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BOOK REVIEWBook proves educated people have moments of stupidity

Dan Hanson of The Clause
Azusa Pacific University

February 7, 2002

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AZUSA, Calif. (U-WIRE) — In the realm of scholarly study it is healthy from time to time to take a step back and laugh at oneself, but who wants to do that? Serious self appraisal often leads to severe blows to the ego and leads one to ask hard questions about the intellectual value of their work. You're treading on dangerous ground there, friend. I say, better to laugh...

COMMENTARYBush learns no lessons from tax cuts

Charles Donefer of The Johns Hopkins News-Letter
Johns Hopkins University

February 7, 2002

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BALTIMORE (U-WIRE) — This just in: Taxes are used to fund the operations of government that would not be possible without them. This may come as a shock to some reflexive anti-tax conservatives, who see taxes as nothing more than a burden on the people that must be lifted at any cost, no matter what the situation. This line of thought is best exemplified in the logic...

MOVIE REVIEW’John Q’ takes health care system hostage

Corinne Marshall of the Columbia Daily Spectator
Columbia University

February 7, 2002

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NEW YORK (U-WIRE) — There are a few characters and plotlines in "John Q," a film directed with little subtlety by Nick Cassevetes, but these elements are just padding around the message that the health care system neglects the average Joe or John Q. (Do you get it? John Q. Public — he's Everyman!) John (Denzel Washington) is a church-going, tastefully God-fearing...

Sound test

Jarrod M. Graham and Jarrod M. Graham

January 17, 2002

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This is a sound test. "The A-Team"

SATIREPlaying Santa not all fun and games

Amber Garcia

December 20, 2001

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Editor's note: The following story is a ficitional satire of the perils faced by volunteer mall Santas. Crowded shopping malls, crying children, an empty wallet and being forced to see family members and treat them like family. 'Tis the season to be jolly my ass. Although I'm still recovering from the Thanksgiving tragedy at my house— the tragedy being having to wear a p...

TWO GUYS AT THE MOVIES’Behind Enemy Lines’ a must see

Daniel F. Hunt and Todd E. Swenson

December 6, 2001

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Editor's note: Rip staffers Daniel F. Hunt and Todd E. Swenson speak candidly about "Behind Enemy Lines," a new movie in theaters. This commentary piece contains profanity and adult content. Daniel Hunt: "Todd, I make no bones about it. I really think this movie kicked ass. Not because it was intellectually superior to those movies that I usually like but just the action ...

ALBUM REVIEWMcCartney returns

Maria Eutsler

December 6, 2001

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Paul McCartney gets it right once again. From his years with the Beatles to his years in Wings and also his solo career, one thing has stayed the same: the greatness of his music. McCartney's latest solo album "Driving Rain" is filled with lyrically moving songs and the sweet harmonies that have made this brilliant songwriter a rock icon. "Driving Rain" is McCartney's first...

Wall to carry Olympic torch

Jessica C. Millman

December 6, 2001

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Many dream of being part of the Olympic Games. Bakersfield College business professor Dr. Chuck Wall gets to be a part of that dream. On Jan. 16 he will carry the Olympic torch for a short distance between Ventura and Santa Barbara. "This is going to be great fun," said Wall, who teaches Speech 1 and Human Relations. "It's quite an honor to be selected." Wall's friend Darlene...

International students fear flying home for the holidays

Estella Aguilar

December 6, 2001

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Some international students want to go home for the holiday break but are afraid of flying. "I would really love to go home but I won't because of the problems with the planes. My mother was telling me, 'I would love to see you, but don't come,'" said David Saliba, vice president of the Intercultural Student Association. "After it happened (the bombing) my thoughts were,...

Students in hot water over credit

Micayla Elliott

December 6, 2001

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You're trying to get your education, while working a part-time job, living on your own, buying your own food and utilities. Your student loans aren't quite paying the costs, and that old bomb of a car your parents gave you breaks down every other day. If you're like the majority of college students, your middle-class family can't afford the costs of college. You're stuck. But...

‘Ask me later’ about procrastination

Ryan Knaggs

December 6, 2001

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When BC student Marianne DeSilva was asked to express her view on procrastination and how it relates to college, she replied, "Ask me later." Students procrastinate in everything. Studying for tests, math homework, reading that novel for history or English class. All of these are often put aside and are dealt with at the last minute. Many students find that they work better...

The Curves play for the girls (and the music)

Amber Garcia

November 29, 2001

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Who says there's nothing to do in Bakersfield on the weekends? There's always something going on with the local music scene, and there are plenty of bands rising from the depths of obscurity and into the limelight of Bakersfield stardom. One such band is The Curves, four 18-year-olds (as they put it, "until we feel like turning 19") who can rock out, tell a good joke and a...

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