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MOVIE REVIEWYour friendly neighborhood Spider-Man

Lorenzo Miranda

May 9, 2002

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In a downpour, a group of muggers approach their potential victim as a shadowy figure lingers from a building above. This silent observer then chooses to strike, shooting a weblike substance upon the assailants to whisk them away from the frightened woman. An array of punches, flips and kicks later, the muggers lay on the floor with the hero known as Spider-Man receiving a...

FIRST PERSONConfessions of a webhead or why Spidey is the greatest superhero

Lorenzo Miranda

May 9, 2002

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It's Friday, May 3, at 6:45 p.m., and rotating in my hot little hand is my general admission ticket for the motion picture "Spider-Man" for 8 p.m. that night. At about 7, I will head from my friend's house by way of their van to Pacific Theatres to score some good seats for the show. Sporting my cherished Spider-Man T-shirt, I try to kill time by listening to the Ramones'...

HANGIN’ OUTDollar domains are downright cheap

Jessica C. Millman

April 25, 2002

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What is it with dollar stores, anyway? Sure they're cheap, but shouldn't people feel ashamed for paying such low prices for an endless variety of food stuffs and candles? The 99 Cents Only Store on Mount Vernon Avenue, is a veritable mecca of low prices. I decided to prowl the aisles, see what I could purchase with just $5, and ask people, "Why dollar stores?" As I walk in...

Health fair promotes balanced lifestyles

Reagan Ives

April 25, 2002

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There was a little wind as the vendors set up their tables at 9 a.m. for the Bakersfield College Health and Wellness Fair April 17. Stacks of fliers and brochures, along with balloons, pencils and other free samples, covered the tables. About 45 booths were set up in the Free Speech area for the fair, which was open to BC students and staff, and the community. People circulated...

Disabled high school students visit campus

Reagan Ives

April 18, 2002

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The day began with questions. "Where are you going to be 10 years from now?" "How much does it cost to live?" "What does success mean to you?" These were just a few of the questions asked of 300 students who attended Bakersfield College's recent High School Day. Students from 17 high schools in Bakersfield and the surrounding area attended the event sponsored by BC Supportive...

Campus dedicates Hoffman memorial

Daniel F. Hunt

April 11, 2002

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The plaque honoring Norm Hoffman, the late Bakersfield College professor and cycling champion, will arrive this month, ending a yearlong project to construct an area to honor the man everyone knew simply as "Norm." On March 16, more than 100 people gathered at the nearly completed site to dedicate the memorial that is located steps away from the new aquatic center. "I think...

Senate decides not to lower officer GPA requirement

Reagan Ives

April 11, 2002

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Student government leaders decided Wednesday not to lower the grade point average requirements for students running for office. The current standards are 2.4 for executive board officers and 2.3 for senators in the Associated Students of Bakersfield College. On Wednesday, the senate voted 5-4 to keep the current requirements. If the average had been lowered, elections may...

HANGIN’ OUTBC joins the ‘real world’ with MTV tryouts

Jessica C. Millman

March 14, 2002

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"I want my MTV ..." Well, last weekend Bakersfield's demand came true, when MTV came to town to cast for its new reality series. They held an open casting call on the Bakersfield College campus, and I went out to see what all the fuss was about and exactly why people would show up. This was not for the ever popular "Road Rules" or "Real World" reality shows, but a new show...

Faculty retirees look forward to politics, projects and travel

Jarrod M. Graham

March 14, 2002

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When she retires in May after 33 years, Bakersfield College speech professor Dr. Mary Copelin is going to miss her students the most. "I learn a lot from students, and I have learned a lot from students," she said. "I just appreciate that connection you have with students, especially seeing students who are a little bit unsure of themselves come in and just grow and do things...

Literary magazine deadline approaches

Reagan Ives

March 7, 2002

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Submission guidelinesSubmissions for Eclectica must be received by Tuesday.Each piece submitted must be typed and should include the title of the piece, the page number and your Social Security number in the top right-hand corner of each page. (For art and photography, please put your information on the back of the piece.) Your name should not appear anywhere on the piece.All art and pho...

Professors exhibit variety of multimedia art

Amber Garcia

March 7, 2002

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Robert Frost once gave a reading of his poetry and was asked to explain what a certain poem meant. He answered by reading the poem again in its entirety. Thus, poetry is what poets do. The same concept can apply to the art world, and it is considered blasphemy to ask an artist the eternal question, "What is art?" However, Bakersfield College photography professor Harry Wilson...

Longtime BC faculty members set to retire

Jarrod M. Graham

March 7, 2002

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Three campus police officers among classified retireesA number of Bakersfield College classified employees have filed their retirement papers as well, according to Sharon Miller, BC human resources assistant.Campus police officers Joe Johnson and Barbara Mickey are on leave until their respective retirement dates of March 31 and April 1. Johnson has been at BC 17 years, while Mickey has...

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