win awards at J-Day

May 9, 2002

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Editor's note: High School Journalism Day, or J-Day, is an annual event co-sponsored by the Bakersfield College Journalism Program, The Bakersfield Californian and The Renegade Rip that tests the deadline writing and photography skills of high school journalism students in on-the-spot competitions, which are judged by staffers from The Californian. The winning entries are p...

TV REVIEWGlimpse into rocker’s life offers ‘bloody hell of a good time’

Amber Garcia

May 9, 2002

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Most of us remember the good old days when Ozzy Osbourne was rock 'n' roll's Prince of Darkness, biting the heads off of bats and doves, and inspiring hordes of young children everywhere to worship Satan. Now, he can't even work his TV remote. Such is the beauty of MTV's "The Osbournes," a show that ushers us into the lives of the reigning first family of rock, and is the...

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