The Renegade Rip

BC’s ‘Laramie Project’ cast recreates real-life drama

Erik Klassen

November 20, 2003

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The year was 1998. In the town of Laramie, Wyo., Matthew Shepard, a young homosexual man, was found brutally beaten and tied to a fence, unconscious. He was quickly rushed to the hospital where, after lying in a coma for five days, he died. The events surrounding Shepard's death are re-enacted through the accounts of the townspeople of Laramie, according to interviews by a...

Electronics Empire Hits Home

Erik Klassen

November 6, 2003

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Do you remember a time when you had to go to Santa Monica or Pasadena to get a hamburger with Ketchup on it in the shape of a smiley face at Johnny Rockets? Or how about when the only way to get a Krispy Kreme Doughnut was if you traveled down to Santa Clarita or some other Southern California city. I certainly do. Now, however, you can go to both places without ever leaving...

Fire up the grill

Julianna Crisalli

November 6, 2003

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The sound of metal pots chiming together mixed with the scent of spices and sauces filled the kitchen of the student-run Renegade Room Restaurant on Tuesday afternoon. For about 12 weeks during the school year, students under the supervision of Chef Pat Coyle create gourmet meals every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The Renegade Room is located...

Laramie Project

Erik Klassen

November 6, 2003

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The year was 1998, in the town of Laramie Wyoming where young homosexual man, Mathew Shepard was found brutally beaten and tied to a fence, unconscious. He was quickly rushed to the hospital were after surviving a five day coma, he dies. This true event and the forthcoming local and national reactions afterwards are depicted in the play entitled "The Laramie Project." The...

Makin’ some noise

Erik Klassen

October 30, 2003

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The cheering of the crowd, the music of the band, the blast of the cannon after each score -- all of these things can be heard from any seat in Bakersfield College's Memorial Stadium during a football game. These sounds represent a kind of school spirit that has been around for decades. However, the bleachers are not the only place these things can be heard from. From start...

MOVIE REVIEW’Underworld’ fails to rise above typical action fare

Daniella Williams

October 30, 2003

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Rain pelts two men as they push their way through the crowded streets of Budapest, entering the underground station. An imposing man bellows "Bloods!" and gunfire erupts in the subway station. The man's display of pyrotechnics is impressive in its intensity, but a darkly beautiful woman returns fire, showing deadly skill with a gun. The mystery woman is Selene, a Death Dealer,...

REVIEWNuclear Rabbit unleashes new songs with verve and intensity

Jeff Eagan

October 30, 2003

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Local act Crimson Jihad played first in a show that strangely landed the headliners Nuclear Rabbit somewhere in the middle. Several other out of town bands played including Hostile, Odzar and D.C.-area group Dog Fashion Disco. The Crimson Jihad, now a reduced trio, off from temporary hiatus, remain as technically adept and structurally sound as they always have. I have to...

Rebel with a cause

Coumba Tamboura

October 30, 2003

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His silhouette strolls down the campus sidewalks, perched on top of a modern-looking Roman chariot. This warrior in the bicycle helmet is Dr. Clark Parsons, instructional technology specialist at Bakersfield College, and owner of a contemporary marvel called the Segway Human Transporter. Intrigued by the technology of the device, Parsons said he saw the Segway as a means...

MOVIE REVIEWIntolerable Cruelty

Erik Klassen

October 30, 2003

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It has been a great last few weeks for fans of great directors. With the recent releases of films by Quentin Tarantino, Clint Eastwood, Richard Linklater and Ridley Scott as well as soon to be released films from Tim Burton and Gus Van Sant, it is shaping up to be the biggest month for great directors since May of 2002. Some of these directors have lived up to their previous...

MOVIE REVIEWKill Bill

Barry Lipson

October 30, 2003

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The word "movie" can best be defined as a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement. That is the best way to explain "Kill Bill: Vol. 1." It does not rely heavily on dialogue as did Quentin Tarantino's past efforts. You may even say that there isn't much of a story line at all. One thing for certain however, you will not be able to take your eyes off the...

art exhibit

Erik Klassen

October 16, 2003

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Al Davis shows future artists how to release their creativity. Now he has been given the chance to show his own creative efforts at the Art Museum of Bakersfield. The Museum is featuring the art teacher in a two-month long exhibit entitled "Three Directions." A large turnout of people attended the Sept . 19 opening. The cross-section of attendees included his fellow college...

Not your average Hollywood movie

Erik Klassen

October 7, 2003

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As an avid moviegoer, it is rare for me to go to the theater and see something that I haven't seen a hundred times before. I have sat through the same tired Adam Sandler jokes time and time again, as well as watched two of the most overrated horror movie villains duke it out with each other for no reason other than to have another excuse to exploit a dead franchise. While...

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