The Renegade Rip

Foo Fighters fuel fan fervor

Jeff Eagan

April 24, 2003

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The bustling, anxious crowd awaited the imminent musical experience while they stood at the foot of an overwhelming white banner, the draping black typeset backed behind two giant red cursive F's emblazoned from stage to catwalk. As the lights faded at 9:04 p.m., the shadow of Dave Grohl, lead singer and guitarist, and his counterparts appeared behind the white facade. The...

A Bevy of Birds

April 24, 2003

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Theater professor Kimberly Chin's adaptation of the epic 12th century poem "The Conference of the Birds" uses yoga, dance, masks, world music and shadow puppets to entertain the audience. All of the world's birds embark on a pilgrimage to find their spiritual leader only to be surprised in the end. The play started Thursday and runs this weekend, May 1-3 and 8-10. It starts...

Teachers From Hell

Victor Garcia

April 3, 2003

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They're disorganized. They may not be prepared. Or worse yet, they really don't interact with students. These are just a few of the qualities of bad teachers, according to a number of Bakersfield College students interviewed. "A bad teacher doesn't know how to interact with the students," said Ed Bennett, a BC student. He recalled his own time in Teacher Hell. "He just...

Tell us about your own hellish class

April 3, 2003

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Admit it. Whether you are students or teachers, you've experienced hell in a class here. Share the grisly details by writing us at [email protected] Please include your real name and telephone number so we can reach you. We will print the best of the responses that we receive.

It’s time for the ‘Reality’ Oscars

Lorenzo Miranda

March 20, 2003

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For 74 years the Academy of Motion Pictures of Art and Sciences has doled out the Oscars, little gold oompa-loompas, to those who have shown excellence within their craft for that year. For many actors, actresses and directors, receiving one of these golden imps is a representative of several years of effort and hours of commitment. Yet, times have changed and it's only appropriate...

BC panel explores alternative careers for women

Edelith Obas

March 20, 2003

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While she was growing up Robin Mangarin wanted to be on TV. That's one reason she decided to become a reporter. But she soon realized that being a broadcast journalist involved much more than just wanting to be on TV. "It's all about providing the public with not only information that could change their lives but the stories that you wouldn't hear if it weren't for what we...

‘Eve’s Journey’

Coumba Tamboura

March 6, 2003

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A Bakersfield College art instructor continues her introspective images of women in her latest exhibit, "Eve's Journey." The 19 drawings on display at the Arts Council of Kern Gallery on K street are a continuation of an earlier project. initiated by instructor and department chair Chalita Brosset Robinson. A few years ago, Robinson showed 12 pieces of drawings illustrating...

Blind student balances school, working and guide dog Dimitri

Edelith Obas

March 6, 2003

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Dane Geer kicks away his vision challenges, determined to stay in school and live on his own. "Sometimes I have a hard time doing my homework," said the 24-year-old Bakersfield College student. Geer is enrolled in three classes at BC and works in the cafeteria three hours a day, five days a week. He is not completely blind, but can only see straight ahead. Geer cannot see...

Monster of a show

Jeff Eagan

March 6, 2003

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function openSlideShow458(){window.open(slideshowpath + 458,'selectUser',config='scrollbars=No,resizable=Yes');}Click here to view slideshow Centennial Garden was transformed from a multifunctional event arena to a pulpit for the ministers of power, horsepower that is. For two days the United States Hot Rod Association hosted the U.S. Hot Rod Monster Jam in the converted dir...

‘Old School’ puts new spin on college party movies

Dominic Troffer

February 27, 2003

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Watching "Old School" fills you with that "I'm gonna go out and do that" feeling that you get after watching a movie like "Rocky" or "Good Will Hunting." You know what I'm talking about. You leave the theater and, if only for a second, you are determined to go out there and become something greater than you ever thought you could be. On the other hand, "Old School" inspires...

Poetry, artwork celebrate heritage

Jeff Eagan

February 27, 2003

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In celebration of Black History Month, Bakersfield College's Martin Luther King Jr. Center welcomed the public to attend a recital of African-American poetry. It was an intimate night as a small crowd gathered at Barnes & Noble Booksellers to view artwork and recite their favorites. Among the best was a stirring rendition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic "I Have a...

Rocked like a hurricane

Jeff Eagan

February 20, 2003

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As I entered Centennial Garden that night the hallways were crammed with a motley assortment of busty, leather clad middle-aged women, aging metal heads, and the occasional mullet. I was sure it wasn't the '80s, but the nostalgic atmosphere and festive enthusiasm could have fooled me. Fervent metal veterans vocalized their excitement and suspense with yells that reached even...

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