The Renegade Rip

‘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...

Tips for those who blew Valentine’s Day

Amber Garcia

February 20, 2003

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For those pagans who celebrated Valentine's Day last Friday, you now have either another year to bask in the warm glow of your love for another, or re-enact repeatedly in your head all of the things you did wrong. While Feb. 14 is considered to be the most romantic day of the year, it also is a ruthless consumer ritual composed of rules which no sane person (mostly myself and...

Student, 73, continues learning after lifetime of careers

Mary Lamkin

December 5, 2002

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Patience, persistence and hard work have been James Gibson's tickets to success over the years. He still enjoys challenges, including being one of BC's oldest students. Gibson, 73, always seen on campus in a suit and tie and walking with a cane, is a COBOL 16 student here at Bakersfield College. He travels to BC on a bus from Lancaster, a six-hour round trip, two days a week...

Whatta zoo!

Tami Olivares

December 5, 2002

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Owners and their pets strutted their stuff during Pet Fest 2002, held at Silver Creek Park recently. Dogs showed off their talents at the annual amateur Frisbee toss. Exotic animals, including snakes, were on display and local retailers gave away free pet goodies. The highlight of the day came when Buddy the K-9 made a grand appearance. Buddy, a mechanical German shepherd riding...

Natural Wonders

Mary Lamkin

November 14, 2002

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My love of photography took root when I began hiking five years ago in the mountains of Flagstaff, Ariz., and during these past three years in the diverse mountain and desert areas of Kern County. Kern County has given me the beauty of the Mojave Desert and the waters of Lake Isabella and the Kern River. All have been food for my spirit. During my hikes, I savor the sights, ...

Remembering the brave

Tami Olivares

November 14, 2002

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Natalie Aranda made sure to tell her children why there was a Veterans Day parade happening Monday. The Bakersfield resident said her children understood that some people have fought and died for the freedom of our country. "It is usual for us to come to all parades," said Aranda. "But I told them today was special." Aranda's daughters, 7-year-old Alexis and 4-year-old Anyssa,...

‘8 Mile’ is the role Eminem was born to play

Anissa Segovia

November 14, 2002

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If you're looking for power, energy, truth or just soft porn, "8 Mile" is a must-see movie. Eminem portrays Jimmy Smith Jr., also known as Rabbit, a young man who struggles with who he is and who he really wants to be. Brittany Murphy plays Alex , who is called his girl in the movie but who sleeps around, a hood rat girl who will do anything to get a ticket out of her world....

Fine Arts Department to close year with busy schedule

Mary Lamkin

October 31, 2002

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Bakersfield College will offer a variety of fine arts and musical events through the end of the year. On Sunday, "The Winds of Fall," presented by the BC Wind Ensemble, and directed by Robert Martinez, director of instrumental music, will showcase selections from John Williams, Jean Sibelius, Henry Fillmore and other composers and artists that are programmed to "usher in the...

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