The Renegade Rip

Barbecue boosts athletics

Coumba Tamboura

September 25, 2003

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Football practice has never been this hard. The mouth-watering scent that was coming from the other side of the field where the 49th annual Bakersfield College Barbecue was being held had something to do with it. "I was focused on my stomach," said Darin Durbin offensive tacklers in the BC football team. Hunger almost overwhelmed his senses and concentration, he said. Anxiety...

‘Light the Night’

Carisa A. Dalton

September 25, 2003

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People embraced each other as tears of joy and pain mirrored the sunset. They were part of a crowd gathered in the warm and breezy evening for the second annual Light the Night Walk held at the Marketplace. "It's important to be here today and at events like this," said Chad Hathaway, founder and chair of the event. "It definitely affects the people, but children the most....

BC renames Campus Center

Daniella Williams

September 18, 2003

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Bakersfield College honored former Bakersfield College president Dr. John Collins by renaming Campus Center for him. The ceremony, which attracted a number of community members, was held Sept. 10. "This building is the students' building," he said during the dedication, adding he was " very proud it's going to carry my name." A graduate of Coalinga Junior College and UC...

Big Top Makes a Stop

Aaron Stewart

September 18, 2003

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The 133rd edition of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus marched through downtown Bakersfield and showed their stuff recently at the Centennial Garden. The show featured a number of attractions for the whole family, from the animal open house, where people could get up and close with the animals, to the Globe of Death, which featured a number of motorcycle drivers...

Opening Night at the fair

September 18, 2003

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The Kern County Fair kicked off its 79th run Wednesday. function openSlideShow632(){window.open(slideshowpath + 632,'selectUser',config='scrollbars=No,resizable=Yes');}View slideshow

Heavy metal rockers Iron Maiden, Dio and Motorhead blaze into California

Roger Hornback

August 28, 2003

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Three bands that were at the top of the '80s heavy metal scene joined together Sunday in Irvine and performed to a full house filled with rock fans of all ages. The show kicked off with more than a half-hour set of the hard-rocking band Motorhead featuring vocalists and bass master Lemmy Kilmister. Motorhead played music from albums that spanned more than 20 years of their...

Anatomy classes use kitty cadavers as learning tools

Dominic Troffer

May 8, 2003

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Although cats could be considered Bakersfield College's unique natural resource, those dissected in basic human anatomy classes are not harvested from the abundance of cats which live on campus. Instead, kitty cadavers are obtained through biological supply houses, which get their supply of cats from overpopulated animal shelters, according to biology professor Dr. John Ackland. He...

Yanni returns with new album

Laurel Barlow

May 8, 2003

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After five years of absence, new age artist Yanni is back with a CD called "Ethnicity." It is worthy of a listen. "Ethnicity" is a wonderful and exciting mixture of strong beat, crisp vocals, musical energy and ethnic flavors. The CD has 12 new songs that include a traditional Greek folk song and a new vocal version of "Almost a Whisper." It includes a DVD of Yanni's recent...

Elementary school students enjoy BC play

Edelith Obas

May 8, 2003

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In the Bakersfield College play, "The Conference of the Birds," the cast of the birds searches for the meaning of life. But for second grade students, the play was so much more. For 8-year-old Ramon Ramos, it was all about the traditional chicken dance. "I liked the chicken dance," said second grader Ramon Ramos. First fast, then slow, laughing and jumping around, the whole...

Experiment gone awry

Jeff Eagan

May 8, 2003

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Each sum is stronger than its whole. Is that how it goes? The Transplants self-titled debut album from Hellcat Records delves betwixt musical genres with results that seemed welcome to the Bakersfield audience on their first leg of the tour with the Foo Fighters. The Transplant trio comprises punk veteran Tim Armstrong, of the Rancid and Op Ivy ilk, playing guitar in a musical...

If you’re dumb as a dial tone, ‘The Real Cancun’ is for you

Amber Garcia

May 8, 2003

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If director Rick De Oliviera's goal was to make a soulless film whose only purpose is to star beautiful, blonde people, he was very successful with "The Real Cancun." The film has so many characters, all of whom are shallow and self-absorbed in their very own special way, it's impossible to keep track of them. This is made more difficult by the fact that most of them are blonde...

When Cats Do It

Daniella Williams

May 8, 2003

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A wild bird cries as I prowl through the jungle. Crocodile hunting is for sissies: I'm in search of bigger game. Steve Irwin, eat your heart out. A bush rustles, but, alas, it is not my prey. The locals tell me that they inhabit a strange land called Campus Center, but so far, the cats have proved elusive. The BC cat may be a wily species, but I'm hot on its trail. The cats...

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